During your first few semesters at FAU, you think the Dining Hall has a good variety and it’s almost like an all you can eat buffet. However, after a while of eating from the “Caf”, it’s no surprise that you begin to grow weary of eating the same food. Fortunately, there are great dine-in restaurants that you can visit around the Boca Raton campus.
All restaurants listed are less than 10 minutes away from FAU! Grab a bite for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!
Roccos Tacos $$
Rocco’s Tacos offers an authentic taste of Mexico within a fun casual (or dressy casual) environment. When you first step through the door you become part of the atmosphere while enjoying flavors picked directly from Mexico. Whether you’re looking for a tasty brunch, lunch, or late night fun, you’ll find it here!
PieZano’s Pizza & Pasta $$
From Brooklyn to Boca, PieZano’s brings the taste of tradition closer to home. Enjoy huge pizza slices, pastas, salads, chicken tenders, and more!
Tap 42 $$$
Tap 42 is home to a unique combination of classic and beloved pub foods as well as some new favorites. Favorite dishes include Asian-style coleslaw, oven-baked shrimp mac and cheese, cajun grilled grouper, and the avocado turkey burger. Over the years, Tap 42 has become known not only for its phenomenal food, but also for its impressive drink list, which includes numerous craft beers, handcrafted cocktails and party shots.
Flashback Diner $$
Whether you’re looking for a good meal to start your day or need a late night snack after that long business meeting, Flashback Diner is your place to get it all, 24 hours a day. Breakfast is served anytime and lunch and dinner specials give you plenty of options. Comfort food in a cozy atmosphere with nostalgia at every turn, you’re always welcome at Flashback Diner!
Enjoy world famous wings and a great beer selection at Hooters of Boca Raton. Hooters has daily happy hour specials, drink specials and craft beer on tap.
Another Broken Egg Cafe $$
Another Broken Egg Cafe isn’t your typical breakfast, brunch and lunch place. Their menu is second-to-none, loaded with fresh ingredients and creative recipes across a wide variety of breakfast classics, memorable brunch dishes, and lunchtime favorites. Each location is designed to feel like a casual getaway, served up with a generous side of family, friends and friendly service.
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe $$
Keke’s Breakfast Cafe is dedicated to providing an outstanding breakfast; a meal where everything is handmade, using the best ingredients available, with fresh fruits and vegetables that are delivered daily, and using the highest quality bread and dairy products. A breakfast where taste, quality and presentation are the foundation. Once you have experienced the Keke’s difference, you too will be a believer.
Find everything from Chilli’s world famous Baby Back Ribs to their handcrafted sandwiches, enchiladas, and quesadillas at a Chili’s restaurant nearby. Cajun Chicken Pasta, Shrimp Tacos, Chipotle Fresh Mex Bowls? Yup, they’ve got that covered and all with the Tex-Mex flare you know and love!
J. Alexander’s $$$
J. Alexander’s provides a high quality dining experience. The menu features a wide selection of American classics including prime rib, fresh seafood, sandwiches, and entrée salads. The restaurant has a full-service bar that includes an outstanding selection of wines.
Miller’s Ale House $$-$$$
Miller’s Ale House is a casual, local restaurant and bar where you can hang out, watch sports, be yourself and enjoy the company of others without breaking the rules!
The Cheesecake Factory $$
The Cheesecake Factory offers starters and entrees, such as chicken, pasta, and burgers. In an attempt to offer healthier, lower-calorie meal options, The Cheesecake Factory created a “Skinnylicious” menu that features a variety of cocktails, salads, appetizers, and specialty dishes such as lemon-garlic shrimp and grilled salmon.
Grand Lux Cafe $$-$$$
Grand Lux Cafe is an upmarket chain offering a wide-range of American food in opulent surroundings. A world of food awaits at Grand Lux Cafe, where internationally inspired cuisine is served in an elegant but relaxed setting.
Be sure to try these hot spots off campus and let us know what you think below!