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Off-Campus Dining

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: For being in a small town, it is great. It would be nice to have a car to get to some of them sometimes though.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Adults love McMinnville because they have real jobs and actual money that they can spend at nice pricey restaurants that are on 3rd Street. However, for the rest of us college students the food budget and budget in general is tight and we can't afford to eat at the restaurants on 3rd street. I also hate that I can't find good sushi anywhere in town.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is one street that is nice but the rest of the town is cheap fast food and a Shari's. Expect to see drunk people at Shari's and Muchas Gracias if it's dark out.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: McMinnville has some of the best dining in Oregon, with nationally ranked restaurants thanks to the wine country that surrounds the town. However, these are probably out of most student's price range. There are a number of good restaurants and bars on third street, which is about a mile off campus and easy to walk to. You'll find lots of students out on 3rd on Saturday night.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The food is tasty and many resturants are within walking distance. Alf's Hamburger's and Jake's Deli is only a quarter mile away from campus.

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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.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Pizza on 3rd Street
  • Shari's Tequila Grill
  • Thai Country
24-Hour Dining
  • Muchas Gracias
  • Shari's
Best Asian
  • Kame Japanese Restaurant
  • Thai Country
Best Breakfast
  • Crescent Café
  • Wildwood Café
Best Coffee
Cornerstone Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Serendipity
  • Shari's
Best Healthy
Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant
Best Late-Night
  • Muchas Gracias
  • Shari's
Best Mexican
  • Los Molcajetes
  • Muchas Gracias
  • Tequilla Grill
Best Pizza
3rd Street Pizza
Best Wings
McMenamins Pub
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant
  • Kame Japanese Restaurant
  • La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Sage Restaurant
  • Serendipity
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant
  • McMenamins Pub
  • Ruby Tuesday
Other Places to Check Out
  • Chan's Chinese Restaurant
  • Crescent Café
  • Las Rocas Restaurant
  • Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant
  • Sage Restaurant
  • Thistle Restaurant

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Albertsons-Sav-on
615 SW Keck Dr.
(503) 474-1087
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Harvest Fresh Grocery & Deli
251 NE Third St.
(503) 472-5740
www.harvestfresh.com
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

3rd Street Pizza
Food: Pizza
433 NE Third St.
(503) 434-5800
www.3rdstreetpizza.com
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Has a movie theater
Bistro Maison
Food: French bistro
729 NE Third St.
(503) 474-1888
www.bistromaison.com
Price: $15-$30
Cool Features: 2009 "Best of Citysearch" winner in four top categories
Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant
Food: American
980 NE Fourth St.
(503) 472-2739
www.goldenvalleybrewery.com
Cool Features: Fresh homegrown produce and local ingredients
Haagenson's Ribslayer
Food: Barbeque
575 NE Second St.
(503) 472-1309
www.ribslayer.com
Price: $10-$30
Kame Japanese Restaurant
Food: Japanese
211 NE Third St.
(503) 434-4326
www.kame-restaurant.com
Price: $5-$15
La Rambla Restaurant & Bar
Food: Tapas
238 NE Third St.
(503) 435-2126
www.laramblaonthird.com
Price: $5-$15
Cool Features: A copper-topped bar; the oldest brick building in McMinnville.
Los Molcajetes Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
527 NE Third St.
(503) 434-2780
Price: $5-$15
McMenamins Pub
Food: American
310 NE Evans St.
(503) 472-8427
www.mcmenamins.com
Price: $10-$25
Cool Features: Rooftop restaurant bar named top 10 in Sunset Magazine
Muchas Gracias
Food: Mexican
220 NE 12th St.
(503) 434-6367
www.muchasgraciasmex.com
Nick's Italian Café
Food: Italian
521 NE Third St.
(503) 434-4471
www.nicksitaliancafe.com
Price: $10-$35
Orchards Bistro
Food: Asian, European, Mediterranean
313 NE Third St.
(503) 474-9047
www.orchards-bistro.com
Price: $5-$15
Ruby Tuesday
Food: American
1101 NE Highway 99 West
(503) 472-5458
www.rubytuesday.com
Price: $8-$15
Serendipity
Food: Ice Cream
502 E. Third St.
(503) 474-9189
www.serendipityicecream.com
Price: $3-$8
Shari's
Food: American
1200 NE Baker St.
(503) 472-0561
www.sharis.com
Thai Country
Food: Thai
707 NE Third St.
(503) 434-1300
Price: $10
Wildwood Café
Food: American
319 N. Baker St.
(503) 435-1454
Price: $3-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 44 responses

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  • 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 62 responses

  • 35% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 58% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 6% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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