Off-Campus Dining

YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Off-Campus Dining


{{ error }}
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The surrounding area is busting at the seems with dining options. Many dining options do provide a student discount, but the cost is mostly reasonable for a college student budget. There are many ethnic places as well as local and a few chains.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's a city so there are a lot of small cafes and bakeries as well as some nicer restaurants, pubs and fast food type places

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Healthy options are not available. The only off campus dining are small "fast food" like restaurants

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I'm not one for eating out. When I did, it was good.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of places to choose from that are local, privately owned.


{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

View student contributors

There are some off-campus dining locations that are within close proximity to campus, but most of the best off-campus dining places are in the Capital District. Whether they are close to campus or a little farther away, the off-campus restaurants are all very convenient to get to, and there is a wide variety of places to choose from. The value is outstanding in most off-campus restaurants, but the prices can vary anywhere from $8 per meal to $35 or higher. The nice thing about off-campus restaurants is that their menus add something different to student’s food choices, since the on-campus dining hall food can become repetitive.

The variety of restaurants in Troy and the surrounding region includes Asian, Chinese, Lebanese, Thai, Italian, and American-ized restaurants. There are not many restaurants that focus just on vegetarian, gluten-free, or kosher foods, but local restaurants usually include a few of these food options to satisfy customers. In fact, the availability of these food choices has been increasing and is being offered at more and more restaurants in the area, especially at little shops and small grocery stores. Perhaps in the future, Troy will get an all vegan or gluten-free restaurant.

Facts & Statistics

24-Hour Dining
  • Bob's Diner
  • Latham 76 Diner
  • McDonald's
  • Wendy's
Best Asian
Sushi King
Best Breakfast
Duncan's Dairy Bar
Best Coffee
  • Bruegger's
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Flavour Café & Lounge
Best Dessert
  • Bella Napoli Italian American Bakery
  • Flavour Café & Lounge
  • Illium Café
Best Healthy
Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
Best Late-Night
I Love New York Pizza
Best Mexican
Best Pizza
I Love New York Pizza
Best Wings
  • I Love New York Pizza
  • Red Front Restaurant
Best Place to Take a Date
  • The Cheesecake Factory
  • Flavour Café & Lounge
  • Plum Blossom
Best Place to Take Your Parents
  • Applebee's
  • Illium Café
  • Plum Blossom
Other Places to Check Out
  • Bacchus Wood Fired
  • Boston Market
  • Chubby's Sub East Side
  • Country View Diner
  • Daily Grind
  • Delectabulls Delicatessen
  • Friendly's Ice Cream Shop
  • Green Shell Chinese Restaurant
  • Jack's Drive-In
  • McDonald's
  • Moe's Southwest Grill
  • Ninety Nine
  • Otis & Oliver's Restaurant-Pub
  • Panera Bread
  • Pizza DaVinci
  • Red Lobster
  • Red Robin
  • Snowman
  • Spring Garden
  • The Standard Restaurant & Lounge
  • Taco Bell
  • Trader Ed's Nautical Pub and Restaurant
  • Two Brothers Italian American
  • Uncle Ricky's Bagel Heaven
  • Wendy's
Did You Know?
Working at a restaurant in the Troy area is a great opportunity for students because it gives them work experience, they can make money, most of the restaurants are easily accessible, and managers are willing to work with students' schedules.

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

9 126th St.
(518) 233-8196
Daily 24 hours
Price Chopper
716 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 266-9035
Daily 24 hours
120-156 Hoosick St.
(518) 274-7052
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
760 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 279-0685
Daily 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill
Food: American
555 Troy Schenectady Rd., Latham
(518) 785-1998
Price: $8-$15
Bella Napoli Italian American Bakery
Food: Italian
Corners of Route 9 and 155
(888) 800-0103
Bob & Ron's Fish Fry
Food: Seafood
1007 Central Ave., Albany
(518) 482-5112
Price: $5-$15
Bob's Diner
Food: American
929 19th St., Watervliet
(518) 274-7120
Price: $5-$10
Bombers Burrito Bar
Food: Mexican
258 Lark St., Albany
(518) 463-9636
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: You can fax your order over!
Bruegger's Bagel Bakery
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
55 Congress St.
(518) 874-4469
Price: $5-$10
The Cheesecake Factory
Food: American
131 Colonie Center, Albany
(518) 453-2500
Price: $10-$30
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Food: Barbecue
337 River St.
(518) 308-0400
Price: $9-$25
Duncan's Dairy Bar
Food: American
890 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 279-9985
Price: $10
Cool Features: Cash only; established in 1939
Dunkin' Donuts
Food: Baked goods, doughnuts
363 Broadway
(518) 272-4218
Price: $3-$8
Flavour Café & Lounge
Food: Coffee, yummies
228 Fourth St.
(518) 266-9253
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: More than 40 varieties of coffee
Giffy's Bar-B-Que
Food: Barbecue
1739 Route 9, Clifton Park
(518) 373-9800
Price: $7-$25
I Love New York Pizza
Food: Pizza
445 Hoosick St.
(518) 266-0939
Price: $15-$20
Cool Features: More than 27 specialty pizzas
Illium Café
Food: Sandwiches, salads, sushi
9 Broadway
(518) 273-7700
Price: $5-$10
Koto Japanese Steak House
Food: Japanese
260 Wolf Rd. Extension, Latham
(518) 869-8888
Price: $15-$40
Latham 76 Diner
Food: Diner
722 New Loudon Rd., Latham
(518) 785-3793
Price: $10-$15
Cool Features: Breakfast all day
Mama's Family Restaurant
Food: Italian, seafood, and desserts
1218 Route 146, Clifton Park
(518) 371-7313
Price: $10-$25
Food: Mexican
740 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 273-3673
Price: $10-$30
Plum Blossom
Food: Chinese
685 Hoosick Rd.
(518) 272-0036
Price: $10-$30
Recovery Sports Grill
Food: Game food, appetizers
235 Hoosick St.
(518) 272-1702
Price: $9-$25
Red Front Restaurant
Food: Pizza
71 Division St.
(518) 272-9241
Price: $10-$20
Cool Features: Serving the Capital region for more than 55 years
Sushi King
Food: Asian
200 Broadway #101
(518) 274-0015
Price: $8-$15
Testo's Italian Restaurant
Food: Italian
853 Fourth Ave.
(518) 235-0444
Price: $8-$30
Verdiles Restaurant
Food: Italian
572 Second Ave.
(518) 235-8879
Price: $9-$18
Villa Valenti
Food: Pizza, wings
369 W. Sand Lake Rd., Wynantskill
(518) 283-1291
Price: $10-$25

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 35 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 44 responses

  • 39% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 41% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 9% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 11% An endless repetition of the same few places.
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!