When most students think of off-campus restaurants, foam forms at the sides of their mouths, and they scratch at the door, whimpering to be let out. Once they calm down, they will tell you that Flagstaff is home to some of the best places around when it comes to food. When you compare it to the experience of eating at the Doob or the Union, going off campus definitely makes sense. The food is very moderately priced, and a dinner for two can be had for just around $25. It’s easy to find a restaurant—no matter what kind of food you're looking for. You want Italian? Bada-bing. You want Thai? You got it. You want food poisoning? Well, the Union might still be open.
Oregano's and Macy's definitely stand out as the places to be for students. Don't miss NiMarco's and its unbeatable pizza, as well as Hiro's for being the affordable, delicious joint for sushi. Because Flagstaff is so dominated by the college scene, many of the restaurants in the area will also have special student menus or discounts. Most of the food action in the area will be just off campus or within walking distance downtown, so it's very accessible. If there's one complaint, it's that very few places are open late for after-hours eating. It's 4 a.m., and you're hungry? Too bad. It's either go to Denny's or gnaw on your thumb.