Food suggestions

With the proviso that some of these may be closed with campus not in session, here are some suggestions…

List of places to eat on Campus

  • Café Bibliotecha (Located downstairs in Hayden Library)
  • Dave’s Dog House: Located just east of Payne Hall (EDB)
  • ****Memorial Union: Engrained Cafe, Pitchforks, Burger King, Chick-fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, Devils’ Greens, Jamba Juice, AFC Sushi, Qdoba, Pei Wei, Subway, Starbucks, Mozart Cafe, Outta Here and the MU P.O.D convenience market

Restaurants North of Campus

  • Phoenicia Café: Good middle-eastern food close to campus 616 S Forest Ave. (480) 967-8009 ($)
  • Chuckbox: A burger place with award winning hamburgers and chicken sandwiches.

202 E University Dr. (480) 968-4712 ($)

  • Lorenzo’s Villa Pizza: Fast pizza and calzone place 777 S. College Ave. (480) 894-6262 ($)
  • House of Tricks: Gourmet dishes consist of a delicate fusion of French and Southwest flavors.

Located in a Tempe historic house. 114 East 7th St. (480) 968-1114 ($$-$$$)

  • ****Lots of quick options on College: Subway, Panda Express, Extreme Pita, Port O’ Subs, Noca Wich
  • Ted’s Hot Dogs: A local favorite hot dog place with awesome chili dogs. Located next to Chuck Box ($-$$)


Downtown Mill Avenue Restaurants

  • Pita Jungle: Mediterranean cuisine with great vegetarian options.1250 E Apache Blvd
  • (480) 804-0234 ($)
  • PF Chang’s China Bistro: Asian fusion. 740 S Mill Ave. (480) 731-4600 ($$)
  • Restaurant Mexico: A good inexpensive Mexican place. 423 S Mill Ave. (480) 967-3280 ($)
  • Caffe Boa: Euro-style, pasta house, bistro and wine bar. 398 S Mill Ave (480) 968-9112 ($$)
  • Rula Bula Irish Pub: A great place to grab a pint of Guinness and traditional Irish fare. Live music

on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. 401 S Mill Ave. (480) 929-9500 ($$)

  • RA Sushi Bar: Great Sushi with happy hour daily (4-7pm), and reverse happy hour (10-close). 411 S Mill Ave. (480) 303-9800 ($$$)
  • La Bocca Urban: 699 S. Mill Ave. (480) 967-5244 ($$)
  • Sacks Art of Sandwicherie: Great sandwich place close to campus ($)
  • Standard fast food: Jimmy John’s, Five Guys, Steak & Shake to name a few


Restaurants West of Campus

  • Casey Moore’s Oyster House and Seafood Restaurant: A local pub/oyster house with plenty of outdoor seating. Located in a Tempe historic house. 850 S Ash St. ($-$$)
  • Mucho Gusto Taqueria & Mexican Bistro: A stylish Mexican eatery located just a few blocks

west of downtown. The menu includes gourmet authentic Mexican dishes and some of the best

margaritas in town. 603 W University Dr (480) 921-1850 ($$)

  • Cornish Pasty Co.: Kind of like a portable potpie first eaten by miners in Cornwall, England. Lots

vegetarian options. 960 W University Dr (480) 894-6261 ($)

  • Thai Basil: A great Thai place just west of campus. 403 W University Dr (480) 968-9250 ($)
  • Café Lalibela: Delicious Ethiopian cuisine. 849 W University Dr (480) 829-1939 ($)
  • Oregano’s: Pizzaria and Italian food. Just West of Campus on the South Side of University ($$-$$$)
  • Chipotle: Burritos! South of University on Mill. ($-$$)

Restaurants East of Campus

  • Four Peaks Brewing Co: A local brewery with very good food. 1340 E 8th St (480) 303-9967 ($$)
  • Delhi Palace Cuisine of India: A good Indian Restaurant. 933 E University Dr (480) 921-2200 ($)
  • Blue Nile Café: Excellent Ethiopian restaurant specializing in vegetarian and vegan dishes.
  • 933 E University Dr (480) 377-1113 ($)
  • Thai Rama: A good Thai restaurant. 927 E University Dr (480) 967-6013 ($)
  • Filibertos’: Cheap good Mexican food, 1250 E Apache Blvd ($-$$)