Students feel there are more than enough options to choose from when it comes to off-campus dining, both in the town of Davidson and beyond. Many are drawn to the family-operated Soda Shop and Summit Coffee on Main Street, while others prefer the wide selection of franchises just minutes away by car—from KFC to Cracker Barrel. There are also plenty of classier options within 10 minutes from campus, such as Mickey & Mooch in Huntersville, and when the suburban scene becomes monotonous, students can head down to Charlotte to take advantage of any number of the great restaurants the Queen City is known for.
Thanks to the endless variety of options, eating off campus is pretty standard for students at Davidson, and this is especially important given the slim number of meal options on campus. Most students go out to eat at least once every weekend, and upperclassmen are known to eat out a lot more than that. Still, all that eating out can get pricey, and even quick favorites like McAlister’s Deli are not that inexpensive. Fortunately, a number of popular locations are now offering student discounts (Zapata’s takes off 25 percent), and the truly savvy eaters will take advantage of the great all-you-can-eat lunch buffets around town. You won’t have to gain your Freshman 15 at Davidson, but it’s nice to know you can.