The three off-campus restaurants that most Ave Maria students frequent (aside from places in Naples) are The Queen Mary Pub & Grille (The Pub), The Bean, and the Tropical Smoothie Café. The most popular of the three is The Pub, which has a good variety of foods, desserts, and, of course, drinks. Lots of events are held at or sponsored by The Pub, and even if you aren't old enough to buy alcohol, it's still a great place for socializing. The food takes a while to be made, but it’s definitely worth the wait. The quality of the food is very good, and even though it can be a bit pricey, it’s a great restaurant, especially for dinner.
The Bean and Tropical Smoothie are pretty much on par with each other, but The Bean is more popular for breakfast and Tropical Smoothie is better for lunch and dinner. If you want an excellent cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, The Bean is definitely the place to go. If you want a smoothie and a flatbread or sandwich, then Tropical Smoothie is the place to hit up. However, this doesn’t mean there isn’t good breakfast food at Tropical Smoothie or good lunch items at The Bean, but they each have their specialties. The prices are also pretty good at both, though the cheaper of the two is Tropical Smoothie, though not by much. Either way, the food is great and the price is good, too. There are also all sorts of restaurants and fast food places in Naples, but you have to drive half an hour to get there, so most students just go to the places in town.