Campus Dining

Clemson, SC
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$30,004 ($13,076)
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food gets old fast. They don't have too much good food. The quality should be better if they are going to serve the same thing all the time.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I don't use it a whole lot, but it looks alright. A bit overpriced compared to cooking yourself, but if you're in a dorm, what are you going to do?

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Out of all the colleges, Clemson does well with their plans and availability for dining.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: there are only two dinning halls on campus and one of them is closed on the weekends. the only late night food option on campus is wendys. one of the dinning halls is pretty small and has a small variety of food so you get stuck eating the same thing pretty much every day unless you want to walk cross campus to the bigger dinning hall which has a little bit bigger variety. the quality of the food is average but nothing to rave about

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I don't eat out much, but it's generally easy to find a place to eat around campus, and something at least vegetarian.

2 people found this useful Report

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 176th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 251st
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 396th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 447th
    Best Quality Food
  • 647th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Camille Hipp
Alexandria, VA
Communication Studies
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When at college, what you're given is what you eat.
Clemson is no exception. Students say the food is tolerable, and there are certain places that are better than others. Clemson House and Schilleter are agreed to be better dining halls than Harcombe. Other alternatives to dining hall food are the Hendrix Center's East Side Food Court and the Fernow Street Café.

The food on campus does not leave much to complain about. There are many options to choose from, and there is something for everyone (Clemson makes an effort to offer more health-conscious food choices). The only complaints students have are about the dining hall hours. Harcombe stops serving dinner at 7:30 p.m. and Schilleter at 7 p.m. Most students stock up on snacks for those late-night cravings, and you can always use your Tiger Stripe card at Papa John's for delivery.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$2776 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites
  • Clemson House
  • East Side Food Court
  • Harcombe
  • Hendrix Center
  • Schilletter
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Canteen Food Court
Location: University Union
Food: Bene Pizza, Chick-fil-A, Grille Works, Java City Coffee, L'il Dino Deli, Salad Garden Bar, Tiger Sushi Bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Chili's Too
Location: Next to Harcombe Dining Hall
Food: American
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Clemson House Dining Hall
Location: Across from the Visitors Center
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, grill, homestyle entrées, pasta bar, pizza, salad bar
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
East Side Food Court
Location: Hendrix Student Center
Food: Fresh on the Move Grab & Go, Papa John's, Subway, Tiger Grill
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Hendrix Center, second floor
Food: Bagels, coffee/tea, deli sandwiches, sweets
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fernow Street Café
Location: Fernow Street, between Riggs and Freeman halls
Food: Burger Studio, Pizza Hut, Montague's Deli
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Harcombe Dining Hall
Location: University Union
Food: All-you-can-eat: deli, grill, homestyle entrées, pasta, pizza, sweets, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Java City/Cyber Café
Location: Cooper Library, fifth floor
Food: Coffee/tea, pastries, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
Paw Mart
Location: Harcombe Dining Hall
Food: Convenience items, grab-n-go foods, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-10 p.m.
POD Mini Mart
Location: Hendrix Student Center
Food: Grab-n-go food items, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Schilletter Dining Hall
Location: Bryan Mall, East Campus
Food: All-you-can-eat: grill, hot meals, pizza, sandwiches, salad bar, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Seasons by the Lake Restaurant
Location: Overlooking Lake Hartwell
Food: American, fine dining
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Snax & Stax C-Store
Location: Cooper Library
Food: Convenience items, grab-n-go food, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Adjacent to Schilletter Dining Hall
Food: Fast food
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-2 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 86 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 10 responses

  • 41% Chick Fil A in the Canteen
  • 24% Subway in Hendrix
  • 24% Schilletter Dining Hall
  • 6% Clemson House Dining Hall
  • 6% Einsteins in Hendrix and Chili's Too

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 9 responses

  • 46% Unlimited swipes
  • 31% Paw points
  • 23% Guest passes

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 9 responses

  • 50% Some dining halls get old
  • 33% Cost
  • 17% The food is terrible

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 62% Clemson House
  • 38% Dining Hall
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