Campus Dining

Frostburg, MD
Tuition (in-state)
$17,624 ($7,436)
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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Since the school has changed their food service provider, the quality of the food may improve, but only time will tell.

College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I do not eat on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food and dining options on campus seem like it would be available in every college. The food in the dining hall is average, after a while I got tired of eating at the dining hall. So i decided to change my meal plan and not have one at all. Instead, i decided to buy food from the grocery store and cook. The food isnt that bad but i would prefer to cook my own food plus it saves me alot of money.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: there are not a lot of healthy alternatives and the meals are kinda pricey even with a meal plan

2 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining hall is a buffet style, and even though it may seem like there is a variety of food, the food never tastes good. Basic (easy to make) foods, such as vegetables, pasta, pizza, and soup are always bland and provide no flavor. Also, if a student runs out of meals for the week, the prices are on the steep end, especially for a college student. The best places to eat, is take out or restaurants (but again, it's pricey).


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 243rd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 1131st
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1204th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1260th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 1307th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth (Liz) Partenheimer
Bowie, MD
Psychology Major with a Child/Family Certificate
Grad Year
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There's a variety of different meal choices on campus. The Lane University Center includes a Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, and many other options. The food is delicious, but it costs you an arm and a leg. Normally, you can buy a 99-cent burrito at Taco Bell, but here it is almost $2. Lane Center overprices all of its food just so the University can make a profit. Good news is that the Lane Center uses meal plans, but the hours that meal plans are accepted are very minimal and very inconvenient. If you go there before the time meal plans are accepted, you can only pay with cash, debit/credit, or bonus bucks (money that you put onto your student ID).

If you are not interested in the food offered there, then Sub Zero (a deli attached to Sowers Hall) or the Chesapeake Dining Hall are your only other options on campus. Sub Zero makes the food right in front of you—it’s delicious, and it is the healthiest option. Chesapeake has good food, but it cannot always be trusted. Like most cafeterias, the students are not always sure what the food is made of. At all three of these locations, there are numerous options for those students who are vegan, vegetarian, or kosher. Students are able to get delicious salads, wraps, and sandwiches that are healthy and fit any taste.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4422 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
If you live on campus, then you will be automatically assigned to the Bonus 14 Plan, unless the student chooses another meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Appalachian Station
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Taco Bell
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Belgian waffles
  • Coffee
  • Eggs
  • French toast
  • Omelets
  • Pancakes and potatoes
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken Caesar wrap
  • Chicken tenders and curly fries
  • Hamburgers
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches
  • Spaghetti
  • Sub Zero
  • Taco Bell
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Cereal
  • Chicken fingers
  • Chicken patty
  • Mozzarella sticks
  • Wings
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Burger King in Frostburg
  • Fatboy's Pizza Shack
  • Food Lion in Frostburg
  • Gianni's Pizza
  • Grinder's
  • Malino's Pizza
  • Martin's Food Market in LaVale
  • McDonald's in Frostburg
  • PharmaCare of Frostburg
  • Pizza Hut
  • Save-A-Lot in Frostburg
  • Sheetz
  • Subway in Frostburg
Special Options
  • If a student wants to order delivery (pizza, Chinese, etc.), then they are able to order for delivery to their dorms. The businesses understand that college kids order delivery all of the time.
  • There are different options for students who are vegetarian, kosher, or vegan.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Appalachian Station
Location: Lane University Center
Food: Pizza, Taco Bell, Chick-fil-A, Smokehouse BBQ, salads, deli, Chinese
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
Chesapeake Dining Hall
Location: Next to Frederick Hall
Food: Buffet-style
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sub Zero
Location: Attached to Sowers Hall
Food: Chicken fingers, french fries, mozzarella sticks, salads, subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 37 responses

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