Most off-campus restaurants are fairly good and located within walking distance. The majority of the restaurants is mostly on Third Street, which is considered downtown McMinnville. The options include McMenamins Pub and 3rd Street Pizza (which also has a movie theatre, so students can catch a movie while eating hot delicious pizza). Other student favorites include Thai Country, Tequila Grill, Los Molcajetes, Ruby Tuesday, and Haagenson's Ribslayer, which are all reasonably priced.
Two other restaurants, Shari's and Muchas Gracias, are also convenient for students looking for a place to eat after-hours. A terrific restaurant is Bistro Maison, which features delicious food and great service. The vegetables at this restaurant are locally grown, and fresh salmon is served. The ambience is nice, both inside and outside in the patio space. La Rambla is also a fantastic restaurant that serves mouth-watering food and is definitely one of the restaurants to go to when parents are in town.