Cheap food for the win: Dinner deals around town

Sierra Cymes

Eating out at a restaurant is a simple pleasure many college students appreciate. There are no recipes to make or dishes to clean.

But at a restaurant, what is a treat for you, may not be a treat for your pocketbook. Eating out is one area where a lot of money is spent, but, if done right, there is also a lot of money to be saved.


Eating out is one splurge you can save on if you know where to find the good deals.

Here is your guide to some of the best meal deals around and on the CSU campus:

College Cafe, 647 South College Ave.

This Chinese-style restaurant has a nice entree deal all days of the week. Any entree of  chicken, pork or beef is just $5.75, and comes with your choice of egg-drop, wonton, or hot ‘n sour soup, an egg roll and a choice of fried or steamed rice.

DP Dough, 634 South College Ave.

Every day a calzone is selected to be the ‘zone of the day. This special calzone costs $5.00. The rest of DP Dough’s 52 different calzones are $7.00, seven days of the week.

Spoons Soups and Salads, 1118 West Elizabeth St. (Also in Allison Hall and the Lory Student Center)

The grilled sandwiches are the best meal deal at Spoons. Their selection of cheesy and sometimes meaty sandwiches cost only $3.50 a piece every day of the a week. A bowl of soup with bread will have your spoon in it for $5.50.

Pizza Casbah, 126 West Laurel St.

A giant slice of Pizza Casbah 24-inch New Yorker classic cheese pizza costs only $3.00, with $0.50 extra for each topping added. These larger than life – or at least larger than plate – pizza slices are available every day of the week.


Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, 1335 West Elizabeth St. #125

On Mondays, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop sells tacos for $1.00 from nine until midnight. During the rest of the week, all of Fuzzy’s tacos are under $3.00, and their taco plates with any two tacos and any two sides are under $6.00.

Collegian A&E Writer Sierra Cymes can be reached at or on Twitter @sierra_cymes.