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Off-Campus Dining


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College Student

Off-Campus Dining: I will be attending Wayne State in the fall of 2015.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are quite a few places to eat off campus, even a few like Detroit One Coney that are open 24/7. The only problem is that almost none of them are within walking distance. Which means you must have a car or convince someone with a car to drive you.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I haven't been to any off-campus restaurants!

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of great quality and decent to higher priced dining options around town, Traffic Jam and Snug, Byblos and Seva are a few of my favorites.

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat anywhere downtown.


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Detroit has a ton of restaurants with good food and a diverse selection. There is a pretty good selection right across the street from campus, where you can find Coney dogs, Mediterranean food, pizza, vegetarian options, and almost anything else you can think of! There are also plenty of restaurants downtown. Detroit is a culturally diverse city, so it offers pretty much any sort of cuisine you can think of. You name it, Detroit has it. The prices vary depending on where you go, but for the most part, they are reasonable for what you get.

The Potato Place, across the street from the Welcome Center, is popular; it serves practically anything on noodles or potatoes. The Olympic Grill is a classic diner with cheap food at cheap prices, while Hockeytown Café is more of an "upscale" pub. Cass Café is within walking distance of campus and has your average sandwiches and chicken fingers, albeit in a smoky atmosphere. Cheli's Chili and Hockeytown Café are popular during sporting events at Comerica Park and the Joe Louis Arena. Both restaurants are packed during these times, and parking can be pricey. Greektown is a little drive from campus, but it is home to Pizza Papalis, the best pizza in Detroit! If you are 21, Greektown also has a casino and you can use your comps at local restaurants.

Facts & Statistics

Best Breakfast
The Original Pancake House
Best Healthy
Red Pepper Deli
Best Pizza
Pizza Papalis
Best Wings
Hockeytown Café
Best Place to Take Your Parents
Hockeytown Café

Grocery StoresWhat's This?

15001 Woodward Ave.
Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Honey Bee Market
2443 Bagley Ave.
(313) 237-0295
Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Restaurant ListingsWhat's This?

Food: Middle Eastern
14633 W. Warren Ave., Dearborn
(313) 846-9330
Price: $10-$15
Cass Café
Food: American
4620 Cass Ave.
(313) 831-1400
Price: $4-$15
Cheli's Chili Bar
Food: Chili
47 E. Adams
(313) 961-1700
Price: $5-$15
Detroit 1 Coney Island
Food: American
3433 Woodward Ave., Midtown
(313) 832-7380
Price: Less than $10
Hard Rock Café
Food: American
45 Monroe St., Downtown
(313) 964-7625
Price: $10-$20
Hockeytown Café
Food: American
2301 Woodward Ave., Downtown
(313) 965-9500
Price: $5-$18
Olympic Grill
Food: Diner
119 W. Warren Ave., Cultural Center
(313) 832-5809
Price: Less than $10
The Original Pancake House
Food: Breakfast
20273 Mack Ave.. Grosse Pointe
(313) 884-4144
Price: $10-$15
Pizza Papalis
Food: Italian, oizza
553 Monroe St., Greektown
(313) 961-8020
Price: $10-$25
The Potato Place
Food: American, baked potatooes
107 W. Warren Ave.
(313) 833-8948
Price: $3-$9
Red Pepper Deli
Food: Raw, vegetarian
116 W. Main St., Northville
(248) 773-7672
Price: $4-$8

Student Polls

Rate the off-campus restaurants on the following topics    Based on 147 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 158 responses

  • 51% A nice variety of local spots and ethnic cuisine.
  • 37% Enough variety to keep things interesting.
  • 7% Mostly just chain restaurants and fast food.
  • 5% An endless repetition of the same few places.
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