There is a bevy of options only a few blocks away from campus, all of which vary in terms of quality, cuisine, atmosphere, and price. If you enjoy Asian food, you will do especially well, as it sometimes seems as if every third restaurant serves up Korean, Vietnamese, or Thai food. And the non-Asian options are just as varied. In one block on Broadway, you might find a Mexican restaurant, a Russian restaurant, and a more traditional American one as well. Teriyaki joints are especially common and very popular with Seattle University students as they tend to offer large portions for a pretty cheap price, sometimes enough that you can save the rest for a light dinner. Dinner is an especially popular time to eat out, given how early most places on campus close on most days. Unfortunately there are few true 24-hour options within easy walking distance, but there is an IHOP right across the street from campus, and it is always a popular place to head for a late-night study session.
Of course, it certainly isn’t cheap to eat out, and most students only go once a week, maybe twice, and even then many still tend towards some of the cheaper eateries. Given the sheer volume of offerings and the cramped nature of schedules, you probably won’t be able to try them all, even in all four years at school. But you cannot really understand Seattle University if you only eat the food the university itself makes, and you must budget your time and money to include visits to off-campus establishments. Whether you’re looking for a hole-in-the-wall dive or a four star establishment, you can find all of them in Seattle and many of them within walking distance of Seattle U.