Off-Campus Dining

College Park, MD
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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: too many of the same food restaurants

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many pizza restaurants here, its unreal. We have a lot of chains like chipotle, noodles & co, jimmy johns, etc. But we have a few good ones like sweet green, kiyoko sushi, ivy noodles, and potbellys. It gets pretty boring, but its definitely livable. And most pizza places stay open until around 4. One place has pizza slices the same size as your face.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I think there are a lot of options in the area. Some of them you would need a car for.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: lots of late night options

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Too. Many. Pizza. Places. But everyone loves them after a night out. There's some good places and you don't have to spend much money, but Route 1 could use some variety. And maybe some nicer places to eat.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 746th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1106th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paul Yu
Bethesda, MD
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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The good news is that College Park is filled with a lot of restaurants, fast food joints, and snack shops that line Route 1 and a few mini-shopping centers. There are so many restaurants in College Park that one would think that food is the city’s top income-producing industry. The bad news is that while there are a lot of places to eat off campus, knowing that there are better restaurants a good distance away can make many students’ stomachs ache. However, there are favorites: Chipotle, Five Guys, Marathon Deli, and Noodles & Company.

The food off campus can be awesome, as long as you don’t think about universities in cities like New York, where there are 5,000 restaurants just a train ride away. College Park does have a Subway and a few McDonald’s restaurants, as well as many pizza places; however, if you go home during winter break, watch out for withdrawal symptoms because there really is something special about dining in College Park—even if it entails dining after midnight on a school night.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Plato's Diner (Friday and Saturday)
Best Asian
  • Golden China
  • Panda
  • Shanghai Café
Best Breakfast
The Bagel Place
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Yogiberry
Best Healthy
  • Jason's Deli
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
  • D.P. Dough
  • Five Guys Burger & Fries
  • Panda
Best Mexican
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Best Pizza
Pizza Hut
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Cornerstone Grill & Loft
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Applebee's
  • Noodles & Company
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Other Places to Check Out
  • Apollo Restaurant
  • Austin Grill
  • Boston Market
  • Burger King
  • China Buffet
  • Cluck-U Chicken
  • Domino's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Eli's Restaurant
  • IHOP
  • Jimmy John's
  • Kiyoko Express
  • Mamma Lucia
  • Mulligan's Bar & Grill
  • Old Dominion Brew House
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Papa John's
  • Pita Pit
  • Pizza Boli's
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill
  • Saladworks
  • Sbarro
  • Silver Diner
  • Smoothie King
  • Sweet Nuthouse
  • Taco Bell
  • Ten Ren's Tea Time
  • Thirsty Turtle
  • Wawa
  • Wing Zone
  • Yami Yami
Did You Know?
Students can order food and find student discounts online using

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

8600 Baltimore Ave., College Park
(301) 474-7612
Daily 24 hours
10925 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 902-2643
Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
6000 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt
(301) 982-5482
Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.
3511 Hamilton St., Hyattsville
(301) 864-0444
Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Shoppers Food & Pharmacy
4720 Cherry Hill Road, College Park
(301) 345-5996
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Food: American
7242 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 864-6118
Price: $8-$15
The Bagel Place
Food: Deli
7423 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 779-3900
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Many vegetarian alternatives
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
10240 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 486-0333
Price: $8-$15
California Tortilla
Food: Mexican
7419 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 927-8500
Price: $8-$15
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Food: Mexican fast food
7332 Baltimore Ave.
(240) 582-0015
Price: $3-$8
Cold Stone Creamery
Food: Ice cream
7314 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 699-1552
Price: $3-$8
Cornerstone Grill & Loft
Food: American
7325 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 779-7044
Price: $8-$15
D.P. Dough
Food: Pizza
8145J Baltimore Ave.
(301) 614-9663
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Cheap slices
Five Guys Burgers & Fries
Food: Burgers
6451 America Blvd., Hyattsville
(301) 209-0880
Price: $3-$8
Franklin's General Store
Food: American
5121 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville
(301) 927-2740
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: They have an in-house microbrewery and make almost all of their own beer.
Golden China
Food: Chinese
5908 40th Ave., Hyattsville
(301) 985-2098
Price: $8-$15
Hanami Japanese Restaurant
Food: Chinese/Japanese
8145-M Baltimore Ave.
(301) 982-9899
Price: $8-$15
Hard Times Café
Food: American
4738 Cherry Hill Rd.
(301) 474-8880
Price: $10-$15
Jason's Deli
Food: Deli
7356 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 779-3924
Price: $5-$10
Jungle Grille
Food: Deli, grill, yogurt
8145-F Baltimore Ave.
(301) 441-3321
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Top-quality, health-conscious ingredients
Kimi & Phil's China Café
Food: Chinese
4370 Knox Rd.
(301) 277-3737
Price: $8-$15
Krazi Kebob
Food: Persian/Indian
4427 Lehigh Rd.
(301) 864-5150
Price: $5-$10
Ledo Restaurant
Food: Pizza
4509 Knox Rd.
(301) 422-8122
Price: $8-$15
Marathon Deli
Food: Greek, deli
4429 Lehigh Rd.
(301) 927-6717
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Cheap, healthy
Food: Fast food
8301 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 345-1072
Price: $3-$8
Noodles & Company
Food: American, Asian
7320 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 779-5300
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Outdoor seating available
Ollie's Grill
Food: American
7313 E. Baltimore Ave.
(301) 699-3332
Price: $8-$15
Food: Chinese
4439 Lehigh Rd.
(301) 209-9080
Price: $8-$15
Pizza Hut
Food: Pizza
5350 Queens Chapel Road, Hyattsville
(301) 559-2180
Price: $8-$15
Plato's Diner
Food: American, diner
7150 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 779-7070
Price: $5-$15
Potbelly Sandwich Shop
Food: Sandwiches
7422 Baltimore Road
(301) 209-0635
Price: $5-$10
R.J. Bentley's
Food: American
7323 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 277-8898
Price: $8-$15
Ratsie's Terrapin Eatery
Food: Pizza
7400 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 864-8220
Price: $3-$8
Cool Features: Open late
Sarku Japan
Food: Japanese
10280 Baltimore Ave.
(240) 965-6035
Price: $8-$15
Seven Seas Restaurant
Food: Chinese
8503 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 345-5808
Price: $5-$10
Shanghai Café
Food: Chinese
7409 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 985-6828
Price: $8-$15
Food: Coffee, tea
7338 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 277-0106
Price: $3-$8
Food: Sandwiches
7411 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 864-1311
Price: $3-$8
Vito's Pizzeria
Food: Pizza
7313 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 779-8466
Price: $8-$15
Wasabi Bistro
Food: Japanese
4505 College Ave.
(301) 277-4038
Price: $5-$10
Food: Dessert
7402 Baltimore Ave.
(301) 209-9644
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 232 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 272 responses

  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 26% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 44% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 26% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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