Back to School: Restaurants off campus


As first year students begin to explore Greencastle, Indiana, they start to discover their favorite restaurants. While their meal plan pays for them to go to The Fluttering Duck and 2 West, they’ll also grow to love DePauw staples like Marvin’s and Dairy Castle. They’ll even continue to frequent their favorite chains from home, like Taco Bell and Buffalo Wild Wings. There are many dining options in Greencastle, but here are some popular spots among the DePauw community.

Almost Home

Located on the square, Almost Home is a hot spot for students to bring their families. Its menu includes Marsala smothered chicken, BBQ baby back ribs, a three cheese Panini and many more. It also serves daily dessert specials. The DePauw reccommends the strawberry pizza.

17 West Franklin St.


11 a.m – 9 p.m.



Marvin’s is an institution at DePauw. Classics include the Garlic Cheese Burger (known affectionately as a GCB) and Mac Bites, which are fried triangles of macaroni and cheese. Marvin’s is open and delivers until 2 a.m. on the weekends, making it a favorite among students on late nights. 

202 South College Ave.

765- 653-9200

Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.


Myers’ Market

A family-run butcher shop and small grocery store, Myers’ Market is a favorite among students and Greencastle residents. Students can pick up a quick lunch in between classes or stop in to see what speciality food they have stocked. 

302 East Washington St. 


Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday: 8 a.m – 6 p.m.


Dairy Castle

This ice cream shop is open seasonally and also sells food like chicken tenders, French fries, hot dogs and taco salad.  Students who visit in the fall can try out seasonal ice cream flavors like pumpkin.

801 Indianapolis Rd.


10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Charlie’s Chill and Grill

Students can stop in to grab a Beefcake burger, milk shake and fries, but the joint also offers a BBQ pulled pork sandwich or chicken wrap, among other non-burger options. In addition to serving up grub, Charlie’s mission is to train and employee individuals with disabilities.  

424 South Bloomington St.


Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.


Casa Grande Mexican Restaurant 

The only Mexican restaurant in Greencastle, Casa Grande is  frequented by DePauw students.  

1360 Indianapolis Rd. 


11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Number 1 Chinese

Number 1 Chinese offers take out, delivery and dine-in. It serves Chinese favorites like General Tso’s chicken, egg rolls, noodles and, of course, a fortune cookie. 

1360 Indianapolis Rd. Suite 3


Sunday-Thursday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Friday-Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.


Mama Nunz Italian Steakhouse

This Italian restaurant has been a part of Greencastle for 54 years, offering take out, delivery, dine in and catering. Some of its dishes include steaks, pastas and their take on the Stromboli, the “nunziboli.”

800 South Main St.


Sunday: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Monday – Thursday: 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Friday – Saturday: 5:30 – 10 p.m.


Putnam Inn

Known for its fried chicken and cinnamon rolls, this restaurant offers home-style food and desserts both on a buffet and on its menu. The Putnam Inn also offers a breakfast buffet on the weekends, which is a great spot to take visiting family members. 

400 North Jackson St. 


Sunday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Saturday: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.


Fairway Family Restaurant

Students can take a five-minute drive down Jackson Street to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner. DePauw students can often be found eating breakfast here. 

1280 North Jackson St.


Sunday: 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. 

Monday- Saturday: 5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. 


Downtown Cafe

Located on the square, Downtown Café offers deli style sandwiches, salads, daily soups and desserts. It has a breakfast menu and daily specials. 

2 West Washington St.


Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.