Off-Campus Dining

Detroit, MI
Tuition (in-state)
$21,735 ($10,190)
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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many incredible places to go and it's hard to realize just how much there is available.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of places deliver to the dorms, but once again, everything is downtown so you'll find something

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food of campus is good especially during the weekends when on campus dining closes early but if you don't have a car walking can be a bit of a pain if the weather is bad

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You can experience a lot of different places off-campus from the "typical" american food to a variety of different traditions and food options

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Detroit isn't exactly some place you want to wander around alone in.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 124th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 875th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kirsten Freitel
Marshall, Mich.
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Detroit has a ton of restaurants with good food and a diverse selection. There is a pretty good selection right across the street from campus, where you can find Coney dogs, Mediterranean food, pizza, vegetarian options, and almost anything else you can think of! There are also plenty of restaurants downtown. Detroit is a culturally diverse city, so it offers pretty much any sort of cuisine you can think of. You name it, Detroit has it. The prices vary depending on where you go, but for the most part, they are reasonable for what you get.

The Potato Place, across the street from the Welcome Center, is popular; it serves practically anything on noodles or potatoes. The Olympic Grill is a classic diner with cheap food at cheap prices, while Hockeytown Café is more of an "upscale" pub. Cass Café is within walking distance of campus and has your average sandwiches and chicken fingers, albeit in a smoky atmosphere. Cheli's Chili and Hockeytown Café are popular during sporting events at Comerica Park and the Joe Louis Arena. Both restaurants are packed during these times, and parking can be pricey. Greektown is a little drive from campus, but it is home to Pizza Papalis, the best pizza in Detroit! If you are 21, Greektown also has a casino and you can use your comps at local restaurants.

Facts & Statistics

Best Breakfast
The Original Pancake House
Best Healthy
Red Pepper Deli
Best Pizza
Pizza Papalis
Best Wings
Hockeytown Café
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Hockeytown Café

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

15001 Woodward Ave.
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Honey Bee Market
2443 Bagley Ave.
(313) 237-0295
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Food: Middle Eastern
14633 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn
(313) 846-9330
Price: $10-$15
Cass Café
Food: American
4620 Cass Ave.
(313) 831-1400
Price: $4-$15
Cheli's Chili Bar
Food: Chili
47 E. Adams
(313) 961-1700
Price: $5-$15
Detroit 1 Coney Island
Food: American
3433 Woodward Ave., Midtown
(313) 832-7380
Price: Less than $10
Hard Rock Café
Food: American
45 Monroe St., Downtown
(313) 964-7625
Price: $10-$20
Hockeytown Café
Food: American
2301 Woodward Ave., Downtown
(313) 965-9500
Price: $5-$18
Olympic Grill
Food: Diner
119 W. Warren Ave., Cultural Center
(313) 832-5809
Price: Less than $10
The Original Pancake House
Food: Breakfast
20273 Mack Ave.. Grosse Pointe
(313) 884-4144
Price: $10-$15
Pizza Papalis
Food: Italian, oizza
553 Monroe St., Greektown
(313) 961-8020
Price: $10-$25
The Potato Place
Food: American, baked potatooes
107 W. Warren Ave.
(313) 833-8948
Price: $3-$9
Red Pepper Deli
Food: Raw, vegetarian
116 W. Main St., Northville
(248) 773-7672
Price: $4-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 103 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 115 responses

  • 7% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 6% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 37% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 50% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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