Off-Campus Dining

Location
Waltham, MA
Undergrads
3,563
Tuition
$44,294
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are actually some great and enjoyable places to eat in Waltham. There is a variety of foods that a person can enjoy.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are not a ton of options and healthy options are very limited.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You can take the free Branvan to off-campus dining areas in Waltham that offer a variety of foods.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not much to choose from.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a huge selection of wonderful restaurants and bars on Moody St, which is a 5 minute drive from the school. Prices vary depending on the fanciness of the restaurant, but in general prices are all reasonable.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 134th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1100th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Shannon Ingram
Hometown
Floral Park, NY
Major
Sociology/Hispanic Studies minor
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Off-campus dining makes up for the sometimes sub-par on-campus dining situation. Moody Street in Waltham is not just popular for Brandeis students but also has some Zagat-rated restaurants. However, most places in Waltham and on Moody Street won’t break your piggy bank. If you’re looking for a nice night out with friends, you have two main options. You can try out Moody Street, or you can go to Boston. Moody Street features restaurants of every ethnic variety, and you can always find a place to eat here. And since it’s located in small-town Waltham, long waits are few-and-far-between; the biggest problem you’ll face is an occasional lack of parking. Asian Grill and Bison County are probably the two most popular restaurants on Moody Street for Brandeis students. 

Boston provides many more options for food. Harvard Square and the Prudential Building area are the two most popular places for people to go for a dinner. For a big appetite, FiRE + iCE is the best place. For smaller appetites, Dick’s Last Resort, P.F. Chang's,and the Cheesecake Factory are certainly great places to go for dinner. Just a heads up: if you go to dinner in Boston, you are going to either have to make reservations or wait a very, very long time.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • IHOP
Best Asian
Asian Grill
Best Breakfast
Dunkin' Donuts
Best Coffee
Dunkin' Donuts
Best Dessert
Lizzy's Ice Cream
Best Healthy
Subway
Best Late-Night
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • IHOP
Best Mexican
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant
Best Pizza
Lena's Original Pizza & Sub
Best Wings
Pete's Pizza & Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Biagio Ristorante & Bar
  • La Campania
Best Place to Take Your Parents
The Chateau Restaurant
Other Places to Check Out
  • 99 Restaurant & Pub
  • Anna's Taqueria (Brookline)
  • Arcadia Restaurant
  • Café on the Common
  • Carl's Steak Subs
  • The Cheesecake Factory (Chestnut Hill)
  • The Elephant Walk
  • Joseph's Two
  • Little India Restaurant
  • Milk Street Café
  • New Mother India
  • New York Deli & Pizza
  • Ponzu Fine Dining
  • Rod Dee Thai
  • Rubin's Kosher Restaurant Delicatessen
  • Sabatino's Italian Restaurant
  • The Skellig
  • Super 88 (Boston)
  • Sushi Yasu
  • Taqueria Mexico
  • Tree Top Thai
  • Uno Chicago Grill
  • The Upper Crust Pizzeria
  • Wings Over Brookline
Did You Know?
You don't need to go to Boston for Zagat-rated restaurants. There are a number in Waltham.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Hannaford Supermarket
55 Russell St., Waltham
(781) 893-6776
www.hannaford.com
Daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Salem Food Store
468 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 893-9874
www.salemfoods.com

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Asian Grill
Food: Japanese, Korean, Thai
265 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 398-1600
Price: $5-$15
Baan Thai
Food: Thai, sushi
659 Main St., Waltham
(781) 893-7700
www.baanthaiwaltham.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: The only place a Brandeis student will get curry. A little expensive but has very fast delivery.
Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Food: Italian
475 Winter St., North Waltham
(781) 684-0650
www.bertuccis.com
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Beautiful wood interior, outdoor seating.
Biagio Ristorante & Bar
Food: Italian
123 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 891-0100
www.biagiowaltham.com
Price: $20-$30
Bison County BBQ & Grille
Food: Barbecue
275 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 642-9720
www.bisoncounty.com
Price: $5-$15
Cappy's Pizza & Subs
Food: Pizza, salads, subs
559 South St., Waltham
(781) 899-7132
www.cappyspizzeria.com
Price: $5-$15
The Chateau Restaurant
Food: Italian
195 School St., Waltham
(781) 894-3339
www.chateaurestaurant.com
Price: $10-$25
Dragon Chef
Food: Chinese
677 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 891-5510
dragonchef-waltham.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Perfect bad Chinese food-cheap and open late.
Dunkin' Donuts
Food: Coffee, donuts
859 Main St., Waltham
(781) 893-8641
www.dunkindonuts.com
Price: $2-$8
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Erawan of Siam
Food: Thai
469 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 899-3399
www.erawansiam.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Beautifully decorated interior gives an expensive feel.
FiRE + iCE
Food: Mongolian Grill
50 Church St., Cambridge
(617) 547-9007
www.fire-ice.com
Price: $8-$20
Cool Features: It's all-you-can-eat, and you should eat a lot.
IHOP
Food: Breakfast
1850 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton
(617) 787-0533
www.ihop.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
La Campania
Food: Italian
504 Main St., Waltham
(781) 894-4280
www.lacampania.com
Price: $20-$40
Lena's Original Pizza & Sub
Food: Pizza, subs
889 Main St., Waltham
(781) 891-1270
Price: $5-$10
Lizzy's Ice Cream
Food: Ice cream
367 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 893-6677
www.lizzysicecream.com
Price: $2-$10
Cool Features: Great ice cream
Margarita's Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
227 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 893-9990
www.margs.com
Price: $5-$15
Mike's Pastry
Food: Italian Pastries
300 Hanover St., Boston
(617) 742-3050
www.mikespastry.com
Price: $2-$10
Naked Fish Restaurant
Food: Seafood
455 Totten Pond Rd., North Waltham
(781) 684-0500
www.nakedfish.com
Price: $10-$40
Pete's Pizza & Wings
Food: Pizza and Wings
912 Main St., Waltham
(781) 647-0234
Price: $2-$10
Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar
Food: Spanish, Portuguese
388 Moody St.
(781) 894-1805
www.solearestaurant.com
Price: $5-$25
Cool Features: Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar embraces the romantic spirit of colonial South America while honoring its southern European culinary heritage.
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
869 Main St., Waltham
(781) 209-8777
www.subway.com
Price: $2-$8
Taam China
Food: Kosher Chinese
423 Harvard St., Brookline
(617) 264-7274
www.taamchina.com
Price: $15-$20
Cool Features: Glatt kosher Chinese food-certainly the most popular restaurant among the orthodox population at Brandeis.
Tom Can Cook
Food: Thai
374 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 891-6977
www.tomcancook.com
Price: $8-$15
Wagamama
Food: Asian
57 JFK St., Cambridge
(617) 499-0930
www.wagamama.us
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Cheap compared to other Harvard Square restaurants, it has amazing ramen and a very friendly atmosphere.
Watch City Brewing Company
Food: Pub
256 Moody St., Waltham
(781) 647-4000
www.watchcitybrew.com
Price: $5-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 49 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 61 responses

  • 5% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 8% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 31% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 56% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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