Off-Campus Dining

Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
16,722
Tuition
$42,994
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options in Boston, but things are a little expensive.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: our school was in he ghetto so no one went out

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There isn't too much of an emphasis on fresh, local or organic fare. It's a struggle to find something that is actually healthy within a walking distance.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Cost is one downfall because a lot of the restaurants don't have student discounts so it can get expensive but the food is really good. I have noticed that the cleanliness of the places is very poor. By this I mean that the employees don't wash their hands, or use clean utensils, or have clean facilities. Its shocking that there hasn't been more people getting sick because of how dirty these employers are in these food places.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You're in Boston there are tons of restaurants to fit anyone's dietary needs. A variety of cuisines are at your disposal

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 24th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1365th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Santana
Hometown
Queens, NY
Major
Anthropology/Journalism
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Students all have a suggestion for just about every type of cuisine you could ask for, and there are virtually no complaints regarding the food in Boston. Restaurants off campus vary as widely as the city—offering pretty much everything. Going out to eat definitely seems to be a popular activity, and the prices tend to be pretty reasonable, especially around campus.

Clustered around the University, especially in the Allston/Brighton area, where many students live, there are tons of really cheap options with really good food such as Indian, vegetarian, Mexican, Brazilian, Italian, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. Check out Chinatown and the North End for the best food in the city.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Angora Café
  • Expresso Royale
  • Noodle Street
  • T. Anthony's
  • Uno's
24-Hour Dining
  • Dunkin' Donuts at 350 Washington St. in Brighton
  • IHOP at 1850 Soldiers Field Rd. in Brighton
Best Asian
P.F. Chang's
Best Breakfast
Cookin' Café
Best Healthy
Angora's Cafe
Best Pizza
The Upper Crust
Best Wings
Wing It
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Any of the restaurants in the North End (Maggiano's is a common favorite)
Other Places to Check Out
India Quality
Did You Know?
  • For late-night munchies, hit up a Store 24 or a Dunkin' Donuts. Starmarket on Commonwealth Avenue is also a popular destination for late-night party dwellers, since it is one of the few places open 24/7.
  • BU offers Late-Night Cafés around campus at all of the traditional dining halls. Late-Night usually offers quesadillas, stir-fry, fried food, salad, fruit, chips, cookies, beverages, coffee, and the ever popular giant Rice Krispie treats.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Shaw's Market
1065 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton
(617) 783-5878
Super 88
1095 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton
(617) 787-2288

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Angora Café
Food: Healthy, wraps, frozen yogurt, pizza
1024 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 232-1757
Price: $2-$10
Cool Features: Outdoor seating, big screen TV, comfortable couches.
Anna's Taqueria
Food: Mexican
1412 Beacon St.
(617) 739-7300
www.annastaqueria.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Fast service.
Buddha's Delight
Food: Vegetarian Asian
404 Harvard Ave.
(617) 739-8830
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Free tea .
Cookin' Café
Food: Breakfast
1096 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 566-4144
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Fabulous omelets.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Food: Italian
4 Columbus Ave.
(617) 542-3456
www.maggianos.com
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Traditional-style Italian food.
Noodle Street
Food: Thai, Asian
627 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 536-3100
www.noodlestreet.com
Price: $5-$14
Nud Pob Thai Cuisine
Food: Thai
708 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 536-8676
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Located in central campus.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Food: Pan-Asian
8 Park Place
(617) 573-0821
www.pfchangs.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Lots of different mixed drinks.
Steve's Kitchen
Food: Diner food
120 Harvard Ave.
(617) 254-9457
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Diner atmosphere, breakfast is served all day.
Sunset Cantina
Food: Tex-Mex, burgers, wraps
916 Commonwelath Ave.
(617) 731-8646
www.allstonsfinest.com
Price: $8-$16
Cool Features: Happy hour; good for groups.
T Anthony
Food: Italian/pizza
1016 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 734-7708
Price: $2-$10
Cool Features: BU paraphernalia covers the walls, always packed with students.
The Upper Crust
Food: Pizza
20 Charles St.
(617) 723-9600
www.theuppercrustpizzeria.com
Price: $5-$20
Cool Features: Great pizza and terrific atmosphere (three big- screen HDTVs).
Wing it
Food: Wings
1153 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 783-2473
Price: $7-$20
Cool Features: Conveniently located between BU and BC.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 155 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 159 responses

  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 2% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 29% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 67% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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