The off-campus dining choices for JHU students are endless. There are enough restaurants around Baltimore to satisfy even the pickiest eaters, and many of these restaurants are within walking distance of Hopkins. The Hopkins and Collegetown shuttles or access to a car will greatly increase your culinary options. Since Hopkins has such a diverse student body, students go to ethnic restaurants at least as frequently as ones that serve American cuisine. The Charm City Circulator is Baltimore's free bus transportation system that is easily picked up on 33rd Street (Purple Line) and will take you downtown to the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill, or Fell's Point. Many students take these buses to save money for their off-campus dining experience.
While at Hopkins, make sure you get out at least occasionally to sample the restaurants Baltimore has to offer. Students mainly cite the lack of time and money as reasons they don’t get out to eat more, not the restaurant selection, but since Baltimore has so many college students and young professionals, there are numerous places where you can get a delicious meal for less than $10. There are even places where you can get a meal for $5 or $6 and still bring home leftovers. If students make the effort to try restaurants around Baltimore, in addition to ones adjacent to Hopkins, they’ll be sure to find a favorite.