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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: don't really eat off campus

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are tons of restaurants and places to eat off of campus. They are very close but however not everything is in walking distance.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options of places to eat off-campus.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love Pittsburgh for entertainment and food. It is a big melting pot of different ethnic groups.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: From Chipotle to Bravo!, there are many options to choose from. The list of places ranges from Olive Garden, Subway, Dibellas, IHOP, Denny's, Eat n' Park, Aladdin's Eatery, Starbucks, BRGR, Chick-fil-A, Sarku Japan, Burgatory, Winghart's, Fox and Hound, North Park Lounge and Panera Bread just to name a few!


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Craving pancakes? How about fettuccine alfredo? Salad? Fast food? Whatever your dish of choice, the Pittsburgh area offers it! There are many great dining opportunities near La Roche College, including a wide range of chain restaurants, such as Olive Garden, T.G.I. Friday's, Eat'n Park, Denny's, Wendy's, and McDonald's. If you're in the mood for Mexican, there are plenty of places nearby—Mad Mex and El Campesino are two favorites. Students willing to travel from the quiet setting of La Roche into downtown Pittsburgh will find an even wider range of ethnic and exotic foods, including Indian, Syrian, Greek, Japanese, and Arab.

The biggest drawback to off-campus dining is the College's suburban setting and lack of public transportation, which means that to get to a restaurant, students must either have their own car or befriend someone with one. The only restaurant that students are able to walk to safely is North Park Lounge Restaurant, which is directly across the street from campus. Walking on the roads that lead to other area restaurants is not only illegal but very risky due to the high volume of traffic. But once a student finds a way to get off campus, there are places that are cheap, expensive, and in between for people in all financial situations.

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Student Favorites
  • Eat`n Park
  • North Park Lounge Restaurant
24-Hour Dining
  • Denny's
  • Eat`n Park
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
Best Asian
Sesame Inn
Best Breakfast
Eat `n Park
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
The Cheesecake Factory
Best Healthy
  • Panera Bread
  • Pita Pit
Best Late-Night
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Eat'n Park
Best Mexican
Best Pizza
  • Luciano's Pizza
  • Papa John's Pizza
Best Wings
North Park Lounge Restaurant
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Chipotle
  • Olive Garden
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Olive Garden
Other Places to Check Out
  • Applebee's
  • Bob Evans
  • Bravo Cucina Italiana
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • Chipotle
  • Denny's
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Lone Star Steakhouse
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Panera Bread
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pita Pit
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Sheetz
  • T.G.I. Friday's
Did You Know?
  • In Pittsburgh, if someone orders a steak or chicken salad, it comes with french fries on top.
  • Some foods to get their start in the 'Burgh include Klondike ice cream bars, Heinz ketchup, and Clark candy bars.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Giant Eagle
9805 McKnight Rd.
(412) 366-6828
Daily 24 hours
Kuhn's Foods
4801 McKnight Rd.
(412) 369-8781
Monday–Saturday 6 a.m.–11 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Eat`n Park - Mall side
Food: American
7370 McKnight Rd.
(412) 366-6220
Price: Less than $15
Eat'n Park - North Hills
Food: American
7671 McKnight Rd.
(412) 364-1211
Price: Less than $15
El Campesino
Food: Mexican
4771 McKnight Rd.
(412) 366-8730
Price: Less than $15
Fox and Hound English Pub & Grille
Food: Pub food
8000 McKnight Rd., Suite 2002
(412) 364-1885
Price: Less than $18
Cool Features: There are pool tables and plenty of sporting events shown on the TVs here.
Luciano's Pizza
Food: Pizza
1411 Duncan Ave.
(412) 366-2244
Price: $10–$30
Mad Mex
Food: Mexican
7905 McKnight Rd.
(412) 366-5656
Price: Less than $15
Cool Features: Take the time to read the menu—it's hysterical!
North Park Lounge Restaurant
Food: American
8701 Babcock Blvd.
(412) 364-9878
Price: Less than $15
Cool Features: Get a MVP card if you plan on becoming a regular here—you will be treated with cool rewards.
Rico's Restaurant
Food: Italian
1 Rico Ln.
(412) 931-1989
Price: Less than $35
Cool Features: Great place for special occasions
Sesame Inn
Food: Asian
711 Browns Ln.
(412) 366-1838
Price: $10–$20
Sushi Tomo
Food: Japanese
4812 McKnight Rd.
(412) 630-8666
Price: Less than $25
Food: American
634 Camp Horne Rd.
(412) 847-1007
Price: Less than $35

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 18 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 20 responses

  • 45% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 40% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 15% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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