About Toledo, Ohio

Dining

With Toledo being a "test market" for new restaurants and food (Taco Bell always launches their new products here first - yes, we were one of the first cities to have the Doritos Loco Taco!), there is something for everyone, even if you are a picky eater. Students at UT enjoy on and off-campus restaurants.

On-Campus

If you want to enjoy on-campus dining, there are 4 residential dining halls, 2 restaurants, 6 convenience stores, and 6 retail dining:

  • Residential Dining Halls - International House, Ottawa House East, Student Union South Dining, and Parks Tower
  • Restaurants - Phoenicia Cuisine and Rocky's Student Lounge
  • Convenience Store - I Crave, P.O.D., Store, PODX (College of Engineering and College of Business), Bottle Rockets
  • Retail Dining - Croutonz, Magic Wok, Pizza Hut Express, Subway, Starbucks

If you're closer to Rocket Hall and want something quick, Gateway provides places to grab some lunch in between classes. Jimmy John's, Starbucks (located inside The University of Toledo Barnes and Nobles bookstore), Bubble Tea, Social Gastropub and Rice Blvd are all located in Gateway right off Secor Road.

Off-Campus

There is something for everyone when it comes to off-campus dining! You can try something close to campus, like Ferdos (an amazing Mediterranean Restaurant), or something a little farther, like bd's Mongolian Grill at Franklin Park Mall. Or if you're feeling fancy, try an eatery at The Docks, located on the beautiful Maumee River in downtown Toledo. Craving Italian? Toledo has that covered too - you can pick a Toledo favorite, Calvino's, or try everyone's favorite, like Olive Garden or Spaghetti Warehouse.

Right down Secor Road is Westgate Village Shopping Center, which is a great place that has many different restaurants to choose from, including:

  • Chipotle
  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Barry's Bagels
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Piada Italian Street Food
  • Macs N' Melts
  • Blade Pizza
  • Fuzzy's Tacos

And right around the corner from there is the Franklin Park Mall that has an amazing food court and has restaurants, like Bar Louie, Bravo! Cucina Italiana and Dave & Buster's.

You can't miss out on the Toledo tradition of Tony Packo's, which has authentic Hungarian food. The staple offers numerous types of food, including their wonderful Sweet Hot Pickles, Chili Mac and signature hot dogs. Don't forget to get some Packo's Chili Hot Dog sauce for when you cook at home!

Last Updated: 2/28/18