Chatham is located at the intersection of three neighborhoods—Squirrel Hill, Shadyside, and Oakland—and, as a result, students looking for off-campus dining are presented with a wealth of options. Many restaurants are very convenient, located within a 15-minute walk from campus, and can be easily accessed by either the Chatham shuttle or PAT bus. The typical price range for most restaurants is between $7 to $15 per entrée, but the number of options available means students can find something to munch on in both lower and higher price ranges. Adventurous eaters, picky eaters, and everyone in between can find something in Pittsburgh.
For students looking for something a little different, Shadyside and Squirrel Hill both offer ethnic cuisines, including Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and Italian. For students looking for something a little more standard, The Waterfront has several chain restaurants, including TGI Friday's, Rock Bottom, and Red Robin. Anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions is in luck, as well; Squirrel Hill, in particular, has a number of restaurants that offer vegetarian, kosher, and gluten-free options. Students looking for appetizers to go with drinks or typical bar food will find themselves at home in Oakland, where many restaurants and bars offer food discounts after 11 p.m. Another plus is that many restaurants will deliver to campus. For students not wanting to leave the comfort of their dorm room, campusfood.com delivers to the surrounding neighborhoods. Campusfood.com also offers coupons and discounts for frequent customers. Overall, students agree that with the limited number of dining options on campus, the off-campus choices available make the Chatham experience much more enjoyable, at least around dinnertime.