Off-Campus Dining

Location
Ave Maria, FL
Undergrads
863
Tuition
$21,496
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Amazing off-campus options ....40 min drive away. If you have a car the options are there, and there's fast food 10 mins away.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Either Naples for expensive food (30 min drive) or Immokalee for fast food (10 min drive)

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are only a few restaurants on campus, so in order to get different food, students have to drive elsewhere to find places. The food on campus is god and cheap, however, making it easy for students to find a place.

2 Niche User

Off-Campus Dining: There is not much off campus dining being that the town of Ave Maria controls who they let in. The dining that's in the town looks good but I have not had the opportunity yet to try on campus dining.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The variety of off campus is very limited. Most places close at 7 or 9 everyday so if you want to go get a midnight snack you have to drive on into Immokalee.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1120th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1294th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Natalia Selín
Hometown
Hialeah, FL
Major
Theology, Other
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The three off-campus restaurants that most Ave Maria students frequent (aside from places in Naples) are The Queen Mary Pub & Grille (The Pub), The Bean, and the Tropical Smoothie Café. The most popular of the three is The Pub, which has a good variety of foods, desserts, and, of course, drinks. Lots of events are held at or sponsored by The Pub, and even if you aren't old enough to buy alcohol, it's still a great place for socializing. The food takes a while to be made, but it’s definitely worth the wait. The quality of the food is very good, and even though it can be a bit pricey, it’s a great restaurant, especially for dinner.

The Bean and Tropical Smoothie are pretty much on par with each other, but The Bean is more popular for breakfast and Tropical Smoothie is better for lunch and dinner. If you want an excellent cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, The Bean is definitely the place to go. If you want a smoothie and a flatbread or sandwich, then Tropical Smoothie is the place to hit up. However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t good breakfast food at Tropical Smoothie or good lunch items at The Bean, but they each have their specialties. The prices are also pretty good at both, though the cheaper of the two is Tropical Smoothie, though not by much. Either way, the food is great and the price is good, too. There are also all sorts of restaurants and fast food places in Naples, but you have to drive half an hour to get there, so most students just go to the places in town.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
None
Best Asian
TJ Chinese Place
Best Breakfast
  • The Bean of Ave Maria
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Coffee
The Bean of Ave Maria
Best Dessert
The Cheesecake Factory
Best Healthy
Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Late-Night
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Best Mexican
Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Pizza
Domino's Pizza
Best Wings
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Best Place to Take a Date
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Best Place to Take Your Parents
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Other Places to Check Out
  • Burger King
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Publix
4975 Avila Ave., Ave Maria
(239) 304-3269
www.publix.com
Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

The Bean of Ave Maria
Food: American, breakfast
5068 Annunciation Cir., Ave Maria
(239) 867-4234
www.thebeanofavemaria.com
Price: Less than $10
Bha Bha Persian Bistro
Food: Persian
847 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples
(239) 594-5557
www.bhabhapersianbistro.com
Price: $5-$15
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: American
2090 Tamiami Trail N, Naples
(239) 435-1580
www.thecheesecakefactory.com
Price: $10-$20
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
15275 Collier Blvd., Naples
(239) 304-3040
www.dominos.com
Price: $8-$15
L'Appetito
Food: Italian, pizza
2542 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Naples
(239) 592-7008
www.lappetitopizza.com
Price: $5-$15
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Food: American, British
5068 Annunciation Cir., Ave Maria
(239) 867-4235
Price: $11-$30
Cool Features: British decorations.
TJ Chinese Place
Food: Chinese
821 W. Main St., Immokalee
(239) 657-2929
Price: $5-$10
Tropical Smoothie Café
Food: Breakfast, Mexican, sandwiches, wraps
5072 Annunciation Cir, Ave Maria
(239) 867-4492
fl158.tropicalsmoothie.com
Price: Less than $10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 20 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 28 responses

  • 32% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 4% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 36% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 29% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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