Off-Campus Dining

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many places! I think I ate somewhere different every time I ordered food outside of food! There was a great selection!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: We get free moe's and subway so thats nice.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants everywhere. Unlimited number of options.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants around campus, some walking and some driving distance. There are some that I actually have not gone to yet. If you want quick and easy, there are a few around which are affordable. The best is the Dunkin Donuts that just got put in, which is very convenient.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of place to eat in the area. Surrend by many small towns and max of 10 minutes away from Applebees, McD's, Joes Crab shack, Panera and many other favorites.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 988th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1108th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Leah Foley
Hometown
Troy, New York
Major
Nutrition Science
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There are some off-campus dining locations that are within close proximity to campus, but most of the best off-campus dining places are in the Capital District. Whether they are close to campus or a little farther away, the off-campus restaurants are all very convenient to get to, and there is a wide variety of places to choose from. The value is outstanding in most off-campus restaurants, but the prices can vary anywhere from $8 per meal to $35 or higher. The nice thing about off-campus restaurants is that their menus add something different to student’s food choices, since the on-campus dining hall food can become repetitive.

The variety of restaurants in Troy and the surrounding region includes Asian, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai, Italian, and American-ized restaurants. There are not many restaurants that focus just on vegetarian, gluten-free, or kosher foods, but local restaurants usually include a few of these food options to satisfy customers. In fact, the availability of these food choices has been increasing and is being offered at more and more restaurants in the area, especially at little shops and small grocery stores. Perhaps in the future, Troy will get an all vegan or gluten-free restaurant.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Bob's Diner
  • Latham 76 Diner
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
Best Asian
Sushi King
Best Breakfast
Duncan's Dairy Bar
Best Coffee
  • Bruegger's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Flavour Café & Lounge
Best Dessert
  • Bella Napoli Italian American Bakery
  • Flavour Café & Lounge
  • Illium Café
Best Healthy
Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
Best Late-Night
I Love New York Pizza
Best Mexican
Pancho's
Best Pizza
I Love New York Pizza
Best Wings
  • I Love New York Pizza
  • Red Front Restaurant
Best Place to Take a Date
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Flavour Café & Lounge
  • Plum Blossom
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Applebee's
  • Illium Café
  • Plum Blossom
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bacchus Wood Fired
  • Boston Market
  • Chubby's Sub East Side
  • Country View Diner
  • Daily Grind
  • Delectabulls Delicatessen
  • Friendly's Ice Cream Shop
  • Green Shell Chinese Restaurant
  • Jack's Drive-In
  • McDonald's
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Ninety Nine
  • Otis & Oliver's Restaurant-Pub
  • Panera Bread
  • Pizza DaVinci
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Snowman
  • Spring Garden
  • The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
  • Taco Bell
  • Trader Ed's Nautical Pub and Restaurant
  • Two Brothers Italian American
  • Uncle Ricky's Bagel Heaven
  • Wendy's
Did You Know?
Working at a restaurant in the Troy area is a great opportunity for students because it gives them work experience, they can make money, most of the restaurants are easily accessible, and managers are willing to work with students' schedules.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Hannaford
9 126th St.
(518) 233-8196
www.hannaford.com
Daily 24 hours
Price Chopper
716 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 266-9035
www.pricechopper.com
Daily 24 hours
Save-A-Lot
120-156 Hoosick St.
(518) 274-7052
save-a-lot.com
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wal-Mart
760 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 279-0685
www.walmart.com
Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Food: American
555 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham
(518) 785-1998
www.applebees.com
Price: $8-$15
Bella Napoli Italian American Bakery
Food: Italian
Corners of Route 9 and 155
(888) 800-0103
www.bellanapolibakery.com
Bob & Ron's Fish Fry
Food: Seafood
1007 Central Ave., Albany
(518) 482-5112
www.bobandronscarshow.com
Price: $5-$15
Bob's Diner
Food: American
929 19th St., Watervliet
(518) 274-7120
Price: $5-$10
Bombers Burrito Bar
Food: Mexican
258 Lark St., Albany
(518) 463-9636
www.bombersburritobar.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: You can fax your order over!
Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
55 Congress St.
(518) 874-4469
www.brueggers.com
Price: $5-$10
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: American
131 Colonie Center, Albany
(518) 453-2500
www.thecheesecakefactory.com
Price: $10-$30
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Food: Barbecue
337 River St.
(518) 308-0400
www.dinosaurbarbque.com
Price: $9-$25
Duncan's Dairy Bar
Food: American
890 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 279-9985
Price: $10
Cool Features: Cash only; established in 1939
Dunkin' Donuts
Food: Baked goods, doughnuts
363 Broadway
(518) 272-4218
www.dunkindonuts.com
Price: $3-$8
Flavour Café & Lounge
Food: Coffee, yummies
228 Fourth St.
(518) 266-9253
www.flavourcafe.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: More than 40 varieties of coffee
Giffy's Bar-B-Que
Food: Barbecue
1739 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 373-9800
www.giffysbarbq.com
Price: $7-$25
I Love New York Pizza
Food: Pizza
445 Hoosick St.
(518) 266-0939
ilovenypizzaonhoosick.com
Price: $15-$20
Cool Features: More than 27 specialty pizzas
Illium Café
Food: Sandwiches, salads, sushi
9 Broadway
(518) 273-7700
illiumcafe.com
Price: $5-$10
Koto Japanese Steak House
Food: Japanese
260 Wolf Rd. Extension, Latham
(518) 869-8888
www.kotoalbany.com
Price: $15-$40
Latham 76 Diner
Food: Diner
722 New Loudon Rd., Latham
(518) 785-3793
www.latham76diner.com
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Breakfast all day
Mama's Family Restaurant
Food: Italian, seafood, and desserts
1218 Route 146, Clifton Park
(518) 371-7313
mamasbistro.com
Price: $10-$25
Pancho's
Food: Mexican
740 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 273-3673
www.panchosintroy.com
Price: $10-$30
Plum Blossom
Food: Chinese
685 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 272-0036
Price: $10-$30
Recovery Sports Grill
Food: Game food, appetizers
235 Hoosick St.
(518) 272-1702
www.recoverysportsgrill.com
Price: $9-$25
Red Front Restaurant
Food: Pizza
71 Division St.
(518) 272-9241
www.redfrontrestaurant.com
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Serving the Capital region for more than 55 years
Sushi King
Food: Asian
200 Broadway #101
(518) 274-0015
Price: $8-$15
Testo's Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian
853 Fourth Ave.
(518) 235-0444
www.testositalianrestaurant.com
Price: $8-$30
Verdiles Restaurant
Food: Italian
572 Second Ave.
(518) 235-8879
www.verdile.com
Price: $9-$18
Villa Valenti
Food: Pizza, wings
369 W. Sand Lake Rd., Wynantskill
(518) 283-1291
villavalenti.com
Price: $10-$25

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 27 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 36 responses

  • 28% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 47% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 11% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 14% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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