A Guide to Eating Off Campus
Although not as frequently as you might think, Dartmouth students like to eat out to add a little variety to their meals. One popular option is to just go to free food events on campus, which almost always cater from area restaurants. Some students even do a little grocery shopping and cook for themselves. This guide will give you a good, quick overview of what you might find should you choose to venture past Collis one day looking for anything from a good, cheap meal, to a restaurant perfect for when that rich uncle is in town.
- The Co-op – Full sized, high-ish quality groceries.
- Yiping's Asian Market – Asian food store
- CVS – Smaller food items, open 24 hours. Besides Topside, the place to buy sodas, toiletries, and dorm snacks
- Topside – Not really off-campus, located on the bottom floor of Collis, a smaller, quick stop convenience store
- Molly's – A Dartmouth 'Classic'. Food/bread is very good, not too expensive.
- Murphy's on the Green – Not as popular as Molly's, but similarly good.
- Canoe Club – Expensive (easily 30+/person), excellent food, reasonable lunch prices.
- Perfect for your rich uncle to treat you.
- Zins at the Hanover Inn – Take a professor to lunch here for free. As expensive as Canoe Club, arguably not as good. They often cater Dartmouth events.
- Salt Hill Pub – (Lebanon) Good burger joint and fries. Also has killer peanut butter fudge deserts.
- Note: All bars in Hanover are 21+, don't EVER use fake IDs in Hanover.
- The Orient (Chinese and Japanese)
- Yama (Korean) – Great lunch special. Great sushi.
- Mai Thai – Very good pad thai.
- Jewel of India – Good Indian food.
- Taste of Africa – Surprisingly excellent African food.
- (Not actually in Hanover, but they do a lot of catering for to-go-food purchased on campus.)
- Everything But Anchovies (EBAs) – Dartmouth 'Classic'. Best known because they accept delivery orders until 2:09 AM.
- Ramunto's – Best Hanover pizza, by far. Try their garlic knot pizza.
- C&A's – Has neither the availability advantage of EBAs nor higher quality of Ramunto's.
- Boloco's – Chain-like burrito place, reasonable prices.
- Subway – Self-explanatory
- Bagel Basement – Only option for bagels, acceptable quality.
- Morano Gelato – Tasty and very popular dessert option.
- Lou's – Popular Bakery/Diner
- Not to be confused with Fort Lou's All Night Diner (a bit outside of Hanover)
- Dirt Cowboy Café – Serves the best coffee in town, has sandwiches too.
- Dartmouth Bookstore – Has a small Starbucks inside.
- Dunkin Donuts – Located in the Go-Go Mart gas station.
There's a ton of stuff, but only a few get a lot of mentions...
- Moosilauke Ravine Lodge – Yes, go back to enjoy a home cooked meal by the fire!
- Blitz Moosilauke Ravine Lodge for reservations, open 5/15 to 10/15
- Norwich Farmer’s Market – Saturdays 9 AM (fruits, breads, goodies…)
- Lebanon Farmer’s Market – Thursdays 4-7 PM
For laughs early in the morning:
- Four Aces Diner – (West Lebanon)
- Fort Lou’s All Night Diner – (Lebanon) Open 24-hours! Good for the 3 a.m. study break during finals if you have the transportation.
- Baker’s Studio – (White River Jct.)
For a little more upscale:
- Lui Lui – (West Lebanon) Italian
- Taste of Africa Catering – (West Lebanon) Suprisingly excellent African food.
- Koto – (West Lebanon) Pricey Hibachi/Japanese Restaurant
- 3 Tomatoes Trattoria – (Lebanon) Italian
- Jesse's Steakhouse – (Lebanon) Owned by the same group that runs Molly. More of a steakhouse feel, perfect to go with your parents and two friends for a great meal outside of Dartmouth.
- Margaritas – (Lebanon) Mexican Restaurant, fantastic fajitas and very spicy salsas.
- Bentley's – (Woodstock) American Restaurant
- Quechee Inn – (Quechee) American Restaurant,
- Norwich Inn – (Norwich) American Restaurant with classic New England colonial style dining, think rich dishes with sauces, and vanilla a la mode for dessert.
- Fire Stones – (Quechee) Wood-fired Grill
- Farmer's Diner – (Quechee) Diner
For dressing up after winning the lotto:
- Simon Pierce – (Quechee) Glassware showcase/Super-fancy restaurant.
- Perfect for your rich uncle to treat you. (easily $50+ per person)
- Carpenter & Main – (Norwich) Dishes inlcude crispy duck confit, 'nuff said.