Campus Dining

Location
Spokane, WA
Undergrads
4,805
Tuition
$33,712
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I am a sophomore and I avoid the main eating cafeteria (the BARC) at all costs. I think it is way too crowded, but freshmen don't think its as bad because they weren't there last year, when we had the COG. The COG got torn down because Gonzaga is building a 68 million dollar student union. The BARC is only temporary. Other places to eat are the mini cog (for lunch only and that takes swipes, along with the BARC.) Everything else is flex money and we have coffee shops located in Crosby and Tilford, and then there is an Einsteins Bagels in Cataldo that has the best coffee on campus, in my opinion. There is also a panda express and "LoCro Market," which is kind of like gas station food (with some new organic options), along with sandwich, soup, and salad options. In the upper classmen Kennedy Apartments, there is a Cafe that everyone can eat at. They have lots of paninis and like options.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: There are many different options on campus and close to campus to eat at. The food is usually good and at times they add something different to spice up the options.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There is a temporary dining facility while the new student center is being complete. The new center will house the new dining facility and other dining options. As of now, there are really no options on campus for dining, especially late-night.

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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
Hometown
Seattle, Wash.
Major
English/Philosophy
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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?
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4150 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
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
None
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.
Spike's
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.

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  • Ethnic/kosher options
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  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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