Off-Campus Dining

San Antonio, TX
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of options, but due to construction it's a mess trying to get to a decent place to eat.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I mean you can't receive everything on your "I Want This" wish-list. Yet the nearby restaurants are known to provide a student discount, that leaves the person pretty satisfied. The more finer establishments have pretty good food. I tend to stay away from buffet's. They are known for cheap, but not good to eat food. The quality, value, and variety around the entire city in unimaginable. Don't just stay in the North/Central parts of San Antonio. You need to discover every area of San Antonio. Every suburb, district, and atmosphere alike. Then you can honestly say for yourself what the city is all about.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are a bunch of little restaurants down the street, pretty much walking distance including central market grocery store next door which had a variety of fresh hot and ready food to go or to eat while there.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You have a lot of Off- Campus dining that are fairly near the school campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Good is good but would prefer a student discount.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 249th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 1327th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Paola Cardenas
El Paso, TX
Bilingual Communications
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Sure, it is great to have food available on campus, but every once in a while you may want to get out of your routine and eat out. Luckily for UIW, it is located on Broadway, where there is a wide variety of dining options, ranging from fast food places like Mc Donald's to more gourmet locations like La Madeleine. Many of these locations are within walking distance of the University. If groceries are what you need, Central Market is right next to UIW, so you don't even need a car to get there.

Of course, dining out is not limited to what's available on Broadway Street. San Antonio is a big city, especially when it comes to restaurants. Whatever it is that you are craving, you will certainly find it in San Antonio. Mexican, Chinese, Italian, barbecue, stir fry, or all-American burgers—you will find these foods and much more in San Antonio. There are also certain restaurants where they let college students take an additional to-go box filled with the same meal they just ate! Dining out every now and then will take you out of your usual routine and allow you the opportunity of leaving the school cafeteria for once!

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Breakfast
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
Amy's Ice Creams
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
Best Mexican
Lisa's Mexican Restaurant
Best Pizza
Big Lou's Pizza
Best Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
Chart House
Best Place to Take Your Parents
La Madeleine Country French Café
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Bill Miller Bar-B-Q
  • China Sea
  • El Taco De Jalisco
  • Fire Bowl Café
  • Good Time Charlie's Bar & Café
  • McDonald's
  • Olive Garden
  • Piatti Ristorante & Bar
  • Pizza Hut
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sam's Burger Joint
  • Souper Salad
  • Taco Cabana
  • Tomatillos Café Y Cantina

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Central Market
4821 Broadway St.
(210) 368-8600
Daily 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
1520 Austin Highway
(210) 828-5076
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Walmart Supercenter
1430 Austin Highway
(210) 637-1700
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Amy's Ice Creams
Food: Ice cream
255 E. Basse Road
(210) 832-8886
Price: $3-$8
Big Lou's Pizza
Food: Pizza
2048 S. Ww White Rd.
(210) 337-0707
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Home of the 42" Pizza!
Chart House
Food: Gourmet
600 Hemisfair Plaza Way
(210) 223-3101
Price: $10-$25
Cheesy Jane's
Food: American
4200 Broadway St.
(210) 826-0800
Price: $5-$15
Chili's Grill & Bar
Food: American
255 E. Basse Road
(210) 804-1110
Price: $8-$15
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Food: Mexican
3928 Broadway St.
(210) 832-9812
Price: $3-$8
Chris Madrid's
Food: Burgers
1900 Blanco Road
(210) 735-3552
Price: $5-$10
Food: American, breakfast
3820 Broadway St.
(210) 824-8113
Price: $5-$15
La Madeleine Country French Café
Food: French
4820 Broadway St.
(210) 829-7291
Price: $10-$20
Lisa's Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
815 Bandera Rd.
(210) 433-2531
Price: $10-$20
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Food: Chinese
225 E. Basse Road
(210) 507-1000
Price: $10-$20
Food: Coffee
5321 Broadway St.
(210) 829-1883
Price: $3-$8
Food: Sandwiches
4130 Broadway St.
(210) 822-8251
Price: $3-$8
Food: Fast food
3130 Broadway St.
(210) 822-2568
Price: $3-$8
Food: Wings
1464 Austin Highway
(210) 828-9464
Price: $8-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 62 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 71 responses

  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 14% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 42% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 41% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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