The Manhattan College dining halls are very unpredictable, to say the least. At times, students can be very pleased with the food and love it. But then, the very next day, students can be very upset with the food and hate it—mostly Locke’s Loft. Luckily, Locke’s is a buffet-style diner and if you don’t like some of the foods in one section, you can get food from another section. Dante’s Den is also a diner that is fairly inconsistent with the food selection. They also require students to purchase food by using money on their student ID cards.
The Leo Engineering Building has its own cafeteria, so engineering students don’t have to walk back to campus and then back down for classes. This cafeteria requires student meal swipes and is pretty decent; it is also right next to the campus bookstore. Overall, students may complain about dining's consistency with good food, but there is something for everybody. You will never see a student not eating—there is always something for everybody. Manhattan College may not be like other colleges and have some big-time restaurants or fast food places, but the dining halls are decent. If you don’t want anything from the College, you could always walk right down to Broadway and eat at many of the off-campus spots, like Burger King or Chinese.