Off-Campus Dining

Location
Bryn Mawr, PA
Undergrads
1,309
Tuition
$42,246
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are only a few restaurants around but they offer a variety of food from Japanese to Mexican to Indian. It is pretty costly to dine out though because there's not a lot of competition between the restaurant they usually charge pretty high.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some great choices along Lancaster, but you'll eventually get sick of the same things; you can take the train to venture even further though!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many local food spots on the main line, but students tend to fall in love with a few places and go there mostly. Bryn Mawr is an expensive town, so the menu prices depend on what kind of restaurant you want to go to. Many support student discounts since most of their clientele are college students from either Bryn Mawr, Haverford, or Villanova. Many restaurants are also family owned, so the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. If you have a car or feel like taking a train, there are more options available. There are also a ton of places that support delivery to Bryn Mawr, so that keeps options open as well.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a great Indian take out place. Dominos and Campus Corner also deliver extra late.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Students don't usually go out, but if they do there are great choices in the area.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 388th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1300th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kaitlin Menza
Hometown
New Brunswick, NJ
Major
Sociology
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Given the choice of cuisine, ambiance, and prices, Bryn Mawr seems ideally located for someone who takes pleasure in eating out, and most Mawrters do. Everyone has their favorites, but since few students can afford to dine at restaurants like Lourdas regularly, more casual places like Piece of Pizza is more popular. Ethnic restaurants also attract many students who tire of the American and Italian food served regularly in the dining halls, making Silk Cuisine, Khajuraho, and Mikado top choices. Restaurants along the Main Line are fairly accessible by train. Going to Philly expands your choices immensely. Each neighborhood offers its own world of restaurants, but students talk about and return to Penang in Chinatown and Marrakesh on Leithgow Street.

If you go out to eat, say, three times each month, there are just enough restaurants on the Main Line to keep things adventuresome for about a year. After that, you will most certainly have decided your favorites, and even though they are sure to be wonderful restaurants, you might get tired of them after a while. Philly adds spice to the options, but only if you take the time to go, and many students do not because of the time and expense it requires. The dining halls do get tiresome, but they are not bad enough to chase students off campus regularly. When students go into town in search of food, they usually find what they are craving.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria
  • Campus Corner
  • Fellini's
  • Fuji Mountain
  • Peace a Pizza
  • The Point
Best Breakfast
Cosi
Best Healthy
The Point
Best Pizza
Peace a Pizza
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Fuji Mountain
  • Lourdas Greek Taverna
Other Places to Check Out
  • Gryphon Coffee Co.
  • Khajuraho India
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Pat's King of Steaks
  • Pizza West Philly
  • Ruby's Diner
  • Silk Cuisine
  • Thai Pepper Restaurant
Did You Know?
  • What is the difference between a hoagie, a grinder, and a cheesesteak? "Hoagie" and "grinder" are two regional names that refer to the same kind of sandwich: meat, cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato on a crusty bun. A cheesesteak is a sandwich with flattened steak, grilled onions, and Cheez Whiz.
  • Pennsylvania state laws require hard liquor and malt liquor to be sold in two separate establishments. Many restaurants do not serve alcohol but have BYOB policies.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Acme
1218 Lancaster Ave., Rosemont
(610) 527-6763
Acme
602 Lancaster Ave.
(610) 889-4000

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Beijing Inn
Food: Chinese
812 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 525-7761
Price: $5-$12
Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Food: Italian
761 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 519-1940
www.bertuccis.com
Price: $9-$15
Bravo Pizza
Food: Pizza, calzones
26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
(610) 520-7455
Price: $5-$10
Campus Corner
Food: Italian, Chinese, sandwiches
829 Lancaster Ave., Villanova
(610) 527-3606
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Excellent delivery service
Così
Food: Light fare and pasta
761 Lancaster Ave.
(610) 520-5208
www.xandocosi.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Make your own s'mores
Fellini's
Food: Italian
31 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
(610) 642-9009
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Baked ziti
Fuji Mountain
Food: Japanese/sushi
14 N. Merion Ave.
(610) 527-7777
www.fujimountainrestaurant.com
Price: $10-$15
Hope's Country Fresh Cookies
Food: Cookies, ice cream
1125 E. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 527-4488
www.hopescookies.com
Price: $2-$5
Lourdas Greek Taverna
Food: Greek
50 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
(610) 520-0288
Price: $15-$30
Marrakesh
Food: African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
517 S. Leithgow St., Philadelphia
(215) 925-5929
www.marrakeshwashington.com
Price: $8-$15
Mikado Japanese Restaurant
Food: Japanese
66 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
(610) 645-5592
www.mikadothaipepper.com
Price: $20-$55
Milkboy Café
Food: Coffee drinks, small sandwiches
2 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 824 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
(610) 645-5269, (610) 527-0690
www.milkboycoffee.com
Price: $5-$8
Cool Features: Hosts open-mic night, books acoustic sets from the Philly area, including Bryn Mawr students.
Peace a Pizza
Food: Pizza
1125 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 581-7010
www.peacepizza.com
Price: $2-$16
Penang Malaysian Cuisine
Food: Malaysian
117 N. 10th St., Philadelphia
(215) 413-2531
www.penangusa.com
Price: $4-$10
Starbucks
Food: Coffee, tea, pastries
766 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 526-0650
www.starbucks.com
Tango Bistro
Food: Fine dining
39 Morris Ave.
(610) 526-9500
www.tastetango.com
Price: $9-$30

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 19 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 29 responses

  • 14% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 31% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 52% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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