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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There're many type of different restaurants around the area, in which you can choose from many other places.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Besides a few Chinese food restaurants that were horrible the food was not bad if you order from a non chain restaurant in the area.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I personally love the "grease trucks" that park on corners on a crossroad on campus. They have a lot of good food. Other options are available, too.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Best places near campus: Tops Diner, McGovern's, 27 Mix, La Cocina, Robert's Pizza, Sbarro, Taco Bell, Checkers, Subway, King Wok, Intrinsic, Giovanni Pizza, Pizza Hut, Warren St. Cafe, Harvest Table, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's, Iberia, Sabor Latino, the list goes on... There are plenty of options, you just need to explore them. Most are closer to Rutgers - Newark which is a couple blocks down the hill. Some are further away like in the Ironbound or close to UMDNJ. It helps to have a car on campus.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Need healthy and safe food. I am against truck food.


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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As long as students can arrange safe transportation to and from the various eateries, Newark is home to a huge variety of cuisines that cater to most demographics. Unfortunately, these are not always within a convenient distance. While there are many cultural restaurants nearby, such as the Latin American influence in the Ironbound District, it can be difficult to find alternatives for those on a dairy- or gluten-free diet. Kosher diets are also somewhat difficult to accommodate in the immediate area. Only with extensive searching can a student find off-campus dining that has options for those on these diets.

However, for those who are not on restricted diets, Newark is a bountiful place to find any kind of food. From the Grease Trucks located at the edge of campus (and sometimes on campus) to the cultural influences of the surrounding area, any craving can be satisfied. As stated earlier, the only challenge can be getting to the desired venue. Additionally, many students frequent New York City, which is a well-known mecca of culinary influences. While it may not always be in a readily accessible area, the off-campus dining is often high quality at a great value, with tons of variety.

Facts & Statistics

Best Asian
King Wok
Best Breakfast
Best Coffee
Intrinsic Café
Best Dessert
Babe's Cheesesteaks
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
King Wok
Best Mexican
Mi Pequeño Mexico
Best Pizza
Domino's Pizza
Best Place to Take a Date
Babe's Cheesesteaks
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Adega Grill
Other Places to Check Out
  • 27 Mix
  • Allegro Seafood Grill
  • Andros Diner
  • Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
  • Brazilian Pizza
  • Casa Pao Do Queijo
  • Dario's Restaurant
  • Don Pepe Restaurant
  • Genki Sakura Sushi
  • Hamburgao
  • Harvest Table
  • Hobby's Delicatessen & Restaurant
  • House of Thai Cuisine
  • IHOP
  • Je's Restaurant
  • McDonald's
  • Mompou Tapas Bar & Lounge
  • Pizza 2000
  • Roberts Pizza
  • Spanish Pavillion
  • Tops Diner
  • Yi Fu Restaurant

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Shop Rite
100 Passaic Ave., Kearny
(201) 998-1595
Monday-Friday 24 hours, Saturday 12 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Adega Grill
Food: Continental
130 Ferry St.
(973) 589-8830
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Has formal restaurant area as well as a bar and casual area
Altas Horas Lanches
Food: Sandwiches
266 Ferry St.
(973) 465-5200
Price: $5-$10
Babe's Cheese Steaks
Food: Cheesesteaks
191 Central Ave.
(973) 733-2828
Price: $5-$15
Café Opcao
Food: Coffee and snacks
68-76 Wilson Ave.
(973) 344-0004
Price: $5-$10
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
447 Central Ave.
(973) 268-2700
Price: $10-$20
Iberia Tavern & Restaurant
Food: Portuguese
80-84 Ferry St.
(973) 344-7603
Price: $10-$30
Intrinsic Café
Food: Coffee, tea, sweets
5 Sussex Ave.
(201) 618-2689
Price: $5-$10
King Wok
Food: Chinese
1 Sussex Ave.
(973) 297-1299
Price: $5-$15
Mi Pequeño Mexico
Food: Mexican
81 Ferry St.
(973) 344-7600
Price: $10-$20
Regal Buffet
Food: Spanish
291 Ferry St.
(973) 465-8888
Price: $10-$20
Food: Sandwiches
573 Broad St.
(973) 621-8566
Price: $3-$8
Sushi House of Hoboken
Food: Asian, sushi
155 First St., Hoboken
(201) 656-7788
Price: $10-$25

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 74 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 80 responses

  • 39% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 38% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 12% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 11% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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