Located in the village of Hublersburg, PA in Happy Valley’s picturesque Nittany Valley is the historic Hublersburg Inn. This cozy and popular dining spot is known for great food, artisan cocktails and craft beer. In fact, it has been a local favorite since opening its doors in1827, when it was built to accommodate travelers who were doing business with the former Hecla Furnace at a time when iron furnaces dotted the Centre County landscape.
The popularity of the “the Hubie,” as it is known fondly by Happy Valley residents, is driven by its comfortable atmosphere, and spirited American cuisine that reflects the changes in the seasons, as do the inventive cocktail options.
The robust menu will satisfy a variety of palates. But if you want to dine like a local, start with the famous Hubie (Who-be) Burger: provolone, fries, fried onions, lettuce tomato, and spicy garlic ranch on a brioche bun. The burger is based on the inn’s popular Hotel Salad, which has been on the menu for more than 40 years.
Of course, if it is Wednesday, then it is wing night at the HublersburgInn. A must try is their signature, full-of-flavor spicy garlic ranch sauce (just ask for SGR!), one of 10 mouth-watering options.
The inn also features a Sunday brunch, with $3 mimosas all day and custom bloody marys.
During the winter months, the inn’s large stone fireplace warms the dining room, while the outdoor garden patio–complete with firepits–offers guests a lovely setting in which to enjoy a summer lunch or dinner.
A short distance from I-80 and Penn State University, the Hublersburg Inn also offers private dining rooms for parties of 6-14. Takeout and curbside pickup are also available.