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  • Top 5 Budget Friendly Restaurants

    by Katie Byers | Oct 26, 2016
    <p>Whether it&rsquo;s a Sunday night and Haist Commons is closed for dinner, or it&rsquo;s a Thursday night and you&rsquo;re looking for something to do, &ldquo;Family Dinner&rdquo; is something that has been special to me since my freshman year. At least once a week, my closest friends and I go out to dinner to de-stress, catch up, and spend time together. Here are our top 5 restaurants and why we love them so much!</p> <ol> <li>Mainview: They have half-price apps Monday-Thursday 8-10. This is kind of self-explanatory&mdash;who doesn&rsquo;t love half-priced food? My favorites are boneless buffalo chicken, fried pickles, and mozzarella sticks.&nbsp; </li> <li>Zook&rsquo;s Caf&eacute;: This is the perfect place for an afternoon pick-me-up. Their smoothies are delicious and they have a wide variety of flavors. I love the plain strawberry smoothie and their stir fry!</li> <li>El Mesquite: This is by far the best Mexican restaurant I know. My go-to item to order is chicken fajitas with a side of pico de gallo. The pico de gallo and guacamole from El Mez is by far my all-time favorite. </li> <li>The Sandwich Cellar: This is located below the Time-Out and is open to all ages + it&rsquo;s open on Sunday nights! I always get their endless spaghetti meal. It&rsquo;s a great deal!</li> <li>Omega&rsquo;s Family Restaurant: This is located on State Road 15, drive down Main Street past Dairy Queen and keep driving until you come to a four-way stop, Omega&rsquo;s will be right in front of you. I love their burgers and pancakes!</li> </ol> <p>I know college students are on a budget and these restaurants won&rsquo;t break the bank too much. They offer some pretty good deals and have decent prices!&nbsp;</p> <img src="/images/default-source/social-media-and-official-blogs/katiebyers033fd0922d02625b9ff6ff0000763cab.jpg?sfvrsn=d13db262_0" data-displaymode="Original" alt="KatieByers" title="KatieByers" /><br /> <em>Katie Byers '18</em>&nbsp;<em>is a&nbsp;biology-chemistry&nbsp;major &amp; business minor. A member of the women's basketball team, she plans to study abroad in New Zealand in February 2017, and her dream job is to work at an orthopedic hospital.&nbsp;</em>