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Santa Fe Restaurant

426 North Main Street; 10 min. away

Santa Fe, an American/Mexican restaurant located on North Main Street in Downtown Glen Ellyn, is a warm and inviting spot to sit down and eat while enjoying a beautiful afternoon or night close to campus.

Santa Fe is a family owned restaurant with two locations that specialize in serving authentic Mexican dishes alongside American choices.

Menu items vary from spicy, colorful enchiladas to flavorful burgers and sandwiches.

Tortilla chips and an assortment of sweet tomato and hot salsas are free with every table’s meal.

Meals cost from the most expensive $16.95 full dinner meals to the least expensive $2.65 tacos Al La Carte.

You’re served fast and politely by your waiters and dined by the town’s laid-back feel. If you’re looking for a quaint restaurant to sit down and relax, this is a good spot if you can spare the drive.

Flips Beef

340 Roosevelt Road; 3 min. away

Flips, a Greek/American hot dog joint located next to the Walgreens on the corner of Lambert and Roosevelt Road, is a delicious way to spend lunch or dinner after a long day at the college.

Flips has been around for decades and is now owned by college alumnus, Bobby Margaris.

The restaurant serves a variety of sandwiches including classic Italian beefs and gyros for the Greek in you, or Vienna dogs and juicy cheeseburgers to get a taste of Chicago without the city commute.

Meals at Flips cost around $7 and include fries and a drink, but the famous fried cheese balls are everyone’s favorite and for just $2.80, they’re worth it.

Flips is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offers discounts for college students, faculty and staff.

To find out what you want to eat before you head there, check out
flipsbeef.com in your browser or surprise yourself and head over to Roosevelt Road for some of the best fries and beef around.

Dining in? The Cafeteria has a bunch to choose from…

COD offers a handful of options, including well-known food chains, when it comes to grabbing a bite to eat between classes.

In the E.E. Gibson Cafeteria on the first floor of the Student Resources Center (SRC), you’ll find Panda Express, Subway, Grill 155, Cyclone Salads, and “Simply to Go” products like
salads, sandwiches,
and snacks.

At Grill 155 you can purchase a variety of meals such as grilled chicken sandwiches, grilled cheese, fajitas and cheeseburgers.

Cyclone Salads has a variety of fresh combinations to choose from, like a buffalo chicken salad, light garden salads or the classic chicken caesar. You can find a slew of beverage options in the cafeteria, along with a selection of potato chips that rivals Target’s. Grab a “Naked” all-fruit smoothie packed with vitamins and protein when you are in a hurry and need a boost.

Next to the dining room you will find a corridor with microwaves, a Diji-Touch interactive vending machinea and a coffee machine. There is even a vending machine serving up frozen novelties like popsicles and chocolate éclairs!

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