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.