Off-Campus Dining

Saint Leo, FL
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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't know anything about off campus dining.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: All the local places give student discounts, but students get tired of the same old boring Mexican restaurant that is not even a mile away. At least I do

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The options are countless. There are so many to choose from. Our Campus its only 35 minutes away from Tampa, and you can find almost anything there.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: the off-campus restaurants are great. they are no more than 20 minutes away. they are all full of different kinds of food and most of them delivers so that's awesome.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Will most likely need a car/ride to most places you might eat off campus however some of the better small/independently owned restaurants nearby are fantastic.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 1033rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1338th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Colin Piacentine
Bryn Mawr, PA
Communication Management
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Not too many students complain about the price of dining around Saint Leo. Directly across the street from the university's entrance is the Saint Leo Abbey Tavern and Golf Course. Here many enjoy gourmet food as well as cheap drinks. Outside of that, the best places to get food are San Antonio, Wesley Chapel, Dade City, and Zephyrhills. Each of which will require a car as a means of ways to get to any restaurant. But given the low prices of the majority of venues, gas should not be an issue.

For quick, cheap meals and drinks, the best place is San Antonio Liquors and Lounge, better known as Ralph's to the locals and college students. Ralph's will be your go-to place for a quick bite or cold beer while listening to some live southern bluegrass jams. Be sure to try the gator tail at when it's in season. Also within the same distance from the university are two great deli options: San Antonio Market and The Jiffy. Both boast great deli sandwiches. The market is the more expensive of the two but has some delightful daily soup. The Jiffy is famous for its out-of-this-world honey pecan chicken salad.

Staying local to Dade City gives you the option of all your normal fast-food joints as well as some quaint privately owned restaurants. These are good for lunch or even an early dinner. If it's a night out for a date or good times with some friends, then you may want to take a drive to Zephyrhills or Wesley Chapel. Both towns offer well-known chains like Chili's, Ruby Tuesday, Outback Steakhouse, and Applebee's.  

The late-night options are mainly Denny's and Waffle House. Waffle House is cheap and a very interesting experience to say the least at 2 a.m. or later. Denny's is a bit better quality and slightly more expensive. The best breakfast in town goes to the Village Inn of Dade City or Cracker Barrel.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Denny's
  • Waffle House
Best Asian
  • China Buffet
  • China Wok
  • Golden Panda
Best Breakfast
Village Inn
Best Coffee
Coffee Mug
Best Dessert
Kafé Kokopelli
Best Late-Night
  • Denny's
  • Waffle House
Best Mexican
Pancho's Villa Mexican Restaurant
Best Pizza
  • Capri Pizza & More
  • Francesco's Restaurant
Best Wings
  • Beef O'Brady's
  • Winners Sports Grill
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Chili's Grill & bar
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Kafé Kokopelli
Other Places to Check Out
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

7838 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills
(813) 783-6871
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wal-Mart Super Center
7631 Gall Boulevard, Zephyrhills
(813) 782-1957
Daily 24 hours
12649 US 301, Dade City
(352) 523-2929
Daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Beef 'O'Brady's
Food: Sports Bar
14136 Seventh St., Dade City
(352) 567-4136
Price: $8-$15
Capri Pizza & More
Food: Pizza
7825 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills
(813) 783-2906
Price: $8-$15
China Buffet
Food: Chinese
12546 US 301 S, Dade City
(352) 567-8088
Price: $8-$15
China Wok
Food: Chinese
7254 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills
(813) 780-2268
Price: $5-$10
Coffee Mug
Food: Sandwhiches, soups
37938 Meridian Ave., Dade City
(352) 567-2224
Price: $5-$10
Food: American
29933 State Road 52, San Antonio
(352) 588-7931
Price: $8-$15
Francesco's Restaurant
Food: Pizza
14418 Seventh St., Dade City
(352) 518-0009
Price: $8-$15
Golden Panda
Food: Chinese
37915 Eiland Blvd., Zephyrhills
(813) 779-1581
Price: $8-$15
Kafé Kokopelli
Food: American
37940 Live Oak Ave., Dade City
(352) 523-0055
Price: $5-$15
A Matter of Taste Café & Tea
Food: American, Cuban, Greek Cuisine
14121 Seventh St., Dade City
(352) 567-5100
Price: $5-$15
Pancho's Villa Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
32804 Pennsylvania Ave., San Antonio
(352) 588-3037
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: They deliver to Saint Leo University.
San Antonio Liquors and Lounge (aka Ralph's)
Food: Southern
32625 State Road 52, San Antonio
(352) 588-2277
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Fish-fry, blues band, Cornhole tournaments, kegs & eggs
San Antonio Market
Food: Deli and grocery
32750 Pennsylvania Ave., San Antonio
(352) 588-2055
St. Leo Abbey Tavern
Food: Gourmet Golf Course Clubhouse
33640 State Road 52, San Antonio
(352) 588-9844
Price: $8-$20
Cool Features: Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m., half-price drinks
Village Inn
Food: American
12880 US 301, Dade City
(352) 521-6601
Price: $8-$15
Waffle House
Food: Breakfast
29537 State Road 52, San Antonio
(352) 588-4887
Price: $5-$10
Winners Sports Grill
Food: American
5429 Village Market, Wesley Chapel
(813) 973-7474
Price: $8-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 89 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 104 responses

  • 14% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 28% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 32% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 26% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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