Welcome to UNT 101, a weekly series to prepare you to hit the ground running for your new life at UNT. We've interviewed Eagle Ambassadors (read: UNT aficionados) about everything from the best places to study to the best music venues in town. Let their answers be your guide to joining the Mean Green family.

There's no place in the world quite like Denton, and the city's eclectic dining options are reflective of its personality. Check out some of the Ambassadors' favorite places to eat around town:

 Dix Coney Island Entrance

Dix Coney Island

An all-night option for hungry students can be found on the Square in the form of Dix Coney Island, serving up a variety of traditional American diner foods including blueberry pancakes, chili-cheese fries and pastrami cheeseburgers.

Recommended by:

  • Mackenzie

Outside Rusty Taco

Rusty Taco

Of course, it wouldn't be Texas if we didn't also have a taco recommendation. Rusty Taco serves up fresh street tacos a couple blocks east of the Square on Hickory.

Recommended by:

  • Alexis

Outside view of the Spiral Diner

Spiral Diner

This retro diner provides the quirky atmosphere you can only find in Denton, paired with some delicious pastries. They even offer vegan options to satisfy your animal-loving sweet tooth.

Recommended by:

  • Alexis
  • Keeley

Pizza Snob interior

Pizza Snob

This pizzeria will please even the finest of taste buds with gourmet fire roasted pizza made right in front of you. Order off of the unique menu or make your own; either way, you're sure to be left satisfied.

Recommended by:

  • Sydney