Off-Campus Dining

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Prefer over dining hall food

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: These a fair amount of Chinese food, pizza shops, and other fast food restaurants around that campus. The cost is pretty cheap. A lot of places offer student discounts which is good.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a decent variety of places to choose from.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of small eateries, mostly pizza and fried food. There are a few grocery stores within walking distance, and John Fitch Highway has any chain restaurant you could possible want. Nothing is super expensive in the area.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus options at school is somewhat limited but can be better.


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  • 601st
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 959th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bekka Farquharson
Natick, MA
Professional Communications
Grad Year
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There are two grocery stores, both Market Basket, within walking distance, but the shuttle goes to the store twice a week. Market Basket is relatively cheap and provides good service. Restaurants are a little further from campus, and Slattery's Restaurant is the closest. Many students go there with friends and parents throughout the year. Some students get jobs at Slattery's as wait staff, bartenders, and hosts.

There is a large variety of restaurants around Fitchburg, Leominster, and Lunenberg. There are typical chain restaurants like TGI Friday's and Olive Garden, but there are also local vendors like Destare and The Ugly Omelet. Most places are not within walking distance, but the shuttle bus can take you to some of the plazas, or you can take a short taxi ride with some friends. Many people also get delivery from various pizza places, like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza King, and Chinese restaurants, like Tikki Tikki and Fitchburg Jade. Throughout the year, many food vendors come to campus and hand out free samples to students.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Tedeschi Food Shops
Best Asian
  • Fitchburg Jade Chinese Restaurant
  • Hong Kong Café
  • Tikki Tikki Chinese Restaurant
Best Breakfast
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • The Ugly Omelet
Best Coffee
  • Chaibo
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Gourmet Donuts
Best Dessert
  • Café Destare
  • Dairy Barn
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
  • Denny's
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Tikki Tikki Chinese Restaurant
Best Mexican
  • Border Grille & Bar
  • Comeketo Restaurant
  • El Bohio Restaurant
  • Ixtapa Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Best Pizza
  • Campus Pizza & Variety
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Goomba's Pizzaria
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pizza King
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Il Forno Brick Oven Pizza
  • LongHorn Steakhouse
  • Ninety Nine Restaurant
  • Slattery's Restaurant
  • The Wine Cellar
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Il Camino Restaurant
  • Slattery's Restaurant
  • The Ugly Omelet
Other Places to Check Out
  • The Bootlegger Restaurant
  • Boston Donuts
  • Dairy Queen
  • Friendly's
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
Did You Know?
Each residential hall has menus to the local restaurants that deliver to campus in the front lobby for students.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Cumberland Farms
376 River St., Fitchburg
(978) 345-7436
Market Basket
399 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg
(978) 343-7464
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Market Basket
130 Water St., Fitchburg
(978) 343-5882
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Market Basket
71 Sack Blvd., Leominster
(978) 840-4884
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.
Romano's Market
138 Harvard St., Fitchburg
(978) 342-4927
Tuesday-Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Border Grille & Bar
Food: Mexican
246 Mill St., Leominster
(978) 840-0194
Price: $8-$15
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: Chicken Wings
150 Whalon St., Fitchburg
(978) 343-9464
Price: $8-$15
Café Destare
Food: American
320 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 345-5734
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: DJ and live musical acts
Campus Pizza & Variety
Food: Pizza
219 Highland Ave., Fitchburg
(978) 956-0023
Price: $8-$15
Food: Fondue
13 Cushing St., Fitchburg
(978) 449-7916
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Delivery
Chili's Grill & Bar
Food: American
42 Orchard Hill Park Drive, Leominster
(978) 537-1720
Price: $8-$15
Chopsticks Restaurant
Food: Chinese
21 Commercial Road, Leominster
(978) 534-0020
Price: $5-$15
Comeketo Restaurant
Food: Brazilian
285 Central St., Leominster
(978) 466-1224
Price: $5-$10
Dairy Barn
Food: Dairy products, ice cream
864 Main St., Winchester
(781) 729-7503
Price: $3-$8
Food: American
38 Commercial Road, Fitchburg
(978) 534-1450
Price: $8-$15
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
189 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg
(978) 342-0050
Price: $8-$15
Dunkin' Donuts
Food: Coffee, doughnuts
151 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 345-1670
Price: $3-$8
El Bohio Restaurant
Food: Dominican
362 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 342-7510
Price: $5-$10
Family Café
Food: Breakfast
840 Water St., Fitchburg
(978) 342-2411
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Only accepts cash
Fitchburg Jade Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
345 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 343-0287
Price: $5-$15
Goomba's Pizzaria
Food: Pizza
150 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 342-8300
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Outdoor seating, next to train station
Gourmet Donuts
Food: Coffee, doughnuts
43 Airport Road, Fitchburg
(978) 345-9091
Price: $3-$8
Hong Kong Café
Food: Asian
310 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 345-6388
Price: $5-$10
Il Camino Restaurant
Food: Italian
555 Central St., Leominster
(978) 537-5083
Price: $15-$25
Il Forno Brick Oven Pizza
Food: Italian
27 Airport Road, Fitchburg
(978) 345-2511
Price: $8-$15
Ixtapa Cantina Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
308 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg
(978) 582-9701
Price: $8-$15
LongHorn Steakhouse
Food: American
227 N. Main St., Leominster
(978) 534-6429
Price: $10-$20
Ninety Nine Restaurant
Food: American
275 Summer St., Fitchburg
(978) 343-0099
Price: $8-$15
Olive Garden
Food: Italian
3 Orchard Hill Park Drive, Leominster
(978) 534-5856
Price: $10-$20
Papa John's Pizza
Food: Pizza
548 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg
(978) 345-5553
Price: $8-$15
Pizza King
Food: Pizza
814 N. Main St., Leominster
(978) 534-1555
Price: $8-$15
Slattery's Restaurant
Food: American
106 Lunenburg St., Fitchburg
(978) 342-8880
Price: $8-$15
Food: Sandwiches
2 Ray Ave., Fitchburg
(978) 345-0138
Price: $3-$8
Tedeschi Food Shops
Food: Sandwiches
15 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 345-0083
Price: $5-$10
TGI Friday's
Food: American
9 Orchard Hill Park Drive, Leominster
(978) 514-8760
Price: $8-$15
Tikki Tikki Chinese Restauarnt
Food: Chinese
335 Main St., Fitchburg
(978) 348-1038
Price: $5-$15
The Ugly Omelet
Food: Breakfast
165 Massachusetts Ave., Lunenburg
(978) 353-8696
Price: $5-$10
Uno Chicago Grill
Food: Pizza
905 Merriam Ave., Leominster
(978) 466-7808
Price: $8-$15
The Wine Cellar
Food: American
14 Mill St., Fitchburg
(978) 345-4752
Price: $8-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 29 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 31 responses

  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 32% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 45% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 19% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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