Off-Campus Dining

Location
Kingston, RI
Undergrads
11,923
Tuition (in-state)
$28,016 ($12,450)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We do have a place called the Emporium were we are able to go and get food from numerous restaurants. They are pretty good overall. The pricing in some places are a bit too much compared to the amount of food that is given. Then again everything is by choice, some people do not find the meals to expensive and some do. I would say it is about average and affordable for college students.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are great restaurants and bars in narraganset

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The options are pretty good its just that you have to drive into the surrounding towns for anything good.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there is too much fast food and costs too much money

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Emporium has a great selection of eateries

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 690th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1357th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Anthony aRusso
Hometown
Johnston, RI
Major
Journalism
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Food is important to all college kids. Most students don’t get home-cooked meals, so going out to eat makes food taste that much better. The good thing about off-campus dining here is the choices—there are a variety of restaurants all within the same area. There are hardly any chain restaurants nearby except for fast food places like Burger King, Taco Bell, and KFC, but that can hardly be called dining. Most of the restaurants have a laid-back atmosphere, and students can go out for a nice meal for a decent price and come home satisfied. Some restaurants have bars that are also popular with students, so you could just head over to the bar and get a good seat before the rest of URI shows up for their night out. Such places like this include the Mews, Casey’s, and Charlie O’s.

Overall, students enjoy the off-campus dining options. Although there are a lot of places to choose from, they all offer similar menus. There are American, Italian, Chinese, and seafood places, but that’s about it. Some students complain about the lack of healthy restaurants, and most have commented that Subway is probably the healthiest. Students do appreciate the several places that deliver and are open late, but they are still patiently waiting for a 24-hour hot spot. Most students agree that the first person to open a 24-hour diner in Narragansett will be a millionaire.

 

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Casey's Grill and Bar
  • Charlie O's
  • Fat Jacks Pizza Shack
  • Island Deli
Best Asian
New Dragon
Best Breakfast
Breakfast Nook II
Best Healthy
  • Pick Pocket
  • Subway
Best Pizza
Kingston Pizza
Best Wings
Casey's Grill and Bar
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Charlie O's Tavern
  • Coast Guard House
  • Cucina and Twist
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bobby G's
  • Bonvue Inn
  • Georges of Galilee
  • Iggy's Doughboy
  • Shamrocks
Did You Know?
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Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Belmont Market
600 Kingstown Rd., South Kingstown
(401) 783-4656
Cumberland Farms
99 Fortin Rd., Kingston
(401) 792-9370
Super Stop & Shop
Salt Pond Shopping Center, Narragansett
(401) 783-9614

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's
Food: American
15 County Commons Way, South Kingstown
(401) 782-4578
www.applebees.com
Price: $8-$15
Arturo Joe's
Food: Italian
140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett
(401) 789-3230
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Cigar lounge.
Aunt Carrie's Restaurant
Food: Fried seafood, clam cakes
240 Ocean Rd., Narragansett
(401) 783-7930
Price: $10-$20
Bluebird Café
Food: Diner
554 Kingstown Rd., West Kingstown
(401) 792-8940
Price: $5-$10
The Breakfast Nook II
Food: Breakfast
409 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield
(401) 783-1555
Price: $5-$10
Casey's Grill and Bar
Food: American
191 Old Tower Rd., Wakefield
(401) 789-9714
Price: $8-$15
Charlie O's Tavern
Food: American
2 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett
(401) 782-2002
Price: $10-$15
Chelo's Restaurant
Food: American
515 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield
(401) 783-0008
Price: $10-$15
The Coast Guard House
Food: Seafood
40 Ocean Rd., Narragansett
(401) 789-0700
Price: $15-$25
Cool Features: Piano bar.
Cucina and Twist
Food: Italian
2095 Kingstown Rd., South Kingston
(401) 789-5300
Price: $10-$20
The Drunken Clam
1200 Ocean Rd., Narragansett
(401) 801-0357
Cool Features: Modeled after bar in Family Guy; very cheap domestic beers.
Fat Jacks Pizza Shack
Food: Pizza
12 Sand Hill Cove Rd., Narragansett
(401) 783-9200
Price: $5-$10
Finbacks
Food: Seafood
2 State St., Narragansett
(401) 783-9489
Price: $10-$20
Island Deli
Food: Deli
855 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett
(401) 284-0636
Cool Features: Amazing authentic menu, good value, friendly staff.
Kingston Pizza
Food: Pizza
120 Knowselsway Ext., Narragansett
(401) 782-4442
Price: $5-$15
Leo's Pizza
Food: Italian
909 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett
(401) 789-4950
Price: $5-$10
Mew's Tavern
Food: American
456 Main St., Wakefield
(401) 783-9370
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: 69 beers on tap and a martini bar upstairs.
New Dragon
Food: Chinese
80 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett
(401) 783-1110
Price: $10-$20
Okie's Bar and Grill
Food: American
140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett
(401) 789-5454
Price: $8-$15
Pancho O'Malleys
Food: Mexican
140 Point Judith Rd., Narragansett
(401) 782-2299
Price: $5-$15
Pick Pocket
Food: Deli
230 Old Tower Rd., Wakefield
(401) 792- 3360
Price: $5-$10
Pier Pizza Company
Food: Italian
13 Pier Market Place, Narragansett
(401) 792-9393
Price: $10-$20
The Pump House
Food: American
Kingstown Rd., Kingston
(401) 789-4944
Price: $10-$20
Subway
Food: Sandwiches
14 Woodruff Ave., Narragansett
(401) 782-8060
www.subway.com
Price: $4-$8
The Wheel House Tavern
Food: American and seafood
294 Great Island Rd., Narragansett
(401) 284-0246
Price: $10-$20

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 95 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 112 responses

  • 8% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 12% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 55% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 25% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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