Gigi's Southern Table

4.4
1127 Reviews
$30 and under
Southern
Gigi's is as casual as it is chic; it’s a local farm-to-table experience capturing the sophisticated yet laid back ideals of southern hospitality. It’s a social gathering place for friends, whether you're aiming to impress out-of-town guests, linger over a romantic dinner or just want to enjoy a local craft beer in the lounge, come join us at our table.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1127 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant accepted the MC $50.00 Reward Card that you issued for that dine DESPITE the fact that Open Table refused to honor it!!! The restaurant MUST be repaid!!!

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PintSize
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Outside dining was preferred..
Price of beer should have been a pint, not 12 oz.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was nice but little expensive

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect meal! The food was hot and fresh. The staff was very friendly and professional. The atmosphere was classy! We are definitely going back. Oh and try the “Candied Pecan Pimento Dip”….it was delicious!

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BethanyJ
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Libby, was absolutely wonderful and as always the food was delicious.

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Lovelydinner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to GIgi’s and we will definitely be back. The people were friendly and the food was delicious. The sides are excellent and the portions are generous. Thank you Gigi’s!

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BillB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a usual good Gigi's meal on the patio which was very pleasant. Drinks, food and service were all topnotch.

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MaraA
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Lovely experience. Wonderful food. Highly recommend the peanut burbon.

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LindseyB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was amazing as always, Gigi's never disappoints!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Gigi’s!! Beautiful inside and on the patio. Kind service and amazing food! Whenever family comes they request Gigi’s. A really great restaurant in State College! Fast seating when you arrive for your reservation. One of my favorite places to eat out!

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Ernest
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Seated right at reservation time with no waiting. Most of the food was great, pork chop was a little tough but overall very good food. Great waitress, always seemed around when you needed her but not obtrusive.

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vipKarenW
Pittsburgh
66 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and love the patio!

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LindaK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fried tomatoes with the pimento cheese were delicious and the crab cakes were so good. Wonderful meal.

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AnneD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was our second time. Service was really slow compared to the first time we were there.

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vipChrisF
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Menu was limited but food excellent.
Restaurant very clean and modern.
Server very friendly but Hostess was NOT friendly, not welcoming AT ALL.

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Pauken
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was quite good. Our server was eager to please and very friendly but Gigi's was understaffed that night so the 2 servers available were having a hard time keeping up. Unfortunately, there was some kind of cigar-smokers club meeting that night which took up all the outdoor seating. The smoke permeated the entire restaurant, including the dining room, which dampened our enjoyment somewhat. We'll be back, nobody bats 1.000. But we'll check first to see what's going on that day. In this particular case, the level of enjoyment did not match the number on our bill.

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doug
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was very good as was the wait staff.

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ElaineH
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy going to Gigi's for the ambience, food and price.

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vipLocalfromPlyMtg
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Gigi’s - we loved all of the food and it was a fun atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gluten free options. Fresh food, delicious cocktails.

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LoriT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the service as well. Very nice atmosphere too. There was a candle holder on the table but no candle. Not sure if candles are only used after dark but that would add to the atmosphere.

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Scraphappylady
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I'm sorry we've missed eating here for so long, when we would come to visit my son at PSU. We only just found and tried it two weeks ago, on graduation weekend. While the menu isn't huge, we all (4) found something to more than satisfy us. We started out with two apps - deviled eggs and biscuits with honey butter. Awesome, both of them. And enough that we didn't have to split them up, but got one each. Two of us had burgers (and very satisfied there, too). One had the southern shrimp carbonara, and the only complaint was that it could use a few more shrimp. Really delicious, though. And one had the brisket; just about fell off the fork, it was so tender. The asparagus side was a bit too crunchy, but the sweet potato fries were spot on. Not too soft, not too crunchy. No dessert - we were too full! I would certainly recommend Gigi's and we plan on going back!

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SunDown
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

My french toast was not done so that is why I am writing. I do not like eating things that are uncooked and mushy.

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vipKelly
Pittsburgh
47 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Love the food, but the service is always slow. It's hard to come to lunch here on a work day and get back to work in less than 2 hours.

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CindyF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice, but I was hoping for more traditional southern style foods that I became familiar with from living in Georgia for many years. I had the fried green tomatoes which were totally overwhelmed by the pimento cheese topping. I also had calamari, which was ok, but really needed a bit more time cooking as the coating was a bit mushy on the inside. We will probably not go back as it was just not what we were anticipating.

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JohnM
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yeah, everything was great. It was a slow night which is nice because I hate to hold up a table on the waitstaff. Frankly the bar is low in State College anymore but GIgi’s is an exceptionally cool place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Shrimp and grits was chewy
Shrimp carbonara was cold
Salmon and dill - tasted only dill not the flavor sh

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RobinB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Very awkward seating. We understand table spacing due to Covid regulations but we were seated in the lobby area with a small partition that blocked us from the main doorway but folks waiting to be seated were directly across from us facing us while we tried to enjoy an anniversary dinner. It felt as though we were on display. Initially I asked the hostess if we could be seated elsewhere but she said we would have to return to the waiting area and continue to wait behind others that had come in . We opted to remain at the table. Disappointing evening. Food and Service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gigi’s brunch is one of my favorite dates!! Their dinner menu is great too, but I definitely prefer the brunch. Everything tasted delicious, the staff are always so nice, and it feels so homey and fun in the restaurant!! We will definitely go back for brunch again soon!!

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vipRose
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Not bad for a southern style restaurant in PA. Good overall.

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CjBlue
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I would have gladly given this place a 5 star review if not for the hostess. She was not friendly or welcoming. This was our first time at this place. We barely heard her when she told us we needed to scan the QR code for the menu. Luckily the rest of the staff and food were excellent!

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TomPSU
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent drinks, and very kind and helpful staff! One of the best restaurants in State College!

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JavaGirl
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food in a lovely atmosphere! It looks like it is part of a Motel complex but don't let that fool you. This place is great! Bloody mary was outstanding and there are interesting sides to go with your meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter wanted to go to Gigi’s for her graduation. My husband and I have never been there before, we really enjoyed it.

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daisyjena
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Penn State graduation, We Are!
Can’t think of one negative. Meal delicious. Service great. High quality meal at reasonable price. Beautiful decor/ambiance.

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LaurenS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Made reservations for 11 am on Mother's Day for Brunch. We promptly got seated, but were handed the Dinner "menu" - a QR code on a piece of paper to scan with your phone 🙄 When we asked about the menu, we were told that because it was Graduation weekend they were only serving the dinner menu to cut down on prep time. Nowhere on the website or when they called to confirm the reservation was this mentioned, that would have been nice. I get that it is a big weekend, but not everyone is just in town for graduation that weekend and who wants dinner at 11 am in the morning! Can't give a fair rating of food, since we left and didn't actually eat there. I've heard great things about Gigi's Brunch and was looking forward to a nice Mother's Day brunch, but we had to find it elsewhere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We went to Gigi’s for a penn state graduation dinner. The place is beautiful but the service was awful. Ordered 2 steaks and had to wait 10 minutes for the steak knives to “come out of the dishwasher”.... by the time we got the knives the steaks were cold. Did not clear out dirty dinner dishes before dessert was served . They sat on the table while we ate dessert. Food was good but again service was a huge disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on graduation day and it was a great meal and excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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JanetH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Penn State Graduation

FAQs

Gigi's Southern Table offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (814) 861-3463.

Gigi's Southern Table is rated 4.4 stars by 1127 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.