You’re sure to get hungry after experiencing all the amazing things to do in Auburn, Alabama! With more than 22,000 undergraduate students at Auburn University, there is no shortage of food options. Large chain restaurants are well represented as well as some local and regional gems. Many are within walking distance or less than a 5-minute drive from The Collegiate Hotel!

Breakfast in Auburn

For breakfast, you can’t go wrong with the options that are just around the corner from The Collegiate Hotel. Big Blue Bagel is the top choice (don’t miss the fruit on a bagel), AT’s serves a full breakfast buffet, and University Donuts can satisfy your sweet and savory tooth with donuts and quiche. If you want a true southern, home-style breakfast, check out Chappy’s and Byron’s.

Affordable Options

Inexpensive and tasty lunch options include Little Italy, Willies Wings, Momma Goldberg’s (an Auburn institution), Guthries and Chicken Salad Chick. The last three actually got their start in Auburn! The Pita Pit, Taco Mama and Bizilia’s join dozens of other eating options just steps away in downtown.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

You’ve come to the right place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Start with a classic lemonade from Toomers (it really is that good!) Freeze Yogurt bar offers organic, artisanal flavors. Other downtown favorites are homemade cookies from Mylk’s, Auburn Popcorn company and Alabama’s own, Steel City Pops.

Upscale Dining

Foodies will rejoice with eclectic but upscale dining options like James Beard finalist chef at Acre, The Depot, Amsterdam Café, Hamilton’s, Live Oaks and Stinky’s Fish Camp. Newer entries into the scene are Lucy’s and Waverly Local (ok it’s in Waverly not in Auburn, but it’s worth the 15/20 minute drive!)


College town have no shortage of great bars, and Auburn doesn’t disappoint. Start off at The Collegiate Hotel bar, The Bar at Wittel where we boast an amazing craft cocktail menu that will pair perfectly with our views from the porch and rooftop patio.

For those looking to keep the party going past midnight, check the hours at Avondale’s, Live Oaks, SkyBar and 1716. All these spots are an easy 2-3 block walk from The Collegiate Hotel. If needed, the CoHo offers complimentary golf cart rides for guests enjoying downtown.

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