Campus Dining

Location
Boca Raton, FL
Undergrads
15,028
Tuition (in-state)
$21,542 ($5,986)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: -A LOT OF JUNK FOOD

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: One word: Starbucks. The food court has a lot of different options, but dining is basically nonexistent in the summer which makes evening classes after work difficult.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The dining halls have fresh salads and wraps. We can also purchase fruit bowls and snacks made out of oats.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: During the Summer Terms the variety is somewhat limited but in the Fall and Spring Terms FAU offers a great variety of campus dining options!

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Just a student lounge, but they hope to have more options soon!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 185th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 326th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 350th
    Best Quality Food
  • 361st
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 523rd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Arami Kerkian
Hometown
Bath, Ohio
Major
Communications
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If top-quality food is a must-have on your college checklist, FAU is not for you. There are two dining halls on campus: the Center Marketplace and the Breezeway Food Court. Students can choose from 7, 12, 15, or 19 meals per week, with varying Flex Bucks with each plan. Flex Bucks are used for food in the Breezeway Food Court, any of the Outtakes convenience stores located throughout campus, Coyote Jack's, Starbucks, and Einstein Brothers Bagels. The Center Marketplace is a buffet-style restaurant that is part of your meal plan and always has a sandwich bar, a salad bar, and burgers and chicken sandwiches with fries. Everything else changes by day, although commonly it is composed of some sort of pasta, meat, and vegetable. Occasionally, there are specials like stir-fry or tacos, made to your specifications. In general, though, the cafeteria is pretty repetitive. This monotony would be OK if the food was spectacular, but it isn't. The choices also tend to be unhealthy, with few vegetarian options. The cafeteria does not stay open late enough and if you come too late, you're lucky to get anything more than a sandwich for dinner.

Quiznos, Wendy's, Papa John's, Chick N Grill, Salsarita's, and Jow Jing highlight the Breezeway Food Court's offerings, an excellent alternative to the Center Marketplace. However, if you do not have any Flex Bucks, the money for the meal is coming out of your own pocket. The downside to this dining location is that it is not open on the weekends and is only open until 5 p.m. during the week.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3648 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
If living on campus, students are required to have a meal plan.
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Breezeway Food Court
Food: Food court variety
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Center Marketplace
Location: Student Union
Food: Buffet
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 18% Starbucks
  • 17% Subway
  • 17% Dunkin Doughnuts
  • 15% Wendys
  • 10% Juiceblendz
  • 6% Somewhat chinese food
  • 5% Cafeteria
  • 4% Chicken Grill
  • 2% Red Mango
  • 2% Auntie Anne's
  • 2% Einsteins
  • 1% Quiznos

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 164 responses

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

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 15 responses

  • 42% A lot of food!
  • 21% A good variety during meal hours
  • 12% Breakfast omelets
  • 8% Waffles 24/7
  • 8% Tasty food, healthy choices
  • 8% Its not great

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 19 responses

  • 34% Not worth all the money
  • 25% Expensive
  • 16% Food is gross
  • 16% Not much variety in healthy hot meals
  • 9% Very repetitive. No variety.

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 16 responses

  • 56% Cafeteria
  • 31% Wendy's
  • 12% Quiznos
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