Whether you are in the mood for some comfort food or need a pick me up after a fun night out with friends, diners always have a way of satisfying a craving you might have. While Fairfield University may be located in a small town, there are plethora of diners to choose from in the nearby area. Here are some of the best diners near Fairfield University from a current student!

1. Circle Diner

Known as Fairfields Reader's Poll Best of The Best 10 Years Running, the Circle Diner has a variety of options to pick from. Some student favorites include Texas Style French Toast, Feta and Spinach Omelet, and Spanakopita. The diner is particularly known for its Greek options. It is located at 441 Post Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824.

2. Andros Diner & Restaurant

No visit to Fairfield county is complete without a visit to Andros Diner & Restaurant. Andros Diner & Restaurant is named after the island of the same name in Greece where the owners of the restaurant come from. The diner can often be found filled with residents from the town and Fairfield University students alike. It is open seven days a week and 24 hours a day. My personal favorite meal from the diner is a Florentine Wrap with French Fries. The diner is located at 651 Villa Ave, Fairfield, CT 06825.

3. Penny's Diner & Restaurant

There is a hot debate between students about which is their go to diner when they are in the mood for some great food and a good atmosphere. Penny's Diner & Restaurant is the place to go when you want traditional diner food and large portions. The address is 2200 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield, CT 06825. Customers tend to go for the Eggs Benedict

4. Chip's Family Restaurant

Do you even go to Fairfield University if you have not been to Chip's Family Restaurant at least once during your four years? As compared to the other diners on the list, Chip's is a chain. There are multiple locations throughout Connecticut, but the Fairfield location specifically can be found occupied by students. Since 1966, Chip's has been serving family, friends, and students from the University. It is the place to go to form happy memories, while sharing a delicious meal. The diner has been voted the Best Pancakes in CT, so the Cinnabon pancakes are a must have. The Fairfield location is at 525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off, Fairfield, CT 06825.

5. Famous 50's Diner

Famous 50's Diner is the epitome of a classic diner. Located at 472 Huntington Turnpike, Bridgeport, CT 06610, the aesthetically pleasing establishment is the perfect place for a Instagram photo. Between the checkered floors and the red vinyl chairs, it feels as if you have been transported back in time. An egg cream should be at the top of your list of items to have at this diner.

6. Frankie's Diner

Frankie's Diner is a hidden gem. The eatery can be found at 1660 Barnum Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06610. The servers at the diner are sweethearts and make you feel at home. One person left a review on the website saying, "Service is always prompt and accurate. The food is very good. And they are open 365 days a year." If you find yourself dining here, you should try the Chicken Soup or the Turkey Club. With great food and kind servers, Frankie's Diner should be added to your list of favorite diners.

7.  Galaxy Diner-Restaurant

With the slogan "Your Home Away From Home," the Galaxy Diner-Restaurant makes every customer feel like family. The diner has been around for over 33 years. Operating since 1981, the diner is located on 4241 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06606. The establishment serves up great Corned Beef Hash, Breakfast Wraps, and Waffles. The food does not disappoint. 

Diners are a staple in college. They are open from morning, noon, and night and serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Students from Fairfield University are lucky to have so many diners to choose from. Whether you are ordering a meal to be delivered to your dorm or going the diner with a larger group of friends, you can always count on a good time and yummy food.