Campus Dining

Location
Hamden, CT
Undergrads
6,128
Tuition
$38,000
Admission Difficulty
Average
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1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Outsourced to Chartwells, which charges insane amounts of cash for the same stuff, both unfresh and unhealthy. Lines are forever too.

2 College Freshman

Campus Dining: At first I didn't mind the food, but after a while it really does suck. I wish there was another chain restaurant on campus besides Au Bon Pain.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's not that bad, but there are only a few options and it's the same things every week, which gets boring. The prices are ridiculous, and students often run out of money on their meal plans not even half way through the semester, which is a big problem.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: The food is edible but change would be appreciated. The quality and variety could increase as well as the value. Some of the meal options are good but it would benefit the majority if the food quality would improve. Healthier options would be appreciated along with different options day to day. Gourmet meals are not the goal but a better value would be attainable.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is okay. It's not the best that's for sure, but you can live off of it. It's just that sometimes it gets old, because it seems as if they repeat the menu often. The prices are ridiculous though. Your meal plan will most likely run out before the end of the semester. However, sometimes the food can be really good. You might just need to fill up money on your meal plan sometimes.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 447th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 829th
    Best Quality Food
  • 910th
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 1048th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1136th
    Best Cafeteria Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Mary-Catherine Dolan
Hometown
Reading
Major
Broadcast Journalism
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The campus dining at Quinnipiac University has been one of the more controversial topics at the school. After a complete makeover of the cafeteria in the fall of 2010, the dining facility has been taking in student feedback and providing its patrons with more options. Quinnipiac has two other cafeterias on its satellite campuses, York Hill and North Haven. Both cafeterias have similar options as the main one.

The cafeteria on Quinnipiac University's main campus offers a pretty good variety of food: Coyote Jack's Grill serves grilled sandwiches and fries; The Kitchen provides different entrées daily; Pizza Fusion serves regular and gluten-free personal pan pizzas; Thumann's Healthy Deli is where students go to order customized deli sandwiches and wraps; and Yan Can Cook is the new Chinese station in the café that serves food off of a regular Chinese menu. The prices in the cafeteria are all à la carte, and according to many students, very overpriced. A single piece of fruit (apple, banana, orange, etc.) will cost you $1.09. A grilled sandwich runs between $5 and $8, and a meal from the Chinese station will run you between $8 and $9. Naked Pear Café is where students can get freshly-made organic and gluten-free wraps, sandwiches, and dishes, and The Coffee Shop is where students can order specialty coffees from the Seattle's Best brand.

Facts & Statistics

Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
A meal plan is included for all first-year students residing in Irma, Dana, Commons, Ledges, Larson, Perlroth, and Troup.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Café Q
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bacon and eggs
  • Bagels
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Crispy chicken sandwiches
  • Grilled cheese
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Chinese food
  • Pizza
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Applebee's
  • Aunt Chilada's
  • Blimpie
  • Bruegger's Bagels
  • Campusfood.com
  • Chili's
  • The Corner Deli
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • D'Angelo
  • Days Inn
  • Dinners Express
  • Domino's
  • Drougies Pizza
  • Everyday Gourmet
  • Getty Food Mart
  • Giant View Café
  • Gina's Unique Nails
  • Gold Star Chinese Restaurant
  • Grand Apizza North
  • Hair On Broadway
  • Hamden Exxon
  • Indochine Pavilion
  • Krauszer's Food Store
  • Massage on Whitney/Yoga on Whitney
  • Nails 3000
  • Paul Mitchell
  • Peter's II Restaurant
  • Primo Pizza
  • Rainbow Cleaners
  • Ray & Mike's Dairy and Deli
  • Sam's Food Store
  • Si Mangia
  • Supercuts
  • Tonino's Pizzeria
  • Txtapa Grill
Special Options
In 2011, Café Q included a gluten-free section for students with celiac disease. With a growing number of people suffering with celiac disease, Café Q decided to provide its affected students with gluten-free wraps and breads for sandwiches. Also, at Pizza Fusion, students have the option of ordering gluten-free pizzas.
Did You Know?
In 2011, the cafeteria on Quinnipiac's main campus unveiled an ice cream-making machine. The Moo Bella stand comes equipped with different flavors and toppings of ice cream. Already, it has became a very popular item. Be prepared to wait in line if you try to get some around lunchtime.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Bobcat Den
Location: Bobcat Way
Food: Made-to-order entrées and sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-11 p.m.
Café Q
Location: Carl Hansen Student Center
Food: Asian, deli, grill, homestyle entrées, pizza
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:15 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7:15 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
North Haven Café
Food: Deli, entrées, grill, salads
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
North Haven Outtakes
Food: Grab 'n go snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 1 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
York Hill Café
Location: Rocky Top Student Center
Food: Daily entrées, pizza, salads, sandwiches, takeout items
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 63 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Availability
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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

  • 62% Not enough money
  • 38% No good food

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Cafeteria
  • 25% None

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 83% The Rat
  • 17% Caf
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