Great food can be found on the Main Line if you know where to go, and when most students have the money to escape food in the DC, they come here. A sleazy but fun little bar called Roach and O'Brien's (see the Nightlife section) is the more common scene. They serve good burgers and fills up with Haverford students on Friday and Saturday nights. You have to be careful, though, because there are just as many overpriced restaurants as there are good values. Pretty much anything in the ritzy Wayne community is going to require more money than most college students can afford to spend, but ask any student and they'll tell you that you're sure to find an establishment where the taste and quality of the food are worth every dollar spent.
For those students who are just a few pennies short to dine at the fine end of the restaurant spectrum, there are a bunch of standard national chains (like Applebee's, Chili's, Olive Garden, or Cheesecake Factory) in or around the enormous King of Prussia mall, about 10 miles northwest of the college. Other student favorites are Pizza Palace for good traditional pizza and Llanarch Diner for cheap food and that classic, smoky diner atmosphere. One great tip for those with a car: five miles east of Haverford, in Wayne, is the Great Harvest Bread Company. Their employees will give you free enormous slices of their 40 different breads, just for asking. You might feel a little slimy not buying anything, but they really don't care.