Off-Campus Dining

Location
Nashville, TN
Undergrads
5,255
Tuition (in-state)
$18,954 ($6,426)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Its the typical food chains, kfc,tacobell, pizza hut same thing on campus..

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: off campus dining is ok, could be a little better and have a little more options for students.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Wendy's is close to campus and very affordable.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus is much better than on campus considering that the food is made in front of your face. The food is fresh.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I really try to eat at home and try not going out to eat since everything is so expensive.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 174th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost
  • 1153rd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Stephanie Richardson
Hometown
Tuskegee, AL
Major
Art Concentration Graphic Design, Minor Communications concentration in Journalism
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If there is one thing Nashville has, it is good restaurants! Nashville has a wide variety of foods offered at an even more diverse variety of restaurants. There are hundreds of restaurants within 10 minutes of campus, and students take advantage of that. You can simply drive down Jefferson Street, West End Avenue, or Charlotte Pike and always find something to satisfy your taste. There are a couple of drawbacks to dining out, though-one being cost, the other being transportation. Although there are so many restaurants in the area, one can get a little tired of chicken and soul food, so a student may want to venture out into the outskirts of Nashville for a change. Eating out can be expensive; however, most restaurants near TSU give student discounts by showing your student ID card. In order to dine at all these great restaurants, though, it is crucial to have some type of transportation, because the restaurants within walking distance of TSU are mostly typical chain franchises without much uniqueness. There are a few places to take your parents or a date if you're looking for good food at an affordable price. There are a number of great soul food places such as Harper's and Swett's that have great food and a good atmosphere. There are several more on West End and 21st avenues because they are close to Vanderbilt and Belmont Universities. For a date, you must try a local Italian restaurant because they are known for a great, intimate atmosphere with excellent food to share. The vast majority of restaurants in the area receive really good ratings and have friendly service, so you really can't go wrong.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Best Wok
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Cince de Mayo
  • Jack in the Box
  • Subway
24-Hour Dining
  • IHOP
  • Waffle House
Best Asian
  • Best Wok
  • China Dragon
  • P.F. Chang's
Best Breakfast
  • Harper's Restaurant
  • IHOP
  • McDonald's
  • Pancake Pantry
  • Waffle House
Best Healthy
  • Best Wok
  • P.F. Chang's
Best Pizza
  • Papa John's
  • Pie in the Sky
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
Hooters of Nashville
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • Demos'
  • J. Alexander's
  • O'Charley's
Other Places to Check Out
  • CafĂ© Coco
  • Cheesecake Factory
  • The Corner Bar
  • Jack in the Box
  • Melting Pot
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Pie in the Sky
  • Which Wich
  • Wingbasket
Did You Know?
  • Nashville is home to the annual Italian Street Fair and Renaissance Festival.
  • Southern cooking is great in Nashville! There are a great number of places that serve fried chicken, beans, greens, and cornbread.
  • Purity Dairy, the makers of Purity Ice Cream, is located on the outskirts of downtown Nashville.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Foodland
2900 West End Ave.
(615) 327-4187
Kroger
Charlotte Pike
Wal-Mart
Charlotte Pike

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Best Wok
Food: Chinese
2803 Clifton Ave.
(615) 341-0188
Price: $10-$15
Cheeseburger Charlie's
Food: Cheeseburgers
2048 Metro Center Blvd.
Cinco De Mayo
Food: Mexican
358 White Bridge Pike
Harper's Restaurant
Food: Soul food
2610 Jefferson St.
(615) 329-1909
Price: $8-$15
Hooters of Nashville
Food: American
184 Second Ave.
(615) 244-4668
www.hooters.com
Price: $8-$15
Jersey Mike's Subs
Food: Subs
West End and Metro Center
Cool Features: Cuts all your meat and cheese fresh off the chopping block
Knockout Wings
Food: Southern, wings
1300 Jefferson St.
(615) 320-3222
Price: $5-$10
Las Palmas Mexican Resturant
Food: Mexican
1905 Hayes St.
(615) 269-1900
Price: $8-$15
McDonald's
Food: American, burgers
2700 West End Ave.
(615) 327-3755
www.mcdonalds.com
Price: $3-$6
Old Spaghetti Factory
Food: Italian, American
160 Second Ave. N.
(615) 254-9010
www.osf.com
Price: $10-$20
Panera Bread
Food: Sandwiches, soups, bagels
21st Ave. S.
Pizza Hut
Food: Pizza
1908 West End Ave.
(615) 329-9909
www.pizzahut.com
Price: $8-$15
Qdoba
Food: Mexican
2019 West End Ave.
(615) 340-9039
www.qdoba.com
Price: $10-$20
Subway
Food: Subs
2719 Jefferson St.
Cool Features: Deals of sub sandwiches and often pass out free coupons for TSU students at the beginning of the school year.
Swett's Restaurant
Food: American, Californian, meat and three, Southern, soul food
2725 Clifton Ave.
(615) 329-4418
Price: $10-$20
Taco Bell
Food: Mexican
2004 West End Ave.
(615) 320-1445
www.tacobell.com
Price: $3-$6
Valentino's Ristorante
Food: Italian
1907 West End Ave.
(615) 327-0148
Price: $10-$25
Wendy's
Food: American, burgers
2601 West End Ave.
(615) 327-4930
www.wendys.com
Price: $3-$6
Whitt's Barbecue
Food: Southern barbeque
5211 Alabama Ave.
(615) 385-1553
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 71 responses

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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 74 responses

  • 9% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 26% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 41% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 24% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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