Off-Campus Dining

Sherman, TX
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining varies from fast food and restaurant chains to local gems that are delicious. Price wise is mid-range.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I usually eat off-campus. There are plenty of options.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus options vary on what you want. There is always options for those who want a specific something they are looking for.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's an organic market just down the street. Other than that and the cafeteria there are no vegetarian or anything options. The cafeteria food is unpopular, and the only open at night are fast food and the 7-11. You are basically trapped an hour away from anything interesting.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Good food and great student discounts, but not much variety. Most of the places in town are chains. Best place in town is Texas Roadhouse in my opinion. Leaving town isn't really an option,not much around.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 381st
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1408th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Graes
Granbury, TX
English and American Studies
Grad Year
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Two things you will never do in Sherman are go hungry or be bored from the options. Almost every building you pass by is a restaurant of some sort. Most everything is reasonable in price, and a lot have discounts for AC student. Many places know students and appreciate their business, so do not expect to be looked down on as many younger people are.

While there are many chain restaurants, mostly on the other side of town, you should really pay attention (and patronage) to the local eateries. Sherman has a few diamonds in the form of local places. Burrito Stand, MG's, Little Italy, Kathleen’s Kitchen, Sweetberries, and many other places. These are Sherman institutions, introduced by upperclassmen to freshmen, passed down as faithfully and with as much love as all of the college traditions. It’s a tradition for students to stay up all night for delicious donuts and fresh kolaches (pigs in a blanket) from the local donut shop. When your taste buds want a really good burger, there are at least three diners to choose from, and don't forget the hole-in-the-wall burrito stands that only accept cash but will satisfy your Mexican food cravings.

Convenience will be your only issue with Sherman dining. While part of the charm of Austin College is that it is set apart from the central parts of town, it means that all the restaurants are a few minutes' drive from campus. So, if you want to indulge yourself in Sherman's many eating options, you'll have to use the Roo Route or hop in the car. And, if you want true fine dining, you're going to have to drive 30 to 60 minutes south to McKinney or Dallas.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • IHOP
  • Whataburger
Best Asian
Teriyaki Jar
Best Breakfast
  • Hot 'N' Creamy Donuts
  • IHOP
Best Coffee
Boiler Room Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store
  • Kathleen's Kitchen
Best Healthy
  • Green Market Natural Foods
  • Panera Bread
Best Late-Night
  • Taco Bell
  • Whataburger
Best Mexican
La Mesa
Best Pizza
  • Fera's Pizza & Pasta
  • Little Caesars Pizza
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Cellarman's American Pub
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Little Italy
  • MG's Burgers
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Fera's Pizza & Pasta
  • Kathleen's Kitchen
  • Texas Roadhouse
Other Places to Check Out
  • Angela's Café
  • Burrito Stand
  • Cackle & Oink BBQ
  • Carino's Italian
  • Cheddar's Casual Café
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Chuy's
  • CiCi's Pizza
  • City Limits
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Domino's Pizza
  • El Chico Café
  • El Pueblo Restaurant
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
  • Gourmet China
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jalapeno Tree Mexican Restaurant
  • La Placita
  • The Library
  • Logan's Roadhouse
  • Lupe's Tamales
  • Mr. Jim's Pizza
  • Olive Garden
  • OO Smokehouse
  • Palio's Pizza Café
  • Panda Express
  • Pizza Hut
  • Red Lobster
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
  • Sweetberries Café
  • Taco Bueno
  • Taste of China
  • Track's Restaurant

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

100 E. Taylor St.
(903) 868-9686
Daily 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
1820 N. Loy Lake Road
(903) 893-6788
Daily 6 a.m.–1 a.m.
La Michoacana Meat Market
1000 N. Travis St.
(903) 868-9306
401 E. Highway 82
(903) 813-4825
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Boiler Room Coffee
Food: Coffee/tea, sandwiches, sweets
404 W. Lamar St.
(903) 957-3815
Price: $3–$8
Cool Features: Free Wi-Fi
Braum's Ice Cream & Dairy Store
Food: Ice cream
600 N. Travis St.
(903) 893-2421
Price: $3–$8
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
4066 N. US Highway 75
(903) 892-4500
Price: $8–$15
Cellarman's American Pub
Food: American
2130 Texoma Parkway
(903) 813-0994
Price: $10–$20
Fera's Pizza & Pasta
Food: Italian
2100 Texoma Parkway
(903) 892-9583
Price: $10–$20
Green Market Natural Foods
Food: Salads, sandwiches, smoothies, soup
1909 Texoma Parkway
(903) 892-8667
Price: $3–$8
Hot 'N' Creamy Donuts
Food: Donuts
717 W. Lamar St.
(903) 893-1061
Price: $3–$8
Food: American, breakfast
2617 S. Sam Rayburn Freeway
(903) 893-8262
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Kathleen's Kitchen
Food: American
1913 N. Travis St.
(903) 892-0968
Price: $5–$10
La Mesa
Food: Mexican
2124 Texoma Parkway
(903) 892-1644
Price: $8–$15
Little Caesars Pizza
Food: Pizza
2114 Texoma Parkway
(903) 868-8400
Price: $8–$15
Little Italy
Food: Italian
110 E. Houston St.
(903) 893-2323
Price: $10–$20
MG's Burgers
Food: American
1721 N. Woods St.
(903) 893-9011
Price: $5–$10
Panera Bread
Food: Baked goods, salad, sandwiches, soup
4040 N. US Highway 75
(903) 893-5252
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Free Wi-Fi
Taco Bell
Food: Mexican fast food
1800 Texoma Parkway
(903) 891-7257
Price: $3–$8
Teriyaki Jar
Food: Asian
114 S. Woods St.
(903) 892-9497
Price: $8–$15
Texas Roadhouse
Food: American
2773 N. US Highway 75
(903) 893-0290
Price: $10–$20
Tokyo Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant
Food: Japanese, sushi
2916 N. US Highway 75
(903) 892-2001
Price: $10–$20
Food: Fast food
3609 N. Highway 75
(903) 868-1236
Price: $3–$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 43 responses

Very poor
  • 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 57 responses

  • 12% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 42% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 37% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 9% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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