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Off-Campus Dining


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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The area outside of campus is a bit dangerous to be.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are enough restaurants to satisfy the common student body at Seton Hall.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's a good mix of food places without breaking the bank

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a plethora of options that you can go to, like Tito's Burritos, No.1 Chinese, Cluck U, Falafely Yours, etc. It would be nice to have a car if you're feeling for some chain restaurants, but if not, then these local options are fantastic.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: its okay depending on what you really want to eat at the time ur hungry.

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The food off campus is very good, but in comparison to the cafeteria, your mother’s burnt meatloaf would taste like filet mignon. A block away from campus, there is a little strip where they have the best Chinese food in town, No. 1 Chinese. It is next door to the decent Village Pizzeria and possibly the best buffalo chicken in the world, Cluck-U Chicken. Get these three phone numbers and program them into your cell phone. Another key number to know is El Greco’s Pizza, which is a staple of many Seton Hall students’ diets, as they are one of the only places that will deliver until to 2 a.m. The other late-night place that delivers is called Yi-Fu. It is pretty much your only alternative on the nights where El Greco’s just doesn’t seem appealing.

The place where most Seton Hall students seek refuge from the cafeteria is right in the center of town—Hot Bagels Abroad. It is nicknamed “the other cafeteria.” The bagels and deli sandwiches are top-notch, and there is plenty of seating. As far as sit-down restaurants go, there are a couple jewels in South Orange. If you like all-you-can-eat options and are a fan of sushi, you should walk four blocks from campus to Haru, where they fused the two for under $20. If you meet that special someone and want to express it with your debit card, you can’t miss with Café Arugula, which is fine dining at its best. For any student afraid of buffets at the college, the South Orange community provides plenty of tasty choices for slightly more expensive meals. Although a student can’t spend every day eating in town, it is always nice to taste real food every now and again.

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Student Favorites
  • Bunny's Restaurant
  • Cluck-U Chicken
  • Cryan's Beef & Ale House
  • The Gas Light
  • Hot Bagels Abroad
  • Number 1 Chinese
  • The Reservoir
  • Subway
  • Toro Loco
  • Village Pizza
24-Hour Dining
None (Go to NYC)
Best Asian
  • Number 1 Chinese
  • Yi-Fu
Best Breakfast
  • Bonté
  • Hot Bagels Abroad
Best Healthy
Nezinscot Farm
Best Pizza
El Greco's
Best Wings
Cluck-U Chicken
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Café Arugula
  • The Gas Light
  • The Reservoir
  • Toro Loco
Other Places to Check Out
  • Carvel
  • Chili's
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • The Dancing Goat
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • McDonald's
  • Subway
  • Texas Wieners
  • TGI. Friday's
  • White Castle
Did You Know?
  • The New Jersey sloppy joe is not made with chopped meat. Instead they pile your favorite deli meat on top of another piece of bread with coleslaw and Russian dressing.
  • Want a South Orange-style cheesesteak? Just add fries.
  • Pirates Gold, money that has been added by credit card to your student ID, can be used at several of the local restaurants.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

A&P Food Store
453 Valley St., Maplewood
(973) 763-9637
407 Valley St., South Orange
(973) 762-6608

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

American Family Buffet
Food: Chinese
14 Academy
(973) 762-5126
Price: $8-$15
Blue Moon Diner
Food: American
1 Sloan St.
(973) 761-6666
Price: $5-$10
Bunny's Restaurant
Food: Italian
12-14 W. South Orange Ave.
(973) 763-1377
Price: $10-$15
Café Arugula
Food: Fine Dining
59 South Orange Ave
(973) 378-9099
Price: $30-$50
Cluck-U Chicken
Food: Chicken and ribs
319 South Orange Ave.
(973) 275-1234
Price: $5-$10
Corner Shop Deli
Food: Breakfast
325 Irvington Ave.
(973) 763-9619
Price: $5-$10
Cryan's Beef & Ale House
Food: American
24 First St.
(973) 763-7114
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Karaoke
Domino's Pizza
Food: Pizza
59 Academy
(973) 378-7900
Price: $5-$15
El Greco's
Food: Pizza
406 Irvington Ave.
(973) 763-2030
Price: $5-$10
Four Brother's Pizza
Food: Pizza, Italian
135 South Orange Ave.
(973) 762-6286
Price: $5-$10
Gaslight Brewery and Restaurant
Food: American
15 South Orange Ave.
(973) 762-7077
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: They brew their own beer
The Great Wall Chinese
Food: Chinese
114 W. South Orange Ave.
(973) 761-8789
Price: $5-$10
Hot Bagels Abroad
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
4 South Orange Ave.
(973) 313-1800
Price: $4-$8
Food: Mexican
295 Alexander St., Seton Hall
(585) 262-3060
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Authentic food, location on Alexander Street
Nezinscot Farm
Food: Breakfast and lunch, organic/healthy
Rt. 117, Turner, ME
(207) 225-3231
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Tea house, organic groceries, farm-produced goods
Nick Tahou's
Food: American
320 W. Main St., Seton Hall
(585) 436-0184
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Famous (or infamous) Garbage Plate, famous local eatery, popular with students
No. 1 Chinese
Food: Chinese
319 South Orange Ave., South Orange
(973) 762-4920
Price: $5-$10
Food: Italian, Subs
1120 Mt. Hope Blvd., Seton Hall
(585) 442-6463
Price: $5-$10
Cool Features: Sub specialties, affordable, local.
Phillips European Restaurant
Food: Continental
26 Corporate Woods, Brighton
(585) 272-9910
Price: $10-$30
Cool Features: Elegant dining, dessert served til midnight
Pomodoro Grill & Wine Bar
Food: Mediterranean, Italian
1290 University Ave., Seton Hall
(585) 271-5000
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Converted saw mill makes for interesting décor, slower paced.
Raj Mahal
Food: Indian
324 Monroe Ave., Seton Hall
(585) 546-2315
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Traditional décor, authentic quality food, lunch buffet a good deal.
Reservoir Pizzeria and Restaurant
Food: Italian
106 W. South Orange Ave.
(973) 763-1488
Price: $10-$15
Food: Coffee, bakery
11 Sloan St.
(973) 762-1249
Price: $5-$10
Tokyo Japanese Restaurant and Steak House
Food: Japanese
2930 W. Henrietta Rd., Seton Hall
(585)- 424-4166
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Hibachi grill, watch your food being prepared.
Toro Loco
Food: Mexican
23 Valley St.
(973) 761-1515
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Outdoor dining, strolling mariachi band on Saturdays
Triphammer Grill
Food: American, Steak/Seafood
60 Browns Race, Seton Hall
(585) 262-2700
Price: $20-$25
Cool Features: Seasonal outdoor dining on High Falls.
Village Pizza
Food: Pizza
319 South Orange Ave.
(973) 762-8241
Price: $5-$10

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 133 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 150 responses

  • 41% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 44% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 7% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 9% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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