We want you to eat well while you’re with us. We offer a variety of convenient, healthy, and affordable dining options for patients and families at the hospital.

Meeting your child’s nutritional needs

When your child arrives at the hospital, our dietician will perform a nutritional assessment. Your doctor will make sure that your child’s diet is aligned with his or her medical needs.

If food restrictions or special diets aren’t a concern, your child can order meals off a menu at certain times of the day.

We’re happy to accommodate ethnic, religious, or other special dietary restrictions.

Dining options for guests

We offer a variety of dining options at the hospital, so you can stay close to your loved one.

The Rotunda Café at Penn State Health

Rotunda Café

The main cafeteria in the hospital offers a variety of fresh entrées and snacks, including sushi, pasta, soup, and salad.

Location: Near the rotunda on the first floor of the Medical Center’s main building

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Tree House Café at Penn State Health

Tree House Café

Smaller than the Rotunda Café, the Tree House Café offers much of the same food options, including brick-oven pizza and made-to-order deli sandwiches.

Location: First floor of the Children’s Hospital

Hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Starbucks Coffee at Penn State Health

Starbucks Coffee

A full-service Starbucks offers coffee, espresso, tea, and snacks.

Location: In between the Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital

Hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Ronald McDonald hospitality cart at Penn State Health

Ronald McDonald Cart

The Ronald McDonald cart makes its rounds every day with complimentary drinks and snacks, such as fresh fruit, muffins, and bagels, for families and visitors.

Other food options

Looking for a quick snack? We provide additional services for light food and beverages.

Family lounges

Located on the third and fourth floors in between the patient units, the family lounges offer:

  • Free snacks and coffee for families of pediatric patients
  • Refrigerators and microwave to store and reheat food

Keeping food costs down

We understand that dining out is an unexpected expense, so we offer other ways to offset that cost.

Tray service

Parents can get one free meal tray per hospital stay from the cafeteria. After that, parents can buy meal trays at $5 per tray.

For added convenience, guests can pre-pay for a tray at the cafeteria and have it delivered to the room at a requested time.

The Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald Charities of Central Pennsylvania, located across the street from the Children’s Hospital, provides free services to out-of-town families who have children being treated at the Children’s Hospital.

Looking for dining options beyond the hospital cafes? From steak to sushi, the surrounding area offers a range of restaurants to please any palate.

Area Restaurants

Several restaurants are located near Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State Children's Hospital.

We suggest calling ahead for hours, pricing and reservation information, as this information sometimes changes.

Please note that this guide was created for our guests and is not an endorsement of the restaurants listed.

Those restaurants marked with an asterisk (*) deliver to the Medical Center.

Restaurant Address Telephone Style
Applebee's 1181 Mae St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-8399 American
Bob Evans 650 Walton Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-1545 American
Cafe Zooka 63 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-508-5438 American, Cafe
Char Koon Chinese * 1152 Mae St.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-312-1616 Asian, Chinese
Chocolate Avenue Grill 114 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-835-0888 American
Cocoa Beanery 1215 Research Blvd.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-508-5986 Cafe
Cocoa Diner 590 East Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-6002 American
Dafnos Italian Grille 1190 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-533-8999 Italian
Devon Seafood Grill 27 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-508-5460 Seafood
Fenicci's Restorante 102 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-533-7159 Italian
Fuddruckers 1221 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-533-5446 American
Hershey Grill 27 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-520-5401 American
Hershey Pantry 801 E. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-533-7505 American
Hoss's Steak and Sea House 9009 Bridge Rd.
Hummelstown, PA, 17036
717-566-8799 American, Seafood
Houlihan's 27 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-3110 American
Kentucky Fried Chicken 603 E. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-1900 Fast Food
Isaac's Deli 1201 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-533-9665 American
Jo-Jo's Pizza 1 E. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-9521 Pizza
McDonald's Route 322 and Route 39
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-6041 Fast Food
Panera Bread 1178 Mae St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-533-5242 American, Cafe
Piazza Sorrento 16 Briarcrest Square
Hershey, PA 17033
717-835-1919 Italian, Pizza
Pizza Hut * 675 E. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-7213 Pizza
Papa John's Pizza * 619 E. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-5600 Pizza
Red Robin 621 Park Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-520-1776 American
The Soda Jerk 403 E. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-7707 American
Subway 18 Briarcrest Square
Hershey, PA 17033
717-298-1371 Fast Food
Taco Bell 570 Walton Ave.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-9460 Fast Food
The Bear's Den 27 W. Chocolate Ave.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-520-5442 American
The Warwick Hotel 12 W. Main St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-9124 American
Tokyo Diner 1134 Mae St.
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-520-1200 Asian, Japanese
Wendy's Route 322 and Route 39
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-3188 Fast Food
Your Place * 1077 W. Governor Rd.
Hershey, PA 17033
717-533-6140 American