When ramen or your meal plan has you down-and-out, cash-strapped University of South Florida students feed their hunger (and minds) at these local USF restaurants and bars in Tampa. The USF area has a varied lineup of restaurants with plenty of spots for students to try something new!

Bagels Plus

Whether you want to get your week started or are recovering on Sunday morning, the folks at Bagels Plus have you covered. With an array of bagels and spreads to satisfy any bagel lover's fix, including chive with a plain bagel and poppy seed and loxs.

With made-to-order sandwiches during any time of the day, Bagels Plus has bagels like their the bacon, egg, and cheese one that is sure to lift any spirits. If you're looking for something sweet, muffins and other pastries cover the countertops and pair excellently with a cup of coffee from Felicitous Coffee House.

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Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Whether it's Taco Tuesday or really any other day of the week, Fuzzy's is here to fill your Tex-Mex needs! Brisket burritos, enormous nachos, and fish tacos will help fight those hangry thoughts and get you through your week.

With weekly events like Wednesday night trivia and $12 Bottomless Mimosas every weekend until 3p.m., there's always something going on at Fuzzy's!

Beef O’Brady’s Sports Pub

It doesn’t get more school spirit than sharing appetizers here. Enjoy oversized roast beef and swiss cheese sandwich slathered in grilled onions, nuclear or mild wings, loaded potato skins, corn dogs, fried mozzarella, or unforgettable burgers washed down with a pitcher of beer.

Mr. Dunderbak’s

German food, 55 beers on tap, and 400 bottled beers says "Oktoberfest" everyday. This family-friendly restaurant limits post-10 p.m. to 21-and-older only. With live German or American music Wednesday through Saturday, the bar features Cigar City DJs once a month, and you can polka on Friday and early Saturday evening to Accordian Joe.

Try the bratwurst, kielbasa, knockwurst, and other savory sausages. They also have assorted imported cheeses and other lunch-time sandwiches like liverwurst and German ham on pumpernkickel. At dinner, you can’t go wrong with the sauerbraten, schnitzel, pierogies, or other traditional hearty dishes.

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If you're looking for a place to get your night out started, look no farther than Peabody's. Pool tables, darts, and foosball dominate half the bar, making it a great place to meet with friends after a long week of class and work.

With all the bar-food staples like wings and mozzarella sticks, you can also find great pizza and Philly cheesesteaks. Tons of craft beer and Peabody's famous fishbowls are rotated through different drink specials that change daily. Finish off a plate of cheese fries with a Tampa favorite: Cigar City Brewing Jai Alai!

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