A Quick List of Places to Eat Around Vanderbilt
Bruegger’s Bagel: 422 21st Ave South—walking distance. A variety of bagel sandwiches, including great vegetarian humus. Fairly cheap and really good.
Panera Bread: 406 21st Ave South—walking distance. Great sandwiches, soups, salads, and bakery items. Fast and good.
San Antonio Taco Company (SATCO): 416 21st Ave South — walking distance. Cheap but still good Mexican food. You can even sit on the porch under electric heaters and listen to classic rock while drinking buckets of beer.
Mediterranean Cuisine: 400 21st Ave South — walking distance. The name explains it. Good and cheap.
Cheeseburger Charlie’s: right below Mediterranean and has burgers and the like, fun do it yourself toppings bar.
Subway: next to Cheeseburger Charlie’s.
Mellow Mushroom: 212 21st Ave South — walking distance. Great pizza and subs, calzones, and salads. Yum!!
Ken’s Sushi: where 21st. Ave South, Broadway, and Division intersect—walking distance. Great sushi at a great price!
Noshville: 1918 Broadway—very short drive or slightly longer walk, or on thee way to the hotel. New York style Deli with a huge menu selection including everything from matzo ball soup to sandwiches.
Qdoba: at the corner of 21st and West End. Mexican fast food but not as fast, or greasy, as Taco Bell and thus not as cheap.
Sitar: 116 21st Ave North—walking distance. Great Indian food and good price. Wonderful lunch buffet.
TGIFridays: 2034 West End—walking distance.
Jason’s Deli: 2028 West End—walking distance. Salads, sandwiches, soups, big salad bar.
5 Guys Burgers: 2018 West End—walking distance.
Blackstone Restaurant and Brewery: 918 West End Avenue — walking distance. Microbrews, English pub food, brick oven pizzas, steaks, salads, seafood and a few decent veggie options. Great menu, very yummy. Chocolate cake to die for.
Jersey Mike’s Subs and Salads: 2311 Elliston Place—walking distance. Excellent subs. Lots of choices.
Calypso Café: Elliston Place Plaza— very short drive or slightly longer walk. Excellent Jamaican style food including rotisserie chicken and great salads. Good veggie options. It is really quick and very cheap, sit down or take out.
Logan’s Roadhouse: 2404 Elliston Place— walking distance. Country music, peanuts on the floor, and really good buttery sweet rolls.
Jimmy John’s: 2318 West End Ave— walking distance. Cheap but good sub shop.
Café Coco: 210 Louise Ave (off Elliston Place)— very short drive or slight1y long walk. Great food open 24 hours - who could ask for anything more? Oh yeah – coffee AND beer in one place, often with live music on the back porch!
Chili’s: 2322 West End Avenue — walking distance.
Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo Grill: 1900 Broadway—between campus & hotel. Cajun / Southwest. It’s a dive, but it’s quite good food. Resturant up front, bar in back (but you can eat anywhere) 69 beers on tap and lots of other stuff in bottles.
Fast Food within walking distance:
Wendy’s—2601 21st Ave; Subway (see above); Checker’s—2000 West End Ave; Taco Bell—2004 West End Ave; Jack in the Box—2006 West End Ave; McDonald’s—Vanderbilt Medical Center
There’s plenty more restaurants near campus and lots downtown, especially on exciting 2nd Ave. Or head to Germantown for Monell’s – great authentic Southern cooking. Talk to a Vandy student or the hotel concierge for more information. .