Campus Dining

Berea, KY
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: They are a lot better. Food service are receptive of students thoughts, and they are working on new options for their students. You just get really tired of the food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Most of the food served in the dining hall is made of organic vegetables which is healthy. There is a lot of variety in the meal plan as there are different section in the dining hall that student can chose from, for instance the Deli section, the Classics section, the Vegetarian section, and the Fast food section. The menu keeps changing and variety in terms of cuisines from other cultures and countries are also included in the menu.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I loved food service. It would usually start to get old toward the end of the semester, but the food was good. The cafe also had good alternatives.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The food was okay. Some days were better than others, but you never knew when the better days were coming! I loved the option of eating at the Cafe, though.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Lots of the Same Choices – At first it isn't bad and then it gets worse. The weekend food is rarely grand because there are less people on campus. It is good to remember, "the less people on campus, the worse the food." Overall it is just repetitive. If you are vegetarian or vegan, the choices are extremely repetitive. However, if you take your time and think outside of the box, you can have an interesting meal often.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 479th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 512nd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1117th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1291st
    Best Quality Food
  • 1340th
    Best Cafeteria Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Gerald Fitts
Birmigham, Ala.
Sociology and African & African American Studies
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The main location to dine on campus is Food Service (now called Mountaineer Dining Hall), and it has quite the reputation. Most students on campus tend to somewhat dislike the main dining hall because of the following reasons: limited hours, lack of food variety, and lack of food options on the weekend. There are some great food options served here, but the College is not consistent with offering them, and in most cases, the food options are repetitive and not the best tasting. However, even though it receives criticism, some students like Food Service. One main reason is because the workers are receptive to student suggestions for new food options. The dining area even has a board where students can place their opinions, comments, and suggestions about the food for the future.

The alternative location to the main dining hall is Crossroads Café. Students love the variety of food and beverages at this dining location, and it is a favorite to many students on campus. The options are great, and it has a nice surrounding. When it comes to the meal plan, the College gives each student the choice of three plans; they can either get 10, 14, or an unlimited number of meals each week. Each plan also comes with Berea Bucks to use at Crossroads Café. Overall, when it comes to eating at Berea, the main dining hall is not the ideal campus eatery, but it provides students with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, which is enough to get students through their time at the College.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$2864 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Mountaineer Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Crossroads Café
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Biscuits
  • Omelets
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Items from Crossroads Café
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
There are vegetarian and vegan options.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Crossroads Café
Location: Woods-Penniman
Food: Coffee, grab-and-go items, subs, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Mountaineer Dining Hall (formerly Food Service)
Location: Alumni Building
Food: Deli, grill items, main entrees, pizza, salad, soup, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 26 responses

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


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