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Discount dining in and around College Station

Published: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 21:07


Courtney Laine -- THE BATTALION

When looking for college-friendly eateries, many students are unaware of the money they can save with the remarkable dinner and drink specials available around Bryan-College Station.

Depending upon what sounds good in the moment, there are specials for sushi or steak, with a date or a group of friends.

If there’s laundry to do and buffalo wings sound tasty, Harvey Washbangers in College Station offers 45-cent wings on Mondays after 6 p.m., as well as different lunch specials Monday through Friday. Tuesdays, its Texas Microbrew bottles are $1 off.

Is it a party for two?
Two for Tuesday specials are offered at Ninfa’s in College Station, including fajitas and enchiladas. All drinks up to a $3 value are also two-for-one.

“Ninfa’s has great food and specials,” said sophomore ag communications and journalism major Sarah Haas.

For fun with friends, ladies can plan a girl’s day at La Bodega for lunch. On Wednesdays, it has half the plate for half the price — ladies only. They also serve $5 shakers until 10:00 p.m.

For sushi lovers, Atami offers great deals on lunch portions, Monday through Saturday. Save almost half of what a regular-priced meal would cost.

If College Station dining is getting old, change it up and drive north into Bryan to explore great meal deals.

“Dining in Bryan will give you a chance to get away from the norms of College Station,” said Brian Tate, senior kinesiology major. “Bryan is a wonderful place to take a date.”

Shipwreck Grill in Bryan offers specials every day of the week. Those interested in seafood should look into its lunch specials Monday through Friday. They offer five lunch items for only $5.95.

Also, all day Wednesdays, Shipwreck shells out unlimited $2 fish tacos.

“Shipwreck is a really neat and cheap place to eat and listen to music,” Hunter Schramme, senior sports management major, said.

Casa Rodriguez in Bryan is a common hang out for students. The downtown, Mexican restaurant offers various specials throughout the week. It offers a dessert happy hour every Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. and half-off any appetizer every Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m.

If students don’t mind driving a few minutes out of town, Navasota and Brenham are also known for some award-winning restaurants.

If Italian sounds good after a long day of summer school, Volare Italian Restaurant in Brenham has Tuesday Pasta Nights. It offers family-sized portions of pasta starting at just $15. Also check out Wednesday Wine Night when it offers $10 off a bottle of wine.

“Pasta Night sounds awesome, it would be perfect for a date night,” Schramme said.

If undecided as where to go, opting for a buffet can be an alternative with many options. Wrangler Steakhouse in Navasota was voted best lunch buffet. It offers a reasonably priced lunch buffet every day of the week.

Lunch and dinner can be delicious and reasonable with these specials. Take advantage of these summer savings.


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