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Need some food fast? There are tons of delivery options

By Lisa J. Mauch · August 26th, 1999 · Cover Story
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Delivery jobs come with some expected perils: sprinklers, slippery steps and unchained dogs. But delivering food on college campuses has its own set of challenges.

On the down side -- low or no tips, prank calls and the occasional theft. On a funnier note, you never know when you might be invited to the party, meet someone who has the answers to your calculus homework or be greeted at the door by an attractive individual wearing nothing but a towel.

When asked about the trial and tribulations of delivering, Nicholas Ridenour, manager of Pomodori's in Clifton, sighs. "We have problems that happen quite often with the phone," he says, explaining that frequently his drivers are left waiting in a dorm lobby because the phone line is busy when calling up to the rooms. "Generally college students don't tip the drivers as much, but other than that, there are few problems."

Andy Amarantos, owner of Skipper's Pub in Oxford, can't cite any problems. "Last year I had a good set of delivery drivers," he says.

CityBeat has compiled a list of delivery places near the three biggest colleges with on-campus housing: UC, Xavier and Miami. Most deliver to dorms, though we list the ones that don't for the benefit of the students living off campus. Anything to keep the youth of America fed.

University of Cincinnati

Adriatico's, Clifton/Corryville, 281-4344

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $5

Fax or online orders: for large orders, fax 281-1111

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

China Kitchen, Clifton, 221-5333

Delivery Fee: $2

Minimum: $12

Fax or online orders: 221-5338

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-10 p.m. Saturday; 4-8 p.m. Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

Domino's Pizza, Clifton, 751-6262

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $7

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-midnight Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

The Forum Grill, Clifton, 487-5256

Delivery Fee: free in 5-mile radius; charge for delivery outside radius

Minimum: Five boxed lunches ($7.95 each)

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: only boxed lunches

Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards, direct billing

Hammerhead Cafe, Corryville, 751-5840

Delivery Fee: 5 percent fee for large groups and boxed lunches

Minimum: $10

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks

King Wok (formerly Cheng 1 Cuisine), Clifton, 723-1999

Delivery Fee: $2

Minimum: $10 (Clifton area); $15 2-5-mile radius

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

LaRosa's, Clifton, 347-1111

Delivery Fee: $1.25

Minimum: $7.25; $10 before 2 p.m.

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-midnight Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks

Papa Dino's, Clifton Heights, 221-4747

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6; $10 before 2 p.m.

Fax or online orders: www.food.com

Menu: limited

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday-Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

Papa John's Pizza, Clifton, 961-7272

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6

Fax or online orders: www.papajohns.com

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Pomodori's Pizza, Clifton, 861-0080

Delivery Fee: $1 for outside delivery area

Minimum: $6

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: limited

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Friday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday-Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

Red Pepper, Clifton, 559-9229

Delivery Fee: $1-$2 ($5 for large orders)

Minimum: $8

Fax or online orders: 559-0147

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

and 5 p.m.-9 p.m. daily

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

Wall Street Deli, Clifton, 584-4276

Delivery Fee: $5

Minimum: $20 ($50 dorms)

Fax or online orders: 584-4294

Menu: full

Hours: 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Venice Pizza, University Heights, 221-7020

Delivery Fee: free

Minimum: $8

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-8 p.m. Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash

Xavier University

Angilo's Pizza, Norwood, 631-4300

Delivery Fee: $1-$1.50 for homes; free to businesses

Minimum: none; $4 and under there's a $1.50 fee; over $4 it's a $1 fee

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash

Domino's Pizza, Norwood, 396-7400

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $7.99

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, credit cards

Domino's Pizza, Oakley, 321-7770

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6.99

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 4-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Saturday-Sunday

Delivery to dorms: no

Payment: cash, checks

Donato's Pizza, Hyde Park, 731-0080

Delivery Fee: $1.50

Minimum: none

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: no

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Donato's Pizza, Norwood, 631-5000

Delivery Fee: $1.50

Minimum: none

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Hopsing's, Oakley, 396-7464

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6

Fax or online orders: 396-7544

Menu: full

Hours: 5-10 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes ($20 minimum)

Payment: cash, checks

LaRosa's, Hyde Park or Norwood, 347-1111

Delivery Fee: $1.25

Minimum: $7.50

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-11 p.m. Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks

Mio's Hyde Park, 531-4200

Delivery Fee: $1

Minimum: $5

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday

Delivery to dorms: no

Payment: cash, credit cards

Ol' New York Bagel & Deli, Oakley, 731-6688

Delivery Fee: $5

Minimum: $5

Fax or online orders: 731-6691

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash

Papa John's Pizza, Hyde Park, 321-3233

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6

Fax or online orders: www.papajohns.com

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday; noon-11 p.m. Sunday

Delivery to dorms: no

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Papa John's Pizza, Norwood, 731-5959

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6

Fax or online orders: www.papajohns.com

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Sizzling Wok, Hyde Park, 321-2028

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $10

Fax or online orders: 321-2028

Menu: full

Hours: 1-8 p.m. daily

Delivery to dorms: no

Payment: cash, credit cards

Miami University (Oxford)

Bagel & Deli, 523-2131

Delivery Fee: 50 cents

Minimum: two sandwiches or one sub

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full except for beer

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight daily

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Blimpie's Subs & Salads, 523-1800

Delivery Fee: $1

Minimum: none

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 5 p.m.-2:30 a.m. daily

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Bruno's Pizza, 523-2266

Delivery Fee: pizzas and anything with pizzas free; orders without pizzas $1

Minimum: none

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday; 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Domino's Pizza, 524-6262

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $5

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 4 p.m.-1 a.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Donato's Pizza, 524-3400

Delivery Fee: $1

Minimum: none

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-midnight Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Jimmy John's Subs, 524-2424

Delivery Fee: 50 cents

Minimum: one sandwich

Fax or online orders: 524-8086

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-3 a.m. daily

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks

Papa John's Pizza, 523-9991

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $5.95

Fax or online orders: 524-9033 or at www.papajohns.com

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Phan-Shin Chinese Restaurant, 523-1020

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $5

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 5-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards (25 cent charge for checks)

Pizza Hut, 523-2184

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $6.50

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 10 a.m.-1 a.m. Monday-Thursday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

SDS Pizza, 523-1234

Delivery Fee: only outside city limits

Minimum: $4

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday; 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Friday-Saturday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards (30 cent charge for checks)

Skipper's Pub, 523-0066

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $4.75

Fax or online orders: no

Menu: full

Hours: 6 p.m.-midnight Monday-Saturday; 4-10 p.m. Sunday

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards

Spaghetti's Pasta, 523-6900

Delivery Fee: none

Minimum: $5

Fax or online orders: 524-8300 or at www.gomeals.com/?spaghettisrestaurant

Menu: full

Hours: 3:30-9:30 p.m. daily

Delivery to dorms: yes

Payment: cash, checks, credit cards



Editorial intern Joselyn Magnan contributed to this story.
 
 
 
 

 

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