Battle of the Diners: Andros or Galaxy

By Daniel Diggins

Staff Reporter

Do you like diner food? Do you like eating outside of campus for a change?

Students at Sacred Heart University with general money can use their SHU card at many off campus dining areas. Two of those places are Galaxy Diner and Andros Diner.

“Whenever I have general money, the first places I spend it at are Galaxy and Andros. I can’t help it,” said sophomore Tim Lowell.

Galaxy Diner is located at 4241 Main Street in Bridgeport, about two miles away from campus. Andros Diner is located at 651 Villa Avenue in Fairfield, and is about four miles away from campus.

Some students throughout their four years at Sacred Heart have a preference of going to one diner as opposed to the other. However, it’s not because of the food or service.

“I always go to Galaxy, simply because it’s a lot closer to school than Andros is,” said senior Justin Daleo.

Although Andros Diner is further from main campus, some students do not mind making the drive.

“I’ll take Andros Diner over Galaxy any day. Their omelettes are to die for,” said junior Anthony DiCicco. “I enjoyed the andros omelette and the spanish omelette the most.”

Other students say it is the time of day that matters when deciding between which diner to eat at.

“If it’s late Saturday or Sunday morning, I’m most likely going to Galaxy. If it’s late on weeknights and I leave the library hungry, I’m going to Andros because I won’t feel rushed there,” said senior Kevin Creagh.

Andros Diner is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except Christmas day.

Galaxy Diner is open on Sunday through Thursday 6 a.m. to 12 a.m. and open on Friday through Saturday 6 a.m to 3 a.m.

“When I’m deciding where I want to eat, it really just comes down to who has the better food. Both diners have some things that are great, and some that are not so much,” said sophomore Elena Wilson.

Some students will even opt to go to Galaxy for breakfast and lunch, but would go to Andros for dinner.

“Andros has so many options at night that are better than what Galaxy has to offer for dinner. The pasta and sandwiches are always satisfying there,” said Wilson.

Both diners have a variety of foods to choose from, such as breakfast, sandwiches, pasta, chicken dishes and soup and salad.

“Galaxy Diner is hands down the best diner in the area. There’s no need to ever go to Andros,” said senior Bill DiGiuseppe. “I’m not a fan of Andros diner anyways. I have loyalty to Galaxy, they’re always so kind to me.”

Some students simply loved that there are two diners around main campus.

“I just love having access to two diners that have convenient hours. What’s better than that?” said Lowell.

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