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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Everyone rarely eats off campus. If anything, we'll order from Campus Corner.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: The town of Bryn Mawr has a lot of cute shops and restaurants. Overall fine selection, but Philly is way more interesting.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Tiffin, a local indian restaurant, is definitely the best option.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are only a few restaurants around but they offer a variety of food from Japanese to Mexican to Indian. It is pretty costly to dine out though because there's not a lot of competition between the restaurant they usually charge pretty high.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are some great choices along Lancaster, but you'll eventually get sick of the same things; you can take the train to venture even further though!


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Given the choice of cuisine, ambiance, and prices, Bryn Mawr seems ideally located for someone who takes pleasure in eating out, and most Mawrters do. Everyone has their favorites, but since few students can afford to dine at restaurants like Lourdas regularly, more casual places like Piece of Pizza is more popular. Ethnic restaurants also attract many students who tire of the American and Italian food served regularly in the dining halls, making Silk Cuisine, Khajuraho, and Mikado top choices. Restaurants along the Main Line are fairly accessible by train. Going to Philly expands your choices immensely. Each neighborhood offers its own world of restaurants, but students talk about and return to Penang in Chinatown and Marrakesh on Leithgow Street.

If you go out to eat, say, three times each month, there are just enough restaurants on the Main Line to keep things adventuresome for about a year. After that, you will most certainly have decided your favorites, and even though they are sure to be wonderful restaurants, you might get tired of them after a while. Philly adds spice to the options, but only if you take the time to go, and many students do not because of the time and expense it requires. The dining halls do get tiresome, but they are not bad enough to chase students off campus regularly. When students go into town in search of food, they usually find what they are craving.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria
  • Campus Corner
  • Fellini's
  • Fuji Mountain
  • Peace a Pizza
  • The Point
Best Breakfast
Best Healthy
The Point
Best Pizza
Peace a Pizza
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Fuji Mountain
  • Lourdas Greek Taverna
Other Places to Check Out
  • Gryphon Coffee Co.
  • Khajuraho India
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Pat's King of Steaks
  • Pizza West Philly
  • Ruby's Diner
  • Silk Cuisine
  • Thai Pepper Restaurant
Did You Know?
  • What is the difference between a hoagie, a grinder, and a cheesesteak? "Hoagie" and "grinder" are two regional names that refer to the same kind of sandwich: meat, cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato on a crusty bun. A cheesesteak is a sandwich with flattened steak, grilled onions, and Cheez Whiz.
  • Pennsylvania state laws require hard liquor and malt liquor to be sold in two separate establishments. Many restaurants do not serve alcohol but have BYOB policies.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

1218 Lancaster Ave., Rosemont
(610) 527-6763
602 Lancaster Ave.
(610) 889-4000

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Beijing Inn
Food: Chinese
812 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 525-7761
Price: $5-$12
Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria
Food: Italian
761 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 519-1940
Price: $9-$15
Bravo Pizza
Food: Pizza, calzones
26 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
(610) 520-7455
Price: $5-$10
Campus Corner
Food: Italian, Chinese, sandwiches
829 Lancaster Ave., Villanova
(610) 527-3606
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Excellent delivery service
Food: Light fare and pasta
761 Lancaster Ave.
(610) 520-5208
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Make your own s'mores
Food: Italian
31 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
(610) 642-9009
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Baked ziti
Fuji Mountain
Food: Japanese/sushi
14 N. Merion Ave.
(610) 527-7777
Price: $10-$15
Hope's Country Fresh Cookies
Food: Cookies, ice cream
1125 E. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 527-4488
Price: $2-$5
Lourdas Greek Taverna
Food: Greek
50 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
(610) 520-0288
Price: $15-$30
Food: African, Moroccan, Middle Eastern
517 S. Leithgow St., Philadelphia
(215) 925-5929
Price: $8-$15
Mikado Japanese Restaurant
Food: Japanese
66 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore
(610) 645-5592
Price: $20-$55
Milkboy Café
Food: Coffee drinks, small sandwiches
2 Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 824 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr
(610) 645-5269, (610) 527-0690
Price: $5-$8
Cool Features: Hosts open-mic night, books acoustic sets from the Philly area, including Bryn Mawr students.
Peace a Pizza
Food: Pizza
1125 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 581-7010
Price: $2-$16
Penang Malaysian Cuisine
Food: Malaysian
117 N. 10th St., Philadelphia
(215) 413-2531
Price: $4-$10
Food: Coffee, tea, pastries
766 W. Lancaster Ave.
(610) 526-0650
Tango Bistro
Food: Fine dining
39 Morris Ave.
(610) 526-9500
Price: $9-$30

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 28 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 38 responses

  • 45% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 39% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 5% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 11% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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