I have to respectfully disagree with Buffetbuster on this one. PA is a very diverse food state. Maybe its diversity ultimately hurts the overall picture. Yes, Louisiana. Wisconsin and New Mexico are great food states and possibly "better", but there are hundreds of gems in PA—you just have to know where to go, but where to go and what to eat changes in each section of the state.
1. There are the Blue Collar bars and taverns of Pittsburgh.
2. The Italian Sandwiches and pretzels of Philadelphia.
3. The mom and pop Italian Restaurants and Old Forge Style pizzas of the Northeast.
4. The belly-busting Amish cooking in Dutch Country.
Amish Buffets in Scranton are rare, cheesesteaks aren’t so good in Pittsburgh, the pizza is kind of bland in Harrisburg, but if you get the local specialites in each town, the exploring Roadfooder should be very happy. Much of PA remains unchronicled too.
Familydok, I’ve had good breakfasts at Haystacks, but it’s been awhile…and I’ll take you up on that Filet at the Meating Place—that’s only about fifteen minutes from where I work and I’ve never been there.