Brandeis University

From Andrew Flagel, Senior Vice President for Students and Enrollment, Reed Z., Class of 2013 , Rachel N., Class of 2013


In A Pickle Restaurant
655 Main Street
Waltham, MA

Hailed as the go-to restaurant for a weekend brunch, get there early to beat the local crowds who flock to this eatery for unique omelets, decadent pancakes, and delicious paninis. Favorites include the caramel crunch French toast -- two pieces of caramel flavored French toast topped with a sweet crunchy topping and vanilla whipped cream. And don’t forget those crispy home fries! Be ready to sit close to your neighbor, this restaurant is small, but mighty in flavor.


Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar
388 Moody Street
Waltham, MA

Solea is a good spot to celebrate a friend’s birthday or other special occasion. They offer a variety of tapas -- small plates that are great for sharing. This is the place to dine with an open mind- they offer exotic dishes with a variety of meats and seafood, such as grilled shrimp with spicy mojo verde, seared Spanish sausage, and lamb meatballs in a truffle cream sauce. Warning- this is not the place for vegetarians!


Carl’s Steak Subs
55 Prospect Street
Waltham, MA

If you are hungry and craving a meaty sandwich, Carl’s is the place to go! This small stand only offers take-out options and is a go-to spot for Brandeis sports teams. They offer huge sandwiches at very inexpensive prices! I recommend the Carl’s Steak Special filled with steak, peppers, onions, mushrooms, sausage, provolone, and American cheeses!


Lizzy’s Ice Cream
367 Moody Street
Waltham, MA

Walk to Lizzy's after dining at one of Moody Street’s unique restaurants. They offer a variety of frozen treats including sorbet, soy ice cream, sundaes and more. Their black raspberry ice cream is delicious! Be prepared to wait in a long line on a hot day- this is a popular spot for Brandeis students!


The Prime Deli & Cafe
580 South St
Waltham, MA

Prime is the perfect spot to stop in and get a bite to eat when you're on the go. Just a five-minute walk from campus, it's the place if you're looking for something different from on-campus food. They offer a huge variety of salads, subs, pizzas, and pastas as well as breakfast food all day. They also make a great burger and curly fries!


Taqueria Mexico
24 Charles Street
Waltham, MA

Authentic Mexican cuisine, a live mariachi band, and inexpensive….what else could you ask for! This is the go-to spot for delicious chips and salsa, beefy burritos, and delicious seafood platters such as the Tostadas de Ceviche! You can’t go wrong here, everything is authentic and delicious!


Baan Thai
659 Main Street
Waltham, MA

Baan Thai is a great place to go to if your friends can't decide on what cuisine they want. They offer both Japanese and Thai cuisine at reasonable prices. Great for delivery - it is both quick and reliable. They have great pad thai and an endless amount of sushi options!


Café on the Common
677 Main Street
Waltham, MA

Delicious coffees and loose-leaf teas, this is the place to grab a gourmet cup of brew. Enjoy a decadent pastry or dessert while lounging in one of their comfy couches. This is the place to go to see students who enjoy working in a café setting while munching on a scone!


Prospect Cafe
137 Prospect St
Waltham, MA

Prospect Cafe is great for that late-night frozen yogurt craving. They offer vanilla or chocolate frozen yogurt with an endless amount of toppings! From pineapple, strawberry, and banana to coffee, heath bar and brownie bites, they will have anything you're in the mood for. But be ready to eat a lot! The servings are generous so you usually can save some for the next day. They also have great individual sized pizzas and sandwiches so there's something for everybody!