As the city of Murfreesboro expands, so do the dining options. A few years ago, this section would have been given a lower grade, as most of the restaurants were located along Old Fort Parkway and were less than convenient to get to. Today, you no longer have to drive through downtown and across Broad Street—which has the longest light in town—to get a bite to eat. The increase of apartments around campus and the Walmart on Northfield have been the antagonists to the increased restaurant development.
Things are changing so much in this small town—restaurants are moving around, new ones are popping up every day, and the variety of food offered has greatly increased in recent years. There are several Mexican, Italian, Chinese, and Greek restaurants, as well as Thai, Indian, and Caribbean. Since finding something to do in Murfreesboro can be a struggle, going out to eat is an easy solution. La Siesta Mexican Restaurant is a favorite place for students to study, meet, dine, and drink.