Off-Campus Dining

Los Angeles, CA
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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: L.A. has tones of great restaurants!! Don't be afraid to explore! If you don't have a car, then walk around eagle rock, there are more good restaurants than you think.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Thai Eagle Rox is great ethnic food and convinent

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Occidental is surrounded by all kinds of different restaurants: there is sushi, barbecue, Mexican, Chinese, Thai, taco trucks, fast food, etc. Almost everything is within reach, and, even better, if you can walk to it from campus, chances are they offer an Oxy student discount!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Eagle Rock has a lot of places to dine off-campus. If you don't have a car, you'll have to walk there, but it's usually not too much of an inconvenience.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: For eagle rock we actually do have pretty good off campus dining.


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  • 122nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 143rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Simply put, the off-campus dining scene around Oxy can not be beat. There are many options nearby, and an even greater degree of choices and quality restaurants the farther one goes into the city. The sheer number of restaurants and the high level of satisfaction shows that eating out while at Oxy is almost certainly going to be good. The off-campus eating scene at Oxy is excellent. Whether in Eagle Rock itself, or in the surrounding areas, there are plenty of options for places to eat, and almost all of them are great. Casa Bianca is one of the highest rated Italian restaurants in LA, and the rest of the restaurants in the area are not far behind. There are also many options for prices as well, as most things are well within a typical college student's budget.

While it may take a car ride, walk, or bus ride off campus to get to all of this, there are enough close-by options and such a huge variety that it doesn't matter. It is very beneficial that there is so much variety off campus. With only two dining halls on campus, students are pleased with some of the options that they have with off-campus dining. The eating opportunities off campus more than make up for the so-so food on campus. The location of Occidental is a great strength, especially when it comes to eating off campus. A large number of options and a high level of quality give any student an excellent chance to find a good meal near or far, regardless of restrictions on tastes, time, or money.

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Student Favorites
  • Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
  • Señor Fish
24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
OK Chinese Food
Best Breakfast
Pat and Lorraine's
Best Healthy
Best Pizza
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Pat and Lorraine's
Other Places to Check Out
Leo's Taco Truck (Open until 2 a.m. on Sunday and weekdays and until 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday!)
Did You Know?
  • The weekly farmers' market near campus draws people from all over the city, and it has some of the best inexpensive food in the area.
  • The Capri has a special for Oxy students that provides all-you-can-eat spaghetti and salad meals for about $7.
  • Most places in Eagle Rock are within 10 minutes of walking distance from campus, and many offer full dinner options for less than $10.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Albertson's Grocery
4211 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 255-9993
Daily 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
1416 E Colorado St, Glendale
(818) 548-0945
Trader Joe's
1566 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 258-2449
Daily 9 a.m. -9 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Café Beaujolais
Food: French bistro
1712 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 255-5111
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Fun, elegant French atmosphere with awesome desserts.
The Capri Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian
4604 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 257-3225
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Warm, friendly, authentic Italian restaurant! Comparable to New York or New Jersey style pizza and pasta.
Casa Bianca Pizza Pie
Food: Italian
1650 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 256-9617
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Well know establishment serving pizza and other Italian food in an awesome atmosphere.
Food: American, breakfast
3060 N. San Fernando Rd.
(323) 259-8258
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Open when nothing else is.
OK Chinese Food
Food: Chinese
2256 Colorado Blvd (off of Eagle Rock Blvd.)
(323) 258-3178
Price: $5-$12
Cool Features: Super fast delivery!
Panang Restaurant
Food: Thai
1801 Colorado Blvd.
(323) 344-3796
Price: $9-$16
Cool Features: They deliver. Some vegan choices.
Pat and Lorraine's Coffee Shop
Food: American diner
4720 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 257-7926
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: The Madonna `Like a Virgin,' speech in Reservoir Dogs was filmed here!
Señor Fish
Food: Mexican
4803 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 257-7167
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Outdoor seating and BYOB. Great tacos, burritos and salsa.
Food: Sandwiches, salads
4919 Eagle Rock Blvd.
(323) 254-7563
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Convienient and fast, plus healthy options.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 24 responses

Very poor
  • 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 27 responses

  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 0% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 22% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 78% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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