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Off-Campus Dining


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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining is great because it within walking distance from campus. There are a variety of great choices and for the most part at affordable prices. Many of the off-campus eateries stay open till at least 2 a.m which is very convenient

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I live off of food I bought from Walmart and Canes. Sometimes when my roommates and I want something besides Ramen noodles, we will pick a spot near campus. There are lots of restaurants to pick from also!

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I have not tried all of the off-campus dining options, but what I have experienced was worth trying. I am interested in what the other current and future restaurants have to offer as well

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Its okay but after a while you get tired of eating the same things over and over again

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of off-campus dining options. For those living on-campus, these locations are within as reasonable walking distance for those living on the west-side of campus. It's also within a somewhat reasonable walking distance for those on the east-side too.


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Louisiana is known for its food, and by God, it does not disappoint. In just the areas directly surrounding campus, there is a plethora of options for students to eat whatever they want without having to spend a ton of money—and it's an LSU rite of passage to eat at certain restaurants. From hamburgers from Roul's to 25-cent oysters at the Chimes, LSU has tons of signature foods from restaurants. Raising Cane's is one of them, as well. Cane's is a place that only serves fried chicken fingers, either on a bun as a sandwich or by the box. The signature sauce and the late-night hours make it one of the no. 1 Baton Rouge favorites. Louie's Café is open 24 hours a day and has great breakfasts. There are tons of convenient places near campus for students to grab a quick lunch or dinner without breaking the bank.

There is also a great supply of places that are a little bit nicer and offer more than just $5 sandwiches. Try one of the area's great seafood restaurants, like Mike Anderson's or Parrain's. There seems to be an endless supply of Mexican restaurants, including nicer places like Superior Grill and Ninfa's, as well as cheaper options like Zippy's and Moe's. In the spring, grab some boiled crawfish from any number of restaurants and enjoy the warm Louisiana weather.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Louie's Café
Best Asian
  • Nine Dragon Chinese Restaurant
  • P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Best Breakfast
  • IHOP
  • Louie's Café
Best Coffee
  • CC's Community Coffee House
  • Highland Coffees
Best Dessert
  • Coffee Call
  • Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Best Healthy
  • Counter Culture Frozen Yogurt
  • Pita Pit
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
  • Louie's Cafe
  • Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Best Mexican
  • Izzo's Illegal Burrito
  • Serranos Salsa Company
Best Pizza
  • Hungry Howie's
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Rotolo's Pizzeria
Best Wings
  • Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
  • Pluckers Wing Bar
Best Place to Take a Date
  • The Chimes
  • Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • The Chimes
  • Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
Other Places to Check Out
  • Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant
  • Another Broken Egg Café
  • Bacio Di Roma
  • Bonefish Grill
  • The Bulldog
  • California Pizza Kitchen
  • Casa Maria Mexican Grill
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • China Bear Restaurant
  • Chinese Combo King
  • Chinese Inn
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • CiCi's Pizza
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Coyote Blues
  • DiGiulio Brothers
  • Drunken Fish
  • Fat Cow Burgers & Salads
  • Frosted
  • Fuzzy's Taco Shop
  • Gino's Restaurant
  • Hunan Chinese Restaurant
  • Ichiban Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar
  • Jack in the Box
  • Jason's Deli
  • Kaminari Japanese Buffet
  • KFC
  • La Carreta Restaurant
  • La Madeleine
  • Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • The Little Village
  • Louisiana Lagniappe Restaurant
  • Magpie Café
  • The Melting Pot
  • Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
  • Monjunis
  • Olive Garden
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Papa Murphy's Take 'n' Bake Pizza
  • Piccadilly Cafeteria
  • Pinetta's European Restaurant
  • Pizza Hut
  • PJ's Coffee of New Orleans
  • Qdoba Mexican Grill
  • Raul's Deli
  • Red Lobster
  • Reginelli's Pizzeria
  • Rock-n-Sake Bar & Sushi
  • Ruth's Chris Steak House
  • Sammy's Grill
  • Schlittz & Giggles
  • Smoothie King
  • Starbucks
  • Taco Bell
  • TCBY
  • Tony's Seafood Market & Deli
  • University Seafood
  • Waffle House
  • Wendy's
  • Yogurtland
  • Zea Rotisserie & Grill
Did You Know?
  • Louisiana is known best for its seafood, particularly its crawfish. The season normally runs around March and lasts all summer long. Crawfish boils happen almost every weekend, and it's important to learn to peel the crawfish. And if you want to look like a local, learn to suck the heads, too.
  • Jambalaya (Jum-bah-lie-a) is another Southern favorite, and probably the most popular food to give students for free on campus. It's a classic, Southern Cajun dish made with rice, shrimp, fish, or chicken, usually, and seasonings that are popular to the region.
  • Louisiana likes to fry things. It's terrible for you, but you will get used to it—very quickly, in fact.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

2950 College Drive
(225) 924-6084
Daily 24 hours
3132 College Drive
(225) 952-9022
Daily 24 hours
5555 Burbank Drive
(225) 757-0501
Daily 7 a.m.–12 a.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

American Market
Food: Deli, grocery
5251 Nicholson Drive
(225) 767-7531
Price: $3–$8
Cool Features: Best place to get a sandwich. Even Shaq ate here when he went to LSU.
Atcha Bakery & Café
Food: Bakery, vegetarian
3221 Nicholson Drive
(225) 383-7482
Price: $3–$8
Brew-Bacher's Grill
Food: American
5251 Nicholson Drive
(225) 766-8491
Price: $8–$15
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
3260 HIghland Road
(225) 448-5770
Price: $8–$15
CC's Community Coffee House
Food: Coffee/tea
3930 Burbank Drive
(225) 767-6203
Price: $3–$8
Chelsea's Café
Food: American
2837 Perkins Road
(225) 387-3679
Price: $10–$20
Cool Features: Eclectic food (crawfish risotto to Mediterranean couscous to hamburgers), extensive vegetarian menu
The Chimes
Food: American, cajun
3357 Highland Road
(225) 383-1754
Price: $10–$20
Cool Features: Going "around the world" at Chimes is an LSU tradition. Drink a beer from every country on the extensive menu and get a T-shirt and your name on a gold plaque in the restaurant for all of campus to see.
Coffee Call
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
3132 College Drive
(225) 925-9493
Price: $3–$8
Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro
Food: American
6171 Bluebonnet Blvd.
(225) 761-1110
Price: $10–$20
Counter Culture Frozen Yogurt
Food: Frozen yogurt, sandwiches
7711 Perkins Road
(225) 767-9977
Price: $3–$8
Derek Chang's Koto
Food: Japanese
2562 Citiplace Blvd.
(225) 456-5454
Price: $8–$15
Food: American
2943 Perkins Road
(225) 343-2363
Price: $8–$15
Great Wall Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
3132 College Drive
(225) 928-3213
Price: $8–$15
Hello Sushi
Food: Japanese
3930 Burbank Drive
(225) 768-8808
Price: $8–$15
Highland Coffees
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
3350 Highland Road
(225) 336-9773
Price: $3–$8
Hungry Howie's
Food: Pizza
5210 Nicholson Drive
(225) 761-4694
Price: $8–$15
Food: American, breakfast
3006 College Drive
(225) 218-8467
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Inga's Subs & Salads
Food: Sandwiches, salads
254 W. Chimes St.
(225) 344-4861
Price: $5–$10
Izzo's Illegal Burrito
Food: Mexican
4250 Burbank Drive
(225) 214-0870
Price: $5–$10
Food: Cajun, Creole
3739 Perkins Road
(225) 346-8422
Price: $20–$35
Kamado's Japanese Grill & Sushi Bar
Food: Japanese
4612 Bennington Ave.
(225) 928-3888
Price: $15–$30
Louie's Café
Food: American, breakfast
206 W. State St.
(225) 346-8221
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours
Mellow Mushroom
Food: Pizza
4250 Burbank Drive
(225) 490-6355
Price: $10–$20
Mike Anderson's Seafood
Food: Seafood
1031 W. Lee Drive
(225) 766-7823
Price: $15–$25
New York Bagel Company
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
257 Lee Drive
(225) 769-0224
Price: $5–$10
Nine Dragon Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
4250 Burbank Drive
(225) 757-7177
Price: $8–$15
Ninfa's Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
4738 Constitution Ave.
(225) 924-0377
Price: $10–$20
P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Food: Asian
7341 Corporate Blvd.
(225) 216-9044
Price: $10–$20
Parrain's Seafood Restaurant
Food: Seafood
3225 Perkins Road
(225) 381-9922
Price: $10–$20
Pita Pit
Food: Sandwiches
3260 Highland Road
(225) 343-1200
Price: $5–$10
Pluckers Wing Bar
Food: American, wings
4225 Nicholson Drive
(225) 761-9464
Price: $8–$15
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Food: Fried chicken
3313 Highland Road
(225) 387-3533
Price: $3–$8
Roly Poly Sandwiches
Food: Sandwiches
4005 Nicholson Drive
(225) 344-1363
Price: $5–$10
Rotolo's Pizzeria
Food: Italian, pizza
4343 Nicholson Drive
(225) 761-1999
Price: $10–$20
Roul Deli
Food: American
3327 Highland Road
(225) 383-0622
Price: $5–$10
Ruffino's Restaurant
Food: Italian
18811 Highland Road
(225) 753-3458
Price: $20–$35
Serranos Salsa Company
Food: Mexican
3347 Highland Road
(225) 344-2354
Price: $10–$20
Food: Sandwiches
127 W. State St.
(225) 343-4511
Price: $3–$8
Sullivan's Steakhouse
Food: American
5252 Corporate Blvd.
(225) 925-1161
Price: $30–$55
Superior Grill
Food: Mexican
5435 Government St.
(225) 927-2022
Price: $10–$20
Thai Kitchen
Food: Thai
4335 Perkins Road
(225) 346-1230
Price: $10–$15
Food: Japanese
100 Lafayette St., Shaw Center for the Arts
(225) 346-5100
Price: $15–$25
Walk-On's Bistreaux & Bar
Food: American, cajun
3838 Burbank Drive
(225) 757-8010
Price: $10–$20
Zippy's Burritos & Tacos
Food: Mexican
3155 Perkins Road
(225) 388-9000
Price: $8–$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 229 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 239 responses

  • 44% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 38% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 15% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 4% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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