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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Taco Bell is within 10 minutes. So is KFC and domino's delivers to your room. What more could you ask for as a poor college student?

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Its alright most places close early except for chain fast food

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of chain restaurants in Mount Vernon, but downtown has some cool local restaurants.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A few late-night options and unique places--however, not cheap.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of fast foods or fancy meals


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For being a small town, Mount Vernon has a plethora of options for dining. Most restaurants can be found near the front gate of MVNU's campus on Newark Road or on Coshocton Avenue near Kroger and Walmart. The town has the typical fast food restaurants, such as Taco Bell, McDonald's, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Arby's, and Wendy's. There is, in fact, a McDonald's located near the front gate of MVNU's campus, as well as one located on Coshocton Avenue, closer to Walmart. Students also joke around about the three separate Subways in Mount Vernon: two right by Walmart and one closer to the front of campus on Newark Road.

Students can be found making quick fast food runs before curfew since Taco Bell and McDonald's leave their drive-thru open until 2 a.m. or later. Sit-down restaurants like Jake's, Bob Evans, and Allison's Finer Diner are the more common choices, especially when parents are visiting. Tim Hortons is a common place for students to take a study break in the evening, while Cold Stone Creamery is attached and a common place for desserts. The one place that students definitely rave about, though, is the Chipotle, which gets plenty of business from people of all ages.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • McDonald's
  • Tim Hortons
Best Asian
  • China Buffet
  • Hunan Garden
  • King Garden
Best Breakfast
  • McDonald's
  • Sips Coffeehouse & Deli
  • Tim Hortons
Best Coffee
  • Sips Coffeehouse & Deli
  • Starbucks
  • Tim Hortons
Best Dessert
  • Friendly's Restaurant
  • The Pink Cupcake Bakery
  • Tim Hortons
Best Healthy
  • Sips Coffee House & Deli
  • Subway
Best Late-Night
  • McDonald's
  • Taco Bell
  • Tim Hortons
Best Mexican
  • Fiesta Mexicana
  • La Paloma Mexican Restaurant
Best Pizza
  • Dirko's Pizza
  • Donatos Pizza
  • Little Caesars
Best Wings
  • Flappers Bar & Grille
  • KFC
Best Place to Take a Date
  • Allison's Finer Diner
  • Jake's Restaurant
  • Ruby Tuesday
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Allison's Finer Diner
  • Fiesta Mexicana
  • Jake's Restaurant
Other Places to Check Out
  • Arby's
  • Barb's Diner
  • Bob Evans
  • Burger King
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Henry's at the Curtis Inn
  • Hunan Dynasty
  • Mr. Pizza
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Ron's Pizza
  • Wendy's

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

855 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 393-1425
Daily 24 hours
Neff's Cardinal Market
524 S. Main St.
(740) 397-9907
1575 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 392-3800
Daily 24 hours

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Allison's Finer Diner
Food: American
11587 Upper Gilchrist Road
(740) 397-9923
Price: $10-$15
China Buffet
Food: Asian
1415 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 392-6200
Price: $10-$15
Dirko's Pizza
Food: Pizza
500 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 392-5678
Price: $10-$15
Donatos Pizza
Food: Pizza
221 W. High St.
(740) 397-3336
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: You can order online.
Fiesta Mexicana
Food: Mexican
308 W. High St.
(740) 397-6325
Price: $10-$15
Flappers Bar & Grille
Food: American
15 W. High St.
(740) 392-1061
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: There's often live music in the evenings.
Friendly's Restaurant
Food: American
8008 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 397-6589
Price: $8-$15
Hunan Garden
Food: Asian
1516 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 393-1313
Price: $10-$15
Jake's Steak House
Food: American
996 Coshocton Rd.
(740) 397-1418
Price: $10-$15
Food: Chicken
301 W. High St.
(740) 392-4900
Price: $3-$8
King Garden
Food: Asian
997 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 393-1900
Price: $10-$15
La Paloma Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
200 S. Main St.
(740) 393-4101
Price: $10-$15
Little Caesars Pizza
Food: Pizza
9 N. Sandusky St.
(740) 393-1865
Price: $8-$15
Food: Fast food
111 Newark Road
(740) 397-5501
Price: $3-$8
The Pink Cupcake Bakery
Food: Bakery
109 S. Main St.
(740) 392-2253
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Check out the company Flickr page for photos of Pink Cupcake's creations!
Ruby Tuesday
Food: American
1055 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 397-3113
Price: $8-$15
Sips Coffeehouse & Deli
Food: Café
812 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 392-5282
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Sips hold special events, like an espresso machine clinic!
Food: Coffee, tea
855 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 393-1425
Price: $3-$8
Food: Sandwiches
100 Newark Road
(740) 397-7827
Price: $3-$8
Taco Bell
Food: Mexican fast food
1015 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 393-3133
Price: $3-$8
Tim Hortons
Food: American
941 Coshocton Ave.
(740) 397-2913
Price: $8-$15

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 30 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 41 responses

  • 17% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 49% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 27% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 7% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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