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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a few different places in the downtown area, which is within walking distance from Wesley, but not so much the other dorms. All other food options like fast food or a good Mexican restaurant is over a mile away and some students do not have cars. Otherwise there is not many options in the town of Albion.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I've been to Albion several times and there really isn't much there.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's really nothing to eat besides a Pizza Hut, KFC, Subway and two mexican places

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The convenience isn't the most ideal. Its almost a 20 minutes drive to something good.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are very few places to eat, both on and off campus.


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There really are a lot of places to eat off campus, even if you don't have a car or don't want to drive to Jackson or Marshall. Within walking distance, you can grab a burger or pizza at Cascarelli's and Charlie's. If you're in the mood for Mexican, there's Lopez Taco House. All of the places in downtown Albion have great prices and often specials for college students. Surprisingly, there's even a Subway. Farther into town, there's Frosty Dan's (a local favorite that's a must for ice cream lovers), Arby's, Burger King, KFC, and McDonald's.

The places to go in Jackson and Marshall are all pretty standard, with a few exceptions. Schuler's, also in Marshall, might be the sole place to take your parents when they come for a visit. Its food and unique atmosphere are worth the higher prices. Finally, in Jackson, Los Tres Amigos has great Mexican food for a great price, if you can make the trip out there.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Denny's
  • Steak 'n Shake
Best Asian
Jumbo Buffet
Best Breakfast
  • Blue Moon Café
  • Denny's
Best Coffee
Biggby Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Biggby Coffee
  • Cascarelli's of Albion
Best Healthy
Gina's Pizza & Deli
Best Late-Night
  • Cascarelli's of Albion
  • McDonald's
Best Mexican
La Casa Mexicana
Best Pizza
  • Cascarelli's of Albion
  • Hungry Howie's Pizza
Best Wings
  • Cascarelli's of Albion
  • Pizza Hut
Best Place to Take a Date
Cascarelli's of Albion
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • One Five One
  • Schuler's Restaurant & Pub
Other Places to Check Out
  • Arby's
  • Burger King
  • Domino's Pizza
  • KFC
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Pizza Hut
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Family Fare Supermarkets
1406 N. Eaton St.
(517) 629-6313
2777 Airport Road, Jackson
(517) 787-7000
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Biggby Coffee
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
217 E. Michigan Ave.
(517) 629-9800
Price: $3–$8
Blue Moon Café
Food: American
1129 Page Ave., Jackson
(517) 748-9200
Price: $5–$10
Cascarelli's of Albion
Food: Italian
116 S. Superior St.
(517) 629-3675
Price: $8–$15
Charlie's Tavern
Food: American, bar food
111 W. Porter St.
(517) 629-9582
Price: $5–$10
Food: American
804 U.S. Highway 27 N, Marshall
(269) 789-0304
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Frosty Dan's
Food: Ice cream
1455 N. Eaton St.
(517) 629-8165
Price: $3–$8
Full Moon Restaurant
Food: American, diner
200 B Drive N
(517) 630-0627
Price: $5–$10
Gina's Pizza & Deli
Food: Pizza, sandwiches
1313 E. Michigan Ave.
(517) 629-9330
Price: $8–$15
Hungry Howie's
Food: Pizza
111 Cass St.
(517) 629-2924
Price: $10–$20
Jumbo Buffet
Food: Chinese
934 N. West Ave., Jackson
(517) 782-6333
Price: $8–$15
La Casa Mexicana
Food: Mexican
1510 N. Eaton St.
(517) 630-0215
Price: $8–$15
Lopez Taco House
Food: Mexican
205 N. Superior St.
(517) 629-2800
Price: $8–$15
Los Tres Amigos
Food: Mexican
1111 N. West Ave., Jackson
(517) 784-8400
Price: $8–$15
Food: Fast food
1507 N. Eaton St.
(517) 629-2092
Price: $3–$8
One Five One
Food: American
151 W. Michigan Ave., Jackson
(517) 782-1895
Price: $20–$30
Phoenix Restaurant & Lounge
Food: American, bar food
207 N. Superior St.
(517) 629-3080
Price: $5–$10
Pizza Hut
Food: Pizza
1435 N. Eaton St.
(517) 629-2137
Price: $10–$20
Schuler's Restaurant & Pub
Food: American
115 S. Eagle St., Marshall
(269) 781-0600
Price: $20–$30
Steak 'n Shake
Food: Fast food
2655 Airport Road, Jackson
(517) 841-9390
Price: $3–$8
Cool Features: Open 24 hours

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 32 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 33 responses

  • 9% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 33% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 21% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 36% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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