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NCAA Tournament Dining Guide, Rounds 1-3
Posted by Charlie Harris

It's the most wonderful non-holiday time of the year. March Madness is upon us! Suddenly those who don't gamble are a shunned minority. Wings and chips will comprise most of our diets (sorry vegetables, you're just not clutch in high anxiety situations). Brackets will be busted by buzzers beaters. Office productivity will decline 80%. And Dick Vitale will likely drool on his shirt, having excited himself into a catatonic state. NCAA basketball fans traveling to watch their favorite teams need not go hungry or resort to stadium food in an unfamiliar city, though. We've got you covered for the first three rounds with great locally owned restaurants in the cities hosting tournament games. And we've even mapped out restaurants in proximity to the tournament venues. 

First Four

Dayton, OH restaurants  restaurants near University of Dayton arena 

Second and Third Rounds

Albuquerque, NM restaurants  restaurants near the Pit 

Louisville, KY restaurants  restaurants near the KFC Yum! Center

Pittsburgh, PA restaurants  restaurants near CONSOL Energy Center

Portland, OR restaurants  restaurants near the Rose Garden

Columbus, OH restaurants  restaurants near Nationwide Arena

Greensboro, NC restaurants  restaurants near Greensboro Coliseum

Nashville, TN restaurants restaurants near Bridgestone Arena

Omaha, NE restaurants restaurants near Qwest Center

We'll return next week for a rundown of restaurants for the Sweet 16 and Regional Finals locations. In the meantime enjoy all the thrills, heartbreak, processed cheese products and bracket-smack talk that make March magical. 


The one burning bracketology question on everyone's mind: Will this finally be the year of the South Dakota State Jackrabbits?

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