Off-Campus Dining

Location
Big Rapids, MI
Undergrads
9,366
Tuition (in-state)
$16,512 ($10,354)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: It's really just the selection you would get in any other small-ish town.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't experienced off campus dining since I am not living there yet.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There are not a lot of places to eat up here. It is a really small town, so we have your basic fast food places and larger chain restaurants, like Applebee's and Buffalo Wild Wings.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Not many options but not a big town.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Cost is about average. Convenience is about average. McDonalds is right across the street. KFC is also very close. Student discounts happen every-now-and-then. It is important to look at the coupon books that you get handed for any pizza coupons. The variety is McDonalds, Taco Bell, two bars (?), subway, Ruby Tuesday, Buffalo Wild Wings, lots of pizza places, and a some other places I haven't been to. Ruby Tuesday is expensive but the best place in my opinion.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1016th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1392nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lauren Moore
Hometown
Temperance, MI
Major
Marketing
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The off-campus dining options are convenient, low cost, and offer some good quality food. Most of the restaurants are chain restaurants and fast food. The restaurants are located near campus and are close enough that students can walk to most from their apartments or dorms. The most convenient one that is located across from the business building is McDonald's. Most are located along the main road that runs by the College.

There are not too many alternative options for healthy or organic foods, nor are there many vegan or vegetarian options. Most places do, however, offer a selection of salads. There are restaurants to go to with parents (Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday), there are some to go to after partying (Cranker's Coney Island), and then there are local restaurants and fast food options when trying to spend little on food when going out. Another benefit is that many of these dining options offer discounts for college students. This offers an even greater incentive to travel off campus for a good meal. The newest edition to the off-campus dining options is Buffalo Wild Wings. This is becoming one of the most popular restaurants in town for students. A place where they can socialize with friends, watch sporting events, answer trivia questions, and go to have a fun and relaxing time.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Cranker's Coney Island
Best Asian
China One Buffet
Best Breakfast
Cranker's Coney Island
Best Coffee
  • Biggby
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
Dairy Queen
Best Healthy
Subway
Best Late-Night
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cranker's Coney Island
  • Taco Bell
Best Mexican
  • El Burrito
  • Qdoba
  • Taco Bell
Best Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Papa John's
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
Ruby Tuesday
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Applebee's
  • Ruby Tuesday
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bennigan's Grill & Tavern
  • Blue Cow Café
  • Bob Evans
  • Pepper's Café & Deli
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Meijer
15400 Waldron Way
(231) 527-0200
www.meijer.com
Daily 24 hours
Save a Lot
14219 Northland Dr.
(231) 592-4669
www.save-a-lot.com
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wal-Mart
21400 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-1443
www.walmart.com
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Food: American, burgers, sandwiches, soups
718 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-7429
www.applebees.com
Price: $8-$15
Biggby Coffee
Food: Coffee and pastries
840 S. State St.
(231) 592-8055
www.biggby.com
Price: $5-$10
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: Barbecue
1264 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-9464
www.buffalowildwings.com
Price: $10-$30
Chine One Buffet
Food: Chinese
15190 W. Isabella County Line Rd.
(231) 796-3818
Price: $10-$20
Cranker's Coney Island
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
213 S. State St.
(231) 796-1919
www.crankersconey.com
Price: $5-$10
Dairy Queen
Food: American, burgers, ice cream
250 N. State St.
(231) 796-6848
www.dairyqueen.com
Price: $3-$10
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
734 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-5813
www.dominos.com
Price: $8-$15
El Burrito Loco
Food: Mexican
804 N. State St.
(231) 796-8704
Papa John's
Food: Pizza
215 Maple St.
(231) 527-7272
www.papajohns.com
Price: $10-$15
Pizza Hut
Food: Italian
14371 Northland Dr.
(231) 796-8700
www.pizzahut.com
Price: $10-$15
Qdoba
Food: Mexican
836 S. State St.
(231) 796-8404
www.qdoba.com
Price: $5-$10
Ruby Tuesday
Food: American, burgers
15397 Waldron Way
(231) 592-3454
www.rubytuesday.com
Price: $8-$15
Starbucks
Food: Coffee and pastries
1201 S. State St.
(231) 591-5555
www.starbucks.com
Price: $5-$8
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
603 S. State St.; 620 Maple St.; 21400 Perry Ave.
(231) 793-3223; (231) 796-1912; (231) 796-1000
www.subway.com
Price: $5-$8
Taco Bell
Food: Mexican
604 S. State St.
(231) 796-3443
www.tacobell.com
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 79 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 88 responses

  • 6% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 48% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 35% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 11% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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