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11 Food Places Everyone Knows From Going To College In Boston

From BC to MIT, Boston is a college town through and through. Let GEICO take you on a culinary journey fit for any student.

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1. Pinocchio's Pizza & Subs

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Pinocchio's is Harvard Square's favorite late-night slice, as many Cambridge-area college kids probably recall square-shaped slices and arguing about this spot being better than Otto's. (YOU decide, America.)
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Pinocchio's is Harvard Square's favorite late-night slice, as many Cambridge-area college kids probably recall square-shaped slices and arguing about this spot being better than Otto's. (YOU decide, America.)

2. Chau Chow City

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Chau Chow is Chinese food in a massive two-story building that may or may not look like it's meant for weddings on the inside, but is actually for dim sum. #trust
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Chau Chow is Chinese food in a massive two-story building that may or may not look like it's meant for weddings on the inside, but is actually for dim sum. #trust

3. South Street Diner

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South Street Diner is an incredibly important place, as it’s one of the few 24-hour diners in Boston. Not a signature dish, but you probably ate the banana French toast a lot. At 3 a.m.
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South Street Diner is an incredibly important place, as it’s one of the few 24-hour diners in Boston. Not a signature dish, but you probably ate the banana French toast a lot. At 3 a.m.

4. Hong Kong Restaurant

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AKA "The Kong," it's a staple to say the least. Could also be considered a nightclub, especially for stuff like "The Scorpion Bowl."
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AKA "The Kong," it's a staple to say the least. Could also be considered a nightclub, especially for stuff like "The Scorpion Bowl."

5. Mr. Bartley's Gourmet Burgers

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Mr. Bartley's, another favorite (and quirky) Cambridge spot, has been said to have an "overwhelming and humorous list of creative twists" on hamburgers. One bite into the "Hashtag," and you'll probably #agree.
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Mr. Bartley's, another favorite (and quirky) Cambridge spot, has been said to have an "overwhelming and humorous list of creative twists" on hamburgers. One bite into the "Hashtag," and you'll probably #agree.

6. Roggie's Brew & Grille

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18+ flatscreen TVs and nightly events make Roggie's a great option for students and a Brighton staple. 25-cent wings also make this an economical choice for students.
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18+ flatscreen TVs and nightly events make Roggie's a great option for students and a Brighton staple. 25-cent wings also make this an economical choice for students.

7. Jim's Deli & Restaurant

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Jim's Deli boasts a cool cafeteria-style line and a menu that includes, well, basically everything. The Texas Reuben has been getting some love on the internet, just know that they only serve it on the weekdays.

8. Pino's Pizza

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Not to be confused with an earlier "Pino" pizza spot, Pino's services the Brighton crowd. Let's put it in the words of one passionate reviewer of the joint: "When I'm on my death bed, I want a #1 from Pinos [sic] before I go."

9. T. Anthony's Pizzeria & Restaurant

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T. Anthony's is one of the most infamous spots on the BU campus. Pizza AND breakfast??? Then again, pizza could BE breakfast in certain situations.
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T. Anthony's is one of the most infamous spots on the BU campus. Pizza AND breakfast??? Then again, pizza could BE breakfast in certain situations.

10. Anna's Taqueria

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Anna's Taqueria got so popular that it's now a chain with six locations (spanning a few universities). The original one is still there in Coolidge Corner, and you can get anything you want, just make sure you get it super.
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Anna's Taqueria got so popular that it's now a chain with six locations (spanning a few universities). The original one is still there in Coolidge Corner, and you can get anything you want, just make sure you get it super.

11. Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese

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Another success story: You probably remember Roxy's as a roaming food truck (and it still is, see the schedule), but it's now also a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Allston. Truffle fries ALL DAY.
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Another success story: You probably remember Roxy's as a roaming food truck (and it still is, see the schedule), but it's now also a brick-and-mortar restaurant in Allston. Truffle fries ALL DAY.

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