Off-Campus Dining

Location
Tempe, AZ
Undergrads
50,484
Tuition (in-state)
$22,977 ($9,724)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: All Kinds of Food is Available and different Foods are really good.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It is great, I have a variety of options.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tempe has a lot of places to offer for food. I would just say the farther away you are from campus the less you are treated like a college student. ASU is all about knowing where and when, you can find deals but it takes time.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's not many affordable or quick options nearby.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of places close by

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 77th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 963rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jade Riley
Hometown
Glendale, AZ
Major
Molecular Biosciences and Biotechnology
Grad Year
2013
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If you're not in the mood to cook or steal your roommate's food, off-campus dining around ASU is quite exceptional considering the price ranges are pretty lax on the typical college student's wallet. There are plenty of dining options outside of campus that would surely please anyone's taste buds. There are so many great restaurants along Mill Avenue, McClintock Road, University Road, College Avenue, and Rural Road that offer a variety of foods according to your interests. If the weather is perfect, which it almost always is, Tempe Marketplace also has plenty of places to choose from that will satisfy your hunger. Many of these locations are easily accessible by foot, and you can hit many of these between classes in case the Memorial Union just isn't cutting it. Many of the local hot spots include The Chuckbox's infamous burgers, Dilly's Deli, America's Taco Shop, and several more. You will just have to try all of these joints at your own time and believe you will be going back!

A lot of the locations along Mill Avenue are great eateries during the day and sweet college hangouts by night. In case your family is in town, take them to a nice restaurant that will allow you all to catch up with one another—a favorite for these occasions is Z'Tejas, a Mexican restaurant. If you're on a date, there are plenty of great options, such as Old Scottsdale, where there are several posh restaurants of all flavors. For more organic/vegan eats, there are a few locations around campus that serve vegetarian food, including Cornish Pasty Co. and Udupi Cafe. Due to a surplus of food, affordable prices, and convenience, Tempe and the local ASU area is a great area to find a bite to eat!

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Denny's
  • Filiberto's Mexican Food
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
Best Asian
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
  • Panda Express
  • Thai Basil
  • Thai Rama
Best Breakfast
  • Chompies Restaurant
  • Denny's
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • IHOP
Best Coffee
  • Cartel Coffee Lab
  • Dutch Bros. Coffee
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Mojo Yogurt
  • Yogurtini
  • Yogurtland
Best Healthy
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Green Restaurant
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
  • IHOP
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Taco Bell
Best Mexican
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Filiberto's Mexican Food
  • Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
  • Taco Bell
Best Pizza
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Hungry Howie's Pizza
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Hooters
  • Native New Yorker
  • Wingstop
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Olive Garden
  • Oregano's Pizza Bistro
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
  • Olive Garden
Other Places to Check Out
  • 5 & Diner
  • Ah-So Japanese Restaurant
  • America's Taco Shop
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Barro's Pizza
  • Benihana Japanese Steakhouse
  • Big City Burrito
  • Bison Witches Bar & Deli
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
  • Boston's - The Gourmet Pizza
  • Byblos Restaurant
  • Café Istanbul & Market
  • Café Lalibela
  • Café Roma
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Canteen Modern Tequila Bar
  • Casey Moore's Oyster House
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chick-fil-A
  • China King Restaurant
  • Chino Bandido
  • Claim Jumper
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
  • Cookiez on Mill
  • Cornish Pasty Co.
  • Cupz Coffee
  • Daily Dose
  • Dave & Buster's
  • Dave's Doghouse
  • Del Taco
  • Delhi Palace
  • Devil's Advocate Bar & Grill
  • Devil's Pizza Factory
  • Dos Gringos
  • Duck & Decanter
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Essence Bakery Café
  • Flaming Kabob
  • Four Peaks Grill & Tap
  • Freddy's Frozen Custard
  • Gelato Spot Italian Dessert
  • Genghis Grill
  • Gold Bar Espresso
  • Golden Canyon Oriental
  • Golden Corral
  • Golden Gate Chinese Restaurant
  • The Good Egg
  • Greek Pita
  • Gus's New York Pizza
  • Honey Bear's BBQ
  • House of Tricks
  • In Season Deli
  • Java City
  • Jersey Mike's Subs
  • Joe's Crab Shack
  • Julio's Too
  • Kabuki Japanese Restaurant
  • The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
  • KFC
  • La Grande Orange
  • Lemongrass Thai Cuisine
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • Little India
  • Little Szechuan
  • Lola Coffee
  • Long Wong's at the Firehouse
  • Los Dos Amigos Restaurant
  • Los Dos Molinos
  • Los Favoritos Taco Shop
  • Lucille's Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
  • Mama's Pizzeria
  • Maria's Mexican Grill
  • Matt's Big Breakfast
  • McDonald's
  • Mi Amigo's Mexican Grill
  • Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pasta
  • Ncounter
  • Nello's Pizza
  • Niro's Gyros
  • NY Boyz Subz n Wingz
  • Olive & Ivy
  • Oliveo Grill
  • On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Paletas Betty
  • Panchero's Mexican Grill
  • Paradise Bakery & Café
  • Paradise Hawaiian Barbeque
  • The Parlor Pizzeria
  • Pei Wei Asian Diner
  • Persian Garden Café
  • Pete's Fish & Chips
  • Philadelphia Sandwich Co.
  • Pita Jungle
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
  • Prankster's Bar & Grill
  • Quiznos
  • Ray's Pizza
  • Red Brick Pizza
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Rolando's Mexican Food
  • Rollerz
  • Rosita's Fine Mexican Food
  • Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Rula Bula Tempe Pub & Restaurant
  • Sal's Pizza
  • Sammy's Woodfired Pizza
  • Sam's Café
  • Samurai Sam's
  • Sidewalk Café
  • Sparky's Old Town Creamery
  • Sprouts Farmers Markets
  • Steve's Café
  • Stirfry Paradise
  • Streets of New York
  • Sucker Punch Sally's Diner
  • T. Cook's at Royal Palms
  • Texano's Carne Asada
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • TGI Friday's
  • Thai Elephant Bistro
  • Thai'd Up Restaurant
  • True Food Kitchen
  • Tsom Vegetarian Flavors
  • Udupi Café
  • Uno Chicago Grill
  • Valle Luna
  • Vaqueros Carne Asada
  • Venezia's Pizza
  • Vine Tavern & Eatery
  • Whataburger
  • Wildflower Bread Company
  • Xtreme Bean Coffee Co.
  • YC's Mongolian Grill
  • Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt
  • Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market
425 W. Baseline Road
(480) 491-1782
www.freshandeasy.com
Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Fry's Food Store
3255 S. Rural Road
(480) 829-7799
www.frysfood.com
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Safeway
926 E. Broadway Road
(480) 829-6824
www.safeway.com
Daily 5 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sunflower Farmers Market
1706 E. Southern Ave.
(480) 820-4900
sfmarkets.com
Daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Trader Joe's
6460 S. McClintock Drive
(480) 838-4142
www.traderjoes.com
Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Walmart Supercenter
800 E. Southern Ave.
(480) 966-0264
www.walmart.com
Daily 24 hours
Whole Foods Market
5120 S. Rural Road
(480) 456-1400
wholefoodsmarket.com
Daily 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Amado's Mexican Food
Food: Mexican
6022 S. McClintock Drive
(480) 755-1913
Price: $5-$10
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
705 S. Rural Road
(480) 858-9464
www.buffalowildwings.com
Price: $8-$15
Caffé Boa
Food: Organic contemporary
398 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 968-9112
www.cafeboa.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Exceptional menu, spectacular ambiance, some of the best ravioli you'll ever eat
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop
Food: Sandwiches
100 W. University Drive
(480) 967-0550
www.capriottis.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: The shop cooks whole cooks 10-12 turkeys per night.
Cartel Coffee Lab
Food: Coffee, tea
225 W. University Drive
(480) 225-3899
www.cartelcoffeelab.com
Price: $3-$8
Cheba Hut
Food: Sandwiches
1710 W. Southern Ave.
(480) 649-7827
www.chebahut.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Total stoner-style food-"toasted" subs come in three sizes: nugs, pinners, and blunts.
Chili's Grill & Bar
Food: American
801 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 731-9482
www.chilis.com
Price: $8-$15
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Food: Fast food, Mexican
1038 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 273-8800
www.chipotle.com
Price: $5-$10
Chompies Restaurant
Food: Delicatessen
1160 E. University Drive
(480) 557-0700
www.chompies.com
Price: $8-$15
Chronic Cantina
Food: Mexican
15 E. 16th St.
(480) 557-8226
www.eatchronictacos.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: It's a bro-ed out cantina!
The Chuckbox
Food: Burgers
202 E. University Drive
(480) 968-4712
thechuckbox.com
Price: $5-$10
Chutney's
Food: Indian
1801 E. Baseline Road
(480) 730-2555
www.azchutneys.com
Price: $8-$15
Cold Stone Creamery
Food: Ice cream
2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway
(480) 968-1255
www.coldstonecreamery.com
Price: $3-$8
Corleone's Philly Steaks
Food: Sandwiches
411 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 966-8558
www.corleones.net
Price: $5-$10
Cutie's Hot Dogs
Food: Hot dogs
5 E. Sixth St.
(480) 264-7648
Price: $3-$8
Denny's
Food: American
650 N. Scottsdale Road
(480) 858-9276
www.dennys.com
Price: $8-$15
Dilly's Deli
Food: Delicatessen
414 W. University Drive
(480) 929-0111
www.dillysdeli.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Delivery available Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
681 E. Apache Blvd.
(480) 968-5555
www.dominos.com
Price: $10-$20
Dutch Bros. Coffee
Food: Coffee, tea
1037 S. Rural Road
dutchbros.com
Price: $3-$8
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Food: Sandwiches
725 S. Rural Road
(480) 303-6606
www.einsteinbros.com
Price: $5-$10
Fat Tuesday
Food: American
680 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-3917
www.fattuesdaytempe.com
Price: $8-$15
Fatburger
Food: American
414 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 449-9002
www.fatburger.com
Price: $5-$10
Filiberto's Mexican Food
Food: Mexican
1270 E. Apache Blvd.
(480) 966-5091
www.filibertos.com
Price: $5-$10
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Food: Fast food
680 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 966-2447
www.fiveguys.com
Price: $3-$8
Fuzzy's Taco Shop
Food: Mexican
414 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 968-8226
www.fuzzystacoshop.com
Price: $8-$15
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
4400 S. Rural Road
(480) 345-8080
www.garciasmexicanrestaurants.net
Price: $8-$15
Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant
Food: American
420 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 736-0033
www.gordonbiersch.com
Price: $15-$30
Green Restaurant
Food: American
2240 N. Scottsdale Road
(480) 941-9003
www.greenvegetarian.com
Price: $5-$10
Hippies Cove
Food: Mexican
414 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 736-0321
Price: $5-$10
Hooters
Food: American, wings
501 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-2222
www.hooters.com
Price: $8-$15
Hungry Howie's Pizza
Food: Pizza, sandwiches
1045 E. Lemon St.
(480) 804-7500
hungryhowies.com
Price: $10-$20
IHOP
Food: American, breakfast
225 E. Apache Blvd.
(480) 894-9220
www.ihop.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
In-N-Out Burger
Food: Fast food
920 E. Playa Del Norte Drive
(800) 786-1000
www.in-n-out.com
Price: $3-$8
Jack in the Box
Food: Fast food
721 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-8570
www.jackinthebox.com
Price: $3-$8
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Food: Sandwiches
680 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 449-3100
www.jimmyjohns.com
Price: $3-$8
La Bocca Urban Pizzeria & Wine Bar
Food: Pizza
699 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-5244
www.laboccapizzeria.com
Price: $8-$15
Macayo's Depot Cantina
Food: Mexican
300 S. Ash Ave.
(480) 966-6677
www.macayo.com
Price: $8-$15
Mellow Mushroom
Food: Pizza
740 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-6355
mellowmushroom.com
Price: $10-$20
Mojo Yogurt
Food: Frozen yogurt
350 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-0381
www.mojoyogurt.com
Price: $3-$8
Monti's La Casa Vieja
Food: Mexican
100 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 967-7594
www.montis.com
Price: $15-$30
Munchies Café
Food: Mediterranean
11 E. Sixth St.
(480) 967-0096
www.dotnetextra.net/themunchiescafe
Price: $5-$10
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
Food: Greek
525 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 966-5883
mybigfatgreekrestauranttempe.com
Price: $8-$15
Native New Yorker
Food: American
1301 E. Broadway Road
(480) 921-2556
www.nativenewyorker.com
Price: $8-$15
Olive Garden
Food: Italian
3380 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
(480) 874-0212
www.olivegarden.com
Price: $10-$20
Oregano's Pizza Bistro
Food: Italian
523 W. University Drive
(480) 858-0501
www.oreganos.com
Price: $8-$15
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Food: Asian
740 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 731-4600
www.pfchangs.com
Price: $10-$20
Panda Express
Food: Chinese
777 S. College Ave.
(480) 967-7873
www.pandaexpress.com
Price: $5-$10
Papa John's Pizza
Food: Pizza
843 W. University Drive
(480) 829-3434
www.papajohns.com
Price: $10-$20
Pho Nhat
Food: Vietnamese
933 E. University Drive
(480) 967-1888
Price: $5-$10
Phoenicia Café
Food: Mediterranean
616 S. Forest Ave.
(480) 967-8009
Price: $8-$15
Pita Pit
Food: Sandwiches
222 E. University Drive
(480) 446-7482
www.pitapitusa.com
Price: $5-$10
Pizza Hut
Food: Pizza
808 W. Broadway Road
(480) 829-7988
www.pizzahut.com
Price: $10-$20
Pizzeria Bianco
Food: Pizza
623 E. Adams St., Phoenix
(602) 258-8300
www.pizzeriabianco.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Voted "Best Pizza in the World" by Vogue and "Best Pizza in America" by several sources. The wait is long, but completely worth it. Plan on spending a lot of money on appetizers while you wait.
RA Sushi
Food: Japanese, sushi
411 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 303-9800
www.rasushi.com
Price: $10-$20
Silver Mine Subs
Food: Sandwiches
414 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 317-9700
www.silverminesubs.com
Price: $5-$10
Slices Pizza
Food: Pizza
11 E. Sixth St.
(480) 966-4681
www.slicespizzajoint.com
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Pizza by the (huge) slice or by the whole pie. Slices is very generous and has delectable toppings.
Smashburger
Food: Burgers, sandwiches
777 S. College Ave.
(480) 829-3750
smashburger.com
Price: $5-$10
Starbucks
Food: Coffee, tea
340 E. University Drive
(480) 727-0462
www.starbucks.com
Price: $3-$8
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
950 S. Mill Ave.
(480) 303-6560
www.subway.com
Price: $3-$8
Sushi 101
Food: Japanese, sushi
920 E. University Drive
(480) 317-0101
www.sushi-101.com
Price: $10-$20
Taco Bell
Food: Fast food, Mexican
912 E. Apache Blvd.
(480) 966-7763
www.tacobell.com
Price: $3-$8
Taylor Street
Food: Sandwiches
914 N. Scottsdale Road
(480) 967-8257
Price: $5-$10
Thai Basil
Food: Thai
1111 S. Rural Road
(480) 557-0101
www.thaibasilasu.com
Price: $8-$15
Thai Rama
Food: Thai
927 E. University Drive
(480) 967-6013
www.thai-rama-az.com
Price: $8-$15
U.S. Egg
Food: Breakfast
131 E. Baseline Road
(480) 831-0070
www.useggrestaurant.com
Price: $8-$15
Urban Café
Food: Mediterranean
1212 E. Apache Blvd.
(480) 968-0766
Price: $5-$10
Wingstop
Food: American, wings
937 N. Dobson Road, Mesa
(480) 964-6600
www.wingstop.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: New Tempe location opening soon
Yogurtini
Food: Frozen yogurt
725 S. Rural Road
(480) 264-6805
www.yogurtini.com
Price: $3-$8
Yogurtland
Food: Frozen yogurt
555 N. Scottsdale Road
(480) 966-2141
www.yogurt-land.com
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 439 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost
  • Convenience
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Student discounts
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

How would you rate the diversity of off-campus dining options?    Based on 480 responses

  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 14% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 37% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 46% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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