Bored of your regular routine on your college campus? Alamance County for College Students is aimed to give students (mainly of Elon University and Alamance Community College) ideas for off-campus dining, entertainment ideas, and shopping.



Off-Campus Dining Options: Price Ranges $-$$$ 


Close to Elon University:



Mellow Mushroom is a one of kind restaurant that has been serving pizza, a unique collection of beer, calzones, etc. The Mellow Mushrooms goal is to provide delicious food in a fun and creative atmosphere. They successfully create this exciting environment by holding events like karaoke, poker night, and ladies night. They also offer a variety of deals for college kids trying to save some cash, including the late night deals when not a lot of other restaurants are open. It is located three and a half miles from the Elon University campus on Huffman Mill Road. Mellow Mushroom accepts Phoenix Cash, making it even easier for Elon students to eat at the restaurant. Mellow Mushroom also offers catering! Take a peek at the menu here.


Hours of Operation:

Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Monday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Tuesday:  11:00am - 9:00pm

Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Thursday: 11:00am-10:00pm

Friday: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm


Phone: (336) 584-1104


Panera Bread is located on Huffman Mill Road just over three miles from Elon University. The menu consists of sandwiches, salads, baked goods, etc. and Phoenix Cash is accepted. Panera makes it easier for students with the order online option, making transactions quick and easy. My Panera Rewards is also a feature at this location where customers can sign up for deals and rewards for free!


Hours of Operation: 

Sunday: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Monday: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Friday: 6:30am - 9:00pm

Saturday: 6:30am - 9:00pm


Phone: (336) 586-0222

GRILL 584 -- COST: $$

Grill 584 Also located on Huffman Mill Road under three and a half miles away is this fine dining steakhouse. If you are looking for a bit nicer of a place to eat Grill 584 offers meat specialties along with other savory dishes. Grill 584 is also perfect for private parties or large groups with access to back rooms and large tables.


Hours of Operation: 

Sunday:  CLOSED

Monday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9:00pm

Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm


Phone: (336) 584-0479


Brixx Wood Fired Pizza is yet another restaurant in a span of five miles that accepts Phoenix Cash! Make your own pizzas, pastas, craft beers, etc are just a few of the menu items that Brixx has to offer. Another fun aspect of this restaurant for college students is the events they have every week. Some nights it's open until 1 am or there may be a lunch special. Whichever, the case if you're a pizza-loving college student, Brixx Wood Fired Pizza could be your restaurant.


Hours of Operation:

Sunday 11:00am - 11:00pm

Monday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Tuesday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Wednesday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

Friday: 11:00am - 1:00am

Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am 


Phone: (336) 538-9770


La Fiesta, often referred to by Elon students as just "La Fi," is an authentic Mexican restaurant located on South Church Street in Burlington, NC. Any type of Mexican food whether it is an enchilada or a quesadilla, La Fiesta has it. The price range is perfect for a college student but it is also available for Phoenix Cash. There is also an option to do take-out for an on the go dinner option.


Hours of Operation:

Sunday: 12:00am - 10:00pm

Monday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

Tuesday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

Wednesday: 11:00 am – 10:30 am

Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm

Friday:  11:00 am – 11:00 pm

Saturday:  11:00 am – 11:00 pm


Phone: (336) 227-0144


Pelican's Snoballs is a great place to get a quick, low-calorie, dessert after trying one of the many off-campus dining options. They sell flavored Snow Cones with a plethora of flavor options to choose from. You also have the choice to add a choice of gummy candy on the top of your Snoball, which is one of Pelican's many popular traits. Pelican's Snoballs have 18 different locations in North Carolina, the closest being their Burlington location on Church Street, which is only 2 miles away from  Elon University. All of their Snoballs are gluten-free and don't contain any high fructose corn syrup, making all 100+ flavors a healthy choice.  


Hours of Operation:

Sunday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Monday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Tuesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Wednesday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Thursday: 1:00pm - 8:00pm

Friday:  1:00pm - 8:00pm

Saturday:  1:00pm - 8:00pm


Phone: 919-641-9073


Although many Elon students rely on Smitty's Ice Cream in Downtown Elon for their frozen dessert needs, Six Scoops, a Gibsonville restaurant a couple of miles down the road offers different options for a fraction of the cost. It was founded by a local couple, but bought by another local business, Hursey's BBQ. They stock many seasonal and local flavors.

Hours of Operation:

Monday-Friday: 11:00am-9:00pm

Saturday: 10am-9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-9:00 pm


Phone: 336-603-8006

Located at 113 W Main St, Gibsonville, NC 27249



Off-Campus Shopping Options:



Alamance Crossing is located on Piper Lane in Burlington. Alamance Crossing has Belk, Dillard's, Kohl's, JCPenny, Barnes & Noble, Carousel Cinema, Dick's Sporting Goods, Anytime Fitness, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America. Alamance Crossing has many restaurants and salons. Alamance Crossing is close to Elon's campus.


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm


Phone: (336) 584-8157



Burlington Outlet Village -- Cost: $-$$

Burlington Outlet Village is also located in Burlington, on Corporation Parkway. Burlington Outlet has many clothing stores, shoe stores, and home stores for shopping. Locations include several dance and fitness complexes, as well as bargain and wholesale clothing stores. 


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Tuesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Thursday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm


Phone: (919) 568-0074


Tanger Outlets -- Cost: $$-$$$

Tanger Outlets is on Arrowhead Blvd, in Mebane. The Tanger Outlets offer a broad selection of stores with women's and men's apparel, footwear, and accessory stores.


Hours of Operation:

Monday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Friday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Saturday: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Sunday: 10:00am – 7:00pm


Phone: (919) 304-1520










Entertainment Ideas:

Cinemas Carousel located at Alamance Crossing 1090 Piper Lane Burlington, NC 27215 

Country Club Lanes West located at 3010 S.Church St. Burlington, NC.  Country Club Lanes West is the only non-smoking facility in North Carolina.  It offers 36 lanes, 10 billiards tables, 2 professional dart boards, corn hole, shuffleboards, and 2 video arcades. This state of the arc facility has a full service snack bar and grill, in addition to a large room to host birthday parties, and full service pro shop.  It also houses a sports lounge; its Showtime Lounge is a full service bar with a dance floor and lights.

Elon Phoenix Sporting Events are exciting to attend on Elon University's campus!  Come watch the Phoenix come out #1 in our D1 basketball, baseball, golf, and more!


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