What If... of Hershey

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.

Our eclectic menu offers something for everyone. We love to serve approachable and delicious meals. A full service menu is offered in the dining room with an extensive wine list, while you can choose from signature dishes, like chicken milanese and fresh calamari, or our daily seafood features and hand cut steaks.
Sweet endings are a ritual of What if…Hershey. All made on premise, including one of Hershey's favorites: our Miniature dessert sampler!

Join us on the avenue for innovative drinks, eclectic food, and genuine Hershey hospitality.
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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent variety and preparation. Well done.
Food is well prepared and all items demonstrate a creative flair.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been coming to What If ever since it changed names from Spinner’s. Never a disappointment. Food is excellent, dark cozy atmosphere. It is a little loud on weekends but the food makes up for this. The crab dip appetizer is a MUST—-they have been making this for eons, and my wife has tried replicating to no avail. Would love the recipe because it is the best crab dip ever! Keep up the strong work.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our 20th Wedding Anniversary

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Have been there many times & usually the service was great. Not sure if they were short handed for the evening, or if they have cut back on staff. Regardless, did not receive the level of service or attention I have come to expect. Food was wonderful as always.

M
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly service and delicious food.

g
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fast and our server checked on us many times. Food was excellent and portions large.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well, after pulling up to the Restaurant I was kind of apprehensive. However, once we sat down and started getting plates of food that all changed. This place is proof to not judge a book by its cover. Great food and service.

M
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent
Great place for a quiet meal

BD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

We were celebrating our parents 62nd anniversary. We had a reservation with a party of 8 at 4pm on a Sunday which was when they opened. We were the only table there for the majority of the dinner. I will say the food was excellent. But as far as service, we saw our waitress when she took our order, brought the check and maybe once in between. She wasn't easy to track down so I found the hostess... twice... to refill our water glasses and to give us more bread. For a table of 8 we were served 2 small plates of bread. The hostess was excellent, the waitress not too pleasant. Luckily for her a 20% gratuity was automatically added to the bill for a party of 8 so I guess she was not too worried about it. I would return but hopefully would have better service next time.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A surprising gem downstairs from a HoJo's! Lovely atmosphere and a menu with character.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food.

KF
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Grapefruit martini delicious. Server was great with my 8yo boys who just wanted to chat about their day. Was able to get a reservation same day without difficuktu

OT
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Food was excellent. Server, Amber, was great, water refills slow.

CK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Although they were able to accommodate our dietary restrictions of gluten-free, one of our entrees had WAY too much garlic on it, and one of our salads with chicken had a nearly raw chicken breast on it! Our server, Brie, was very friendly and on top of serving us - she was also very shocked to see the raw meat on the salad. However, it was surprising that a manager didn't come over to apologize on behalf of the kitchen staff or to try to accommodate us in any way

r
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

The food was REALLY bad. We ordered about 5 small plates plus a salad, kids meal and drinks. It was one of the worst meals we’ve eaten. The restaurant ambiance was pretty poor as well.

CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food! A little dark but no problems!

AS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Very overpriced, food was ok service was fine. Drinks were extremely overpriced- glass of sangria had so much ice in it- after 1 sip the drink was half gone!
Menu very limited and food quality did not match the expense.

TP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was young but excellent. He knew the menu and was helpful. The food was excellent.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sean was our server; great guy. Friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive without being annoying. Food was delicious. It is a little loud but I don’t know how you fix that. We will definitely be back. I had heard the food quality had gone down, but was really pleased to see that wasn’t the case.

BS
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful there it’s a FAVORITE place !!! Never a bad experience!

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was very nice, and the service was great. Only comment is that the food was rather bland. My filet and my wife’s salmon wild good, but were not seasoned very well at all. Neither were any of the side dishes.

KC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was awful. There were only 2 other tables when we arrived. As soon as a large party arrived, we were essentially forgotten about. Our dirty dinner plates sat at the edge of our table for over 15 minutes before they were cleared. Then it took 10 minutes to get a dessert menu. After 20 more minutes of waiting to order our dessert, we just ended up skipping it because it took too long for each step.

WS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was exceptional. Great restaurant to take your clients or just out on for a date night.

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The steaks were not anything special. They did not have much flavor. The crabcakes was amazing. Great flavor and ALL meat. Broccoli was a little under cooked, but good quality.

b
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and drinks are a great value. Always a good experience

M
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was so thrilled I reserved a table for 8 and everyone raved about it! An excellent choice! Highly recommend!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once you got over the location in the bottom of the Howard Johnson it was great. Head down the steps to the restaurant, and the decor is great and the food, drinks, and service were top notch. We had a fabulous meal before a concert at Giant Stadium. I highly recommend the martinis :)

BR
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We like this place. Service was a bit inattentive this night and we had to ask for break and refills of wine.
Servers were pleasant and responsive when asked. Food was good as always.

RD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Overall the dining experience was very good. Do question the preparation of their chicken picata. Every dining establishment that I have had in the past had it prepared as skinless chicken breasts with the appropriate seasoning. What If's preparation was a half baked chicken (with skin) and appropriate seasonings. Overall this preparation was not as expected and less than enjoyable.

PA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Food so so and bathroom disgustingly dirty so that’s a telltale sign....!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Pleasant experience although some other diners very loud.

b
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice meal after a long day at Hershey. It's always good to not have to eat at a theme park and the usual fried unhealthy foods. even though this restaurant is in the basement of a HoJo, it was still a nice relaxing meal with good, tasty options for adults and kids alike. Friendly service from start to finish.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was Very Salty.
We had the oven roasted chicken with lemon sauce and the chicken was so salty although we couldn't eat it.
The Salmon was ok.
The roasted potatoes was also very salty.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

D
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Family dinner to celebrate my daughter’s birthday

D
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We really like What If and go there regularly. They are consistently good with reasonable prices. It is time However that they spent a bit to update the restaurant and replace the padding in the booth seats.

e
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a meal with friends. We started by sharing a cheese plate with 4 different cheese, honey, dried figs, grapes and prosciutto. It’s a great way to start! I had the salmon encrusted with herbs. Delicious. 2 others had a pasta dish, which they loved. The third person had a salad with chicken. Again he was very pleased. Our waitperson was knowledgeable, efficient and fun. All in all it was the perfect place to come.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 2nd time we've been to What If... of Hershey, and both times have been very enjoyable. The Scallop and Shrimp Tarragon is fabulous. The Prime Sirloin was absolutely perfect the 1st time; not as good the 2nd time, but okay. Both times, the service was very good.

MD
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, excellent food. Even when busy, it never feels crowded, noisy, or long wait times. The owner makes it a point to check on her guests. Great spot.

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