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Off-Campus Dining

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Taco bell would be the best

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: We only have McDonalds, Taco Bell, Jacks and like one other. One of the restaurant is open late but the others close fairly early. They're very close to the campus and easy to get too, but most people just drive. The choices are not healthy at all but they do fit budgets very well. As a Kinesiology major I take health seriously, but these options are not healthy.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Henderson is a small town, mostly available is fast food. Taco Bell and McDonalds are the only late night places open in Henderson.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We have a Taco Bell, McDonald's, Burger King, Sonic, Subway, China King, and Bell's Drive In (Burgers)

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: We have three restaurants and the rest are fast food options. Nothing healthy or satisfying.

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With the exception of a few fast food places and individually-owned "mom and pop" restaurants, there isn't much to eat off campus in Henderson. If a student wants more options, he or she usually goes to Jackson, which is 30 minutes away. Most students don't mind the drive, though, because there is so little to do in Henderson. 

While Henderson has Besso's coffee, Jackson has Starbucks. Henderson has Subway, while Jackson has Jason's Deli. McDonald's is the go-to fast food restaurant in Henderson, but Jackson has Chick-fil-A, Arby's, Popeye's, and many more. So, much off-campus dining is not done in Henderson, where FHU is located, but in Jackson. However, Henderson does boast Bell's, which has "the best burgers this side of Heaven."

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
McDonald's
Best Asian
China King
Best Breakfast
  • Jack's Hamburgers
  • McDonald's
Best Coffee
Besso's
Best Dessert
  • Besso's
  • Maggie Moo's
Best Healthy
Subway
Best Late-Night
McDonald's
Best Mexican
  • El Ranchito
  • Los Portales
Best Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings (Jackson)
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Chili's
  • Logan's Roadhouse
  • Olive Garden
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Bell's Drive-In
  • Besso's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Besso's
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Burger King
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Domino's
  • McDonald's
  • Olive Garden
  • Pizza Hut
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Dollar General
426 E. Main St.
(731) 989-3659
www.dollargeneral.com
Family Dollar Store
121 Whitley Ave.
(731) 989-4828
www.familydollar.com
Miller's Big Star
410 E. Main St.
(731) 989-2191
Piggly Wiggly
539 W. Main St.
(731) 989-1010
www.pigglywiggly.com

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Bell's Drive-In
Food: American
204 W. Church Ave.
(731) 989-2816
Price: $8-$15
Cool Features: Bell's has been featured in many magazines.
China King
Food: Asian
119 E. Main St.
(731) 983-5588
Price: $5-$10
El Ranchito
Food: Mexican
227 N. Church Ave.
(731) 989-7373
Price: $5-$10
Hilton's Jacks Creek Bar-B-Que
Food: American
10 State Route 22A N
(731) 989-4140
www.jackscreekbbq.com
Price: $8-$15
Jack's Hamburgers
Food: American
520 E. Main St.
(731) 989-5401
www.eatatjacks.com
Price: $5-$10
Logan's Roadhouse
Food: Steak
604 Carriage House Dr., Jackson
(731) 664-9902
www.logansroadhouse.com
Price: $8-$15
Los Portales
Food: Mexican
1314 US Highway 45 N
(731) 435-1313
Price: $5-$10
Maggie Moo's
Food: Desserts
1032 Vann Dr. #A, Jackson
(731) 256-1488
www.maggiemoos.com
Price: $8-$15
Southern Skillet
Food: Home-cooked Southern food
275 Jacks Creek St.
(731) 989-1922
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 26 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • 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 32 responses

  • 12% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 9% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 59% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 19% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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