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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of places to go

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: One place to eat near the school is curry-n-a-hurry, which is pretty yummy, and you can actually get a student discount on certain meal sizes if you ask about it. There's a place called drumsticks, but I've never eaten there, but I know they have chicken and fish galore for decent costs. Everything else is along University Drive, and you can pretty much find out the places there online.

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of great options, and most of them are on the main street! And there are good vegetarian options.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are soooo many restaurants in the area from Caribbean to Asian, to Italian to American. Costs vary its all about what you can afford

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I would rather spend my money on off-campus dining than in the cafeteria.


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The nearby restaurants vary in style and culture. Incoming students are sure to have a large variety of choices. The only downfall is that restaurants are very hard to get to if you don’t have a car. A cab can cost up to $20, and the bus stops are far and only run every hour until 6 p.m. The nearest restaurant is about a mile away, so students should make friends with those who have cars.

Restaurants are kept nice, and the expense of a meal out can vary greatly. Cuisine ranges from Chinese to Mexican and even Jamaican. Although there are many restaurants, there are not many that tend to the needs of vegetarians. A way to counter this is going to restaurants like Cici’s Pizza that are all-you- can-eat. Cici’s is definitely a recommended restaurant for a college student. It is the most inexpensive, provides a social environment, and gives you a “bang” for your buck.

Facts & Statistics

Best Asian
Mikato Japanese Steak House
Best Breakfast
  • IHOP
  • Waffle House
Best Coffee
Best Dessert
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Maggy Moo's
Best Healthy
Tropical Smoothie Café
Best Late-Night
  • Checkers Drive-In Restaurant
  • Wendy's
Best Mexican
  • Casa Blanca
  • Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant
  • Taco Bell
Best Pizza
  • Domino's
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
Best Wings
Best Place to Take a Date
Nothing But Noodles
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • O'Charley's
  • Ryan's
Other Places to Check Out
  • Carrabba's Italian Grill
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Chili's Grill & Bar
  • McDonald's
  • P.F. Chang's
  • Popeye's
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell
  • Wendy's
  • Zaxby's
Did You Know?
The closest place to dine off campus is a Burger King, which is at least half a mile from campus.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

7830 Highway 72 W, Madison
(256) 864-0112
Wal-mart Supercenter
6140 University Dr. NW
(256) 837-7272

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American
5901 University Dr. NW
(256) 890-8500
Price: $8-$15
Casa Blanca
Food: Mexican
1001 Heathland Dr. NW
(256) 895-4265
Price: $8-$15
Checkers Drive-In Restaurant
Food: American
4000 University Dr. NW
(256) 837-4670
Price: $5-$10
Cheddar's Casual Café
Food: American
6125 University Dr. NW
(256) 971-2000
Price: $8-$15
Cici's Pizza
Food: Pizza
4925 University Dr. NW
(256) 864-2224
Price: $5-$10
Cinco de Mayo Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
2850 Memorial Parkway NW
(256) 851-9933
Price: $8-$15
Cold Stone Creamery
Food: Ice cream
2750 Carl T Jones Dr. SE
(256) 883-6868
Price: $3-$8
Food: Indian
2420 Jordan Lane NW
(256) 722-0240
Price: $5-$10
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
4506 University Dr. NW
(256) 830-2662
Price: $8-$15
Dragon Garden Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
6212 Old Madison Pike
(256) 922-0810
Price: $5-$10
Food: American
4730 University Dr. NW
(256) 722-0166
Price: $8-$15
Food: American, breakfast
6151 University Dr. NW
(256) 830-0047
Price: $5-$10
Maggie Moo's
Food: Ice cream
350 The Bridge St.
(256) 705-6667
Price: $3-$8
Mei Wei Asian Bistro
Food: Asian
6290 University Dr. NW
(256) 895-8484
Price: $8-$15
Mikato Japanese Steak House
Food: Japanese, sushi
4061 Independence Dr. NW
(256) 830-1700
Price: $15-$30
Nothing But Noodles
Food: Noodles!
6125 University Dr. NW
(256) 922-1650
Price: $8-$15
Food: American
6152 University Dr. NW
(256) 837-3431
Price: $8-$15
Olive Garden
Food: Italian
3730 University Dr. NW
(256) 539-1955
Price: $8-$15
Papa John's Pizza
Food: Pizza
4710 University Dr. NW
(256) 830-2226
Price: $8-$15
Pizza Hut
Food: Pizza
4802 University Dr. NW
(256) 837-1207
Price: $8-$15
Food: American
1808 University Dr.
(256) 536-0586
Price: $8-$15
Food: Coffee
6275 University Dr.
(256) 922-0189
Price: $3-$8
TGI Friday's
Food: American
4935 University Dr. NW
(256) 830-2793
Price: $8-$15
Tropical Smoothie Café
Food: Smoothies
4715 University Dr. NW
(256) 489-1576
Price: $5-$10
Waffle House
Food: American, breakfast
4896 University Dr. NW
(256) 837-7411
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 96 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 117 responses

  • 27% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 36% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 27% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 9% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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