If students need a break from on-campus dining, they don't have to go far. Most of the popular restaurants are located right around the corner. Tuscaloosa offers everything from fine dining to fast food. Chances are, any type of food your taste buds crave is here. Students enjoy locally-owned restaurants along with the chain restaurants. With all there is to choose from, students have trouble picking just one as their favorite. For a laid-back social atmosphere, students prefer Buffalos Phil's, Crimson Café, or Pepito's. For more of a "night on the town" restaurant, students suggest Depalma's, Café Venice, or Cypress Inn. For students watching their pocketbooks, places like City Café offer good Southern meals for lower prices.
Students don't have to worry about finding a place to eat in Tuscaloosa. There are many restaurants of all kinds located on the Strip and downtown, so students don't have to worry about traveling far. They encourage others to try some of the unique places that Tuscaloosa has to offer, since there are so many. If eating out is putting a hole in your wallet, don't worry. Dining Dollars and Bama Cash are accepted at many off-campus restaurants, making it easy for students to pay for their meals.