Campus Dining

Location
Middlebury, VT
Undergrads
2,493
Tuition
$44,111
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Unlimited meal plan for all, no swipe cards

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Campus Dining: At Midd, dining is included in your comprehensive tuition fee, so everyone eats every meal in the dining halls. There are only 2 (and another open just for breakfast and lunch) so your options are pretty limited.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: As a vegetarian I have found that there are ample choices, both healthy, and non-healthy, for me! We have 3 dining halls. 2 are open 3 meals a day, and 1 is open 2 meals a day. They do eventually rotate through meals, but there are always plenty of options, and the meals for the week are posted on-line.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: They try to be diverse with their food and most of them are very tasty. Most people like it and they can move from Proctor, known to have healthier options, Ross, pizza, burgers, and other less healthier foods, and Atwater, the gourmet options. There are also certain dinners hosted by various student clubs that offer different kinds of food. Getting food is not a problem here.

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5 College Junior

Campus Dining: The three dining halls offer varied food choices at every meal. Because the student body is small the food is more like a home cooked meal than anything overly mass produced. And a set meal plan makes it simple!

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 11th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 24th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 26th
    Best Quality Food
  • 41st
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 123rd
    Best Cafeteria Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Bohree Kim
Hometown
Weston, CT
Major
History of Art and Architecture
Grad Year
2011
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Students mostly agree that the dining hall food at Middlebury is better than average. Fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizza are always an option, while lunch and dinner menus can feature anything from fried catfish to London broil, in addition to a multitude of vegetarian options. On weekends, students especially enjoy eating made-to-order eggs for brunch. For those who have dietary restrictions or allergies, the dining hall staff is extremely accommodating. Although some feel that the menus can get repetitive, the only other complaint about dining at Middlebury seems to be the lack of late-night food options. The best part about dining at Middlebury is that meals are included in the comprehensive fee. All students can eat as much as they want in any of the dining halls and go as often as they would like. Food can be taken out with “go” containers, and students are always running into the dining halls to grab coffee, some fresh fruit, or ice cream before their next class.

After recent improvements were made in the past couple of years to Ross and Proctor dining halls, Middlebury reopened Atwater Hall for breakfast and lunch during the fall of 2011. Language tables take place in Redfield Proctor Dining room, upstairs in Proctor. Also, Middlebury's “go” containers are available for a small fee. These reusable bowls with lids are to be used to take food out of the dining hall, and students can trade them in for clean ones the next time they go back.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
21
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Meals are included in Middlebury's comprehensive fee.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Proctor Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Grille
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Eggs
  • Granola
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Chicken parmesan
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
"Love Me Tender" at the Grille
24-Hour Dining
None, but the Grille is generally open until 12 a.m. during the week and 2 a.m. on the weekends.
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
Dolci is a student-run restaurant that offers free dinners once a week (generally on Fridays). The menu is prepared and served by students. Going to Dolci is a fun way to enjoy a nice dinner with your friends, but in order to obtain tickets, you must act quickly! There is a high demand for the limited amount of available spaces. Ticket sign-ups are online and start earlier in the week.
Did You Know?
  • Middlebury was listed as one of the "Top 10 Best College Eats" in 2010 by Parents & Colleges.
  • Twenty percent of the dining hall food is local.
  • All campus coffee is fair-trade.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Atwater Dining Hall
Location: Atwater Commons Dining
Food: Continental breakfast, lunch
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12:35 p.m.
Crossroads Café
Location: McCullough Student Center
Food: American, deli, coffee, fruit drinks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Friday 6 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-11:30 p.m.
The Grille
Location: McCullough Student Center
Food: American, fast food, Mexican, pizza, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 6 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Proctor Dining Hall
Location: Proctor Hall
Food: Baked goods, cereal, hand-carved meats and pasta, salad bar, sandwiches, soups, vegan and vegetarian dishes
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Ross Dining Hall
Location: LaForce Hall
Food: Bagels, dessert, entrées ranging from fresh seafood to pasta to steaks, pizza, salad bar, soups, stir-fry, wraps
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Wilson Café
Location: Davis Family Library
Food: Baked goods, coffee, salads, sandwiches, tea
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 2:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Student Polls

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  • Ethnic/kosher options
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