Although there are a few off-campus dining options in Hanover, most students like to head into Madison for a bite to eat. In Hanover, there are a few popular destinations, like McDonald's, Jendy's Pizzeria, and Subway, all of which are within walking distance from campus. Downtown, locally-owned sandwich shops like the Red Pepper and the Downtowner are popular, as are other locations like Hinkle's, Shooters, and Franco's. Hinkle's in particular is a Hanover tradition, and many students go for late-night Hinkle's runs to stock up on milkshakes, home fries, and burgers.
Upper Madison has many different fast food restaurants, like Taco Bell, KFC, McDonald's, Wendy's, Sonic, and more. Harry's Stone Grill is a nice steakhouse that is great for a date or a nice dinner with your parents. Frisch’s Big Boy, Ponderosa, and Bob Evans are also good choices for family dinners. Dining in Hanover is unlike colleges in big cities because the restaurants are usually family-owned, and there are few chain restaurants.