Off-Campus Dining

Location
Bethlehem, PA
Undergrads
4,824
Tuition
$42,220
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few good places in south bethlehem

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a TON of really great places surrounding campus. South Bethlehem has a lot of great ethnic choices, and on First Friday they offer discounts.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Don't go off campus much

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are some good places off campus, but because they are so far away it's hard to go there on a regular basis

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 53rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 930th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Charlie Gimber
Hometown
Sudbury, MA
Major
English and Journalism
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Despite the fact that most students consider Bethlehem nothing more than a ghetto, the town actually has some surprisingly good restaurants. On the south side alone, there are at least 10 quality establishments, and once you cross over the bridge into historic Bethlehem, you’ll find a cluster of very classy restaurants with excellent food. Students with access to a car will open themselves up to a whole new world of possibilities, as there are some very good eateries in nearby Allentown. There definitely seems to be enough variety for everyone to find a place they enjoy. The biggest surprise to most students upon coming to Lehigh is how many good restaurants there actually are.

On any given day of the week, you’ll find Goosey Gander and Deja Brew packed with students clamoring for their terrific sandwiches. For anyone in need of great food at New York City prices, there’s the Apollo Grill, Hotel Bethlehem, and Edge. For good American food at a more reasonable price, check out BridgeWorks and Bethlehem Brew Works. Even the bars in Bethlehem have very good food—the Ho and J.P. McGrady’s are both student favorites.

 

 

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Apollo
  • Brew Works
  • Edge
  • Gregory's
  • Johnny's Bagels
  • The Tally Ho
24-Hour Dining
Wawa
Best Asian
Eastern Chinese Restaurant
Best Breakfast
Billy's Downtown Diner
Best Healthy
Deja Brew
Best Pizza
Casa Mia
Best Wings
J.P. McGrady's
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Apollo Bar & Grill
  • Brew Works
Other Places to Check Out
  • Dominos
  • McDonald's
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendy's

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Super Fresh
3691 Route 378, Bethlehem
(610) 691-5011
Wawa
261 E. Union St., Bethlehem
(610) 867-2711
www.wawa.com
Wegmans
5000 Wegmans Dr., Bethlehem
(610) 317-1300

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Apollo Bar & Grill
Food: Upscale American
85 W. Broad St., Historic Bethlehem
(610) 865-9600
www.apollogrill.com
Price: $20-$40
Applebee's
Food: American
2109 Motel Dr., Bethlehem
(610) 867-7332
www.applebees.com
Price: $8-$15
Bay Leaf Restaurant
Food: American
935 Hamilton St., Allentown
(610) 433-4211
www.allentownbayleaf.com
Price: $10-$30
Bethlehem Brew Works
Food: American
569 Main St., Historic Bethlehem
(610) 882-1300
www.thebrewworks.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Six beers are brewed right in the restaurant.
Billy's Downtown Diner
Food: Diner
10 E. Broad St., Bethlehem
(610) 867-0105
www.billysdiner.com
Price: $5-$10
blue
Food: American
4431 Easton Ave., Bethlehem
(610) 691-8400
www.bluegrillhouse.com
Price: $20-$40
Campus Pizza
Food: Pizza
22 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem
(610) 867-6222
Price: $8-$15
Casa Mia
Food: Pizza, Italian
3711 Route 378, Bethlehem
(610) 867-6421
Price: $5-$10
Colonnade Steakhouse
Food: Steakhouse
437 Main St., Historic Bethlehem
(610) 625-2226
Price: $15-$30
Confetti Café
Food: American, vegetarian
462 Main St., Historic Bethlehem
(610) 861-7484
www.confetticafe.net
Price: $8-$15
Copperhead Grille
Food: American
5737 Route 378, Bethlehem
(610) 282-4600
www.copperheadgrille.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Copperhead Grille has dancing on Thursday nights.
Deja Brew
Food: Coffee, sandwiches, salads
101 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem
(610) 865-2739
Price: $5-$10
Eastern Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
Bethlehem Square Shopping Center, Route 191, Nazareth Pike
(610) 868-0299
Price: $8-$15
Edge
Food: French/Asian
74 W. Broad St., South Side Bethlehem
(610) 814-0100
www.edgerestaurant.net
Price: $20-$50
Cool Features: Cool urban setting.
Federal Grill
Food: Steakhouse
536 Hamilton St., Allentown
(610) 776-7600
www.federalgrill.com
Price: $20-$40
Goosey Gander
Food: Deli
102 W. Fourth St., Bethlehem
(610) 868-0176
www.thegoose.com
Price: $2-$7
Cool Features: Online ordering available.
Gregory's
Food: Steakhouse
2201 Schoenersville Rd., Allentown
(610) 264-9301
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Gregory's has tons of early 20th century memorabilia decorating the walls.
Gus's Crossroads Inn
Food: Greek
3760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bethlehem
(610) 867-8821
Price: $8-$15
J.P. McGrady's Pub
Food: American
117 E. Third St., South Side Bethlehem
(610) 868-8925
Price: $8-$15
Johnny's Bagels
Food: Bagels and breakfast
472 Main St.
(610) 861-8299
Price: $5-$10
Lehigh Pizza
Food: Pizza
13 W. Third St., Bethlehem
(610) 866-1088
www.lehighpizza.com
Price: $10-$20
Main Street Depot
Food: American
61 W. Lehigh St., Bethlehem
(610) 868-7123
www.mainstreetdepotrestaurant.com
Price: $10-$25
Manor House Inn
Food: French
4508 Old Bethlehem Pike, Center Valley
(610) 865-8166
www.manor-house-inn.com
Price: $20-$50
Minsi Trail Inn
Food: Elegant American
626 Stefko Blvd., Bethlehem
(610) 691-5613
Price: $15-$30
Musashi
Food: Japanese
1146 MacArthur Rd., Whitehall
(610) 820-9138
Price: $10-$25
No. 1 Chinese
Food: Chinese take-out
3703 Route 378, Bethlehem
(610) 868-2389
Price: $5-$10
Olive Branch
Food: Middle Eastern
355 Broadway, Bethlehem
(610) 814-0355
Price: $10-$20
Outback Steakhouse
Food: Steakhouse
3200 Emrick Blvd., Bethlehem
(610) 814-5860
www.outback.com
Price: $10-$25
Pane e Vino
Food: Italian
2118 Schoenersville Rd., Bethlehem
(610) 691-7126
Price: $10-$20
Pasta Bella
Food: Italian
209 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall
(610) 264-7571
Price: $8-$15
Starfish Brasserie
Food: Seafood
51 W. Broad St., Historic Bethlehem
(610) 332-8888
www.starfishbrasserie.com
Price: $20-$50
Starter's Pub
Food: American
3731 Route 378, Bethlehem
(610) 997-5454
www.starterspub.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Has the most TVs of any bar in the area.
Tally Ho Tavern (The Ho)
Food: American
205 W. Fourth St., South Side Bethlehem
(610) 865-2591
www.thetallyho.com
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: The Ho has either a DJ or musical acts on the weekends.
Tulum
Food: Mexican
17 W. Morton St., Bethlehem
(610) 691-8300
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 28 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 39 responses

  • 13% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 5% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 56% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 26% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.

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