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Updated on Monday, March 2

Best of UW #2: Best restaurants around the University

MODs: Last week we asked you what are the best places ON CAMPUS to get food. Now we want to know where are your go to places to get food OFF CAMPUS but near the university. We want to limit the scope to a 5 minute walk of the campus. So think places that are within the plazas, for example. 

How it works:  we will post a category and have you suggest the best of that category that Waterloo has to offer. We will then take all the suggestions and have you vote on them. The top 5 of the category will be posted in a new section of the site for future reference. 

Suggestions will be opened till Monday. Voting starts Tuesday.

- Luv, MODs. 

56 comments

  1. Sweet Dreams Tea Shop!

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    1. For food? Really? I've only ever had drinks there.

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    2. Their udon is good and sandwiches not bad.

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    3. their service is slow as fuck and their drinks are probably on the lower end of the scale in waterloo.

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    4. The sponge toast with taro butter is HEAVENLY

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  2. McGinnis Front Row or Philthy's

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    1. lol how long have you been out of Waterloo? Front Row closed down ages ago.

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    2. Philthy's closed down longer ago than Front Row, but thats where their humour lies.

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    3. What ever happened to Philthy's? I've seen the Joe Fromagio sign up there for years but it hasn't opened.

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    4. What about Mr. Sushi, Caesers, Mel's Diner, Happy Valley, The Firehouse?

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    1. Shawerma Plus is where it's at doe.

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    1. Chen's is pretty good, but do you remember what the name of the place that was there before Chen's? It was a Mexican restaurant, wasn't bad.

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  5. Panda King, my favourite chinese food for white people

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  6. I know it is fast food, but Harvey's is straight up good quality every time for under $10. If I'm in a hurry I'll go there every time.

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    1. This. Good quality fast food, friendly staff, seems well-managed overall. Plus they send coupons out in the mail pretty often or sometimes will give you the promo in store without one so you can usually get a meal for around 5 bucks.

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    2. But they have sad white people food.

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    3. Well 6.b, I am OP and happen to be a white person. Sorry :(

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  7. Sogo

    Waterloo Star

    Mambellas Deli

    The Grill

    Mels Diner

    Kenzo

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  8. Mr.Paninos Beijing House

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    1. Chicken fried rice with some chili oil and peanuts

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    2. My brotha.

      C5 and c1 all the way.

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  9. Grace and healthy dumplings and for greasy Mr.paninos

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  10. The Grill and Grab a Greek

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  11. Vegetarian fast food restaurant

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  12. Hmm, 5 min walk... gonna have to be any of

    Mambella's, Veggie Fast Food, Kismet, Kenzo, or Grace and Healthy. Dumplings!!

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  13. Lol at the attempt to get students to vote on the best places to eat. Students have no taste. Students will eat anything. My roommate ate unflavored Mr. Noodles out of a dirty saucepan with water that was microwaved to lukewarm because he was too lazy to wash a dish or wait till the water was hot. These are the kinds of people you are asking for the culinary prowess of.

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    1. so don't vote and fuck off.

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    2. lol lets ask michelin chefs what students would like most amirite?

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  14. Aunty's Kitchen
    Mel's Diner
    Sweet Dreams

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  15. For what it is, Mel's is average. Compared to everything else in the plaza, it is amazing.

    I also like Mikey's

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    1. frozen potatoes and bread? rofl The Grill is better than what they try to do, and at least i'm not spending almost 2 hours trying to get a waitress' attention.

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    1. There's a popeye's chicken within 5 min from campus?

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  17. Aunty's! And The Grill

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  18. Bahima's Warung

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  19. mongolian grill

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  20. These Best of polls need a bit more criteria, everyone will end up listing off places they happen to go to most often, but everyone has their own criteria of what is their favorite - some people legitimately care about the quality of food, other people prefer places that have quicker service, and other people dont count fast food as "restaurants"....

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  21. Mr Sushi
    Grab a Greek
    Williams

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  22. ITT: every restaurant around campus

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