Off-Campus Dining

Location
New Paltz, NY
Undergrads
6,091
Tuition (in-state)
$16,008 ($6,758)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Everything from bar food to Indian food to Turkish food is within walking distance of campus. I've been at New Paltz for 3 years and still haven't tried all the restaurants in town. Just DON'T go to China House.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The town of new paltz is home to lots of great restaurants. Just by walking five minutes off campus your have all kinds of food at you're finger tips from vegan pasta at Rock da Pasta to late night pizza at Fat Bobs thers always good food to eat

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few choices. The typical fast food restaurants. A few good diners, and one very good italian restaurant. Very affordable for college students and right around the corner from the campus.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Vegetarian heaven. There are a ton of places to eat in town and they all recognize dietary restrictions like vegetarianism or veganism. There are so many restaurants within walking distance with a wide variety of options.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: theres definitely a good amount of various restaurants and places to eat

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 78th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 215th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Samuel Borenzweig
Hometown
New York City
Major
Philosophy
Grad Year
2012
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New Paltz's Main Street is lined with awesome, family-owned restaurants, many of which employ SUNY students. Some favorites include Mexicali Blue (a taco/burrito joint that prides itself in using only fresh ingredients), the Main Street Bistro (the Saturday and Sunday morning brunch hot spot with a can't-be-beat breakfast special for $2!), and Karma Road (the organic vegan café downtown).

Those looking for ethnic cuisine can head to Yanni's for a gyro, Lemongrass for some delicious pad thai, Anatolia for Turkish delight, or one of the many Chinese and Japanese spots around town. American cuisine is also available, notably at P&G's, which transforms into a popping bar at night. There are also chain restaurants like McDonald's and Subway farther up Main Street. Many spots have special deals, like "Wing Night" at McGillicuddy's, where you can spring for 40-cent wings!

Facts & Statistics

Best Asian
Neko Sushi
Best Breakfast
Main Street Bistro
Best Coffee
Starbucks
Best Dessert
The Bakery
Best Healthy
Karma Road
Best Late-Night
The College Diner
Best Mexican
Mexicali Blue
Best Pizza
  • Fat Bob's
  • Gourmet Pizza
Best Wings
McGillicuddy's Restaurant & Tap House
Best Place to Take a Date
Gilded Otter
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Gilded Otter
Other Places to Check Out
  • Barnaby's Restaurant
  • Beso
  • China House
  • Convenient Deli Mart
  • Genesis Restaurant Diner
  • Gomen Kudasai Restaurant
  • Grimaldi's Pizzeria
  • Health & Nutrition Center
  • La Bella Pizza Bistro
  • La Stazione Italian Restaurant
  • Main Course
  • Moon Light CafĂ©
  • Mudd Puddle Coffee
  • Muddy Cup Coffee House
  • Paul's Kitchen
  • Quiznos
  • Rino's Pizza
  • Sweet Nate's Cakes
  • Taco Shack
  • Tokyo Sushi
  • The Village Tea Room Restaurant & Bake Shop
Did You Know?
Many restaurants have special deals that cater to students, like "Wing Night" at McGillicuddy's.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Shop Rite Supermarket
258 Main St.
(845) 255-5015
www.shoprite.com
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Stop & Shop
271 Main St.
(845) 256-0121
www.stopandshop.com
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Anatolia
Food: Turkish
76 Main St.
(845) 255-1424
Price: $8-$15
Bacchus Restaurant & Bar
Food: American
4 S. Chestnut St.
(845) 255-8636
http://bacchusnewpaltz.com
Price: $10-$30
The Bakery
Food: Baked goods
13a N. Front St.
(845) 255-8840
www.ilovethebakery.com
Price: $10-$20
The College Diner
Food: Diner
500 Main St.
(845) 255-5040
www.thecollegediner.com
Price: $10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Fat Bob's
Food: Pizza
52 Main St.
(845) 255-0096
Price: $10
Cool Features: Bacon ranch chicken pizza
Gilded Otter
Food: American
3 Main St.
(845) 256-1700
www.gildedotter.com
Price: $10-$20
Gourmet Pizza
Food: Pizza
68 Main St.
(845) 255-2666
gourmetpizzanp.blogspot.com/
Price: $10
Great Wall Kitchen
Food: Chinese
RR 299
(845) 255-5171
Price: $10
Karma Road
Food: Healthy
11 Main St.
(845) 255-1099
karmaroad.net
Price: $10-$15
Lemongrass
Food: Thai
125 Main St.
(845) 256-0161
Price: $8-$15
Main Street Bistro
Food: American, vegetarian
59 Main St.
(845) 255-7766
mainstreetbistro.com
Price: $10-$20
McDonald's
Food: Fast food
261 Main St.
(845) 255-8141
www.mcdonalds.com
Price: $3-$8
McGillicuddy's Restaurant & Tap House
Food: American
84 Main St.
(845) 256-9289
cuddysny.com
Price: $10
Cool Features: 15 TVs!
Mexicali Blue
Food: Mexican
87 Main St.
(845) 255-5551
www.mexicali-blue.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Anthony Bourdain called Mexicali Blue's tacos "the best tacos on the East Coast!"
Neko Sushi
Food: Sushi
49 Main St.
(845) 255-0162
www.thenekosushi.com
P&G's Restaurant
Food: American
91 Main St.
(845) 255-6161
Price: $8-$15
The Plaza Diner
Food: Diner fare
27 New Paltz Plaza
(845) 255-1030
Price: $10
Rock Da Pasta
Food: Pasta
62 Main St.
(845) 255-1144
www.rockdapasta.com
Price: $10-$20
Starbucks
Food: Coffee, tea
1 Plattekill Ave.
(845) 256-9815
www.starbucks.com
Price: $3-$8
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
234 Main St.
(845) 256-6425
www.subway.com
Price: $3-$8
Tommy C's
Food: Deli food
138 Main St.
(845) 255-3324
Price: $10-$20
Yanni Restaurant
Food: Greek
51 Main St.
(845) 256-0988
www.yannirestaurantcafe.com
Price: $8-$15

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 62 responses

  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 35% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 61% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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