Off-Campus Dining

Location
Erie, PA
Undergrads
3,723
Tuition (in-state)
$20,794 ($13,900)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
Branch Campus Of
Penn State
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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are several off-campus dining options near our school. They include many fast food restaurants and convenience stores for quick and inexpensive items. Also there are many healthy eateries for which to choose from that are also low in costs. There are also fine dining restaurants for which to go to with your family when they come to visit

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: We are surrounded by off campus restaurants. If you want something other than the dining hall, it is easy to find the food you're craving.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is great...if you can get there. Nearest location is 10 minutes by vehicle, round trip of 20...and it's quite a distance, so gas becomes a factor. Nothing is within walking distance.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Taco Bell, McDonald's, Perkins, Pizza Hut, Domino's, Hungry Howie's, Applebee's, and all the chains (Olive Garden, Golden Corrall, etc.) on Peach street (15 min drive).

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't really been to off campus dining but many like Hungry Howies for pizza and on Peach Street, there are a ton of different restaurants for all types of food.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1203rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1232nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Alexandra Johnston
Hometown
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Major
Biology
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Off-campus dining near campus is great. Although Hungry Howie's is the only place that a student could reasonably walk, many places are within a short drive. There are three main areas where students can go to eat. Buffalo Road is about a five-minute drive and has places like Perkins, Applebee’s, El Canelo (a local Mexican favorite), Subway, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Sheetz, and many other restaurants. Peach Street, about 15 minutes off campus, has many more restaurants, including Texas Roadhouse, Olive Garden, Buffalo Wild Wings, O'Charley's, Quaker Steak and Lube, Red Lobster, Smokey Bones, Applebee’s, and Boston's, among many others, including the Millcreek Mall food court. Finally, the tourist area near Presque Isle has many great places to eat. Students love to go to Sara's, a local favorite, for a quick bite or the fantastic ice cream. The tourist area may be a little more expensive but some local favorites are here.

Overall, off-campus dining is very good, reasonably priced, and convenient—as long a student has a way of getting there. But, it is almost never a problem since people are always going out to eat and asking if others want to go with them. For freshmen, it is very helpful to have a friend with a car since taking the bus is no treat and can get expensive. Since so many students at Behrend have a car on campus, it is not usually difficult to find a ride.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Perkins
Best Asian
Golden Wok
Best Breakfast
The Pufferbelly Restaurant
Best Healthy
It's Greek to Me Café and Bakery
Best Mexican
El Canelo
Best Pizza
Lucchetti's Pizza
Best Wings
Jimmy Z's Time Out Tavern
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Aoyama
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Little Caesars
  • Olive Garden
  • Papa John's
  • Smokey Bones
  • Steak and Shake
  • Subway
  • Wendy's

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Giant Eagle
4500 Buffalo Rd.
(814) 899-5674
www.gianteagle.com
Daily 24 hours
Tops
1702 E. 38th St.
(814) 455-7482
www.topsmarkets.com
Wal-Mart Supercenter
2711 Elm St.
(814) 459-3625
www.walmart.com
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Aoyama
Food: Japanese
970 Millcreek Mall
(814) 868-7999
Price: $10-$25
El Canelo
Food: Mexican
2709 W. 12th St.
(814) 835-2290
www.elcanelo.net
Price: Less than $10
Golden Wok
Food: Chinese
3202 Pittsburgh Ave.
(814) 836-9657
Price: Less than $10
Hungry Howie's
Food: Pizza
5086 Station Rd.
(814) 899-4242
www.hungryhowies.com
Price: Less than $10
It's Greek to Me Café and Bakery
Food: Greek
1017 State St.
(814) 454-0172
Price: Less than $10
Jimmy Z's Time Out Tavern
Food: Pub food, wings
3406 Buffalo Rd.
(814) 898-3880
Price: $5-$10
Lucchetti's Pizza
Food: Italian, pizza
1042 W. 26th St.
(814) 452-4413
www.lucchettispizza.com
Price: $5-$15
O'Charley's
Food: American
2077 Interchange Rd.
(814) 464-2957
www.ocharleys.com
Price: $7-$15
Perkins Restaurant & Bakery
Food: American
4334 Buffalo Road
(814) 898-1212
www.perkinsrestaurants.com
Price: $8-$15
The Pufferbelly Restaurant
Food: American
414 French St.
(814) 454-1557
www.thepufferbelly.com
Price: $15-$24
Quaker Steak & Lube
Food: Wings
7851 Peach St.
(814) 864-WINGS
www.thelube.com
Price: Less than $10
Sara's
Food: American
25 Peninsula Dr., Presque Isle
(814) 833-1957
www.sarasandsallys.com
Price: Less than $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 32 responses

  • 6% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 25% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 59% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 9% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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