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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Hambo is the best. It is a diner in town that we can use our off-campus points at and is open 24hrs a few days of the week. Good food and is always serving breakfast. Opas is okay. Typhoon is pricey but really good. Son of Thurman's is really good if you are not a vegetarian/vegan. Amatos is a hit or miss. Jimmy Johns is great and delivers. Mi Cerratos is good. Dragon House is really good and delivers. There is a Wendys, KFC, Burger King, and McDonalds pretty close. There are multiple places to get pizza, including Dominoes, Papa Johns, and Pizza Hut.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's off-campus business so it is what it is.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are various places to eat off campus whether it's a local restaurant, subway, or a café down the street. Someone is basically always open, but some places close early. We get plenty of food points to use off campus as well.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: student discounts are mostly nonexistent however the meal plans include some off campus dining options that are good and frequented

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Many different options to choose from


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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Ohioans know how to eat well, and it shows, with very good restaurants scattered across the state and its cities. Delaware is no different and offers some good alternatives to eating on campus every day, and what you can't find in Delaware is only 30 minutes away in nearby Columbus. In walking distance, there is pretty much every type of fast food restaurant known to man, and many are open until 1 a.m. to satisfy students' hunger at any time. There are also the classic hometown restaurants that every OWU student needs to experience—notably Bun's and Hamburger Inn. These have all been around for many years in Delaware and exude the small-town atmosphere as soon as one walks in the door. The food is pretty good, although it can be pricey for the average college student.

A student favorite is Vaquero's, an authentic Mexican restaurant with live mariachi music and great margaritas. Some student organizations have even held events here. Numerous good dining options are available on the main street in Delaware, but once in a while, students really reward themselves with a trip to a more classy place in Columbus. Columbus has everything a food connoisseur could ask for, including a five-star restaurant and every type of cuisine imaginable.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
Waffle House
Best Asian
Canton Chinese Restaurant
Best Breakfast
Hamburger Inn
Best Coffee
The Mean Bean Caffeine Lounge
Best Dessert
Rocky's Gourmet Italian Ice
Best Healthy
Best Late-Night
Hamburger Inn
Best Mexican
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Best Pizza
  • Amato's Woodfired Pizza
  • Donatos Pizza
Best Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Best Place to Take a Date
1808 American Bistro
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Bun's Restaurant
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bob Evans Restaurant
  • Burger King
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
  • Choffey's Coffee & Confections
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Matt's Famous Kabobs
  • McDonald's
  • Old Bag of Nails Pub
  • Opa Grill & Tavern
  • Papa John's Pizza
  • Pizza Hut
  • Shanghai Chinese Restaurant
  • Starbucks
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • Whit's Frozen Custard

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Bueler's Food Market
800 W. Central Ave.
(740) 363-1933
Monday–Saturday 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.–9 p.m.
1840 Columbus Pike
(740) 363-4398
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

1808 American Bistro
Food: American
29 E. Winter St.
(740) 417-4373
Price: $15–$30
Amato's Woodfired Pizza
Food: Pizza
6 S. Sandusky St.
(740) 369-8797
Price: $8–$15
Asian Garden Buffet
Food: Asian
8633 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
(740) 549-1888
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Full buffet and a Mongolian barbecue
Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar
Food: American, wings
475 N. Houk Road
(740) 363-9464
Price: $8–$15
Bun's Restaurant
Food: American
6 W. Winter St.
(740) 363-2867
Price: $10–$20
Canton Chinese Restaurant
Food: Chinese
191 S. Sandusky St.
(740) 363-5034
Price: $5–$10
Chandra's Bistro
Food: American
10 N. Sandusky St.
(740) 362-9227
Price: $10–$25
Donatos Pizza
Food: Italian, pizza
122 S. Sandusky St.
(740) 362-0682
Price: $10–$20
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Food: Mexican
259 S. Sandusky St.
(740) 362-0919
Price: $8–$15
Hamburger Inn
Food: American
16 N. Sandusky St.
(740) 369-3850
Price: $10–$20
Cool Features: The best spot in Delaware to catch up with local folks
The Mean Bean Caffeine Lounge
Food: Coffee/tea, snacks, sweets
2 N. Sandusky St.
(740) 369-5282
Price: $3–$8
The Old Bag of Nails
Food: American
66 N. Sandusky St.
(740) 368-8083
Price: $8–$15
Red Rock Café
Food: American
837 N. Houk Road
(740) 369-3267
Price: $8–$15
Rocky's Gourmet Italian Ice
Food: Italian ice
120 W. William St.
(740) 362-8000
Price: $3–$8
Cool Features: Tons of amazing flavors
Food: Sandwiches
16 S. Sandusky St.
(740) 369-7827
Price: $3–$8
Waffle House
Food: American, breakfast
7163 State Route 36 West
(740) 368-8900
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Open 24 hours

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 39 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 47 responses

  • 23% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 60% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 11% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 6% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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