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Off-Campus Dining


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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston College is only a T-ride away from Boston. I find myself going into the city very often and trying new places. Locations nearby that I would highly recommend are El Pelon and White Mountain Creamery!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: GrubHub all the way. Plenty of options and usually pretty good with prices.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: If you haven't noticed the trend yet, most things around here are very expensive. Other than that, it's a pretty typical suburb-type dining experience, with the big caveat that the culinary wonderland that is Boston is only a 30 minute train ride away

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: El Pelon is good. NHK and Thai delivery is delicious

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Get into Boston!! Downtown is only a 20 minute ride away and the food options are endless.

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You’ll find more than your fair share of scrumptious eateries in Boston. Plant eaters take note: Vegan and vegetarian restaurants aren’t as available here as in California or New York. However, a new sushi restaurant recently opened in Cleveland Circle, providing a fresh alternative to burgers and pizza. Fresh seafood, surprisingly flavorful Mexican, and incredible Italian food can be found within walking distance from campus. Commonwealth Avenue runs adjacent to campus, and you can find a couple of above-average eateries there. Flatbreads serves amazing sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The wrap-maker there is a wizard at making sandwiches efficiently and effectively. On the other side of the T depot is Mr. G’s College Sub Shop, which certainly isn’t Subway, but isn’t a bad alternative to eating in the dining hall either. Espresso Royale Caffe has great pastries and an enjoyable atmosphere.

Travel a few minutes on the T down to Cleveland Circle, and you’ll find several delicious off-campus dining establishments. Roggie’s has an incredible atmosphere. CitySide Bar & Grille is the real gem of Cleveland Circle, with incredible salads, huge entrees, and a fantastic upstairs deck swarming with people, especially during the warmer months. Cleveland Circle is also home to Thai food, wraps, three competing pizza joints, and Eagle’s Deli, which is a favorite of Boston College students, many of whom stumble in on the weekends blurry-eyed, hung over, and in desperate need of complex carbohydrates. Eagle’s Deli never disappoints, and the Godzilla burger is exactly as it sounds: a monster. Check out the photos on the wall of all those who have attempted finishing the Godzilla. It’s Guinness Book material!

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Student Favorites
  • CitySide Restaurant & Bar
  • Eagle's Deli
  • Roggie's Brew & Grill
24-Hour Dining
There are some 24-hour options, but generally only chains that are known for being open all night.
Best Asian
New Hong Kong
Best Breakfast
Eagle's Deli
Best Healthy
Fresh City
Best Pizza
Pino's Pizza
Best Wings
Wing It
Best Place to Take Your Parents
The Cheesecake Factory
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bagel Rising
  • Bangkok Bistro
  • Big A Deli
  • Bluestone Bistro
  • Capital Grill
  • Domino's
  • Ginza
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Kaya
  • Paris Café
  • Presto
  • Tasca
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Tomato's
  • Uno Chicago Grill
  • The Wrap

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Star Market
1717 Beacon Street, Brookline
(617) 566-1802

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Angora Café
Food: American, coffee
1024 Commonwealth Ave. Brighton
(617) 232-1757
Cool Features: The best frozen yogurt, wraps, roll-ups and gourmet coffee in Boston.
Anna's Taqueria
Food: Mexican
1412 Beacon St.
(617) 739-7300
Price: $6-$10
Cool Features: Good, affordable Mexican food.
The Blue Ribbon BBQ
Food: BBQ
908 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington
(781) 648-7427
Price: $10-$16
Cool Features: It's the best BBQ in town.
The Border Café
Food: Mexican
32 Church St., Cambridge
(617) 864-6100
Price: $6-$10
Cool Features: The best and most reasonably priced Mexican food ever!
The Cactus Club
Food: Mexican/Southwest
939 Boylston St.
(617) 236-0200
Price: $8-$12
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: American
300 Boylston St.
(617) 964-3001
Price: $12-$20
Cool Features: The menu is the size of a book!
CitySide Restaurant & Bar
Food: American
1960 Beacon St., Brighton
(617) 566-1002
Price: $8-$12
Eagle's Deli
Food: American
1918 Beacon St.
(617) 731 3232
Price: $7-$12
Cool Features: The most impossibly huge hamburgers in the history of human endeavors. One weighs more than five pounds.
Espresso Royale Caffé
Food: Coffee, pastries
736 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 277-8737
Price: $5-$7
Fin's Japanese Sushi and Grill
Food: Japanese, sushi
354 Chestnut Hill Ave., Brighton
(617) 731-0018
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: This is a popular favorite of BC students and Chestnut Hill residents alike! It offers a breath of fresh air from the seemingly endless pizza and burrito places in Cleveland Circle, and is available right off of the BC bus.
Fire + Ice
Food: American/Vegetarian
205 Berkeley St.
(617) 338-4019
Price: $10-$22
Cool Features: There is a long bar of raw vegetables and meats and sauces, and you get a bowl to fill with whatever you want and as much as the bowl can hold. They have a gigantic grill where they cook your creation, which you can put over rice or on a tortilla.
The Fireplace
Food: American
1634 Beacon St.
(617) 975-1900
Price: $15-$30
Flatbreads Café
Food: Pizza, sandwiches
11 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 964-8484
Price: $7-$10
Fresh City
Food: Wraps, sandwiches, stir-fry
201 Brookline Ave.
(617) 424-7907
Price: $8-$10
Food: Japanese
1280 Beacon St.
(617) 734-1268
Price: $10-$22
Golden Temple
Food: Chinese
1651 Beacon St.
(617) 277-9722
Price: $8-$12
Lucky Wah
Food: Chinese
1391 Beacon St.
(617) 566-1002
Price: $8-$14
Mr. G's College Sub Shop
Food: Sub sandwiches
2197 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 787-1171
Price: $6-$10
New Hong Kong
Food: Chinese
14 Tremont St.
(617) 783-3236
Price: $8-$12
Pino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
1920 Beacon St.
(617) 566-6468
Price: $5-$8
Roggie's Brew & Grille
Food: American
356 Chestnut Hill Ave.
(617) 566-1880
Price: $8-$14
The Sunset Grille
Food: American
130 Brighton Ave.
(617) 254-1331
Cool Features: Awesome burgers and many different types of beer.
T Anthony
Food: Italian/Pizza
1016 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 734-7708
Price: $2-$10
Cool Features: BU paraphernalia covers the walls, and its always packed with students.
Wing It
Food: Wings
1153 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 566-1002
Price: $8-$12

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 104 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 119 responses

  • 50% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 38% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 9% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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