Despite the fact that Ripon is a relatively small and quiet place, there is a decent variety of food off campus. Some of the favorite places include a pizza place, a Mexican restaurant, a nice coffee shop, an amazing sandwich and soup shop, and a sub shop. This is just in the historic downtown area. There are other places to explore as well as a wealth of fast food joints. There is some Chinese food that can be ordered for take out, and the man who delivers Domino's Pizza is a frequent visitor to campus. There are also family-style restaurants that serve up a more traditional menu. In short, there are many places to try when it comes to eating out in Ripon.
Another plus to the small town is that everything is relatively nearby and definitely within walking distance. As far as prices go, there doesn't seem to be anything that is off-the-wall expensive or insane. There is one restaurant called America that is known for being a bit pricey, but it is a more upscale dining experience; students often make their parents take them there when they come to visit. Also, some places might have student discounts—so always ask. Overall, though, students don't eat out that often. For the most part, students stay on campus to eat. Even though most places are affordable, because students are in college, that translates into a lack of spending money. It basically comes down to the fact that students just can't afford to eat out on a regular basis. But when they do eat off campus, it's always a nice treat with yummy food!