Off-Campus Dining

Worcester, MA
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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there are lots of restaurants nearby

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't really eaten off campus much

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Worcester is very diverse and traditional, so not many fast food restaurants are available. Mostly 'home made' style cuisines. These restaurants are in walking (5-10 minutes) form the campus. Some are relatively cheap while others are a bit pricy.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is about two blocks of commercial area in walking distance. This contains about two restaurants and a frozen yogurt place. One restaurant takes "Bonus Points" from the meal plan as payment, which is a convenient option.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Not too many options but they are very close. Food on campus is good.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 231st
    Best Off-Campus Dining Variety
  • 702nd
    Best Off-Campus Dining Cost

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kaitlyn Kelley
Cottonwood, Utah
Aerospace Engineering
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There is a variety of restaurants within walking distance from campus. The student favorite is easily the Boynton. However, the Sole Proprietor is a good choice for a high-end meal. For variety, there is also Dragon Dynasty, a cheap Asian place, within walking distance, as well.

The Boynton is a student favorite for many reasons: it's reasonably priced, has good variety, and students can also use their bonus points from their meal plans. The Boynton is a good place to go to use up those last bonus points at the end of the term. If students want to eat farther from campus, the best choice is the Saturday shuttle that goes to Blackstone Valley. Blackstone Valley has great variety, including many major chains such as Applebee's and Red Robin. The burgers at Red Robin are always a favorite, mostly due to the bottomless fries.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
Dragon Dynasty
Best Breakfast
Gold Star
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
Best Pizza
Blue Jeans Pizza
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Red Robin
  • The Sole Proprietor
Best Place to Take Your Parents
The Sole Proprietor

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Price Chopper
221-223 Park Ave.
(508) 798-5178
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Food: American
632 Park Ave.
(508) 363-3032
Price: $8-$15
Blue Jeans Pizza
Food: Pizza
Corner of Park Ave./Pleasant St.
(508) 753-3777
Price: $10
Cool Features: Participates in Worcester's street art festival
The Boynton Restaurant and Spirits
Food: American
117 Highland St.
(508) 756-8458
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Gluten-free pizza
Food: American
494 Lincoln St.
(508) 852-8448
Price: $8-$15
Dragon Dynasty
Food: Asian
104 Highland St.
(508) 755-5588
Price: $10
Gold Star
Food: Mediterranean
68 W. Boylston St.
(508) 852-7900
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: There's outdoor seating.
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
Food: American, burgers
70 Worcester-Providence Turnpike
(508) 581-9200
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Bottomless fries!
The Sole Proprietor
Food: Seafood
118 Highland St.
(508) 798-3474
Price: $20-$40
Food: Sandwiches
151 Highland St.
(508) 752-0702
Price: $5-$10
Wings Over Worcester
Food: Wings
1 Kelley Square
(508) 421-9464
Price: $10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 28 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 35 responses

  • 9% An endless repetition of the same few places.
  • 9% 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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