Campus Dining

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Dining is just "eh" for me. The Cannon is alright, but gets old pretty fast, and then the Cougareat has about five different fast food places, but frequenting Taco Bell, Chick Fil A and Subway also gets a bit boring. I wish there was more variety of places you could use your meal plan, because I spend a LOT of money each semester eating off-campus when I'm already paying a lot for on-campus food. It just gets boring.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Lot's of restaurants and many different options within a college budget.

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: On campus dining is a joke. It is over priced (and required for students living at Helaman Halls). The meal plans might work for wealthy students or students with wealthy parents, but it is much more cost effective to eat at home.

There are several option for students who can afford campus dining. The creamery has a popular restaurant that serves fried food and ice cream. There are several chains at the Cougareat (it can get very busy around lunch time). The variety is decent.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I have my own apartment and usually cook for myself. I have noticed there are many options for students though. Occasionally I enjoy breakfast at the student center.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: If you have a meal plan, the Canon Center is the best, hands down. There are a few good fast food places as well.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 59th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 62nd
    Best Quality Food
  • 542nd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 749th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1073rd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Caitlin Bronson
Graham, Wash.
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The cafeteria food is not generally regarded as being amazing cuisine. But the glory of BYU meal options is that you don't have to live on cafeteria food alone! BYU offers a couple of different meal plan options; the most popular (and slightly more expensive) option is Dining Plus. This option gives students a daily allowance that they can spend where they like on campus. It's great if you don't want to trudge back to the cafeteria for lunch, you can easily grab something on campus at the Cougareat or one of the cafés.

On-campus dining should be enjoyed while on Dining Plus freshman year, because you quickly realize later that without Dining Plus, eating on campus can get really expensive, really quickly. The food is pretty good-nothing spectacular, but nothing revolting. There are not a lot of low-fat options readily available, so beware of the Freshman 15. Everything is really convenient, and location is exceptional, so using the dining plan freshman year is highly recommended.

Facts & Statistics

Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites
  • Blue Line Deli & Market
  • Cougareat Food Court
  • Creamery on Ninth
  • Museum of Art Café
  • Skyroom Restaurant
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Cougareat Food Court
  • Creamery on Ninth
  • Museum of Art Café
Special Options
Freshmen can order pizza for pick-up or get free on-campus delivery from Tomasitto's Pizza using their Dining Plus option.
Did You Know?
Students who live off campus can buy a meal plan. It is good at all eateries on campus, and it's a nice alternative to packing a lunch everyday.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Blue Line Deli & Market
Location: Tanner Building
Food: Soup, salad, hot sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cannon Center Cafeteria
Location: Cannon Center, near Helaman Halls
Food: All-you-care-to-eat, salad bar, Tomassito's Italian Café, Cosmo's Connection, Subway
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:15 a.m.-8 p.m.(closed Tuesday 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. for BYU Devotionals)
Cougareat Food Court
Location: Wilkinson Center
Food: Sugar N' Spice, Cougar Express, Taco Bell, Score Board Grill, Tomassito's Italian Café, Subway, Freschetta, Teriyaki Stix, L&T Soup and Salad
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.(each vendor has different hours, but at least one location is open during these times)
Creamery on Ninth
Location: North of DT
Food: Ice cream, pastries, cheeses
Hours: Grill Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fountain Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Store Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m.
Legends Grille
Location: Student Athlete Building
Food: Customized salads, pizzas, and sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Morris Center Cafeteria
Location: Morris Center
Food: Variety of entrees, salad and fruit bars, cold cereal, soft-serve ice cream and yogurt, desserts, specialty bars, hot soups and vegetables, Cougar Wok, Cougar Cove, Subway
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:15 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 6:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Museum of Art Café
Location: BYU Museum of Fine Art
Food: Specialty sandwiches, soups, and salads
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Orville and Wilbur's
Location: Game Center
Food: Wings, burgers, chicken sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Skyroom Restaurant
Location: Wilkinson Center
Food: Salads, sandwiches, entrees, takeout available
Hours: Monday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 24 responses

  • 33% CougarEat
  • 21% Food from home
  • 12% The Creamery
  • 10% Pendulum Court Cafe in the Eyring Science Center!!
  • 6% The pendulum court
  • 6% PenCourt is a gem that not many people know about.
  • 6% Legends Grill
  • 2% Scoreboard Grill
  • 2% Canon Center

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 212 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 worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 24 responses

  • 28% Meal plans are expensive
  • 19% Campus food costs more than groceries.
  • 19% You have to have one if you live in the dorms
  • 17% The food sometimes gets old
  • 9% Don't work at grocery stores in town
  • 9% You have to have one if you live in Helaman Halls.

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 24 responses

  • 25% You don't have to cook yourself any food!
  • 22% Convenient
  • 20% The meal plan includes all places on campus
  • 20% Meal plans can be used at vending machines
  • 14% Subway and Taco Bell are available

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 18 responses

  • 48% Teryaki Stix
  • 33% Taco Bell
  • 10% Pretty much anything (it is too expensive).
  • 5% Scoreboard Grill
  • 5% Subway


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