Off-Campus Dining

Location
Bowling Green, KY
Undergrads
14,315
Tuition (in-state)
$22,248 ($8,722)
Admission Difficulty
Very Easy
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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a lot in the area to choose from and a lot of local favorites.

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: I think that everything is very responsible and pretty good cost.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Bowling Green has more dining options then they know what to do with, and of all different types of food. If you show your student ID you get a discount and the cost a normal cost anywhere and there are multiple places that stay open late.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of restaurants, not a lot open late or 24/7.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining options near Western Kentucky are close to campus. They are what expected for cost and are just like every other city with nothing but restaurants.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 226th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 335th
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

There's an old myth that Bowling Green is home to the most restaurants per capita in the country. While this may or may not be true, there are always more food establishments opening in the area, whether it's fast food, chain restaurants, nice sit-down businesses, cheap places, ethnic food, locally-owned eateries—you name it—it's all here!

No matter what students are craving, they can find it, usually pretty close to campus. The owners of these places know that Bowling Green is a college town, so some of them provide a student discount and others allow students to use their Big Red dollars (money put on student IDs) at their restaurants.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Great American Donut Shop (GADS)
  • Waffle House
Best Asian
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Best Breakfast
  • Denny's
  • Waffle House
Best Coffee
  • Greener Groundz
  • Spencer's Coffee House
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
  • Bruster's Real Ice Cream
  • Gigi's Cupcakes
Best Healthy
  • Griff's Deli
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
Great American Donut Shop (GADS)
Best Mexican
  • El Mazatlan
  • Puerto Vallarta
Best Pizza
Greener Groundz
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Double Dogs
Best Place to Take a Date
  • The Bistro
  • Olive Garden
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Cheddar's Casual Café
  • Mariah's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bruster's Real Ice Cream
  • Griff's Deli
  • Montana Grille
  • Olive Garden
  • Starbucks
  • Subway

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Kroger
350 US 31 W. Bypass
(270) 796-5987
www.kroger.com
Daily 24 hours
Wal-Mart
1201 Morgantown Rd.
(270) 780-9996
www.walmart.com
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

The Bistro
Food: Fine dining
1129 College St.
(270) 781-9646
www.thebistrobg.com
Price: $10-$25
Buckhead Café
Food: Burgers, paninis, pizza, wraps
760 Campbell Lane
(270) 846-0110
www.buckheadcafe.net
Price: $5-$10
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
1760 Scottsville Rd.
(270) 842-9464
www.buffalowildwings.com
Price: $8-$15
Cheddar's Casual Café
Food: Salads, sandwiches, soups
701 Campbell Lane
(270) 846-3370
www.cheddars.com
Price: $8-$15
Denny's
Food: American
4700 Scottsville Road
(270) 782-9827
www.dennys.com
Price: $8-$15
Double Dogs
Food: Burgers, hot dogs, wings
1780 Scottsville Rd.
(270) 843-9357
www.doubledogs.biz
Price: $8-$15
El Mazatlan
Food: Mexican
600 US 31W Bypass
(270) 393-2070
www.el-mazatlan.com
Price: $8-$15
Gigi's Cupcakes
Food: Cupcakes
760 Campbell Lane
(270) 904-1400
www.gigiscupcakesusa.com
Price: $5-$10
Great American Donut Shop (GADS)
Food: Donuts
901 US 31 Bypass
(270) 842-7155
Price: $5-$10
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
741 Campbell Lane
(270) 393-9922
Price: $5-$10
Greener Groundz
Food: Coffee, breakfast, sandwiches, pizza
871 Broadway Ave.
(270) 781-1473
www.greenergroundz.com
Price: $8-$15
Mancino's Pizza & Grinders
Food: Pizza, sandwiches
2710 Nashville Rd.
(270) 783-3131
www.bgmancinos.com
Price: $8-$15
Mariah's
Food: American
801 State St.
(270) 842-6878
www.mariahs.com
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Mariah's is the oldest brick house in Bowling Green with great food!
O'Charley's
Food: American
2717 Scottsville Rd.
(270) 781-0806
www.ocharleys.com
Price: $8-$15
Puerto Vallarta
Food: Mexican
2800 Scottsville Rd.
(270) 782-6264
Price: $8-$15
Spencer's Coffee House
Food: Coffee, sandwiches
915 College St.
(270) 393-7060
Price: $5-$10
Waffle House
Food: Breakfast
1868 Russellville Road
(270) 393-8525
www.wafflehouse.com
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 92 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 99 responses

  • 1% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 15% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 43% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 40% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
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