Campus Dining

Peoria, IL
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It is not better than a home cooked meal but it isnt bad. There are multiple places to eat on campus and some are pretty good. The cafeteria food could be better sometimes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are two dining halls with one of them being the far better of the two. You spend swipes at dining halls and get a certain amount each week. There is not much variety there, but that seems to be consistent with many schools. There are also 2 other place to eat with several places at each place. These have long hours and you pay for each item with dining dollars. You get a certain amount of dining dollars a semester. The problem is that you dont have many options of plans and either way you were given way too much and you end up wasting much of it. So, I wasted much of my money. There needs to be cheaper options with less food.

3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The student center does not stay open late enough.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I don't usually like much that campus dining has to offer.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Its only two residents hall you can eat at on campus besides that you can eat off campus or student center


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 265th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 286th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 294th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 578th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 883rd
    Best Cafeteria Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Erin Wood
Peoria, Ill.
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The food on campus isn't remarkable, but it's edible and generally accessible. Students don't come to Bradley for the food, but no one goes hungry, either. There's usually something for everyone at one of the dining halls, but many students escape to eat off campus, too. Geisert Hall has a variety of meal options, and there's always something for vegetarians and vegans, too. The Sunday brunch is a student favorite and has almost every breakfast food imaginable. Williams Hall is a typical college dining hall. It doesn't have anything out of the ordinary, and the menu consists of college favorites, such as spaghetti, chicken nuggets, and tacos. Center Court is a student favorite because it serves good pizza and sandwiches, but everything is served separately, so you can't use your meal plan, which gets expensive.

Overall, it's not hard to find something to eat that fits with the meal plan, and there are also options outside a full meal. While you won't find gourmet food on campus, the lines move relatively fast in the dining halls, despite the crowds, and no one has to walk far for a meal since campus is so compact. A downfall is food is repeated again and again. Bradley doesn't compare to most schools in dining services, but those who've never been anywhere else might not notice. Students who really hate it can always venture off campus after freshman year.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3650 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Geisert Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Eggs
  • Pancakes
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Baked cod fish
  • Chicken tenders
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Veggie burgers
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Center Court Bistro
  • Grilled cheese
Student Favorites
  • Center Court
  • Geisert Hall
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Just about every restaurant within walking distance of campus accepts Bradley Quick Cash.
Special Options
There are vending machines all over campus, and you can stash food in your dorm.
Did You Know?
Sometimes lunch is served on the quad when there are big campus events. All of the dining halls are closed on these days, such as Constitution Day, and students eat outside. The dining hall staff relocates outside and makes burgers, hot dogs, and other grill-type items.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Center Court Bistro
Location: Williams Hall
Food: 85 Acre Grill, Blue Plate Deli, Spice Tango
Hours: Daily 10:30 a.m.–3 a.m.
Geisert Dining Hall
Location: Geisert Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, grill, pasta, salad bar, vegetarian
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m.
Jerry's Juice Bar
Location: Markin Family Recreation Center
Food: Grab 'n' go items, salads, smoothies, snacks, wraps
Hours: Monday–Friday 12 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Lydia's Lounge
Location: University Hall
Food: Coffee/tea, grab 'n' go items, milkshakes, P.O.D. Market, sandwiches, soup, smoothies
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–12 a.m.
Michel Student Center Food Court
Location: Michel Student Center
Food: Chick-fil-A, Greens to Go, Moe's Southwest Grill, Topio's Pizza
Hours: Monday–Saturday 7 a.m.–3 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–3 a.m.
Stacks Café
Location: Library
Food: Coffee/tea, smoothies, sweets
Hours: Same as library hours
Williams Dining Hall
Location: Williams Hall
Food: Variety, including a Sunday brunch
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–1 p.m., 5 p.m.–7 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 24 responses

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