Gigi's Southern Table
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Shrimp & Grits
blackened tiger shrimp, tasso ham gravy, tomato, baby kale, grits
gluten free flour + cider & honey pickled peppers + lemon caper berry aioli
Southern Shrimp Carbonara
blackened shrimp, andouille, linguini, basil, tomato, sweet peas, parmesan
All food was delicious. We love the vibe at Gigi’s. Highly suggest the gumbo and short rib ravioli.
Everything great - had to wait a little after showing up on time but down to 3 instead of 5 due to a last minute cancel due to illness. Otherwise great food and service, good value. Will go there for dinner next trip.
I was excited to go to Gigis. I've heard fantastic things about it, but I was sad to report that my experience (and the food) were below average. We were immediately seated upon arriving at the restaurant, which was terrific. However, we waited about 20 minutes to meet our server from that point. I was beginning to think that the staff had forgotten about us. After the initial wait, she came around only when the food was ready. The coffee I ordered was burnt, meaning that it was sitting for quite some time.
Additionally, the food (I ordered the ravioli and breakfast skillet) was flat. There was no flavor, and I didn't think it was worth the price, especially since the skillet is relatively easy to make. The potatoes were crisped on the outside/soft on the inside like they should've been, the vegetables were soggy and not caramelized, and the food itself was just plain tasteless. I hate to write poor reviews since I eat everything, but I will not be attending Gigi's again. The ambiance was fantastic, so I would say that it was lovely. I still tipped well, but I wanted to make sure that the waitress didn't feel she was being attacked, even though she barely circled back to us.
All in all, I'd give it about 2.5 stars out of five. It's supposed to be one of the best restaurants in State College, but I wish I decided to go to the Waffle Shop (or even Panera) instead. I would've saved about 35%, and the food would've been better.
I am giving this review not as a "trash fest" to the organization, but more of my perspective on what I received on a very slow Saturday. I know some would take this personally, but I genuinely dislike giving poor reviews; I tend to suck it up and move on. But, this happened on our anniversary, so I think what I stated is necessary.
Good food & drinks at this restaurant with nice atmosphere, but service seemed a little disorganized, very slow to bring our check, when we walked in four wait staff were standing at the front desk- but no one welcomed us and we waited a long time for check
We went last night for NYE as we’ve gone to Gigi’s many times before and enjoyed it. Last night though was such a disappointment. The two pasta dishes we ordered were not good. They lacked seasoning and there was a big piece of gristle in the chicken. I had to switch dishes with my husband because he disliked his so much and didn’t necessarily like mine but didn’t hate it as much. Our dessert ordered got messed up and by the time the waiter offered to correct it we were over it and ready to go. Not sure if/when we’ll go back. Probably not until new or more items are added to the menu. For the amount we paid last night it was not worth it at all.
We had a lovely New Year's Eve dinner at Gigi's. The food was excellent with good options. Service was great. Our waitress was attentive but didn't rush us.
Excellent food, service and ambiance. Had heard good things about Gigi’s and proved to be absolutely accurate. Would recommend to anyone looking for great food!!
Food was great! We got the tacos-all three kinds and they were all excellent as were the sides. And the facility is beautiful. There were some issues. The website doesn’t tell you that the heated outdoor seating isn’t available for lunch. They don’t have any information about staff vaccinations and masks aren’t required for staff or patrons. Also, the restaurant was really cold. They didn’t have any regular hot tea. That seems odd for a southern restaurant! And their credit card machine was broken so they asked for cash or for us to give them our card numbers. So, the food was wonderful, the facility is beautiful and we had a great time. But it more effort should be put in to making guests feel safe, comfortable and appreciated.
This was our first time here and I look forward to going back again soon! Service and food were incredible!
great place to go!!! Enjoy-great food service and atmosphere
I was very pleased with the food. The service was fine with one small hiccup. We asked for the deviled egg appetizer without onion on top, but it was served with onion. Other than that everything was excellent. My date had a filet that she said was very, very good, and I had the bouillabaisse which was excellent. We had an overall excellent Christmas Eve dinner for two. Thank you.
Our party of 3 sat at a high top and the atmosphere was great. Enjoyed the live entertainment and we really liked our entrees (spinach & cheese ravioli, shrimp carbonara & shrimp and grits). The shrimp and grits had too much pork butt and we did not care for the dipping sauce for the calimari. It would have been nice to have another choice rather than tartar sauce. Great service!
Good food, served hot. Background music too loud, difficult to speak over.
Went there for brunch. Small menu but the food and mimosas were great!
Great food!! Great ambiance!!
We were celebrating my nephews graduation and were very pleased with the service and the food was delicious we had a party of 5 and everyone enjoyed their meal.
I always look forward to visiting Gigi’s when I’m the area visiting my PSU students. Food is always amazing and the environment is relaxing enough too settle in and catch up with each other. Unfortunately, service was not what we’ve come to expect at our last visit. We ordered appetizer, entrées and had dessert at no time did we receive an offer to refill our drinks and our server was nowhere in sight. A lot of other little things that add up to a poor dining experience despite amazing food.
So sad they stopped serving the sweet potato skillet hash. This was my favorite brunch item. Hard to come back with this not on the menu.
food and service were outstanding, had a great time
We eat here often. Always a good choice, any time of the year. Your salads are a special favorite. Serving staff ALWAYS pleasant.
Very solid spot for a date night. All good was incredible and server was awesome! Def coming back
Everything was great, and my friends enjoyed the lunch as much as I did. Perfect spot to reminisce and enjoy the company of friends. Recommend to anyone!
The food was fantastic!!! Exceptional actually!
We made a reservation thru open table, and were able to edit to get an earlier reservation since we were a little earlier than anticipated. We were seated almost immediately, and had drinks and apps quickly. Food was amazing, and their craft drinks were on point. The aesthetics of the whole restaurant were soooo pretty. Def would return
Enjoyed gumbo, shrimp carbonara (shared with my husband) and cheese cake. Large selection beers on tap. I am fairly tall for a woman and seats were quite low leaving plate at lower neck level. Hosted was kind to move us from sofa seating which would have been tough for our elderly relatives to get up from. Would go back.
Great atmosphere inside and the kitchen produced a couple delicious entrees. We appreciated our server Natalie’s attentiveness to our dining experience.
Very pleased with our first visit to Gigi's. The building is very nice with a well decorated interior. Service was very good and food was delicious. We shared the delicious deviled eggs. My husband enjoyed the shrimp and grits and I loved the fried green tomato BLT.
We loved everything! The ambiance was amazing, the food excellent, and the service prompt when we were hungry, and then we weren’t rushed once we had our meals.
Went to state college to pick up thanksgiving dinner. We stopped at Gigi’s for an early dinner. We reserved via open table but found ourselves early. They agreed to adjust our seating time. Our waitstaff took our order promptly, but was distracted by her colleagues her were coming in to serve on their busy thanksgiving eve. This persisted through service. The food was served hot, well seasoned and in a timely manner. We really enjoyed the Gigi’s frites.
Leah is absolutely amazing!! Very fast service and great food
Wonderfully eclectic atmosphere with lots of southern charm. Our waitress was prompt, friendly, and responsive. The food was filling and delicious! A must for brunch while visiting State College!
Everything on the menu is great, but the shrimp and grits are spectacular
Outstanding food and specialty cocktails. The atmosphere at Gigi’s was warm and welcoming on a cold night in State College. Our server, Ronald, made us feel right at home. Highly recommend
As always we love going to Gigi’s when we are around to see our Pennstate girl!! Food, service and ambiance is always very good, delicious, friendly and all in an inviting atmosphere. We will return soon after dropping off our girl!!
Gigi's is a great place for us to go on a Penn State football weekend as we are out of town. Great food! My only complaint is when we sit at the bar and to have a drink...it can take 10 minutes to be waited on. Overall, the food is great, nice atmosphere and bar area.
Great food and cocktails. Our server Ronnie was great!
Food was really disappointing, not cooked well and the only flavor was old bay seasoning. Service was fine and cocktails were good.
Food and service were both wonderful. Will absolutely visit again.
This was our 2nd time at Gigis and everything was delicious. Calamari and Brischetta as apps...both great. Highly recommend. Love the decor and vibe as well b
The go-to place in State College. Excellent food, great service, wonderful over all.
Gigi's Southern Table offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 861-3463.
Gigi's Southern Table is rated 4.5 stars by 1290 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.