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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat off campus very often because I don't have any money in general

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: THere's usually somewhere new to try and I really enjoy the dining life Decorah supports

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I really like going to the co-op or Java Johns on the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's not a whole lot of variety, but in general it's pretty good.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's a small town so there's not a lot of options

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Off-campus dining at Luther is like a suit: It fits some to a T, while others will be sorely disappointed. Many restaurants found in Decorah are easy to get into, have reasonable hours, and serve a variety of cuisine. A lot of dining options are great for parties—Sabor Latino, Americana, and Mabe’s will all cater for special events, like a fraternity gathering or a birthday party. There are a lot of commercial chains (McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, and Subway among them), but many are fast food—you won’t find a Chili’s or Applebee’s in Decorah. Furthermore, many students are forced to choose between Albert’s or the Oaks Steakhouse for a nice “date” dinner; other students simply view the lack of options as an opportunity for a road trip.

Many dining establishments in Decorah also have wonderful drinks, so it’s easy to get a great brew with your meal or a milkshake if you’re underage. The best part about the dining in Decorah is the price. Many restaurants student charges or run specials through the school to provide cheap eating for students. While you can’t always eat at every hour of the day, the timing and closing of most restaurants is reasonable enough to suit even the most late-night of munchies cravings. In other words, as long as you live a normal lifestyle, you can easily find a new favorite food in Decorah.

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Cho-Sun Chinese
  • The Family Table
  • Mabe's Pizza
  • T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grille
24-Hour Dining
Best Asian
Cho-Sun Chinese
Best Breakfast
The Family Table
Best Healthy
Best Pizza
Mabe's Pizza
Best Wings
T-Bocks Sports Bar and Grille
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Mabe's Pizza
Did You Know?
Mabe's actually ships its pizza all over the country. If an alum places an order, Mabe's will freeze-dry as many pizzas as they wish and express them to them, so they can enjoy the taste of a "Regular DCDC" from anywhere in the United States.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Oneota Community Food Cooperative
312 West Water Street
(563) 382-4666
Quillins Food Ranch
9 Main St., Waukon
(563) 568-3316
1798 Old Stage Rd.
(563) 382-8737

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

104 E. Water St.
(563) 382-4164
Americana Grille
308 College Dr.
(563) 382-3662
Back Home Bakery/Coffee Shop
Food: Coffee, baked goods
202 W. Water St.
(563) 382-8696
Bookends & Beans
309 E. Water St.
(563) 382-0100
Burl's Inc.
1101 ½ Montgomery St.
(563) 387-0167
Cho Sun Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
802 Commerce Dr.
(563) 382-8309
Cool Features: Students love the all-you-can-eat buffet.
Culvers of Decorah
904 Short St.
(563) 382-5120
Family Table Restaurant
Food: American, diner
817 Mechanic St.
(563) 382-2964
Cool Features: Like a Denny's, just not open 24 hours.
Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor
Food: Pizza, ice cream
105 E. Water St.
(563) 382-2118
Hart's Tea & Tarts
113 W. Water St.
(563) 382-3795
Hotel Winneshiek
104 E. Water St.
(563) 382-4164
La Rana
120 Washington
(563) 382-3067
Mabe's Pizza
Food: Pizza
110 E. Water St.
(563) 382-4297
Cool Features: The best pizza in town, and still the king after 40 years.
Magpie Coffeehouse
Food: Coffee
118 Winnebago St.
(563) 387-0593
Food: Fast food
915 Short St.
(563) 382-9406
Oaks Steakhouse
Food: American, steakhouse
1101 Hwy 9 W.
(563) 387-0300
Pizza Hut
Food: Pizza
1002 Short St.
(563) 382-8717
Pizza Ranch
Food: Pizza
212 College Dr.
(563) 382-8744
Sabor Latino #2
421 W. Water St.
(563) 382-3485
Stone Hearth Inn
PO Box 62
(563) 382-4614
Food: Sandwiches
304 College Dr.
(563) 382-9819
T-Bocks Sports Bar & Grill
206 W. Water St.
(563) 382-5970
Cool Features: Great on-tap beer and a huge selection of burgers

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 50 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 49 responses

  • 24% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 57% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 4% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 14% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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