Off-Campus Dining

Clemson, SC
Tuition (in-state)
$30,004 ($13,076)
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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Clemson has about 4 off campus dining options. They are all overpriced and provide mediocre foods. There are no healthy options and a majority of the students just end up at chipotle every time they go downtown.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is limited to the small Clemson downtown, but there are a number of great local places to eat as well as some nicer chain restaurants.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of variety located within walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: the community is very welcoming...dining available is mostly low to moderate cost with 1 or 2 high-cost restaurants...mostly chain restaurants but a good variety of local options

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Its decent but could be better


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 785th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Alexandria, VA
Communication Studies
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With all the options off-campus, it's a wonder that students eat in the dining halls at all. Students have a hard time naming a favorite restaurant because there are so many good choices-it may take year just to try each one once. Students say the locally-owned restaurants are their favorite, but there are also larger chain restaurants within close range.

It would be really hard to go hungry at Clemson with all the great off-campus choices. Even if you don't have access to a car, there are a lot of good places within walking distance. The area offers something for every one of the 20,000 people at the University, just bring your appetite.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Papa John's
  • Pot Belly Deli
24-Hour Dining
  • Huddle House
  • Waffle House
Best Asian
China Wok
Best Breakfast
Huddle House
Best Healthy
Best Pizza
Mellow Mushroom
Best Wings
Explorer's Bar & Grill
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Blue Heron Restaurant
  • Calhoun Corners
  • Pixie and Bill's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Burger King
  • KFC
  • Sonic
  • Starbucks

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

501 Old Greenville Hwy
(864) 653-7113
Daily 24 hours
1085-D Old Clemson Highway, Seneca
(864) 654-1741
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Food Lion
Old Greenville Highway 1

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Food: Pizza, Greek
199 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson
(864) 654-5008
Price: $5-$12
Ancheaux's Eatery
Food: Southwestern Creole
378 College Ave., Clemson
(864) 654-6060
Price: $8-$20
Food: American
3441 Clemson Blvd., Anderson
(864) 225-4752
Price: $8-$15
Blue Heron Restaurant & Sushi
Food: American, sushi
405 College Ave., Clemson, SC 29631
(864) 653-3354
Price: $15-$25
Calhoun Corners
Food: English, French, Greek
103 Clemson St., Clemson
(864) 654-7490
Price: $15-$25
Chili's Grill & Bar
Food: Tex-Mex
3801 Clemson Blvd., Anderson
(864) 231-9082
Price: $8-$15
China Wok
Food: Chinese
139 Anderson Hwy. 76, Clemson
(864) 653-8891
Price: $5-$10
Eddie Spaghetti
Food: Italian, pizza
405 College Ave., #203, Clemson
(864) 654-6565
Price: $15-$25
Explorer's Bar & Grill
Food: American, grill
161 Old Greenville Hwy., Clemson
(864) 653-8464
Price: $5-$8
Huddle House
Food: Burgers
1001 Tiger Blvd., Clemson
(864) 654-4161
Price: $5-$10
Food: Fast food
1065 Tiger Blvd., Clemson
(864) 654-3498
Price: $3-$6
Mellow Mushroom
Food: Pizza
189 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson
(864) 624-1226
Price: $3-$12
Food: American
3723 Clemson Blvd., Anderson
(864) 224-1417
Price: $8-$15
Outback Steakhouse
Food: Steak, burgers, pasta
110 Interstate Blvd., Anderson
(864) 261-6283
Price: $10-$20
Papa John's
Food: Pizza
510 College Ave., Clemson
(864) 653-7272
Price: $5-$10
Pixie and Bill's
Food: Burgers, Grill food
1028 Tiger Blvd., Clemson
(864) 654-1210
Price: $10-$30
Pot Belly Deli
Food: Sandwiches, deli
109 Wall St., Clemson
(864) 653-3663
Price: $8-$10
Ruby Tuesday
Food: American
900 Tiger Blvd., Clemson
(864) 653-8050
Price: $8-$15
Food: American
339 College Ave., Clemson
(864) 654-3656
Price: $5-$8
Tiger Town Tavern
Food: American, grill
368 College Ave., Clemson
(864) 654-5901
Price: $5-$10
Waffle House
Food: Breakfast, sandwiches
1064 Tiger Blvd., Clemson
(864) 653-9381
Price: $3-$8
Food: Sandwiches, chicken
1059 Tiger Blvd., Clemson
(864) 653-6768
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 102 responses

Very poor
  • 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 123 responses

  • 7% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 17% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 56% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 20% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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