Two students eating at The Cake Bar in Franklin, MA

Craving something specific for your next meal? Chances are your food desire is within walking distance to the Dean campus! Here are eight spots that may satiate your hunger:

Bulldog Beanery 

Centrally located on the second level of the Green Family Library Learning Commons, the café features freshly brewed Starbucks Coffee and Espresso Drinks, an assortment of freshly baked morning pastries and delightful desserts, express sandwiches and salads, and a full line of bottled beverages.

The Cake Bar and Café

The Cake Bar offers cupcakes and much more! You can stop in for coffee, breakfast goods, sandwiches, and other delicious desserts. 


Acapulcos is a Franklin mainstay. Stop in for a wide variety of tasty Mexican food, large portions, and a fun atmosphere.

Teddy Gallagher’s Irish Pub

The only Irish pub in Franklin! Their menu has a variety of American and Irish offerings and includes some unique items like corned beef egg rolls.

Maguro House

Maguro House has a wide variety of Japanese offerings. They are known for their fresh sushi.


PieZoni’s is a local chain that offers takeout or dine-in Italian food. Their menu is quite large and includes, salads, subs, “wraporitos,” and pizza.

Franklin Pizza & Deli

Great for takeout or delivery, but also offers a small seating area if you want to dine in. They offer much more than just pizza, including Middle Eastern dishes, and have recently added wraps to their menu.

Santa Fe Burrito Grill

Located in a former Friendly’s, Santa Fe has a large dining area as well as the option for takeout. You can choose from burritos, bowls, tacos, tortas, nachos, and salads.

You don’t have to go far to experience delicious food! Want to win gift card to one of these locations? Head over to the Dean College Official Instagram account where we will be highlighting one local eatery every Friday for the next eight weeks. Unleash your inner foodie and enter our giveaway!