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Off-Campus Dining

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are only three options in town, two of which are local. It can be a little expensive for students and the student discount is usually only 50 cents

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The few restaurants that we have are fantastic places that I greatly enjoy eating at; however, they can be a little pricey and there are only four.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A few fast food places about 15 miles away. Plenty of food choices in naples though.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are not many places to go; there is an ice cream shop, a smoothie place, a pizza parlour, and the Pub.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's three options to choose from if you decide not to eat the food from the cafeteria, and they close early so it's hard if your hungry and it's late out night

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The three off-campus restaurants that most Ave Maria students frequent (aside from places in Naples) are The Queen Mary Pub & Grille (The Pub), The Bean, and the Tropical Smoothie Café. The most popular of the three is The Pub, which has a good variety of foods, desserts, and, of course, drinks. Lots of events are held at or sponsored by The Pub, and even if you aren't old enough to buy alcohol, it's still a great place for socializing. The food takes a while to be made, but it’s definitely worth the wait. The quality of the food is very good, and even though it can be a bit pricey, it’s a great restaurant, especially for dinner.

The Bean and Tropical Smoothie are pretty much on par with each other, but The Bean is more popular for breakfast and Tropical Smoothie is better for lunch and dinner. If you want an excellent cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, The Bean is definitely the place to go. If you want a smoothie and a flatbread or sandwich, then Tropical Smoothie is the place to hit up. However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t good breakfast food at Tropical Smoothie or good lunch items at The Bean, but they each have their specialties. The prices are also pretty good at both, though the cheaper of the two is Tropical Smoothie, though not by much. Either way, the food is great and the price is good, too. There are also all sorts of restaurants and fast food places in Naples, but you have to drive half an hour to get there, so most students just go to the places in town.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
None
Best Asian
TJ Chinese Place
Best Breakfast
  • The Bean of Ave Maria
  • Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Coffee
The Bean of Ave Maria
Best Dessert
The Cheesecake Factory
Best Healthy
Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Late-Night
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Best Mexican
Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Pizza
Domino's Pizza
Best Wings
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Best Place to Take a Date
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Best Place to Take Your Parents
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Other Places to Check Out
  • Burger King
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Romano's Macaroni Grill

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Publix
4975 Avila Ave., Ave Maria
(239) 304-3269
www.publix.com
Daily 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

The Bean of Ave Maria
Food: American, breakfast
5068 Annunciation Cir., Ave Maria
(239) 867-4234
www.thebeanofavemaria.com
Price: Less than $10
Bha Bha Persian Bistro
Food: Persian
847 Vanderbilt Beach Rd., Naples
(239) 594-5557
www.bhabhapersianbistro.com
Price: $5-$15
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: American
2090 Tamiami Trail N, Naples
(239) 435-1580
www.thecheesecakefactory.com
Price: $10-$20
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
15275 Collier Blvd., Naples
(239) 304-3040
www.dominos.com
Price: $8-$15
L'Appetito
Food: Italian, pizza
2542 Northbrooke Plaza Dr., Naples
(239) 592-7008
www.lappetitopizza.com
Price: $5-$15
The Queen Mary Pub & Grille
Food: American, British
5068 Annunciation Cir., Ave Maria
(239) 867-4235
Price: $11-$30
Cool Features: British decorations.
TJ Chinese Place
Food: Chinese
821 W. Main St., Immokalee
(239) 657-2929
Price: $5-$10
Tropical Smoothie Café
Food: Breakfast, Mexican, sandwiches, wraps
5072 Annunciation Cir, Ave Maria
(239) 867-4492
fl158.tropicalsmoothie.com
Price: Less than $10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 26 responses

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  • 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 34 responses

  • 24% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 32% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 41% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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