Old Dominion University (ODU) was established in 1930 as the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary and is now one of the largest universities in Virginia. ODU derives its name from one of Virginia’s state nicknames, “The Old Dominion”, given to the state by King Charles II of England for remaining loyal to the crown during the English Civil War.
ODU has a rich sports tradition, particularly in basketball (women’s and men’s), and in 2009, the school restarted its football program which had been dormant since 1941. ODU finished its 2009 season with a final record of 9-2, which at the time was the best winning record ever for a first-year collegiate football program.
ODU has several unique college town restaurants and bars, many of which are within walking distance to the campus and its sports venues.
Del Vecchios serves New York and Chicago style pizzas and has a menu loaded with Italian favorites, including pastas, calzones & Stromboli and hot and cold subs.
Del Vecchio’s seeks out the finest ingredients available, and delivers them fresh, and is a great spot for lunch or dinner.
Hair Of The Dog Eatery
Hair of the Dog is a colloquial expression in the English language predominantly used to refer to alcohol that is consumed with the aim of lessening the effects of a hangover.
Don’t miss out on HOTD’s full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and extensive craft beer selection.
LeGrand Kitchen is a friendly neighborhood restaurant that is inspired by good food and rock ’n’ roll. Chef-owner-musician Stephen Marsh creates simple dishes sourced from food at peak season from the freshest purveyors.
Legrand’s menu includes a range of delicious American, vegetarian friendly, and vegan options.
Whether you like hard smoked and hand pulled pork shoulder in a tangy vinegar sauce, slow smoked brisket sliced thick and grilled with sweet hickory sauce, or tender fall off the bone baby back ribs grilled to a glaze with famous sticky MOJO bbq sauce, MOJO BONES has the BBQ for you. Don’t forget the jumbo wings with your choice of a dozen different fresh pepper sauces or the hand pounded chuck burgers with tons of toppings on a brioche bun.
MOJO BONES also offers over 60 craft, domestic & imported beers and has signature drinks such as the MOJO punch or MOJO whiskey lemonade served in a sugar rimmed mason jar!
Monarch Recovery Sports Grill
Located in the heart of ODU’s campus, the Recovery Sports Grill is more than just a sports grill and bar—it’s a family and fan friendly restaurant with great food and drink, and a casual atmosphere tied together by both local and professional sports.
Great wings, burgers, salads … and lots of beers on tap!
No Frill Bar and Gril
No Frill Bar and Grill is fresh, affordable and family-friendly, No Frill offers up tasty summer salads, barbecue ribs and generous grill choices as well as seafood specialties like tempura fried soft-shell crab.
Classic American dishes prepared extremely well in a comfortable, friend-gathering setting.
An ODU favorite for burgers, dogs and standard American fare, Perfectly Frank serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Its friendly staff, root beer floats, special sauce and affordable eats makes Perfectly Frank a great spot for the whole family.