The food is definitely one of Waterville’s biggest attractions. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a Colby student who doesn’t have an inexplicable and undying love for Pad Thai Too—this small, often crowded, hole-in-the-wall Thai restaurant is easily the most popular in Waterville, which is quite the accomplishment in a city full of great restaurants. Students are always willing to venture into the Waterville wilds and find great food, like Big G's, which offers remarkably huge sandwiches.
You can really find anything you want here. Some say Waterville is the fast food capital of America—Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday, and Friendly’s are close to campus if you're looking for a quick bite to eat, and McDonald's, Taco Bell, KFC, and Burger King are open late once the Spa closes. There are also pricier restaurants with amazing food to enjoy with your parents, and less-expensive restaurants with equally amazing food to enjoy with your friends. Waterville House of Pizza will deliver gourmet pizzas and hand-crafted calzones with innovative toppings to your dorm. The popular spots get crowded and continual eating out will burn holes in your wallet, but in a city that often has little to offer Colby students, the off-campus dining scene is pretty phenomenal. Although on-campus dining halls are great, they get old, and Waterville rises to the needs of bored Colby students.