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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of places within walking distance

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: It's okay there is a lot of variety but the only thing that stays open late is McDonald's and sonic. It's a reasonable cost which is great cause majority of us are broke college students.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's good for when you inevitably run out of dining dollars.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many options, the service is great as well as the food.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: My favorite spots: Acre, The Hound, Tacorita are all unique to Auburn!


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An advantage of living in a small college town is that it attracts a wide variety of eateries that will satisfy any palate. Students love eating off campus, and since many of the best restaurants in town are located in nearby downtown, it's not a difficult ordeal to grab a bite to eat.

Most restaurants off campus, especially the ones downtown, accept the TigerCard, which allow students to easily pay for food. Students enjoy the atmosphere of the local bars and restaurants that often feature live bands during the week or drink specials. Don't worry about going hungry in Auburn; just beware to not rack up the bills on your TigerCard!

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Big Blue Bagel
  • Little Italy
  • Mama Goldberg's
  • Mike and Ed's Barbeque
  • Niffer's Place
24-Hour Dining
  • Sonic
  • Waffle House
Best Asian
China Buffet
Best Breakfast
Barbecue House
Best Healthy
Amsterdam Café
Best Pizza
Little Italy
Best Wings
Buffalo's American Grille
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Amsterdam Café
Other Places to Check Out
  • Auburn City Limits
  • Big Blue Bagel
  • Bodega
  • Brick Oven Pizza Co.
  • Chili's
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Laredo's Mexican Restaurant
  • McAlister's Deli
  • Niffer's Place
  • Olde Auburn Ale House
  • The Pita Pit
  • Quiznos
  • Ruby Tuesday's
  • Terra Cotta Café
  • Tine's Country Cottage
  • Toomer's Coffee
  • Toomer's Drug
  • Veggies to Go
  • War Eagle Supper Club
Did You Know?
  • Toomer's Drugstore is known for its lemonade. It's a favorite in Auburn any time of the year!
  • The Web site displays all the off-campus places that you can use your TigerCard.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

300 N Dean Rd.
(334) 887-7170
Wal-Mart Supercenter
1717 S College St.
(334) 821-3510
1617 S College St.
(334) 826-2220

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Amsterdam Café
Food: Sandwiches, salads
410 S. Gay St.
(334) 826-8181
Price: $5-$12
Cool Features: Amsterdam Café's atmosphere is unique. This dimly-lit restaurant is cozy enough to be casual, yet fancy enough to seem upscale. The restaurant has funky lights hanging from the ceiling and several portraits of Van Gogh in different outfits.
Barbecue House
Food: Barbecue/grilled
345 College St.
(334) 826-8277
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Offers eat-in, take-out, catering and breakfast.
Buffalo's American Grille
Food: American
149 E. Magnolia Ave.
(334) 826-9464
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Serves the best wings around. Also has a full martini bar, 25 beers on tap, and 20 TVs.
China Palace
Food: Chinese and Thai
1716 College St.
(334) 887-8866
Price: $6-$10
Cool Features: Offers a lunch buffet and a casual dining atmosphere.
Hibachi Express
Food: Japanese
131 N. Dean Road
(334) 821-7227
Cool Features: If you crave hibachi Japanese food, without the long wait and expensive prices, then Hibachi-To-Go is perfect for you. The restaurant works like your basic fast-food restaurant, but instead of burgers and fries, you get fried rice and teriyaki chicken.
Little Italy
Food: Pizza
129 E. Magnolia Ave.
((334) 821-6161
Cool Features: Open until the wee hours of the morning and is centrally located in downtown Auburn, so it is a great place to satisfy munchies after a night of bar-hopping.
Mellow Mushroom
Food: Pizzeria
128 N. College St.
(334) 887-6356
Price: $8-$10
Cool Features: This retro bar and pizzeria has a psychedelic `60s feel to it, with an Alice in Wonderland theme painted on its walls. It also serves a large variety of beers on tap.
Momma Goldberg's
Food: Sandwiches
500 W. Magnolia Ave.
(334) 821-9971
Price: $3-$5
Cool Features: This tiny restaurant packs as much into it that it can! Other than great sandwiches, the restaurant has a few pool tables, a couple TVs, and even a few old-school video arcades set up in there.
Waffle House
Food: Breakfast
1738 Opelika Rd., Auburn
(334) 821-2400
Price: $2-$12

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 169 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 180 responses

  • 30% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 51% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 16% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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