Dining Options Galore

Eating in Storm Lake

Want to learn where BVU students go out to eat? While campus dining provides tasty, nutritious meals, and Common Grounds features Starbucks specials, students aren’t afraid to venture off campus. We asked our students where they like to go to eat in Storm Lake... and here are just a few of the places they told us about!

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La Juanita

Delicious authentic Mexican food

With its affordable menu options, late-night snacks, and daily specials, the restaurant has unarguably become a favored eating spot among BVU students over the years. Open seven days a week, La Juanita has built its reputation on fresh, made-to-order, authentic Mexican food. Top menu items include burritos, tacos, fajitas, chimichangas, quesadillas, and much more.

Student at La Juanita

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Tasty Treats at the Storm Lake Bakery

Come for the donut holes, stay for everything else

The Storm Lake Bakery is known for many delicious baked goodies, including its famed donut holes, which sell out most days. Other popular items include rolls, cookies, muffins, bread, custom-made cakes, and a variety of pastries and other treats.

Donut holes

A Student Favorite: Smokin’ Hereford

Delicious BBQ and award-winning burgers

With free peanuts, flatscreen TVs on every wall to catch the game, giveaways, and amazing smoked meats, Smokin’ Hereford has become a favorite among BVU students. The restaurant has many notable menu items, including the Hereford Burger, which was named Iowa's Best Burger by beef experts.

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