Off-Campus Dining

Location
Hamden, CT
Undergrads
6,128
Tuition
$38,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's not too bad. Theres a good amount of choice but there are favorites of students like Eli's, Acrop, then the regular chain restaurants

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: For a college student, late night options are very important. Quinnipiac offers a service called Silver Spoons that delivers food from several local locations right to your dorm building for those late night munchies or freshman without cars.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You can head to Hamden Plaza by the shuttle the school provides, but it is really inconvenient and the shuttle schedule is not available for moblie as far as I know.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: its okay, the usual dominos and Chinese but now we have silver spoon that delivers food from other restaurants but its quite expensive.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Quinnipiac has a delivery option of Silver Spoon, which will go to local stores (like Dunkin Donuts, chili's, dairy queen, and other local restaurants that don't have a delivery option) and deliver it to you! This is great for freshman since you can't have a car freshman year. Other than deliveries, the shuttles take you to many plazas with different options, as well as the city of New Haven, which has a wide variety of food options.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 352nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 772nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mary-Catherine Dolan
Hometown
Reading
Major
Broadcast Journalism
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The sleepy town of Hamden, Conn., where Quinnipiac University is located, has many great off-campus dining options for its students. Freshmen cannot have cars on campus, and sophomores must park their cars off campus, so the University provides another shuttle system that takes students to Hamden on 50-minute intervals. This allows for all Quinnipiac students to enjoy the dining and activities in Hamden. Many off-campus dining locations accept the Quinnipiac student ID as a form of payment. Parents deposit money on students' IDs at the beginning of each semester, and the money can be used at any place that accepts it. Accepting the Quinnipiac student ID as a form of payment has been instrumental for restaurants and food places wanting to get more business. 

Hamden offers many sandwich deli places and quiet sit-down restaurants. A favorite place to grab a great sandwich, steak, or hoagie is Ray & Mike's. The deli is located within two miles of Quinnipiac's main campus and has been a mainstay for quick, delicious food for several generations of students. The deli has a rival, however, and it is a great debate among students over which deli they like best. The Corner Deli is in close competition with Ray & Mike's, as many of the same popular items are on both menus, such as the Buffalo chicken sandwich. Another popular cuisine Quinnipiac students seem to love is sushi. There are at least three sushi restaurants in Hamden and a few more in downtown New Haven. During lunch hours and all day Sunday, the sushi restaurants have a 50 percent-off menu. For college students on a budget, this is a very popular and tasty option. Hamden also has its nicer restaurants for when your parents come to town: the high-class Italian restaurant Luce, the casually sophisticated Eli's on Whitney, and the cozy and classy Mickey's Restaurant.  

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
None
Best Asian
Gold Star Chinese Restaurant
Best Breakfast
Whitney Donut Shop
Best Coffee
Dunkin' Donuts
Best Dessert
Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream
Best Healthy
Everyday Gourmet
Best Late-Night
Domino's
Best Mexican
Aunt Chilada's
Best Pizza
  • Primo Pizza
  • Tonino's Pizzeria & Ristorante
Best Wings
Side Street Grille
Best Place to Take a Date
Luce
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Eli's on Whitney
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's
  • Ashley's Ice Cream CafĂ©
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Bulldog Burrito
  • C.O.Jones
  • Di Matteo's Pizza & Restaurant
  • Drougie's Pizza
  • Friendly's
  • Griff's Chicken Shack
  • IHOP
  • Ivy Noodle
  • Ixtapa Grill
  • Kelly's Kone Konnection
  • Nikita's Bar & Bistro
  • Olive Garden
  • Pad Thai Restaurant
  • Panera Bread
  • Pepe's Pizzeria
  • Ray & Mike's Dairy & Deli
  • Red Lobster
  • SBC Restaurant & Brewery
  • Starbucks
  • TGI Friday's
  • Thyme & Season
  • Whitney's Sandwich Shop

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Stop & Shop
1245 Dixwell Ave.
(203) 281-0151
www.stopandshop.com
Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Acropolis Diner
Food: Greek, diner food
1864 Dixwell Ave.
(203) 288-0400
Price: $10-$20
Aunt Chilada's
Food: Mexican
3931 Whitney Ave.
(203) 230-4640
www.auntchilada.com
Price: $10-$20
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
2545 Whitney Ave.
(203) 288-3800
www.dominos.com
Price: $8-$15
Dunkin' Donuts
Food: Donuts
3300 Whitney Ave.
(203) 287-5442
www.dunkindonuts.com
Price: $3-$8
Eli's on Whitney
Food: American
2392 Whitney Ave.
(203) 287-1101
www.elisonwhitney.com
Price: $10-$20
Everyday Gourmet
Food: Healthy
3000 Whitney Ave. #3
(203) 281-0510
Price: $10-$20
Gold Star Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
3030 Whitney Ave.
(203) 281-6789
Price: $10-$20
Kumo
Food: Japanese
218 Skiff St.
(203) 281-3166
www.kumojapaneserestaurant.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Fifty percent off all sushi all day on Sundays
Luce
Food: Italian
2987 Whitney Ave.
(203) 407-8000
luce.webbersaur.us/
Price: $10-$20
Mickey's Restaurant
Food: American
2323 Whitney Ave.
(203) 288-4700
www.mickeysgroup.com
Price: $10-$30
Primo Pizza
Food: Pizza
3000 Whitney Ave. #9
(203) 288-3200
Price: $10-$20
Sakura Garden
Food: Japanese
1869 Dixwell Ave.
(203) 288-8836
www.sakuragardencuisine.com
Price: $10-$30
Side Street Grille
Food: American
15 Dickerman St.
(203) 407-1539
Price: $10-$20
Tonino's Pizzeria & Ristorante
Food: Italian
3480 Whitney Ave.
(203) 248-8846
Price: $10-$20
Wentworth Homemade Ice Cream
Food: Ice cream
3697 Whitney Ave.
(203) 281-7429
Price: $5
Whitney Donut Shop
Food: Breakfast
2574 Whitney Ave.
(203) 248-9095
Price: $10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 56 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 66 responses

  • 8% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 23% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 47% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 23% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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