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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You can get what you want if youre willing to pay but most things close early

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't a lot of student discounts, but options are great. The food is overall really good.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Boston is a city filled with food of all sorts, so I'm taking "off-campus" as the surrounding city. From BU, you could walk to Brookline, to Newbury St and Boylston, to Fenway Park, and even over the bridge to Cambridge. If you can imagine the food you are looking for, you will find it. The only problem is that Boston gets so much snow that you wouldn't want to travel very far and are limited to Panera, coffee shops, convenience stores, and a couple Asian restaurants. I'm probably missing a few but it's not tooo much.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston is our campus so anything off campus would mean venturing further into the city to get food which is just amazing. Boston is a cultural hub so any of the food you get is probably going to be worth your while (just maybe a tad bit more expensive).

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Dude. It's Boston. There's a ridiculous amount of options. If you can think of a kind of food, you can get it somewhere in the city. Prices not the best.


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Students all have a suggestion for just about every type of cuisine you could ask for, and there are virtually no complaints regarding the food in Boston. Restaurants off campus vary as widely as the city—offering pretty much everything. Going out to eat definitely seems to be a popular activity, and the prices tend to be pretty reasonable, especially around campus.

Clustered around the University, especially in the Allston/Brighton area, where many students live, there are tons of really cheap options with really good food such as Indian, vegetarian, Mexican, Brazilian, Italian, Chinese, Thai, and Vietnamese. Check out Chinatown and the North End for the best food in the city.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Angora Café
  • Expresso Royale
  • Noodle Street
  • T. Anthony's
  • Uno's
24-Hour Dining
  • Dunkin' Donuts at 350 Washington St. in Brighton
  • IHOP at 1850 Soldiers Field Rd. in Brighton
Best Asian
P.F. Chang's
Best Breakfast
Cookin' Café
Best Healthy
Angora's Cafe
Best Pizza
The Upper Crust
Best Wings
Wing It
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Any of the restaurants in the North End (Maggiano's is a common favorite)
Other Places to Check Out
India Quality
Did You Know?
  • For late-night munchies, hit up a Store 24 or a Dunkin' Donuts. Starmarket on Commonwealth Avenue is also a popular destination for late-night party dwellers, since it is one of the few places open 24/7.
  • BU offers Late-Night Cafés around campus at all of the traditional dining halls. Late-Night usually offers quesadillas, stir-fry, fried food, salad, fruit, chips, cookies, beverages, coffee, and the ever popular giant Rice Krispie treats.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Shaw's Market
1065 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton
(617) 783-5878
Super 88
1095 Commonwealth Ave., Brighton
(617) 787-2288

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Angora Café
Food: Healthy, wraps, frozen yogurt, pizza
1024 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 232-1757
Price: $2-$10
Cool Features: Outdoor seating, big screen TV, comfortable couches.
Anna's Taqueria
Food: Mexican
1412 Beacon St.
(617) 739-7300
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Fast service.
Buddha's Delight
Food: Vegetarian Asian
404 Harvard Ave.
(617) 739-8830
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Free tea .
Cookin' Café
Food: Breakfast
1096 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 566-4144
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Fabulous omelets.
Maggiano's Little Italy
Food: Italian
4 Columbus Ave.
(617) 542-3456
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Traditional-style Italian food.
Noodle Street
Food: Thai, Asian
627 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 536-3100
Price: $5-$14
Nud Pob Thai Cuisine
Food: Thai
708 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 536-8676
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Located in central campus.
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Food: Pan-Asian
8 Park Place
(617) 573-0821
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Lots of different mixed drinks.
Steve's Kitchen
Food: Diner food
120 Harvard Ave.
(617) 254-9457
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: Diner atmosphere, breakfast is served all day.
Sunset Cantina
Food: Tex-Mex, burgers, wraps
916 Commonwelath Ave.
(617) 731-8646
Price: $8-$16
Cool Features: Happy hour; good for groups.
T Anthony
Food: Italian/pizza
1016 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 734-7708
Price: $2-$10
Cool Features: BU paraphernalia covers the walls, always packed with students.
The Upper Crust
Food: Pizza
20 Charles St.
(617) 723-9600
Price: $5-$20
Cool Features: Great pizza and terrific atmosphere (three big- screen HDTVs).
Wing it
Food: Wings
1153 Commonwealth Ave.
(617) 783-2473
Price: $7-$20
Cool Features: Conveniently located between BU and BC.

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 235 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 237 responses

  • 70% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 25% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 2% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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