Published on February 18th, 2013 | by Kristen Fazio0
Take a Trip to these Off-Campus Eateries
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Kristen Fazio, Contributor
Tired of eating the same old food on campus? Looking to venture somewhere off-campus to try a new place to eat?
Within just five miles of Lewis lie a handful of local restaurants that serve tasty food and won’t break the bank. Some of these places may be unknown to students, but they offer a change of pace from the usual on-campus food and large chain restaurants that students usually visit.
Niko’s Breakfast Club is located on 38 S. Weber Road in Romeoville. The restaurant has affordable pricing, great service and an array of different breakfast and brunch options to choose from.
“It has a very homey feeling to it,” said senior Laura Miran, a psychology major. “The food was excellent, the prices weren’t bad and the service was very welcoming.”
Niko’s cuisine ranges from traditional breakfast foods, such as omelets, waffles, pancakes and crepes, to sandwiches and burgers at lunchtime.
Similar to Niko’s is Anthony’s Pancake House, located at 1030 E. Ninth St. in Lockport. The family-owned restaurant serves generous portions, and the friendly staff creates a family-like atmosphere. Some of the favorite dishes include skillets, pancakes, Belgian waffles and crepes.
If you are looking to dine out for lunch or dinner, give Aodake Sushi and Steak House in Romeoville a try. Located at 462 N. Weber Road, Aodake offers hibachi-style cooking and boasts more than 40 specialty sushi rolls. The prices are average for sushi, and it is a great place to bring a large group.
Mr. Taco, located at 413 N. Weber Road, has affordable, quality meals for sit-down or delivery. A couple of their popular dishes are the steak taco and steak Mr. Burrito. Mr. Taco comes highly recommended by student Brandon Turner.
“They serve authentic Mexican food; it’s one of my favorite restaurants,” said Turner, an aviation administration major.
Dreaming of summer days in the sun? Cool Creations just over the bridge in downtown Lockport is a cozy, quiet ice cream shop inside a historical church that features a ’50s style interior. They serve homemade ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, brownies and cookies.
Without traveling a great distance, you can find these restaurants and many others not far from campus. Who knows? You just might find your new favorite place to eat.