Local Restaurants

Price Guide:
$ = budget eats. $10 or less to fill up
$$= a little bit more, $10­-$15
$$$= fairly pricey. Usually out of the student budget.

Breakfast

Dunkin’ Donuts $
Light roasted coffee, bagels, and donuts. If you are in a hurry this will fill you up and give you your caffeine fix.
Directions: Walk or take the train to Kenmore Square. When you exit the turnstiles from the train, take the tunnel to the left. Once up on the street, turn left. Dunkin’ Donuts is next to the 7 Eleven.

Pavement Café $
Good coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, etc. They have pastries and a variety of bagels and spreads. They also have sandwiches and soups for lunch.
Directions: 736 Commonwealth Ave. This is across the street from the Union building that the conference is in. The T stop is BU Central.

Starbucks $
Good coffee and specialty coffee drinks. They also have fruit and pastries.
Directions:

  • Union Food Court location in George Sherman Union
  • School of Management Building (T stop: Blanford Street-it is the big fancy building on the left if you are facing towards Kenmore Square)
  • Commonwealth across from College of Fine Arts (T stop: BU West)
  • Warren Towers, 700 Commonwealth Ave.

Blue State Coffee $
Socially conscious cafe chain known for its menu of coffee & sandwiches & its charitable donations.
Directions: 957 Commonwealth Avenue. West Campus, right next to Canes. Pleasant Street T Stop.

Einstein Bros. Bagels $
Counter-service chain offering egg sandwiches, soups, salads, baked goods & a variety of bagels.
Directions: 725 Commonwealth Ave, Cas Building Basement. Right outside of the East Station stop on the B line.

Rhett’s $
Counter-serve spot on the Boston University campus with breakfast, burgers & other diner staples.
Directions: 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston university Central T stop across the street in the GSU; Commonwealth and University road stop on 57 and 57A bus.

Clear Flour Bread $$
Charming bakery specializing in French- & Italian-inspired loaves, plus a variety of pastries and tarts all made from organic flour.
Directions: 178 Thorndike St. at Packards Corner T stop

Lunch & Dinner

In the George Sherman Union (775 Commonwealth Ave.)

Panda Express $
Chinese restaurant, Fast-food chain, including some health-conscious options.
Directions: 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston university Central T stop across the street in the GSU; Commonwealth and University road stop on 57 and 57A bus.

Rhetts $ (see above in breakfast)

BU Cheeseology $
Variety of grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese
Directions: 775 Commonwealth Ave,  Boston university Central T stop across the street in the GSU; Commonwealth and University road stop on 57 and 57A bus.

Elsewhere

Pizza & Italian

University Grill and Pizza $
Campus pizzeria with counter-serve Greek fare, burgers, subs, pasta & housemade brownies.
Directions: 712 Commonwealth Avenue #1, Boston University east T stop on B line

OTTO $
Local pizza chain specializing in thin-crust, gourmet pies; takeout & delivery available.
Directions: 888 Commonwealth Avenue, St. Paul Street T stop on B line

Blaze Pizza $
Fast-casual pizza chain with fast-crisped pies and build-your-own specialty topping selection.
Directions: 961 Commonwealth Avenue, Pleasant Street- Inbound T stop on B line/

T Anthony’s Pizzeria $
Quick-serve pizza joint, also serving all-day hash & eggs, decorated with BU sports memorabilia.
Directions: 1016 Commonwealth Avenue, Babcock street t stop on B line, Commonwealth Ave @ Babcock St stop on 57 bus

Boston House of Pizza $
Speciality pizzas, pasta, subs & burgers round out the menu at this unassuming Italian eatery.
Directions: 173 Amory St, Boston University West T stop on B line

Uno Chicago Grill $
Pizzeria & Grill known for their legendary Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza
Directions: 1 Brookline Ave. Kenmore T Stop, located directly in Kenmore Square.

Scoozi $$
Modern cafe popular for thin-crust pizzas, panini & pitchers of sangria.
Directions: 580 Commonwealth Ave. Blandford Street T stop on the B line.

Asian/Indian

Beijing Cafe $
Classic Chinese fare is dished out (delivery is available) in this unassuming spot.
Directions: 728 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University Central T stop on green line; Commonwealth @ St. Mary’s stop on 57 and 57A bus

Super 88 $
A variety of Asian cuisines, fast food with café style seating.
Directions: Take the T outbound to the Packard’s Corner stop. The Super 88 is on the corner of Commonwealth Ave and Brighton Ave.

Live Noodles $
Casual spot for Asian cuisine with soup dumplings, dim sum & signature noodle plates.
Directions: 1026 Commonwealth Avenue, babcock street t stop on B line, Commonwealth Ave @ Babcock St stop on 57 bus

Nud Pob Thai $
Quick, counter-serve traditional Thai dishes
Directions: 738 Commonwealth Ave. Across from B line BU Central Stop.

Thai Dish Authentic Cuisine $
Casual Thai restaurant with vegetarian options
Directions: 270 Babcock St, Babcock street t stop on B line, Commonwealth Ave @ Babcock St stop on 57 bus

India Quality $
Very good Indian food. Lunch is a great deal. Vegetarian options. 
Directions: 484 Commonwealth Ave. You can walk or take the T to Kenmore Square. When you exit the turnstiles in the station, take the exit to the left. Once up on the street, turn right (away from campus). India Quality is about a block up on the right.

Basho Express $$
Casual counter-serve chain for sushi and make your own sandwhiches.
Directions: 700 Commonwealth Avenue, BU East T stop on B line, Commonwealth Ave @ Hinsdale St stop on 57 bus

Mei Mei $$
Upbeat outfit serving carefully sourced Asian-American fusion fare like scallion pancake sandwiches.
Directions: 506 Park Dr, St. Marys Street T stop on C line; Park Dr @ Beacon St stop on 47, 57, and CT2 bus

Noodle Street $$
Quick Asian bites like noodles & stir-fries in a laid-back eatery with street sign-themed digs.
Directions: 627 Commonwealth Avenue, Commonwealth and Silber Way stop on 57 and 57A bus

Brown Sugar Cafe $$
Very good Thai food.
Directions: Walk or take the T outbound to Babcock Street. Brown Sugar is across the street from the stop

Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ $$
Chain Japanese yakiniku restaurant specializing in Japanese barbecue.
Directions: 1002 Beacon St. St Mary’s Street T Stop off the C line.

Fin’s $$
Modern light-filled Japanese haunt features large sushi list & bento boxes, plus beer, wine & sake.
Directions: 636 Beacon St, Kenmore T stop in B line

Mexican/TexMex

Chipotle $
Fast-food chain offering Mexican fare, including design-your-own burritos, tacos & bowls.
Directions: 876 Commonwealth Avenue. Commonwealth and St Paul Stop on 57 Bus. BU West T stop on B line.

Qdoba Mexican Eats $
Mexican chain for counter-serve, custom burritos, tacos & more, including health-oriented options.
Directions: 540 Commonwealth Avenue, in kenmore square

Sunset Cantina $$
Mexican, barbecue, Tex­Mex. Known for their killer margaritas. The bar is open late every night.
Directions: 916 Commonwealth Ave. This is across from the FitRec Center. Walk or take the B line to St. Paul Street.

Audubon Boston $$
Eclectic fare such as Asian bites & burgers plus craft beers & cocktails in a sleek eatery & bar.
Directions: 838 Beacon St.

Seafood

Holly Crab $$
Southern-inspired spicy crab & other seafood boils served with gumbo in counter-serve digs.
Directions: 1098 Commonwealth Avenue, Packards Corner t stop on B line, Brighton Ave @ Comm Ave stop on 57 bus

Island Creek Oyster Bar $$$
Farm-fresh raw bar, imaginative cocktails & an extensive wine & beer list in sleek surrounds.
Directions: 500 Commonwealth Ave. Across the street from Barnes & Nobles. Kenmore Square T Stop.  

Pub/Bar/Burger

Uburger $
Local fast-food chain of burger & frappe joints focusing on fresh, homemade ingredients.
Directions: 636 Beacon St, Kenmore T stop in B line

McDonald’s $
Classic, long-running fast-food chain known for its burgers, fries & shakes.
Directions: 540 Commonwealth Avenue in Kenmore Square, Kenmore T Stop on B line

Cornwall Pub $$
Pub food and beer.
Directions: 654 Beacon Street. Walk or take the T to Kenmore Square, exit towards Beacon Street. Cornwall’s is by the exit to the street.

T’s Pub $$
Sports bar with pub food. Open until late nightly.
Directions: Walk or take the T outbound to the Babcock Street stop. T’s is next to the Midas Auto repair shop.

Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks $$$
Happening scene starring masterful cocktails & modern brasserie fare in a glamorous atmosphere.
Directions: 528 Commonwealth Ave. Across the street from Barnes & Nobles. Kenmore Square T Stop.  

Other

Crispy Crepes Cafe $
Mediterranean Restaurant, french crepes, pasta, panini, etc.
Directions: 714 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University east T stop on B lin

Subway $
Casual counter-serve chain for build-your-own sandwiches & salads, with health-conscious options.
Directions: 700 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston University East T stop on B line

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen $
Louisiana-accented fast-food chain known for its spicy fried chicken, biscuits & sides.
Directions: 21 Brookline Ave. Located in kenmore square. Brookline Ave Opposite of Newbury Street stop on 8, 19, 60, and 65 bus.

Busy Bee Restaurant $
Neighborhood diner with turquoise booth seating serving an extensive menu of American comfort food.
Directions: 1046 Beacon St, St. Marys Street T stop on C line; Park Dr @ Beacon St stop on 47, 57, and CT2 bus

Jamba Juice $
Straightforward counter-serve chain for smoothies, juices & health-focused light bites
Directions: 700 Commonwealth Avenue, BU East T stop on B line, Commonwealth Ave @ Hinsdale St stop on 57 bus

Insomnia Cookies $
Bakery chain known for late-night deliveries, with some locations selling ice cream.
Directions: 708 Commonwealth Avenue, BU East T stop on B line, Commonwealth Ave @ St Marys St stop on 57 bus

Raising Cane’s $
Fast-food chain specializing in fried chicken fingers, crinkle-cut fries & Texas toast.
Directions: 949 Commonwealth Avenue, Pleasant Street- Inbound T stop on B line

Fenmore Grill $$
American Comfort Food Restaurant
Directions: Kenmore Square, 645 Beacon St across the street from citizens bank