Off-Campus Dining

Location
Long Beach, CA
Undergrads
25,932
Tuition (in-state)
$17,710 ($6,052)
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places to go out and eat to off campus. You can choose from a large variety of ethnic foods. Not many places give student discounts off campus. The cost of off campus dining is reasonable. Not too expensive but not so cheap depending on where you go. There are places to go and eat all around so you can always find a great spot and try new things.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Easy to get to places and lots of chains that are affordable as well as delicious. Theres also multiples of every major chain so if one is too busy, you can go to another (best ex. In N Out). I also fell in love with the trend of shops that have boba drinks as their main specialty (ex. Cha for Tea, Hiccups, etc.) for special occasions on a budget.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat out very often so I can't really say to much about it.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's got the average chain restaurants like McDonalds and Subway, but it also has some fairly good restaurants

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much variety, it's insane.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 126th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 968th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Arnesha Allen
Hometown
Compton, Calif.
Major
Psychology
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Long Beach is a big city, and there is never a lack of food options. Down the street from the University, there are plenty of eateries either on Bellflower Boulevard or Atherton Street, including Wendy's, IHOP, In-N-Out Burger, Carl's Jr., Jamba Juice, McDonald's, and Baja Fresh. In a larger city, there is always something for everyone. There are also diners and restaurants nearby. If you're hungry, just look around and you'll find something that will satisfy your tastebuds. On Second Street, there are Lebanese, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Italian, Greek, and Korean restaurants. Diversity is everywhere around Long Beach, and, therefore, the food is diverse, as well.

There are rarely complaints about food choices and places. If people want popular food, it's around, but if there is a desire for something new, it never hurts to try a new restaurant and chances are it is going to be delicious and amazing. A big fan favorite around the CSULB area is Michael's on Naples Ristorante—a tasty restaurant, with a nice bar and good service.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Denny's
Best Asian
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Breakfast
Best Place Café
Best Healthy
Subway
Best Pizza
diPiazza Restaurant & Lounge
Best Wings
Wingstop
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Other Places to Check Out
  • Chronic Tacos
  • Jack in the Box

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Vons
1820 Ximeno Ave.
(562) 498-2111
www.vons.com
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Vons
4550 Atlantic Ave.
(562) 984-1421
www.vons.com
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Whole Foods Market
6550 E. Pacific Coast Highway
(562) 598-8687
www.wholefoodsmarket.com
Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Best Place Café
Food: Café
2099 N. Bellflower Blvd.
(562) 985-3053
Price: $10-$15
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
Food: American, seafood
87 Aquarium Way
(562) 437-2434
www.bubbagump.com
Price: $10-$20
Denny's
Food: American
5570 E. Pacific Coast Highway
(562) 498-1897
www.dennys.com
Price: $8-$15
diPiazza Restaurant & Lounge
Food: Italian
5205 E. Pacific Coast Highway
(562) 498-2461
www.dipiazzas.com
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Food: Asian
340 S. Pine Ave.
(562) 308-1025
www.pfchangs.com
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
1212 N. Bellflower Blvd.
(562) 985-8751
www.subway.com
Price: $3-$8
Wingstop
Food: Wings
1800 Ximeno Ave.
(562) 961-9464
www.wingstop.com

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 198 responses

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  • 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 210 responses

  • 1% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 17% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 39% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 43% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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