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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Not much ethnic food or vegetarian places, but there are enough places to keep things interesting

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The only things off campus that are considered ethnic are some bad-tasting Mexican cuisine restaurants and some fast food chains.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: For a small town, Danville has some pretty good options for dining if you know where you are looking. A lot of local restaurants are better than you think.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many restaurants in downtown Danville, but the ones that exist are all really good and reasonably priced. I wish things stayed open a little later (your choices are pretty much Speedway or Speedway after 11PM), but I've had great experiences in Danville.

2 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Danville KY is known as being a food dessert. The only options being chain, low end fast food restaurants, and several Mexican joints. There aren't even higher end chain options. Lexington KY and Louisville KY are short commutes away and they offer the diversity some may be looking for when it comes to food and night life activities (unique and craft restaurants/bars)


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Off-campus dining can be a treat and is always a welcome break from college food. There are a few gourmet restaurants around Centre's campus, which is fine, because most eateries cater to a college student's budget. Students generally have the same favorites-the Guad, Freddie's, Applebee's)-but agreeing on one can be difficult. Some students' favorite dishes are the fajita nachos at the Guad, eggplant parmesan at Freddie's, and the happy-hour priced chicken quesadillas at Applebee's. Fast food wise, Danville has many, many options, most of which are open late.

Off-campus dining also provides great opportunities to hang out with friends and is an important part of women's Greek recruitment. The welcoming of freshmen by Greek women has almost evolved into sport, and as a freshman, getting invited to multiple weekend meet-and-greet dinners is common. For girls interested in rushing, or just meeting upperclass women, these dinners are essential and fun. Recruitment dinners for Greek men tend to be more low-key, more likely is the trip to Lexington's Hooters for wings. While the selection of off-campus restaurants may not be the best, the fun you'll have just being off campus for an hour is well worth the trip and is a guaranteed good time. Few students turn down an opportunity to head to the Guad with a group of friends, even if they're broke.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Applebee's
  • CiCi's Pizza
  • Freddie's Restaurant
  • Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
  • Huddle House
  • Wahmei
24-Hour Dining
  • Arby's
  • Huddle House
Best Asian
Best Breakfast
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Huddle House
Best Healthy
  • Melton's Deli
  • Three Babes and a Monkey
Best Pizza
Cici's Pizza
Best Wings
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Beaumont Inn
  • Freddie's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Burke's Bakery & Delicatessan
  • Hooters
  • Old Owl Tavern

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Food Lion
1041 Ben-Ali Dr., Danville
(859) 236-5447
200 Skywatch Dr., Danville
(859) 236-0408
Wal-Mart Super Center
100 Walton Ave., Danville
(859) 236-9572

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Food: American
300 Skywatch Dr.
(859) 936-7400
Price: $2-$9
Cool Features: Half-price happy hour
Food: Fast food
1600 Hustonville Rd.
(859) 236-1199
Price: $2-$5
Beaumont Inn
Food: Gourmet homestyle
638 Beaumont Inn Dr.
(859) 734-3381
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: Inn attached to restaurant
ChinaTown Buffet
Food: Chinese
Danville Manor Shopping Center
(859) 236-8899
Price: $2-$10
CiCi's Pizza
Food: Pizza
1560 Hustonville Rd.
(859) 936-1616
Price: $2-$4
Cool Features: Giant buffet featuring pasta, pizza, and salad
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
Food: Breakfast, American
40 Cassady Ave.
(859) 936-7792
Price: $2-$7
Food: Italian
1560 Hustonville Rd.
(859) 236-9265
Price: $2-$8
Cool Features: Drive-thru
Freddie's Restaurant
Food: Italian
126 S. Fourth St.
(859) 236-9884
Price: $5-$12
Cool Features: Old `50s-style diner
Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
275 Jane Tr.
(859) 236-8300
Price: $2-$8
Cool Features: Great margaritas and fajitas
Huddle House
Food: Breakfast, American
308 Skywatch Dr.
(859) 236-9391
Price: $2-$5
Melton's Deli
Food: Sandwiches
247 E. Main St.
(859) 236-9874
Price: $2-$6
Cool Features: In an old gas station
Reno's Roadhouse
Food: Breakfast, American
1641 Hustonville Rd.
(859) 936-1385
Price: $2-$9
Cool Features: 64 oz. Bubba Can't Dance Steak
Sonic Drive In
Food: American
101 Baughman Ave.
(859) 236-8565
Price: $2-$7
Cool Features: Drive-in
Food: Sub sandwiches
125 N. Fourth St.
(859) 236-7964
Price: $2-$6
Cool Features: Centre students get a discount.
Three Babes and a Monkey
Food: Sandwiches, coffee
127 N. Fourth St.
(859) 236-6642
Price: $2-$6
Cool Features: Walking distance from campus
Food: Chinese
858 S. College St.
(859) 734-0523
Price: $2-$8
Food: Chinese
1410 Hustonville Rd.
(859) 236-7171
Price: $2-$6
Cool Features: Drive-thru

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 31 responses

  • 6% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 39% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 39% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 16% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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