Off-Campus Dining

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Depending on what you are looking for, there are options for most diet types!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: URI is in the middle of nowhere, but it is easy to get to Providence, Newport, or anywhere else.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Eating off campus can get expensive but its good for nights when you don't make it to the dining hall or when you get hungry after the dining halls are closed. The dining halls do close relatively early, so if you are hungry after they close your only options are finding something in your room, rhody market or ordering from one of the restaurants off campus. There are a few restaurants (Izone) that will deliver very late into the night. You can order a calzone until 2am. There's a subway, chinese place, few different pizza places, and a mexican place right at the top of campus. There's also a dunkin donuts and CVS. There's a decent amount to choose from and most of them will deliver right to your dorm. Some of the restaurants will let you use your ID card to pay for the food which can be nice

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Often student discounts. Restaurants can be a little far from campus. There are usually many options for the style food you are looking for. Narragansett and Newport can be fun for a night out and offer many restaurant options. Price ranges. Pretty scenery; near beautiful beaches.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I lived in this area before, so I know a bit about the dining outside of the school. It's okay. URI is located in a more rural area of the state, so obviously there are going to be less options.


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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
Johnston, RI
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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?
Ever substitute vinegar for ketchup? Rhode Islanders like to dip their french fries in vinegar for a taste of something different

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?

Food: American
15 County Commons Way, South Kingstown
(401) 782-4578
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
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
Food: Sandwiches
14 Woodruff Ave., Narragansett
(401) 782-8060
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 109 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 125 responses

  • 8% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 11% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 58% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 23% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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