Campus Dining

Tallahassee, FL
Tuition (in-state)
$21,570 ($6,402)
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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: I actually really liked the dining halls. There are 2 on campus and then there is a lot of other places such as Chick-Fil-A and Chili's that take students "flex bucks."

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: ehh. the dining halls can be better but the food is not horrible.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Availability of campus dining is better here than at many other colleges - most campuses will have dining halls wit selective hours, closing during certain times of the day, but FSU's two dining halls stay open from morning until night. There are a lot of restaurants on campus, and it seems that there are more and more opening up every year. We also have a 24-hour Denny's restaurant. There are fast-food dining options as well as sit-down options. On-campus, in addition to the two dining halls, there is a Subway, Chic-fil-a, several Starbucks, Papa John's, Miso, Pollo Tropical, Freshens, Chili's, Denny's, and much more.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: the dining halls are convenient, and the restaurants are good.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are 3 campus dining halls on campus and I think they are great. The food tastes good and there are a variety of options. It would be nice if the dining halls stayed open later though.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 166th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 175th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 285th
    Best Quality Food
  • 684th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 774th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cheryl Justis
Daytona Beach, Fla.
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Most students will complain about on campus dining, but ironically, the restaurants and dining halls are usually busy. The loudest complaints are often from underclassmen who are still adjusting to not having a home-cooked meal every night. Upperclassmen will grumble about the food, because they eat it all the time. They’ll eat it, still, mostly out of convenience. Many of the establishments are open late, which is a plus for night owls and late-night revelers. The meal plans get mixed reviews. Students who are just looking for fuel to get through the day would probably do well with a meal plan due to a few buffet-style dining halls and all-you-can-eat options. For those who just grab a quick bite between classes or are interested in healthy dining, you would be better off venturing off campus or waiting for the next care package from home.

The food scene on campus has been steadily improving over the past several years, offering more choices and better quality than in the past. But still, it is cafeteria food and in no way can compare to the food your mom makes at home. You won’t starve, but you won’t be amazed, either. There are also several vendors who pop up on campus around lunch time who offer the obligatory hot dogs, chips, and soda, which can come in handy if you need a quick bite while hustling to your next class.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3932 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Meal plans are required in certain residence halls.
Student Favorites
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Suwannee Room
24-Hour Dining
Park Avenue Diner
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Did You Know?
  • In addition to the main Starbucks locations, carts can be found at various locations throughout campus, although most aren't open late.
  • Many students love that the renovated Suwannee Room closely resembles the Great Hall from the Harry Potter movies and novels.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barrister's Bistro
Location: College of Law
Food: Sandwiches, coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Figg Player's Dining Room
Location: Coyle Moore
Food: All-you-can-eat lunch
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Fresh Food Company
Location: West side of campus, next to McCollum Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat entrees, salads, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Salads, stir fry, wraps
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Park Avenue Diner
Location: Student Services Building
Food: Diner fare, like breakfast, burgers, melts, milkshakes, sandwiches
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Pollo Tropical
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Chicken, rice, beans, hearty sides
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Quiznos Subs
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Strozier Library
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: 977 Learning Way
Food: Coffee, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: FSU bookstore
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Suwannee Room
Location: William Johnston Building
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Trading Post
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Convenience items, hot dogs, pizza, grab 'n go
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 33 responses

  • 22% Chick fil a
  • 21% The Food Court in the Union
  • 17% Starbucks
  • 13% Einstein Bagels
  • 9% Salad Creations
  • 6% Mom&Pop's Hot Dogs
  • 3% The dining halls are good too.
  • 3% Denny's
  • 3% The Figg Players' Dining Room
  • 1% I don't eat on campus

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 295 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 things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 30 responses

  • 36% Convenince
  • 26% I don't have one
  • 21% Its unlimited
  • 10% Flex Bux
  • 5% The Figg
  • 3% Don't have one

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 21 responses

  • 35% The Dining Halls
  • 26% Suwannee Dining Hall
  • 19% Denny's
  • 13% Fresh Food Company
  • 3% Chili's
  • 3% They are all pretty good.

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 23 responses

  • 37% Price
  • 34% Choice of food.
  • 17% Quality of Food
  • 7% Weekend Hours
  • 5% What your school card pays for.


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