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Off-Campus Dining


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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's more convenient to just eat on campus, but the off-campus options are pretty good, too. I occasionally eat off-campus on the weekends or for special occasions.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: You have to walk a mile to go any where and there are very few options because it is a ver suburban area full of old people. The community has to be quiet at 11pm and the stores close at 9pm.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love going off campus for food if I can. There are awesome options (there's a wonderful all you can eat sushi place in the village) and the food is high quality and affordable.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining in The Village is so good, but is a 20 minute walk away and tends to be pricey.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Mudd students don't have much time to go off campus.

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The Village is the closest place to dine off campus-unfortunately, it is also the most expensive. Going to eat in Claremont usually involves visiting parents, students who have recently hit the lottery (a rarity), or students who already have decent paying jobs (even more of a rarity). There are some places that aren't extremely expensive, but the cheapest option is a two-minute drive to the nearest Del Taco. If you're seeing someone, the restaurants in the Village are a good choice for a sit-down date, that is if you have already grown tired of the outdoor picnic tables at In-N-Out.

Although Claremont tends to be expensive, there are plenty of cheaper and more desirable options if you have a car. Fast food is a few minutes away, and if you feel like it, you can always drive to Los Angeles, where dining options abound. The best off-campus dining for most students, however, occurs during parents' weekend. And the absence of fast food, a college staple, makes it awfully hard on the wallet to eat off campus regularly for most students. If you can get around the cost, Claremont does offer students a fairly healthy selection, in terms of types of food. From Mexican to Chinese to Italian to wings, there are always options available within a 10-minute drive. For more unusual items, however, you will almost definitely have to make a longer, more exhausting trip.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Claremont Juice Co.
  • Heroes
24-Hour Dining
Del Taco
Best Asian
Tasty Goody
Best Breakfast
  • 42nd Street Bagel
  • Le Pain Quotidien
Best Healthy
  • Claremont Juice Co.
  • Pita Pit
Best Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Pizza n' Such
Best Wings
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Harvard Square Café
  • Yianni's
Other Places to Check Out
Pizza N' Such

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

9404 Central Ave.
(909) 575-5001
550 East Baseline Rd.
(909) 621-4644

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

21 Choices Frozen Yogurt
Food: Frozen Yogurt
460 W. First St.
(909) 398-0021
Cool Features: Choose from a large variety of mix-ins and one of five regularly changed frozen yogurt selections
42nd Street Bagel
Food: Bagels
225 Yale Ave.
(909) 624-7655
Price: $5-$10
Aruffo's Italian Cuisine
Food: Italian
126 Yale Ave.
(909) 624-9624
Price: $10-$25
Bert & Rocky's Cream Company
Food: Ice cream
242 Yale Ave.
(909) 625-1852
Cool Features: Offers many different flavors of ice cream, including a very delicious vanilla ice cream
Buco di Beppo
Food: Italian
505 W. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 399-3287
Cool Features: Portions are huge and serves delicious pasta
Claremont Juice Co.
Food: Smoothies, sandwiches
124 Yale Ave.
(909) 626-2216
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Smoothies named after each of the Claremont Colleges
Del Taco
Food: Mexican
1371 E. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 981-3671
Price: $2-$8
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
1277 W. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 981-7555
Price: $5-$10
Harvard Square Café
Food: Continental
206 W. Bonita Ave.
(909) 626-7763
Price: $10-$20
Food: American
131 Yale Ave.
(909) 621-6712
Price: $15-$25
Cool Features: Sports bar, huge nacho platter
In-N-Out Burger
Food: Fast food
1837 Foothill Blvd.
Cool Features: Cheap and delicious burgers. Those who come from places without In-N-Out soon become addicted to it.
Jamba Juice
Food: Juice
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 621-0642
Le Pain Quotidien
Food: Baked Goods
175 N. Indian Hill
(909) 625-1609
Mixed Bowl Café
Food: Thai
1520 Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 447-4401
Pita Pit
Food: Pita
1 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 625-2200
Food: Subs
383 W. Bonita Ave.
(909) 621-9051
Price: $5-$8
Saca's Mediterranien Cuisine
Food: Mediterranien
248 W. Second St.
(909) 624-3340
Tasty Goody
Food: Chinese
1630 W. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 946-8878
Price: $5-$10
Tutti Mangia Italian Grill
Food: Italian
102 Harvard Ave.
(909) 625-2044
Price: $10-$15
Village Grille
Food: American
148 Yale Ave.
(909) 626-8813
Price: $8-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 12 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 12 responses

  • 42% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 42% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 8% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 8% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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