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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's all your normal chain restuarants but there are also lots of hole in the wall places that are really good

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: cost is excellent. many places within walking distance of campus.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I never have a problem finding things to eat in Springfield.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I personally love all the dining options. From late night steak and shake and authentic Chinese restaurants and Italian shops downtown, I think it is great!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Campus is right next to a busy strip of fast food and dining restaurants and is only a few blocks from a grocery store. All easy and affordable.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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In terms of off-campus dining in Springfield, there are the typical fast food restaurants near campus. Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King, Domino's, and Hardee's are within walking distance. Taco Bell is open until 3 a.m. on the weekends, for those night owls. 

If you drive a little bit, there are more fast food restaurants. There are also a ton of great sit-down restaurants near campus. At the beginning of each semester, coupon books are passed out. They have great deals on local places, most of them restaurants. Springfield has a large variety, and the prices are great. The town caters towards the students.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Ziggie's Café
Best Asian
Best Breakfast
George's Restaurant
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
Andy's Frozen Custard
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
George's Restaurant
Best Mexican
El Maguey
Best Pizza
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Cheddar's Casual Café
  • Gilardi's Ristorante
  • Pappy's Place
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Cheddar's Casual Café
Other Places to Check Out
  • Andy's Frozen Custard
  • Aunt Martha's Pancake House
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Domino's
  • Ebbet's Field
  • Gilardi's Ristorante
  • Hemingway's
  • Mudhouse
  • Rosati's Pizza
  • Subway

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

1260 E. Saint Louis St.
(417) 895-3107
Daily 6 a.m.-12 a.m.
Price Cutter
1730 S. Campbell Ave.
(417) 862-4810
Daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Bambino's Italian Cafe
Food: Italian
1141 E. Delmar St.
(417) 862-9999
Cheddar's Casual Café
Food: American
1950 E. Primrose St.
(417) 889-8998
Cross Town BBQ
Food: BBQ
1331 E. Division St.
(417) 862-4646
El Maguey
Food: Mexican
631 N. Glenstone Ave.
(417) 865-1453
Fire & Ice Restaurant
Food: American
2546 N. Glenstone Ave.
(417) 522-7711
George's Restaurant
Food: American
339 S. Glenstone Ave.
(417) 831-6777
Cool Features: Open 24 hours a day on the weekends.
Food: Asian
306 S. Campbell Ave.
(417) 832-0077
Lambert's Café
Food: American
1800 W. State Highway J
(417) 581-7655
Neighborhood Pizza Café
Food: Pizza
3550 N. State Highway H
(417) 833-4411
Skybox Grill & Lounge
Food: American
1271 E. Montclair St.
(417) 877-9595
Springfield Brewing Company
Food: Pub-style
305 S. Market St.
(417) 832-8277
Springfield's Incredible Pizza Company
Food: Pizza
2850 S. Campbell Ave.
(417) 887-3030
Trolley's Bar & Grill
Food: American
107 Park Central Sq.
(417) 799-0309
Whole Hog Café
Food: Barbeque
224 W. Sunshine St.
(417) 868-0042
Price: $5.99
Ziggie's Café
Food: American
4228 S. National Ave.
(417) 883-0900

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 97 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 100 responses

  • 40% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 44% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 14% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 2% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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