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Off-Campus Dining


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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Village is about three minutes walking distance from freshmen housing and filled with lots of cute places to eat with a variety of different foods. Food is always incredible there. Only problem is that it's more on the expensive side, and also there's no late-night places to eat within walking distance.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The Claremont Village is restaurant-galore. There are so many incredible restaurants here like the Back Abbey, the Junction, and Viva Madrid. There are so many ethnic options: Pakistani, Mexican, Italian, Middle-Eastern, Thai, Chinese, you name it. The cost is pretty high for some restaurants, but others like Pie Street Pizza and Tikka Bowls are under $10 for a full meal. Overall, it's a great place to be. There's also a great farmer's market here every Sunday.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Village is within walking distance and has a ton of restaurants, and a lot more are within a short drive (might even still be considered walking distance)

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Very easy to go to the Village to get food! My favorites are the Thai and Crepes restaurants.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The are lots of off-campus dining options in the Claremont Village, which is adjacent to campus. Many restaurants don't cater strongly to college students: with so many good on-campus dining options, there's not a huge market. However, some (such as the frozen yogurt stores) are very popular.


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Students complain about the prices of most of the off-campus restaurants, but there are plenty of cheap options, as well. As is always the case, you're not going to find fancy food for low prices, but in the Village, you will find good food for good prices, as well as finer food for higher prices. If you are in the market for fast food, you will likely need a car, as the Village is a little too hoity-toity to have a McDonald's on the corner. The Village's deficiencies as per dining have a lot more to do with the general deficiencies of the Village as a college town than they do with the actual restaurants.

Considering the size of the Village, it is remarkably well stocked with restaurants, the one real concession to college life. However, due to the property taxes in the Village, most of the restaurants are somewhat pricey. There are exceptions, though, including Delhi Palace Express and Saca's. However, you may soon tire of these places and long for new palate-tickling dining options. When this happens, you will need a car or a friend with a car. Of course, you are more likely to be friends with someone with a car than they are likely to be friends with you. A friend in need is a friend indeed, and what, pray tell, do the automotively-privileged need that the rest of us can ever hope to provide?

Facts & Statistics

Student Favorites
  • Delhi Palace Express
  • Sacas Mediteranean Cuisine
24-Hour Dining
Del Taco
Best Asian
  • Bua Thai Cuisine
  • Mix Bowl Café
Best Breakfast
Village Grill
Best Coffee
  • Some Crust
  • Starbucks
Best Dessert
  • Some Crust
  • Yogurtland
Best Healthy
  • Full of Life
  • Loving Hut
Best Late-Night
  • Mix Bowl Café
  • Yogurtland
Best Mexican
Casa Moreno
Best Pizza
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Pizza N Such
Best Wings
The Hat
Best Place to Take a Date
Bua Thai Cuisine
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Walter's Restaurant
Other Places to Check Out
  • Domino's Pizza
  • Heroe's
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Quiznos
  • Starbucks
  • Walter's Restaurant
Did You Know?
If you are feeling a bit run down, a bit out of shape, and your exclusive diet of beer and nacho-cheese dip just isn't cutting it, then hit the Village for the Sunday farmers' market, which features organic produce and other healthy things to eat. Unfortunately, you have to wake up awfully early to get there.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

Wolfe's Market
160 W. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 626-8508
Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

42nd Street Bagel Café
Food: Bagels
225 Yale Ave.
(909) 624-7655
Price: $2–$6
Cool Features: The entire thing is decorated with Broadway musical paraphernalia.
Aruffo's Italian Cuisine
Food: Italian
126 Yale Ave.
(909) 624-9624
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Noodles, lots and lots of noodles
Casa Moreno
Food: Mexican
101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 447-5000
Price: $10–$20
Del Taco
Food: Mexican
1398 W. Foothill Blvd.
(909) 596-9406
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Great for late-night dining and drive-thru
Delhi Palace Express
Food: Indian fast food
313 Yale Ave.
(909) 626-6030
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: All day, all-you-can-eat buffet
Full of Life
Food: Bakery, sandwiches
333 W. Bonita Ave.
(909) 624-3420
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: All sandwiches come on crusty, freshly-baked breads.
The Hat
Food: Fried food, burgers
857 N. Central Ave.
(909) 949-4607
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: The famous, thinly-sliced pastrami dip sandwich
Loving Hut
Food: Healthy
175 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 621-1668
Price: $10–$15
Mix Bowl Café
Food: Thai
1520 Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 447-4401
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Late-night on-campus delivery
Pizza N Such
Food: Pizza, sandwiches
202 Yale Ave.
(909) 624-7214
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Sandwiches are baked in the pizza oven.
The Press
Food: Upscale American
129 Harvard Ave.
(909) 625-4808
Price: $10–$15
Cool Features: Press Fries (a giant platter of potatoes and yuccas). And they have a bar, too.
Saca's Mediterranean Cuisine
Food: Mediterranean
248 W. Second St.
(909) 624-3340
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Huge rotating spits of meat
Some Crust Bakery
Food: Bakery
119 Yale Ave.
(909) 621-9772
Price: $5–$15
Village Grill
Food: Vintage American
148 Yale Ave.
(909) 626-8813
Price: $5–$10
Cool Features: Life-sized cardboard cutout of James Dean from "Rebel Without a Cause"
Yianni's Greek Restaurant
Food: Greek
238 Yale Ave.
(909) 621-2413
Price: $8–$15
Cool Features: Greek kitsch decor
Food: Yogurt
101 N. Indian Hill Blvd.
(909) 482-0500
Price: $5–$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 32 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 35 responses

  • 63% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 34% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 3% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 0% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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