Off-Campus Dining

Location
La Mirada, CA
Undergrads
4,158
Tuition
$28,852
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I honestly don't go off campus all that often for dining but I like the few close-by options for some quick food, such as Panera or In-n-Out

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of fast food and sit down restaurants within a few minute drive of Biola.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's just okay, most of the restaurants nearby are just chain restaurants.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Biola isn't too far from LA, which is an endless food fest. There's a little India, little Korea, and a few other ethnic districts- you just have to know where to look! Pizza, Del Taco, Taco Bell, Chinese, Panera, Thai, and other restaurants are within walking distance from the campus. I know-I didn't have a car my entire student career.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great. We have all the well known restuarants and coffee shops within five minutes of the campus. You can always find students at the local Starbucks, In-N-Out burger, Mcdonalds, Sonic Burger, and so many more, all offering discounts to Biola students. The Brea Mall is 5 miles away with shopping, theaters and more upscale dinning.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 321st
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 658th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Zachary Mendelson
Hometown
Rancho Santa Margarita
Major
Biological Sciences
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Biola's campus offers a variety of different foods to choose from in the cafeteria, Eagles' Nest, and Common Grounds, but when some of those things get old (especially after your sixth Eagles' burger in a week), students tend to start looking for meals off campus to satiate their hunger. Being located right next to a suburban area, there are plenty of fast food places within spitting distance. Taco Bell and McDonald's are both within a five-minute walk from campus. In addition, slightly "classier" places like Panera Bread and In-N-Out Burger (one of Southern California's biggest bragging rights) are other nearby choices. There are also very nice vegetarian restaurants nearby that are usually family-owned. 

If students have friends with cars, whole new worlds are opened, as now they can travel to the Brea Mall, where restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, BJ's Restaurant, Claim Jumper, and Olive Garden await them. These tend to be pricier, but a lot of students flock to these hot spots for special occasions. Off-campus restaurants are in no way too far to travel to, the farthest of the aforementioned being about four miles away, and are, for the most part, really affordable for a college student's wallet. The biggest problem students will face will be finding a car to transport them. 

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Del Taco
  • IHOP
  • Taco Bell
Best Asian
Asia Buffet
Best Breakfast
IHOP
Best Coffee
Starbucks
Best Dessert
Berry Cool
Best Healthy
Panera Bread
Best Late-Night
  • Del Taco
  • IHOP
  • Molca Salsa
Best Mexican
  • Chipotle
  • Molca Salsa
Best Pizza
Little Caesars
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
  • BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Panera Bread
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Mexico 1900 Restaurant
  • Olive Garden
Other Places to Check Out
  • 85 Degrees Bakery Café
  • Ambrose Pizzeria
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Carl's Jr.
  • Carriage Coffee Shop
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Denny's
  • Dumpling House Restaurant
  • Hong Kong Express
  • It's A Grind
  • Jamba Juice
  • Johnny Rockets
  • McClain's Coffeehouse
  • Niko Niko Sushi
  • Norm's Restaurant
  • Pho 21
  • Pieology
  • Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  • Rubio's Fresh Mexican Grill
  • Subway
  • T.G.I. Friday's
  • Tasty Garden Restaurant
  • That's Amore
  • Togo's
  • Tsunami Sushi
  • Yogurtland

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Albertsons
15200 E. Rosecrans Ave.
(714) 521-2310
www.albertsons.com
Daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
Stater Bros.
12800 La Mirada Blvd.
(562) 943-3783
www.staterbros.com
Daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Asia Buffet
Food: Asian
8360 La Palma Ave., Buena Park
(714) 828-5780
Berry Cool
Food: Frozen yogurt
5238 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
(714) 739-1900
www.berrycoolyogurts.com
Price: $5
BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
Food: Brew food
11101 183rd St., Cerritos
(562) 467-0850
www.bjsrestaurants.com
Price: $5-$30
Cool Features: Has its own brewery
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
3801B On the Mall, Buena Park
(714) 538-9464
www.buffalowildwings.com
Price: $8-$15
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: American
120 Brea Mall Way, Brea
(714) 255-0115
www.thecheesecakefactory.com
Price: $10-$25
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Food: Mexican, fast food
1202 S. Idaho St., La Habra
(714) 526-0800
www.chipotle.com
Price: $3-$8
Claim Jumper
Food: American, Western
7971 Beach Blvd., Buena Park
(714) 523-3227
www.claimjumper.com
Price: $10-$50
Cool Features: Provides an authentic Western cuisine
Daphne's Greek Café
Food: Greek
1350 South Beach Blvd., La Habra
(562) 690-5028
www.daphnesgreekcafe.com
Price: $4-$10
Cool Features: Wide array of pitas
Del Taco
Food: Mexican
15055 Imperial Hwy
(562) 947-6672
www.deltaco.com
Price: $10
Elephant Bar
Food: American, Western, Pan-Pacific
14303 Firestone Blvd.
(714) 994-1474
www.elephantbar.com
Price: $8-$22
Cool Features: Wood-fired grilling and wok cooking
IHOP
Food: American, breakfast
15140 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada
(714) 521-5448
www.ihop.com
Price: $8-$15
In-N-Out Burger
Food: Fast food
14341 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada
(800) 786-1000
www.in-n-out.com
Price: $3-$8
Little Caesars Pizza
Food: Pizza
15526 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada
(714) 670-2188
www.littlecaesars.com
Price: $8-$15
McDonald's
Food: Fast food
14317 Valley View Ave., Santa Fe Springs
(562) 926-7831
www.mcdonalds.com
Price: $3-$8
Mexico 1900 Restaurant
Food: Mexican
11531 La Mirada Blvd.
(562) 941-9113
Price: $10-$20
Molca Salsa
Food: Mexican
115 East Imperial Hwy, Fullerton
(714) 870-8936
Price: $5-$10
Olive Garden
Food: Italian
13500 Whittier Blvd., Whittier
(562) 693-5999
www.olivegarden.com
Price: $10-$20
Panera Bread
Food: Sandwiches
15220 Rosecrans Ave., La Mirada
(714) 521-2268
www.panerabread.com
Price: $5-$10
Starbucks
Food: Coffee, tea
14948 Imperial Highway, La Mirada
(562) 777-0799
www.starbucks.com
Price: $3-$8
Taco Bell
Food: Mexican, fast food
15006 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada
(714) 522-1132
www.tacobell.com
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 92 responses

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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 111 responses

  • 5% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 14% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 41% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 39% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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