10 Fabulous Cheap Eats in Greensboro

10 Fabulous Cheap Eats in Greensboro

Yet you want a place to enjoy a meal with friends. Here are ten cheap eats in Greensboro, NC, and within five miles of North Carolina A&T State University students and the Cottages of Greensboro student apartments.

Wings and Grill

You can find sushi, hibachi meals, and wings combos for carrying out or delivery in the Wings and Grill on Market Street. Choose from classic hibachi chicken, six-wings, or California rolls. Many of the meals are less than $10.

Qdoba Mexican Eats

Qdoba, a popular Mexican chain, has a location on the NC A&T campus and another in the Pembroke area of Greensboro. Grab one of their Signature Eats, like a fresco chicken bowl or street-style chicken tacos, most of which are less than $10. Or create your entrée, choosing from quesadillas, bowls, burritos, tacos, nachos, and salads. Many entrées are less than $10, and Aggies can use their meal plans at the on-campus location.

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<p><em><a href="https://dameschickenwaffles.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dame’s Chicken and Waffles</a>: where southern fried perfection meets sweet European decadence</em></p>
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Dame’s Chicken and Waffles: where southern fried perfection meets sweet European decadence

Dame's Chicken and Waffles

A regional chain, Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, offers this classic combination, featuring entrées that put the two together or keep them separate. While some combo entrées run a bit more than $10, most waffles or chicken-only entrées are less than $10. Examples include spiced gingerbread or sweet potato waffles, three chicken legs, and ten sautéed shrimp. The restaurant is on Martin Luther King Boulevard.

Mythos Grill

Mythos Grill, at 3900 W. Market Street brings a little taste of Greece. This vegetarian-friendly restaurant offers various combo lunch specials, all under $10. Examples are a gyro wrap with fries, Greek spaghetti, and drink, or a club sandwich with fries and drink. The menu also includes several subs, other sandwiches, pasta, and Mythos specialties, most of which come in under $10. Salads and soups are other options.

First Carolina Delicatessen

The First Carolina Delicatessen on Spring Garden Street has been around for 20 years. Its signature sandwiches, such as the Sky Dog or Super Turk, come in at under $10, as do all of its made-to-order salads and regular sandwiches. The restaurant also offers cold plates, such as herring or homemade quiche, also under $10. With some sandwiches or salads, you could slip in a piece of baklava and still come in at less than $10.

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Stamey’s Barbecue: 91 years and stIll smokin’

Stamey's Barbecue

Stamey’s Barbecue has two locations in Greensboro; the one at 2206 W. Gate City Boulevard offers cheap eats near NC A&T. Pork, chicken, and chicken-q plates include slaw and hush puppies and are under $10. Most salads, and combos, including a sandwich, side, and drink, are also under $10. You can also affordably grab fixins’ to go.

Emma Key's

At the corner of Walker and Elam, Emma Key’s offers quick bites that are easy on the wallet. Most of its specialty or build-your-own burgers will run you less than $10. All the sandwiches, hot dogs, and salads come under $10 as well. Some sandwiches and dogs can pair with a milkshake and still cost less than $10.


Biscuitville has several locations in Greensboro; the ones on Bessemer Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr Drive are easily accessible to NC A&T students and Cottages residents. Almost everything on the menu at this farm-to-drive-thru or table restaurant is priced to fit a student budget. The restaurant offers biscuits with various fillings, English muffin sandwiches, low-carb breakfasts, grits, and oatmeal.

Lox Stock and Bagel

Lox Stock and Bagel is a deli on Battleground Avenue. It offers vegetarian-friendly sandwiches, salads, plates, and meals on lettuce beds, almost all of which are below $10. Among its signature sandwiches are the Franklin, which is a black bean burger with pepper jack cheese, and a Hoboken, which is a hot roast beef sandwich. It also offers several choices of homemade quiche.

<p><em><a href="http://fishersgrille.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Fisher’s Grille</a>: serving great food & great people since 1989</em></p>

Fisher’s Grille: serving great food & great people since 1989

Fisher's Grille

Fisher’s Grill on Elm Street has been a cheap-eats staple in Greensboro since 1989. Within walking distance to the university, it provides burgers, including veggie burgers, salads, and sandwiches, and almost all of them for under $10. It also has live blues every Thursday.

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