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2023 Best of Campus Awards


After weeks of nominations and voting, we finally have the results of our very first Best of Campus competition! We asked for your favorite businesses, organizations and locations that make WVU spoecial, then took the top four nominations in each of our 16 categories to go head-to-head in our voting round. Over 1,000 people voted to help crown the Best of Campus. Thank you to all who participated!



Best Late-Night Snack

WINNER: Casa D'Amici

Casa D’Amici is known for their pizza by the slice, hoagies, baked rolls, and more, and remain open until 3:00AM on the weekend. Visit them at 419 High Street and online at

Runner Ups

  • D.P. Dough
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Finger Foods


Best Pizza

WINNER: Casa D'Amici

WVU students clearly love Casa D’Amici, as they are the only double winner of our poll. Taste their specialty pizzas at 419 High Street and go on Wednes-days for a $1 slice.

Runner Ups

  • Pizza Al’s
  • Pies & Pints
  • Papa Allen's Pizza


Best On-Campus Dining

WINNER: Chick-fil-a

With two on-campus locations (the Mountainlair and Health Sciences Center), it’s no wonder why students love Chick-fil-a. Be prepared to wait in the lunch rush line, though.

Runner Ups

  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Panda Express
  • World of Wings


Best Pepperoni Roll

WINNER: Gibbie's Pub & Eatery

As a West Virginia delicacy, the pepperoni roll competition was tight. What’s one way to make a pepperoni roll better? Deep-fry it. Try Gibbie’s pepperoni rolls are available at 368 High Street.

Runner Ups

  • Apple Annie's
  • Julia's Pepperoni Rolls
  • Fat Angelo's Pizza


Best Wings

WINNER: Mario's Fishbowl

Mario’s is well known for their wings and fishbowl drinks. Visit one of their three locations (Westover, Richwood, and University Ave.) or online at

Runner Ups

  • Kegler's Sports Bar & Grille
  • World of Wings
  • Lefty’s Place


Best Drink Menu

WINNER: Happy's Pub and Stuff

Happy’s Pub and Stuff, located at 444 Chestnut Street, has a wide variety of cocktails and draft beer. Check their specials on Instagram@happyspubwv.

Runner Ups

  • Mountain State Brewing Company
  • Morgantown Brewing Company
  • Apothecary Ale House


Best Study Spot

WINNER: Downtown Library

You can find students in the Downtown Library early in the morning or at night. In addition to study rooms and comfortable seating, the library also offers poster printing and tutoring services.

Runner Ups

  • Reynolds Hall
  • Mountainlair
  • Mountaineer Catholic Newman Center


Best Burger

WINNER: Morgantown Brewing Company

Located at 1291 University Avenue, Morgantown Brewing Company has a variety of burgers on their menu and hosts weekly events.

Runner Ups

  • Iron Horse Tavern
  • Kegler's Sports Bar & Grille
  • Von Blaze


Best Place for a Date Night

WINNER: Oliverio's Ristorante

Oliverio’s Ristorante provides a romantic atmosphere at 52 Clay Street. Known for their classic Italian cusine, Oliverio’s menu can be viewed at

Runner Ups

  • River View Rooftop Bar
  • Mountain State Brewing Company
  • Wine Bar


Best Residence Hall

WINNER: Seneca Hall

Located in Sunnyside, Seneca Hall is one of the most sought-after residence halls. Seneca offers apartment-style floor plans and a great location.

Runner Ups

  • Oakland Hall
  • Honors Hall
  • Lincoln Hall


Best Off-Campus Housing

WINNER: Domain at Town Centre

Near University Town Centre, Domain at Town Centre is one the the most popular apartment complexes in Morgantown. Domain has floor plans of 1-4 bedrooms.

Runner Ups

  • Canvas Townhomes
  • Pierpont Place
  • Grey Jack Properties


Best Coffee Shop

WINNER: The Grind

Conveniently located near campus at 168 Willey Street, The Grind has a variety of food and specialty beverages to fuel your day.

Runner Ups

  • Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee Shop
  • Stone Tower Brews
  • Blue Moose Coffee Shop


Best Dessert

WINNER: Insomnia Cookies

Open until 3:00AM on the weekend, Insomnia Cookies has cookies, brownies, and ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth. Order cookies online at

Runner Ups

  • Apple Annie's
  • Almost Heaven Desserts & Coffee Shop
  • Terra Café


Best Place to Buy WVU Apparel

WINNER: Book Exchange

You can visit either one of the Book Exchange’s two locations on Patteson Drive and Willey Street. The Book Exchange has game day essentials all year long. Shop online at

Runner Ups

  • Goodwill
  • WVU Bookstore
  • Modern Throwback


Best Outdoor Recreation Spot

WINNER: Cooper's Rock

One of the most iconic spots in the local area, Cooper’s Rock is a great place for hiking and getting outdoors. The state forest offers over 50 miles of trails.

Runner Ups

  • Evansdale Rec Fields
  • Rail Trail
  • Mountainlair Green


Best Place to Spend a Sunday Afternoon

WINNER: Cooper's Rock

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon sightseeing at Cooper’s Rock. The over-look is perfect for photos, especially in fall.

Runner Ups

  • Cheat Lake
  • West Virginia Botanic Garden
  • Mountainlair Green

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