There's a pretty good chance the restaurants in Brunswick will satisfy whatever you're craving. Even though Bowdoin is in a small Maine town, students can find food from around the world—Thai, Indian, Italian, German, Irish-Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, and more. Brunswick also provides a pretty good selection of healthy, organic, vegetarian, and vegan options. For more familiar fare, multiple doughnut chains, pizza parlors, and fast food restaurants are also available. Domino’s and Papa John’s run regular late-night services and offer special discounts to Bowdoin students.
Students say the quality, convenience of locations (many great restaurants are right on Maine Street), and number of options are great. Prices aren't horrible, but they aren't regarded as excellent, either. Brunswick's weakest attribute when it comes to off-campus dining is that most places close earlier than what is ideal for a college student's schedule—the wonderful options throughout Brunswick are generally not available for night owls, except for pub food and doughnuts. Students probably don't take advantage of off-campus dining as much as they would if on-campus dining wasn't so tasty, but it's nice to have it there for a change of pace and for special occasions. Overall, though, the wide selection of eateries in Brunswick, supplemented by further dining options in Portland and other surrounding towns, offers more than enough variety for a number of tastes.