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    Food options in Campustown...

    ...been to a couple other college towns recently and noticed that they have a lot of different food options. Coming back, I realize that our campus area doesn't have much to choose from. Cheap Chinese, cheap burritos, 2 sub places. That's about it.

    What are everyone's thoughts??



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Yep it's dumb. I think it has something to do with the zoning. Pretty much, it sucks. Everything has moved out to Duff. I sure wish the Taco Bell was still where the Dunkin in



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Are there still a couple pizza places there? Jeff's pizza?
    And, I miss Hometeam Pizza...

    But yes, it would be nice if there were more options.


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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Battle's, bro



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    For a 30K student population, Campustown is pretty sucky.

    I know now they have tried to improve it but have a long way to go. That being said, I ate and drank plenty in my time there!



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    There used to be a Burger King, a McDonald's, and a DQ in Campustown, which aren't earth shattering options, but it is hard to believe that those places wouldn't stick around.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Ames and ISU need to do something to set up more commercial property around campus town. Not just bars and restaurants but shops and services. You shouldn't need a car as a student to eat and shop at tons of places on a campus the size of ISU.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonedave25 View Post
    Are there still a couple pizza places there? Jeff's pizza?
    And, I miss Hometeam Pizza...

    But yes, it would be nice if there were more options.
    I really miss Home Team and DaVinci's.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonin View Post
    For a 30K student population, Campustown is pretty sucky.

    I know now they have tried to improve it but have a long way to go. That being said, I ate and drank plenty in my time there!
    I ate at the original Battle's location constantly, DaVinci's once or twice a month, got my nerd on at Mayhem Comics, and drank at pretty much all the establishments. I also got my hair cut at a great place but can't remember the name. That said the campus is an A and the campus town is a C-.

    I was recently at Notre Dame a few times and they previously had literally no campus town, but now they have a big development. It's all brand new like a strip mall with no character but it's much better for the students and alumni visiting town.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    There was a panchero's, DQ, Subway, Blimpie, California pizza kitchen, DaVinci's, and mcdonalds there when I went to school. Plus the Gyro man - made a killing when the bars let out.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I really miss Home Team and DaVinci's.
    DaVinci's was the bomb, Home Team thick crust you got by the slice was great late at night eating in. Home team's thin crust cheap delivery deals...not as much.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Campus town sucks. It needs to be leveled and start over. We might have the worst campus town I have been to.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by im4cyclones View Post
    There was a panchero's, DQ, Subway, Blimpie, California pizza kitchen, DaVinci's, and mcdonalds there when I went to school. Plus the Gyro man - made a killing when the bars let out.
    The Gyro guy, super dog, and fajita guy are all still there. They always satisified me when drunk.



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    [QUOTE=Agclone91;3818788]The Gyro guy, super dog, and fajita guy are all still there. They always satisified me when drunk.[/QUOTE]

    What does that have to do with food options?



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    Re: Food options in Campustown...

    Quote Originally Posted by CyCrazy View Post
    Campus town sucks. It needs to be leveled and start over. We might have the worst campus town I have been to.
    This.


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