Off-Campus Dining

Henderson, TN
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of fast food and locally owned restaurants, but most close around 10pm.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants near school include Jacks, Taco Bell, Burger King, McDonalds, Sonic, and Pizza Hut. Most of these are cheap, unhealthy fast food chains. Most restaurants offer student discounts and are low priced. If you want to have more variety, you must drive to Jackson, which is 30 minutes away.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being a small town, there are plenty of nice local places, like Belle's Diner and Snookum's Steakhouse, and also a few chain fast food restaurants. Jackson also has great variety.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food selection is mostly fast food, but is open late. All within walking distance.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Henderson has Taco Bell, Mcdonalds, Burger King, Jacks, Chow Wagon, The LunchBox, Bells, and Sonic. We also have a new restaurant called Greens Beans and Taters, and another one called Doesn't Matter. There's also Pizza Hut, Dominos, China King, and Subway, but that's it.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1133rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1395th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Meghan B.
Nashville, TN
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With the exception of a few fast food places and individually-owned "mom and pop" restaurants, there isn't much to eat off campus in Henderson. If a student wants more options, he or she usually goes to Jackson, which is 30 minutes away. Most students don't mind the drive, though, because there is so little to do in Henderson. 

While Henderson has Besso's coffee, Jackson has Starbucks. Henderson has Subway, while Jackson has Jason's Deli. McDonald's is the go-to fast food restaurant in Henderson, but Jackson has Chick-fil-A, Arby's, Popeye's, and many more. So, much off-campus dining is not done in Henderson, where FHU is located, but in Jackson. However, Henderson does boast Bell's, which has "the best burgers this side of Heaven."

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
China King
Best Breakfast
  • Jack's Hamburgers
  • McDonald's
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Besso's
  • Maggie Moo's
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
Best Mexican
  • El Ranchito
  • Los Portales
Best Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings (Jackson)
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Chili's
  • Logan's Roadhouse
  • Olive Garden
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Bell's Drive-In
  • Besso's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Besso's
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Domino's
  • McDonald's
  • Olive Garden
  • Pizza Hut
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Dollar General
426 E. Main St.
(731) 989-3659
Family Dollar Store
121 Whitley Ave.
(731) 989-4828
Miller's Big Star
410 E. Main St.
(731) 989-2191
Piggly Wiggly
539 W. Main St.
(731) 989-1010

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Bell's Drive-In
Food: American
204 W. Church Ave.
(731) 989-2816
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Bell's has been featured in many magazines.
China King
Food: Asian
119 E. Main St.
(731) 983-5588
Price: $5-$10
El Ranchito
Food: Mexican
227 N. Church Ave.
(731) 989-7373
Price: $5-$10
Hilton's Jacks Creek Bar-B-Que
Food: American
10 State Route 22A N
(731) 989-4140
Price: $8-$15
Jack's Hamburgers
Food: American
520 E. Main St.
(731) 989-5401
Price: $5-$10
Logan's Roadhouse
Food: Steak
604 Carriage House Dr., Jackson
(731) 664-9902
Price: $8-$15
Los Portales
Food: Mexican
1314 US Highway 45 N
(731) 435-1313
Price: $5-$10
Maggie Moo's
Food: Desserts
1032 Vann Dr. #A, Jackson
(731) 256-1488
Price: $8-$15
Southern Skillet
Food: Home-cooked Southern food
275 Jacks Creek St.
(731) 989-1922
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 19 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 25 responses

  • 16% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 64% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 12% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 8% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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