Most students vehemently agree that on-campus dining is adequate at best. Some students bring sack lunches but most endure the low-quality cuisine that is served on campus. There was a new campus center built just recently that has many different types of food such as pizza, hamburgers, mexian, chicken and salads. At the other popular eating areas (Inlow Hall and the Union Building) the food is equally mediocre, with the exception of an occasional turkey wrap or slice of pizza. To be safe, grab pre-packaged name brands off the shelves.
Listed in this section are several so-called restaurants, but this list is very deceptive because there are not really any individual restaurants on campus, except in the food court at the University Place Hotel and Conference Center. Almost every place listed here is simply a separate section in one big common area. So, don’t let the fancy name “Rio Frontera” in the underground Café fool you—it is simply the section of the line that serves nachos. Also, if students are hungry after 3 p.m. it is pretty difficult to get a bite to eat on campus. The only options are vending machines and the 24-hour McDonald’s in Riley Hospital. But, for redemption’s sake, Chancellor’s, the campus sports bar, is one of the first steps in improving IUPUI campus dining. It offers better food quality and later hours than most on-campus dining facilities.