Off-Campus Dining

Location
Richmond, KY
Undergrads
11,259
Tuition (in-state)
$16,464 ($7,320)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Pretty solid variety, all expensive though except for your fast-food chains.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Eastern students get a discount at select restaurants on Fridays. The cost overall is pretty low, but if you're feeling some decent food you'll have to fork up the cash.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Typical restaurants, though there are several that are open all night.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly fast food and it is average in cost to my home town. Not many student discounts offered here.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It may not be Lexington, but for a smallish town it is great.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 789th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Nakeisha Wilson
Hometown
Ferguson, KY
Major
Psychology
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When students get tired of the food offered on campus, there are plenty of options for off-campus dining. Many of the locations are only steps away from student dorms, while others require a short drive. The convenience of getting to some of students' favorite restaurants is very nice. Many places even deliver to campus for a small fee of about $1.25. Students feel that the value of off-campus dining is decent, and many places offer competitive student discounts. There is also enough of a variety to fit practically any budget.

There are a lot of fast food joints in Richmond, but other dining options are available, from sports bars to sit-in restaurants and romantic dining. There is also something to satisfy every taste bud, from home-cooked-style food to Mexican, Chinese, Greek, Italian, and so on. While the kosher restaurants are limited, there seems to be vegetarian and vegan menu options located at almost every restaurant. There is also a farmer's market that students can go to, as well as whole food stores. EKU typically promotes the farmer's market and schedules bus rides there for students for free.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Waffle House
Best Asian
Tsing Tao Restaurant
Best Breakfast
  • Bob Evans Restaurant
  • McDonald's
  • Opal's Too
  • Waffle House
Best Coffee
  • RT's Café
  • Speedway Convenience Store
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
  • Dairy Queen
  • Panera Bread
  • Sweets & Treats
Best Healthy
  • JaDeli
  • Panera Bread
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
  • Steak n' Shake
  • Taco Bell
  • Waffle House
Best Mexican
Casa Fiesta
Best Pizza
  • Apollo Pizza
  • Papa John's Pizza
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Hooters
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Red Lobster
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Logan's Roadhouse
  • O'Charleys
  • Red Lobster
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Fazoli's
  • Frisch's Big Boy Restaurant
  • Giovanni's Pizza
  • Hardee's
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Madison Garden
  • Masala Fine Indian Cuisine
  • Pizza Hut
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Rally's
  • Ryan's
  • Thai Smile
  • Wendy's
Did You Know?
The many restaurants and fast food joints in Richmond offer students a lot of opportunities for part-time work. If you apply early and have a decent resumé, you could land a job as a waiter or waitress, and if you're over 21, you could be a bartender and make a decent wage in tips. If you're just looking for a good meal, many places offer student discounts.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

EW James & Sons
690 Eastern Bypass
(859) 623-3850
www.ewjames.com
Daily 7 a.m.-12 a.m.
Meijer
2013 Lantern Ridge Dr.
(859) 623-6472
www.meijer.com
Daily 24 hours
Save-A-Lot
5042 Atwood Dr.
(859) 623-4499
www.save-a-lot.com
Daily 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wal-Mart
820 Eastern Bypass
(859) 624-4330
www.walmart.com
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Acres Of Land Winery
Food: Fine dining
2285 Barnes Mill Road
(859) 328-3000
www.acresoflandwinery.com
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Romantic setting in a winery
Apollo Pizza
Food: Pizza
228 S. Second St.
(859) 623-0330
www.apollopizzamenu.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Arcade
Bob Evans Restaurant
Food: American
2011 Colby Taylor Drive
(859) 624-8087
www.bobevans.com
Price: $8-$15
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
2139 Lantern Ridge Drive
(859) 624-2437
www.buffalowildwings.com
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Sports bar
Casa Fiesta
Food: Mexican
200 Wayne Dr.
(859) 623-8582
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Traditional Spanish decoration and outdoor seating
Dairy Queen
Food: Ice cream
1007 Sylvia Drive
(859) 626-5570
www.dairyqueen.com
Price: $3-$8
Gillum's Sports Lounge
Food: Pizza, grill, sandwiches
830 Eastern Bypass
(859) 623-2335
www.gillumssportslounge.com
Price: $8-$15
Hooters
Food: American
241 Eastern Bypass
(859) 626-3900
www.hooters.com
Price: $5-$15
JaDeli
Food: Sandwiches
330 Eastern Bypass
(859) 623-9217
Price: $5-$10
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
Food: Sandwiches
112 E. Main St.
(859) 623-0910
www.jimmyjohns.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Fast delivery
Koto Japanese Bistro
Food: Japanese
2127 Lantern Ridge Drive
(859) 623-1616
www.kotojapanesebistroky.com
Price: $5-$30
Cool Features: Hibachi and sushi
Logan's Roadhouse
Food: American
2146 Lantern Ridge Drive
(859) 624-9425
www.logansroadhouse.com
Price: $8-$15
McDonald's
Food: Fast food
485 Eastern Bypass
(859) 623-1428
www.mcdonalds.com
Price: $3-$8
O'Charley's
Food: American
815 Eastern Bypass
(859) 624-8868
www.ocharleys.com
Price: $8-$20
Cool Features: Unique spin on classic recipes
Olive Garden
Food: Italian
2168 Lantern Ridge Drive
(859) 625-5087
www.olivegarden.com
Price: $10-$20
Opal's Too
Food: American
203 S. Third St.
(859) 623-2090
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Home-cooked comfort food
Outback Steakhouse
Food: American
400 Highland Park
(859) 624-9000
www.outback.com
Price: $10-$25
Panera Bread
Food: Baked goods, salads, sandwiches, soups
2073 Lantern Ridge Drive
(859) 624-1760
www.panerabread.com
Price: $5-$10
Papa John's Pizza
Food: Pizza
455 Eastern Bypass
(859) 624-2828
www.papajohns.com
Price: $8-$15
Red Lobster
Food: Seafood
500 Richmond Mall Road
(859) 623-3503
www.redlobster.com
Price: $10-$20
RT's Café
Food: American
1013 Center Drive
(859) 626-5628
Price: $5-$10
Speedway Convenience Store
Food: Beverages, groceries, snacks
510 Eastern Bypass
(859) 623-4136
www.speedway.com
Price: $5-$10
Starbucks
Food: Coffee, tea
521 Lancaster Ave.
(800) 235-2883
www.starbucks.com
Price: $3-$8
Steak 'n Shake
Food: Fast food, milkshakes
2001 Colby Taylor Drive
(859) 626-9300
www.steaknshake.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: '50s diner feel
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
523 Leighway Drive
(859) 623-3458
www.subway.com
Price: $3-$8
Sweets & Treats
Food: Ice cream, sweets
2073 Lantern Ridge Drive
(859) 624-3310
www.richmondsweetsandtreats.com
Price: $3-$8
Taco Bell
Food: Fast food Mexican
514 Eastern Bypass
(859) 625-1919
www.tacobell.com
Price: $3-$8
Tsing Tao Restaurant
Food: Chinese
300 W. Main St.
(859) 624-0133
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Delivery to campus
Waffle House
Food: Breakfast, grill, home-style
220 Eastern Bypass
(859) 624-2399
www.wafflehouse.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 62 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 79 responses

  • 1% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 27% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 48% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 24% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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