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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a few nice places off campus, but they close too early or have too many closing days.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Taco Bell in big rapids always makes your food right.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: lots of options with a wide range of food options. apple bees and bdubbs are the hot spots to eat aside from the bars.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: go off campus once or twice a week

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Some places are inconvenient for people that live on campus and don't have a car, but if you can find a ride it's pretty good.


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The off-campus dining options are convenient, low cost, and offer some good quality food. Most of the restaurants are chain restaurants and fast food. The restaurants are located near campus and are close enough that students can walk to most from their apartments or dorms. The most convenient one that is located across from the business building is McDonald's. Most are located along the main road that runs by the College.

There are not too many alternative options for healthy or organic foods, nor are there many vegan or vegetarian options. Most places do, however, offer a selection of salads. There are restaurants to go to with parents (Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday), there are some to go to after partying (Cranker's Coney Island), and then there are local restaurants and fast food options when trying to spend little on food when going out. Another benefit is that many of these dining options offer discounts for college students. This offers an even greater incentive to travel off campus for a good meal. The newest edition to the off-campus dining options is Buffalo Wild Wings. This is becoming one of the most popular restaurants in town for students. A place where they can socialize with friends, watch sporting events, answer trivia questions, and go to have a fun and relaxing time.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Cranker's Coney Island
Best Asian
China One Buffet
Best Breakfast
Cranker's Coney Island
Best Coffee
  • Biggby
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
Dairy Queen
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cranker's Coney Island
  • Taco Bell
Best Mexican
  • El Burrito
  • Qdoba
  • Taco Bell
Best Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Papa John's
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
Ruby Tuesday
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Applebee's
  • Ruby Tuesday
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bennigan's Grill & Tavern
  • Blue Cow Café
  • Bob Evans
  • Pepper's Café & Deli
  • Ponderosa Steakhouse

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

15400 Waldron Way
(231) 527-0200
Daily 24 hours
Save a Lot
14219 Northland Dr.
(231) 592-4669
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
21400 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-1443
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Food: American, burgers, sandwiches, soups
718 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-7429
Price: $8-$15
Biggby Coffee
Food: Coffee and pastries
840 S. State St.
(231) 592-8055
Price: $5-$10
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: Barbecue
1264 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-9464
Price: $10-$30
Chine One Buffet
Food: Chinese
15190 W. Isabella County Line Rd.
(231) 796-3818
Price: $10-$20
Cranker's Coney Island
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
213 S. State St.
(231) 796-1919
Price: $5-$10
Dairy Queen
Food: American, burgers, ice cream
250 N. State St.
(231) 796-6848
Price: $3-$10
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
734 Perry Ave.
(231) 796-5813
Price: $8-$15
El Burrito Loco
Food: Mexican
804 N. State St.
(231) 796-8704
Papa John's
Food: Pizza
215 Maple St.
(231) 527-7272
Price: $10-$15
Pizza Hut
Food: Italian
14371 Northland Dr.
(231) 796-8700
Price: $10-$15
Food: Mexican
836 S. State St.
(231) 796-8404
Price: $5-$10
Ruby Tuesday
Food: American, burgers
15397 Waldron Way
(231) 592-3454
Price: $8-$15
Food: Coffee and pastries
1201 S. State St.
(231) 591-5555
Price: $5-$8
Food: Sandwiches
603 S. State St.; 620 Maple St.; 21400 Perry Ave.
(231) 793-3223; (231) 796-1912; (231) 796-1000
Price: $5-$8
Taco Bell
Food: Mexican
604 S. State St.
(231) 796-3443
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 94 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 101 responses

  • 11% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 37% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 46% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 7% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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