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Off-Campus Dining

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Some favorite spots, nothing extraordinary though. Tara Thai is a fave, Carolina Diner is open late and well as JJs. though both are not healthy really. Downtown is where the real variety is, and on the way there.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are not many discounts available to students. But there are a few places to eat that are close to campus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Again, it is an average place, with average food and average discounts.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Greensboro that you would never even know about unless you randomly happened upon a shopping center and decided to try a new place. There are so many different ethnic options with authentic food that is also delicious. I recommend getting off-campus and exploring the dining options.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Greensboro is slowly becoming a cooler place to be.

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There's a notable selection of delicious food off campus, no matter your fancy (or whether you're looking for fancy or not). Even with traffic, most types of cuisine are less than 20 minutes away, and quite a few are within walking or biking distance. There is a diverse variety of local spots from which to choose, as well as almost any restaurant chain you can think of about a 10-minute drive away in either Wendover or Battleground. The Quaker Village, located across West Friendly Avenue at the front of the campus, is home to many Guilford students' favorites. There's homestyle pizza at Elizabeth's Pizza, and delivery services abound. Through trial and error, many have discovered the best Chinese delivery is King House. There are also several authentic Mexican restaurants nearby, including Amigos.

Vegetarian and vegan folks adore both the Quaker Center's Pita Works and Tate Street's Boba House. For the carnivores, there's juicy steak that goes well with dark, fresh-brewed beer at Red Oak, the local brewery. There are other ethnic options readily available all over town, including Japanese and Greek restaurants. Tate Street, located near the campus of UNCG, is another culinary hot spot and home to many shops, music, and youth culture. As for other fast food, the best is the Triad favorite, Cook Out! It has locations across the city; the drive-thru is open until either 2 a.m. or 4 a.m. If after-midnight options are what you're craving, there are several late-night diners where you'll likely run into other GuilCo insomniacs. Such places are Jake's on Wendover, right next to another favorite, the Waffle House.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Jake's Diner
  • Waffle House
Best Asian
King House Chinese Food
Best Breakfast
  • IHOP
  • Waffle House
Best Coffee
  • Green Bean
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
Cold Stone Creamery
Best Healthy
Boba House
Best Late-Night
Cook-Out
Best Mexican
Taqueria El Azteca
Best Pizza
  • Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
  • Elizabeth's Pizza
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Best Place to Take a Date
Arigato Japanese Steak & Seafood House
Best Place to Take Your Parents
O'Charley's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bojangles' Famous Chicken 'n Biscuits
  • Carolina's Diner
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • East Coast Wings & Grill
  • El Mariachi Mexican Restaurant
  • The Fresh Market
  • The Full Scoop Ice Cream Shop
  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Kobe of Japan
  • Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
  • La Bamba Mexican Restaurant
  • Olive Garden
  • One Wok Chinese Grill
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pita Delite
  • Pizza Hut
  • Red Mango
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Scoops Creamery & More
  • Sticks & Stones Clay Oven Pizza
  • Tara Thai
  • Tripps Restaurant
Did You Know?
  • You can walk from campus to many places to eat in the Quaker Village area.
  • You can get organic groceries at Harris Teeter, but The Fresh Market specializes in only natural products.
  • If you are going to get delivery, pickings become slim after 10 p.m. However, there's plenty to order early evening for dinner or weekend nights.
  • There are normally lots of fliers and discounts available at the Info Desk or in front of your door if you live in the apartments. Look for student discounts with delivery on menus. Be on the lookout for fliers on the post boards, as well.
  • North Carolina barbecue is very different from other barbecue around the country. There are even particular Eastern and Western North Carolinian ways of preparing it, including finely shredding the meat. It is an experience any nonvegetarian living in NC should have and enjoy. Experiment with various backcountry restaurants and different styles and sauces, and you'll be included in a favorite regional pastime.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Food Lion
4652 W. Market St.
(336) 297-9338
www.foodlion.com
Daily 6 a.m.–11 p.m.
Harris Teeter
701 Francis King St.
(336) 856-8140
www.harristeeter.com
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Acropolis Restaurant
Food: Greek
416 N. Eugene St.
(336) 273-3306
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: Live music some nights, affordable daily dinner specials
Arigato Japanese Steak & Seafood House
Food: Japanese
1200 S. Holden Road
(336) 299-1003
www.arigatos.net
Price: $10–$20
Asahi Japanese Steak House
Food: Japanese
4520 W. Market St.
(336) 855-8883
Price: $10–$20
Cool Features: Sashimi, tempura, sushi
Binh Minh Restaurant
Food: Vietnamese
5211 W. Market St.
(336) 851-1527
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Affordable daily lunch specials
Boba House
Food: Vegetarian, vegan
322 Tate St.
(336) 379-7444
bobahouse.com
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Healthy food that tastes great, meat substitute dishes made with soy and tofu
Boss Hog's Bar-B-Que
Food: Barbecue
2314 E. Bessemer Ave.
(336) 370-1414
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: NC-style barbecue, takeout, and drive-thru
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza
Food: Pizza
1424 Westover Terrace
(336) 235-2749
brixxpizza.com
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: Drink specials
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
5836 Samet Drive
(336) 841-4050
www.buffalowildwings.com
Price: $8–$15
Cheesecakes by Alex
Food: Desserts
315 S. Elm St.
(336) 273-0970
www.cheesecakesbyalex.com
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Local specialty cheesecakes by the slice
Cold Stone Creamery
Food: Ice cream
4203 W. Wendover Ave.
(336) 218-0060
www.coldstonecreamery.com
Price: $3–$8
Cook-Out
Food: American
2411 Battleground Ave.
(336) 288-8643
www.cookoutnc.com
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: You can combine any of their shake flavors to make something new and different.
Elizabeth's Pizza
Food: Italian
5607 W. Friendly Ave.
(336) 299-1772
www.elizabethpizza.com
Price: $10–$20
Cool Features: A GuilCo favorite; fresh, different pizza
Green Bean
Food: Coffee/tea
341 S. Elm St.
(336) 691-9990
www.thegreenbeancoffeehouse.blogspot.com
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Live music, readings, local art, wireless Internet, downtown
IHOP
Food: American, breakfast
1101 Lanada Road
(336) 218-0593
www.ihop.com
Price: $8–$15
Indian Palace
Food: Indian
413 Tate St.
(336) 379-0744
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Vegetarian available
Jake's Diner
Food: Breakfast, diner
4220 W. Wendover Ave.
(336) 297-4141
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Fresh pies
Jam's Deli
Food: Deli, sandwiches, vegetarian
5707 W. Friendly Ave.
(336) 547-0771
www.jamsdeligso.com
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Right across the street from campus, homemade and fresh food
King House Chinese Food
Food: Chinese
1575 New Garden Road
(336) 299-8868
kinghousechinese.com
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Student discount, delivery
Little Italy
Food: Italian
1441 University Drive
(336) 584-7317
littleitalync.com
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Good takeout
O'Charley's
Food: American
4505 Landover Road
(336) 852-5758
www.ocharleys.com
Price: $8–$15
Rearn Thai Restaurant
Food: Thai
5109 W. Market St.
(336) 292-5901
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: Vegetarian dishes available
Red Oak Brewery
Food: American
6901 Konica Drive
(336) 447-2055
www.redoakbrewery.com
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: Locally-brewed beer, drink special nights, across the street from campus, kegs available.
Starbucks
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
5607 W. Friendly Ave.
(336) 292-3020
www.starbucks.com
Price: $3–$8
Taqueria El Azteca
Food: Mexican
5605 W. Friendly Ave.
(336) 292-4008
www.taqueriaelazteca.com
Price: $8–$15
Taste of Thai
Food: Thai
1500 Mill St.
(336) 273-1318
www.tasteofthaigreensboro.com
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: Great service
Waffle House
Food: American, breakfast
4302 Big Tree Way
(336) 294-0035
www.wafflehouse.com
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 27 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 34 responses

  • 32% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 50% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 15% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 3% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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