What If... of Hershey
We are now offering delivery within a 10 mile radius of the restaurant. Take Out is also available.
The What If... of Hershey, is located in the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on reasonably priced, quality food and drinks! We have been in business for over 20 years now and are family owned and operated, with one of the best happy hours in town.
8 oz. Choice, Marinated, Char-Grilled, Garlic Herb Butter
Bone-In Pork Chop
12 oz. Premium French Cut, Creatively Prepared by our Chef Daily!
Four Cheeses, Artichokes, Spinach, Lump Crab Meat, Baked in a Boule
The crab cakes are divine. My favorite place to get crab cakes. We also had the cobble for dessert. It was delicious! :)
Food and service were excellent as always...consistently delicious food and cocktails...you can always rely on What If for a great meal and awesome service!
Food was excellent and service was good. Noise was very loud. Also when i made the reservation i put down we were celebrating a birthday and nothing was every mentioned.
Other then that excellent.
The food and service were excellent. We always enjoy going to What If.
Always great food and great service. A BIG Thank you-thank you very much to our server, Jennie, or maybe it was Jenny, who was awesome to say the least.
I usually have great food at this restaurant. The halibut fish and chips I ordered was not up to their usual standard.
First time there. Best meal I have had in a very long time.
Filet Mignon was so tender. Waitress was great. Just a great place.
Got the filet....absolutely delish. Portions are smallish as compared to other restaurants I go to....but flavor of the food is very good. Service is a bit relaxed (drinks can wait a bit to be filled)...but our waitress was very friendly.
Food was excellent, service was good. I will return....
What if is my favorite "go to restaurant" always consistently great!!! I have never even had a mediocre meal there, always a GREAT one!!
Pesto shrimp and short ribs were fantastic!
Wonderful food and service. Full menu of meats and pastas and seafood.
I ordered a filet mignon with crab meat and sauce and asked for "medium". The steak was served "well-done". They did offer me a new filet, however, I did not want my husband to finish his meal before I got a new steak. While I didn't request it, I felt they could have offered some form of a discount. I understand mistakes can be made, however, there were such good reviews and the meal was quite pricey, I felt that such mistakes should not be made at this type of establishment.
We enjoyed our dinner and will return with friends!
I had eaten at What If in Harrisburg years ago and always remembered how delicious the Salmon was. It became the standard to which all future Salmon I ate was compared to. None ever quite reached that standard. On Wednesday, at What If Hershey, I had the blackened Salmon with Strawberries and it was just as delicious, if not more so, than that Salmon I had years ago!!!! I can't stop thinking about it!!! I will definitely be back!!!!
Excellent from start to finish. From salads to desert, everything was delicious.
Food and service was amazing. Anything with crab is highly recommended. Drink selection was great.
Outstanding food and service
Recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic meal with friends or loved one
Last night, Valentine's Day, was our first time dining here. I had honestly never heard of this restaurant but was looking on the OpenTable app for restaurants taking bookings for the holiday and when I read other reviews and glanced at the menu, I thought this was a winner.
Our reservation was at 8, and we were seated within minutes of arrival. There is a very chic and lovely lounge area to wait until your table is ready.
After we sat, our server came after only a few minutes and we placed our order. There was a bit of a wait for our appetizer but it wasn't obscenely long and I enjoyed taking in the decor and the pleasant atmosphere. We ordered the lambchop lollipops to share and we enjoyed them. They weren't out of this world amazing, but they were cooked to how we asked and I would definitely order them again.
The wait for our entrees seemed shorter, but it did take a little bit. Honestly, given how full the restaurant was, I thought the wait times were appropriate. Our server continued to apologize for the wait though.
He ordered the surf and turf and I ordered a special that wasn't on the menu and we both loved our meals. Cooked how we wanted, presentation was lovely (I'm very big on a restaurant bothering to plate their food stylishly) and the portion size was appropriate for the price. Dessert came quickly after clearing our plates. He had cheesecake and I had creme brulee. When the check arrived, we received two complimentary chocolate covered strawberries which I thought was a nice touch.
All in all, we had a great time and will definitely be back. It is funny that a restaurant as nice as this is underneath a Howard Johnson. Someone else called it a hidden gem and I very much agree.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We are touched to hear that we made such a good first impression. I hope we can feed you again soon! :-)
We had a very nice meal at this classy, but reasonably priced restaurant here in the heart of Hershey PA. A very warm ambience greets you as you enter, and the staff follows through with friendly and professional service. And the food was great! It was a great Valentines Day dinner for my wife and me.
Great food! Hats off to the chef.
My girlfriend and I wanted to check this place out for a while. I will say, the food was fantastic, best steak and crab meat I’ve ever had!!! Place was very busy and our waitress was pulled in every direction possible. As a result of that, we didn’t get the best service. Prices were very reasonable and we will come back regardless of average service and the ambiance being a little loud. Can’t beat the food!!!
Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you giving us another try and hope your service is only better next time!
The food is always excellent and the service was awesome. The only small bother were the dead flowers on the table. We will definitely return again!
Thank you for your honest review. We will make sure to pay closer attention to the flower details!
Food was delicious! We’ll be back!
The food was excellent; I will dine there again. The service staff seemed to be short, therefore, as the restaurant filled our service dropped a bit. Not enough to keep me from going back, again.
The desserts were outstanding! All of our main courses were delicious. The service was professional. I would highly recommend a date night at What If in Hershey, PA.
First time at this place but it won’t be the last. Very good food and service with a nice range of options on the menu and a decent wine list.
We went for dinner with friends. Drinks were delicious, service excellent, food wonderful.
Our visit was an annual stop on the way to the Coastal Virginia wine fest. What If is a must for our trip. The service is always outstanding and the food superb. Our server Donna was superb to say the least. She was there when we needed her but did not hover. Her cheerful manner and helpful attitude helped to make our evening a memorable event. The meal truly exceeded expectations. We selected an appetizer special not on the menu. Southwestern Shrimp Cocktail. It was to die for. Four large boiled shrimp with a Southwestern shrimp salsa and tortilla chips. The lamb chop had to be seen to be believed. We're use to a chop being no more than an inch in thickness. The chop was at least 2 inches in thickness and done to perfection. On outstanding meal to say the least. when we offered our compliments to the chef, we discovered that the chef was female. Having never met a female chef we asked to meet her. Turned out that the chef was our servers daughter. Another surprise. Overall this had to be one of our most memorable ever. We would recommend What If for a relaxing and pleasant evening.
Great meal. I have had the Veal Osco Buco..delish. I have also ordered the Seafood Ciopinno...also delish. Ago tuna was fantastic. Cool vibe. It's below the HoJo in Hershey and makes me feel like I'm in a secret Manhattan restaurant
Excellent food and first rate service. Their crab cakes and crab cocktail are the best.
Food was delicious! Service was great! Everyone at our table was happy!
Chef-driven meals with excellent presentation, nice environment, good service, and reasonable prices
We enjoy going to What If every New Years Eve. The service is appropriate for celebratory night. Staff is very friendly and accommodating.
Perfect New Years Eve anniversary dinner.
We always have great food and service. We don’t know if they were short handed or what. But we sat for an hour and half be forgetting our food. Three of us just got appetizers and the other got a salad. The waitress never stopped back to check on our drinks. She finally dropped by and gave us bread with dipping oil. We were very disappointed! We
Always a great place for fine food and great service. Holiday gathering of 8 went off smoothly and was enjoyed by all !
My wife and I took our moms to this restaurant for their first time. We are from Baltimore and every time we travel to Hershey we go to What If. It has never disappointed us and we have loved every food dish we have ever tried from there. Our moms loved it as much as we do!!
What If... of Hershey offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (717) 533-5858.
What If... of Hershey is rated 4.4 stars by 903 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.