Campus Dining

Auburn, AL
Tuition (in-state)
$26,364 ($9,852)
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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Food is great. No complaints.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Great places to eat on campus, some waiting, but mostly convenient at great.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: While the food quality is ok, the price is terrible. A sandwich and a drink will cost you $8. You can't reasonably get a meal for less than $6. There aren't many healthy options and barely any fresh fruit/vegetables available. The staff is (typically) not friendly and is often actually rude, although there are 4 or 5 employees who are well-known to the students for being kind and friendly (Sharlotte, Manuel, Herman...).

Unlike most campuses, Auburn does NOT have an all-you-can-eat cafeteria or meal swipes. It is entirely a la carte, with a variety of venues (such as Chick-fil-a, Panda, Au Bon Pain, etc.) around campus. Students have essentially an on-campus debit card with which they can buy food at these venues. However, food is very expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They make you buy a $1000 meal plan if you live on campus, which is a lot of money to spend. All of the food is overpriced, but it's usually fine because you can just use your tiger card money. I like most of the food, but it gets old after a while.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is a plethora of on campus dining options and a new student wellness dining hall is being built to include more healthy options.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 57th
    Best Quality Food
  • 102nd
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 228th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 354th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 490th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jordan Luke
Mandeville, LA
Double major in English and Spanish
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Opinions vary when it comes to eating on campus. Many students enjoy the food that AU has to offer. Terrell Hall and The New Student Center are the two most popular places for students to eat on campus. There are also several little snack and coffee stands throughout campus if you need a meal on the run.

While both Terrell Hall and War Eagle Food Court offer a variety of foods, some students still prefer to eat off campus. This is made easy by being able to use their TigerCard at almost all restaurants in the downtown area. Unfortunately, meal plans can only be used on campus.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$5106 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites
  • Chef's Table
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Einstein's Bagels
  • Starbucks
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None, but a separate account can be made on your Tigercard to be used at various places near campus
Special Options
If on campus dining gets monotonous, there are a ton of other options for hungry students. Downtown Auburn is a very short walk from campus and boasts a variety of restaurants, many of which deliver into the wee hours of the morning.
Did You Know?
During finals, Terrell Hall will have a midnight breakfast during the week so you can stay awake and keep studying on a full stomach.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Au Bon Pain
Location: The New Student Center
Food: Baked goods, distinctive sandwiches, fresh salads, and hearty soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Chef's Table
Location: The New Student Center
Food: Home-style food like Mom used to cook
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: The New Student Center
Food: Chicken Sandwiches, salads, and wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Coyote Jack's Grill
Location: The New Student Center
Food: Burgers and chicken with a southwestern flair
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Drawing Board
Location: Dudley Hall
Food: Pre-made sandwiches, Starbucks, drinks, frozen dinners
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Locations: Lupton Hall
Food: Bagels, pastries, coffee, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Haley Refreshment Center
Location: Haley
Food: Fresh├źns yogurt and smoothies, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lupton Deli
Location: Lupton Hall
Food: Sandwiches, salads, wraps, Pizza Hut Express, Godfather's Pizza, convenience store items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-9 p.m.
Mamma Leone's
Location: The New Student Center
Food: Specialty pizzas and pasta
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: The New Student Center
Food: On the go salads, sandwiches, sushi, and more
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Stacks Cafe
Location: Ralph Draughn Library
Food: Starbucks, subs, pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
Terrell Dining Hall
Location: Terrell Hall
Food: Sub Generations, All-Star Players Grill, Habaneros Mexican Cuisine
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 75 responses

Very poor
  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 38% Chik-Fil-A
  • 15% Panda Express
  • 15% Starbucks
  • 15% Chick N Grill
  • 8% Papa John's
  • 8% Foy

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Its $999 if you live on campus, and $399 offcampus
  • 50% Lots of different choices.
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