Eating well in Boca for students on a budget

Rather than spend money on overpriced, unpalatable school cafeteria food, you may want to try out some of the local restaurants near the Boca Raton campus. Some are really fast food places, but are still good. Although you’ll find a lot more when you explore the area, the following are a good start, and will lead you to other discoveries. But that’s the fun of moving to a new place.

620 Subs805 N. Federal HighwayCombo meals cost as little as $4. In addition to cold subs they offer salad plates, and sandwiches on Kaiser rolls.Average prices range between $4-15.

Swifty’s Grill and Deli2001 N.W. 2nd AvenueServes both hot and cold subs.The dining guide website offers a 25% off discount coupon for Swifty’s.

Ruby’s Pizza and Subs620 Glades Road. They offer hot subs Price ranges from $8-15.

T. G. I. Friday’s6000 Glades Rd. Located in the Boca Town Center Mall on Glades.Mid-priced meals range from $8-18.

Duffy’s Sports Grill21212 St. Andrews Blvd., just past the mall.Whether you just want a good burger and home fries, or if you want to watch a game, Duffy’s is the typical college hangout. There are 30 TVs, and a game room. With moderate prices, and a covered patio that still permits those hardcore smokers to puff away, it is a laid-back atmosphere. Meals range from $8-15.

Chili’s Grill21078 St. Andrews Blvd.Whether you want a fajita, a burger or want to call them up and get a to-go order, Chili’s is the place. Check out their website at if you’d like to see their menu, and phone or fax in an order to go. Meals range from $ 6-15.