Posted in: University Posted on: Aug 25th, 2015

5 Fantastic and Affordable Dining Options Near UCF

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Between classes, part-time jobs, and extracurricular activities, students have enough on their plate to worry about. But tack on expensive meals, or nights out on the town, and you add the stress of financial worries as well. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways UCF students can enjoy the occasional night out while avoiding the financial hit. Here’s a look at budget-friendly restaurants near the University of Central Florida.

Lazy Moon Pizza

With a left-of-center history and pizza slices almost too big for two hands, Lazy Moon Pizza’s mission has always been to allow costumers to eat, drink, and be lazy. If you’re looking for a good deal on a pizza and beer combo, you can find it at Lazy Moon. Customers can choose the Good Life combo, which allows you to pair two items from their variety of calzone, salad, and soup choices, for a discounted price. But it’s not all about the food at Lazy Moon. With 15 beers on tap and an extensive wine list, customers can enjoy their favorite drink and join a team in the Lazy Moon bocce league. Lazy Moon never closes before midnight, so good food and good drinks are within reach whenever your cravings strike.

Tamarin Indian Cuisine

If you’re looking for food with international flair, stop in at Tamarin Indian Cuisine. Diners can enjoy a budget friendly buffet lunch for under $10 that changes daily, so you’ll be presented with a new taste sensation with each visit. Tamarin is the perfect destination for meat lovers and vegetarians alike because of their variety of dishes and menu choices. Whether you’re looking for just plain good Indian food or friendly and attentive service, you’ll find it at Tamarin Indian Cuisine.

Hawaiian Grindz

From gourmet burgers to pork adobo fried rice, you can get adventurous with the food choices at Hawaiian Grindz. Hawaiian and Filipino flavors are the inspiration to the creative dish choices, all of which are served at a reasonable price point. For just $4, diners can try their famous panko crusted Spam fries with a variety of dipping sauces, or the filling $1 kali rolls. Hawaiian Grindz has the food to satisfy any hungry stomach on a budget.

Sushi Eatstation

While sushi can sometimes feel like a splurge, it won’t feel that way when you eat at Sushi Eatstation. From small bites to rolls, bowls, and wraps, you have complete control of your dish, down to which of the 18 sauces you’d like to sample. Get your sushi fix at a reasonable price at Sushi Eatstation.

Jeremiah’s Italian Ice

A UCF student favorite is Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, made with fresh fruit puree or combined with cream to make gelati. For a sweet treat, customers can choose from 40 varieties of Italian ice, gelati, and soft serve. Jeremia’s also offers event catering and fundraising opportunities.