Famous Ernie's Steaks

111 E Beaver Ave, State College
(814) 238-4253

Recent Comments

Brendan Plunkett

Literally refused to take my order, told me to “come in and wait” great customer service. Never going here again. The second is lame

mark anderson



Cheesesteaks are just as bad as Bradley’s. For it to be a genuine Philly cheesesteak, you need a GOOD ROLL. This roll I just ate is equivalent to the texture of a hot dog bun. Get good rolls

Tay O.

Great CHICKEN cheese steaks for someone who doesn't eat red meat (or if you're just into a healthier option that still tastes great!) I always get the chicken cheese steak with lettuce and tomato. Also if you order fries, it's a HUUUGEE portion of delicious french fries -- cheap and there's no way you can finish it on your own! Plenty to share!

Zev L.

I don't have too much to say about this place. It came in handy on a late night but - was not really worth it. The sandwiches were pretty pricey for a college town, and not the best i've had. Far from it. My sandwich definitely was 70% bread, with very little cheese or meat to compliment it properly. I definitely felt like my money could have been better spent at Sheetz down the street for the price. There is potential, and the take out people are nice, but I paid for mostly bread...


Closet authentic Philly Cheesesteak at Penn State. Perfect for a quick bite, especially after the nearby bars. Found all the food here to be very tasty. Takeaway only.


We have been to Ernie's several times and have been very happy with the food and service. This is our 'go to' place for special occasions. The ambiance is so beautiful with all the wonderful art work sitting and hanging.

Henry E

Great food, but the rudest people I've dealt with in some time - and that's accounting for the awfulness of State College local service.

Patrick R.

I ordered for delivery, paid over $20 for undercooked soggy stone cold fries, and a soggy garden cheese steak with no garden. Steak was dry and chewy, like eating dust almost. Roll was absolutely soaked through. Looked like it was caked in snot. Beyond disappointed. Simple, well done, honest food is all I look for. Whoever Erinie is, he's rolling over in his grave serving this slop. Lucky for them it's a town full of students, most likely drunk. You'd have to be, not to dump this shit straight in the garbage. Serve's me right expecting a decent meal served above a bar that typically reeks of vomit.

Dante G.

I just ordered a cheesesteak and my life has been changed .I also ordered a side of wings . The wings could have been seasoned more but all round I had a good visit

Rob Pauloski

Arguably the best cheesesteaks ever. Get the Rocko!

Theresa Ottenmiller

The cheesesteak was grisly and hard to chew. The fries came with barely any cheez whiz. I was very disappointed with the meal overall. It was delivery, so sometimes that makes a difference on experience.

Chris P.

Well, just ordered from Famous Ernie's after quite some time debating getting an order in and I have to say it was entirely underwhelming. Not only that, but they decided to send us the order incorrect as we placed one for a small and one for a large and both came small, they def didn't forget to charge for the large though. That being said, the steak, while being real steak, was so chewy and fatty that you could bearly saw thru it with a knife, which is a shame, because the rest of the ingreds were actually decent, even the bread which is generally the place you expect a drop in quality in central pa. All that being said, won't order from here again, nor would I recommend it to anyone looking for a good cheesesteak in town. Given the students aren't here, you'd expect a better experience, but like it's counter part downstairs, you get what you'd expect, why be surprised.

Andrew D.

Nothing too special. Although the steak was good there was nothing outstanding about the sandwich. Save some money and go to Bradley's down the street.

Russell Houtz

Really tasty burgers and cheesesteaks, good prices, and fast service.

Frank L.

Dunno wsup wit all the bad reviews as I think this is the BEST cheesesteak spot in state college. Steak wasnt none of that cheap crap it was real AF steak. This place OWNS bradleys like its not even close. Also the cheese is melty and gooey. You can taste it in every bite. Only con is that a large is ten bux so its roughly 3 bux more than bradleys or any other cheesesteak but its mad worth it cuz of the quality. I wont go anywhere else for cheesesteaks ever again, but if i must im def holdin it to this gold standard.

Whitney L

Pretty darn good! Got the philly with fries and engulfed the whole thing in minutes. Wings were okay.

Whitney W.

Pretty darn good! Got the philly with fries and engulfed the whole thing in minutes. Wings were okay.

KirstenG G

This is primarily a take out place. You can get the same food served for sit down at Local Whisky or they will bring it downstairs if you are enjoying adult beverages at the Phyrst. The tray of fries is a school-lunch-style tray piled high with amazing, deep golden, perfectly salted fries. Make sure you go for the malt vinegar. So yummy!! The steak sandwiches have lots of options for toppings - I'm an onions and American Cheese girl myself. They also have Suzy Wong's eggrolls - a Happy Valley must have!!

Nicole E.

Amazing cheesesteaks!! Rolls are sooooo fresh and the fries are amazing!! The food is always consistent, and the employees are friendly!

Famous Ernie's Steaks

111 E Beaver Ave, State College, PA 16801