Campus Dining

Spokane, WA
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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: We are currently under construction of a new dining facility!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Aside from the cafeteria, Gonzaga does have quite a few options to choose from when it comes to where you can eat. There is an Einstein Brothers' Bagel, Panda Express, Sub Connection, a little cafe, and our own little market. You can use your dining dollars at any of these places. Gonzaga also has many different meal plans to choose from so you can find one that fits your class schedule and lifestyle.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Not the worst, but could be way better

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There should be a few more healthy fast options. Lots of fast food type options

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: With the demolition of the COG, the BARC has been our new temporary dining facility. It's decent, but what everyone is most excited about is the new University Center that is set to be done in Fall 2015. It looks like the food will improve when that is finished.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 262nd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 306th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 502nd
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 543rd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 579th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Iain Bernhoft
Seattle, Wash.
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Rare is the Gonzaga student who hasn't poked fun at the COG's suspect dishes, effects on digestion, or unhealthy properties. But most admit that it has a significant array of food that is edible. Everyone will go through stages of profound gastronomic angst where nothing seems desirable. All this aside, students can get decent food. Weekend brunches are popular, as are theme nights. Bulldog Bucks (money put on your student ID, usable at all on-campus locations) are convenient. Nearly everyone likes the myriad coffee stands that dot the Gonzaga landscape.

Sure, there are a lot of the same meals in the dining rotation, but the food is probably just as good, if not better, than other college cafeterias. Gonzaga students have a lot of options, including plenty of coffee stands all around campus. Your best bet: Purchase a meal plan with the smallest amount of café swipes and the most amount of Dining Dollars because there are a lot of nice places at which to eat on campus that only take Dining Dollars.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4150 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Freshmen and all residence hall students are required to have meal plans.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
The Marketplace (COG)
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Duff's Bistro
  • Panda Express
  • Spike's
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • French toast sticks
  • Omelets
  • Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Panda Express
  • Pasta
  • Salad
  • Sandwiches
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Anything from Spike's
  • Iggy's Pizza
Student Favorites
  • Crosby Café
  • Pandini’s
  • Sub Connection
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None, but Bulldog Bucks are accepted at more than a dozen local restaurants.
Special Options
If you want a snack or a light meal to go, you can grab a bite at one of the several mini-convenience stores around campus (mainly in the Crosby Student Center).
Did You Know?
  • Regardless of your meal plan status, students can add "Bulldog Bucks" to their student ID cards. Bulldog Bucks can be used for all on-campus services from food to printing to student fees.
  • Families and friends can send surprise packages to any student, faculty, or staff member. Theme kits include "Couch Potato Night with Hollywood Video," "Birthday Party," and even a "Create Your Own" kit.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barney's Café
Location: Coughlin Hall
Food: Espresso, grab-n-go meals
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Café Lawte
Location: Law school
Food: Bagels, coffee/tea, fruit, pastries
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m.
Crosby Café
Location: Crosby Student Center
Food: Coffee, bakery, grab-n-go lunch
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 12 p.m.–11 p.m.
Duff's Bistro
Location: Kennedy Apartments
Food: Coffee/tea, light fare, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 1 p.m.–7 p.m.
Freshens Smoothie Company
Location: Crosby Student Center
Food: Smoothies
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday–Saturday 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
Iggy's Pizza
Location: COG
Food: Pizza
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 5 p.m.–1 a.m., Friday–Saturday 5 p.m.–2 a.m.
Jazzman's Café
Location: Cataldo
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
LoCro Market
Location: Lower Crosby
Food: Convenience items, grab 'n' go meals, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m.
The Marketplace (COG)
Location: COG
Food: All-you-can-eat: classics, desserts, grilled items, international, pizza, sandwiches, soups and salads, vegetarian and vegan
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7:30 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., 5 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Panda Express
Location: Cataldo
Food: Asian
Simply to Go – Crosby
Location: Crosby Student Center
Food: Salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Location: COG, lower level
Food: American
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.–3 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–3 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Sub Connection
Location: COG, lower level
Food: Sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tilford Café
Location: Tilford Café
Food: Coffee, espresso, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • 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 5 responses

  • 23% LoCro
  • 23% Einstein's Brother's Bagels
  • 15% LoCro and Subco
  • 15% Subco
  • 8% Jamba Juice
  • 8% Duff's
  • 8% Panda Express
  • 0% Crosby Cafe

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% The food gets tiring after a while
  • 33% It's too expensive!!
  • 17% Limited options


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