Greenville, North Carolina is home to tons of great restaurants, but which ones are the most student friendly? The eateries that made the cut are places that won’t break the bank, and offer interesting, exciting and delicious meals, snacks, and beverages.
Dickinson Avenue Public House
Location: 703 Dickinson Ave., Greenville, NC 27834
Cuisine: Gastropub, Southern
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday from 5:30-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 5:30-11 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday
If you’re looking for some quality bar food, look no further than Dickinson Avenue Public House. Their industrial chic vibe and eclectic menu means there’s never a dull moment — especially on the menu. Share some plates with friends, like the pork chili verde nachos or Public House smoked wings, and add on a side of beef fat fries or pimento cheese. Head here on Tuesdays for $1 off draft beers, and Wednesdays for half-price beer flights.
Location: 2020 Charles Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858
Cuisine: Pizza, Sandwiches, Bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
This popular southern chain serves up some seriously delicious pies and pints that won’t break your wallet. You can opt for a bunch of munchies like pretzel bites, bruschetta, and spinach artichoke dip, or go all in on any of their specialty pies. Try Mellow Mushroom’s Holy Shiitake Pie — shiitake, button, and portobello mushrooms; caramelized onions; mozzarella; topped with a swirl of garlic aioli and black truffle oil. Don’t forget to pair it with any of their fun cocktails and beer mixes, like the Blue Moon Rising, a mix of Patron Citronge orange liqueur with Blue Moon Belgian ale.
Location: 431 Evans St., Greenville, NC 27858
Cuisine: Coffee & Tea, Breakfast & Brunch
Hours: Monday-Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; closed Sunday
The Scullery Coffee House and Creamery is a truly original delight in Greenville. Known for being affordable, their menu is simple and seasonal, including tasty items like watermelon and feta salad, fried avocado tacos, and pimento grilled cheese. They are most famous for their homemade ice cream. Enjoy the creative freedom to experiment with fun and interesting flavors like spice chocolate and strawberry banana. They’re a pretty small joint, so get there early on weekend mornings for a seat, and keep up with their Instagram to learn about special deals or hour changes.
Location: 213 E. Fifth St., Greenville, SC
Cuisine: Hot Dogs, Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m.-2:30 a.m.; Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 a.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m.-midnight
Sup Dogs is a fun, North Carolina local favorite that serves all manners of hot dogs. For less than $6, you can indulge in a combo that comes with a specialty dog, a pile of long-cut fries, and dipping sauce. Try the New York Dog, topped with mustard, grilled sauerkraut, jalapeños, and dill pickles, or maybe the Western Dog, which comes with a beer-battered onion rings, chili, monterey jack, cheddar cheese, and smoky barbecue sauce. Pair your dog with a $5-$6 house-made cocktail or frozen margarita.
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Location: 333 E. Arlington Blvd., Greenville, NC 27858
Hours: Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
If you’re in the mood for some Mexican, head to Mi Cabana. They have locations all over Greenville and some in the surrounding towns, so finding one nearby won’t be a challenge. Known for their affordable food, menu highlights include Mi Cabana, a rib-eye steak and grilled chicken for $13.49. They also have awesome combo dishes featuring items like enchiladas, tortas, and quesadillas — and you can choose up to four for $9.99. Check them out on one of their specialty nights, like $1 Taco Tuesday or $6.99 pitchers on Thursdays.