LOVE YOUR HOMETOWN’S FAST FOOD? We’ve got that here too, but you could also try these local joints with the same scrumptious results.

Nelson Cheese Factory

IF YOU LIKE QDOBA OR MOE’S ...

Our own local burritos-as-big-as-your-head stop is Burrachos, which offers all the Baja fare you need right on Water Street (and up by Target and Walmart). Best part? They’re open ’til bar close on the weekends. Trust me, those burritos will save your life. If you’re just looking to grab a burrito and run, serves up quick, cheap wraps pumped full of flavor.

IF YOU LIKE SUBWAY ...

Try Nelson Cheese Factory – with their huge, gorgeous, deli-fresh sandwiches featuring Wisconsin cheese, this little gem is a local favorite. Carry out- and lunchtime-only, Nelson’s also serves up delicious ice cream.

You can also check out Smiling Moose Rocky Mountain Deli, which let’s you walk down the line and choose from their plethora of toppings – or grab one of the biggest salads you’ve ever seen.

SMILING MOOSE DELI:

The tastiest sandwiches this side of the Mississippi, and they even come with a snappy pickle! I’ll sometimes even order their vegetarian sandwich, and I’m a meatatarian.

prognition from VolumeOne.org/restaurants

Save some money:

A lot of restaurants and business in Eau Claire offer student discounts with your Blugold ID. Doesn’t hurt to ask!


Court ’n’ House

IF YOU LIKE FIVE GUYS ...

Girolamo’s Court ’n’ House is the quintessential Wisconsin bar and burger place, just about a mile walk from campus. You don’t need to add much to their beautifully juicy patties, which are 2-for-1 on Thursdays.

Mogie’s Pub on Water St. offers great specialty burgers and they’re close to campus. Try the “Spuds o’ Plenty” appetizer.

COURT ‘N’ HOUSE:

THE BEST BURGERS! This is my first choice for a burger joint. The vegetarian burger and the pepper jack burger are favs. Keep on keepin’ on, Court ‘n House!

rebekah from VolumeOne.org/restaurants

Guppy's Pizza

IF YOU LIKE DOMINOS ...

There’s plenty of great pizza in this town, but if you’re looking for something fast, cheap, and nearby look no further than Buzzy’s Pizza. Known for their mac & cheese pizza, you really can’t go wrong with anything, especially when they sell by the slice in the evenings.

You can also satisfy your late-night (or dinner-time) cravings at Guppy’s Pizza, a laid back Water Street joint packed with cheesy greatness.


SINGHA THAI

203 N. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire has a lot of great Thai food, but Singha Thai is consistently at the top of our Best Of poll.

CHICK-A-DEES

1928 3rd St., Eau Claire

A classic greasy spoon diner, perfect for getting a cheap breakfast or lunch when you need some comfort food.