Campus Dining

Radford, VA
Tuition (in-state)
$20,160 ($8,590)
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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Other than many of the food places closing on Saturday's and Sunday's, I really enjoy the food places! Wish it were healthier though! One of our dining halls is very good but the other is awful unless it is a special occasion.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: There are many different options, but like any school eating the same thing for 9 months straight can become very tiresome.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Plenty of places to eat!

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Okay so the food joints are as followed: Dalton Dining Hall, Papa Johns, Au Bon Pain, Wendy's, Chick-Fil-A, Wildgreens, Austin's Grill, Pinkberry, and Starbucks. During the week, these places have fairly decent time schedules. However on the weekend everything is closing and has weird hours. Just do yourself a favor and do RU Express because then you can eat off campus or order in when you need to.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food here is alright. Most things don't stay open on the weekends but Muse dinner is to die for and Dalton brunch is so good.


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 768th
    Best Quality Food
  • 1017th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 1268th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 1276th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 1335th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Kerith Rae
South Africa
Business Management/Public Relations
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Radford doesn't offer a wide variety where food is concerned, with most of the available options leaning toward fast food. Chick-fil-A and Wendy's are the greasiest spots to eat on campus, although they all do offer salads. You can get sushi in The Bonnie, which is a nice healthy option, and the ABP Kiosk and Starbucks offer light snacks, such as muffins and cookies, as well as beverages. Au Bon Pain offers pricey soups, sandwiches, and salads, as well as pastries and beverages. The dining halls are a different story. Dalton Hall offers a variety of options every night: soups, sandwiches, a salad bar, a pasta and pizza bar, a healthy menu option, and daily specials. However, the quality of the taste at Dalton is widely disputed among students. Many prefer Muse Hall, even though it is not very conveniently located for many at the University and it is not open on the weekends, which severely limits students on a 15- or 19-meal plan.

Overall, the dining options at Radford are varied, but the schedules aren't the most convenient. Dalton is open on weekends, but closes by 7:15 p.m. daily. The time constraints severely limit student choices and are often complained about.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3574 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Dalton Dining Center
  • New River Grille House
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Pinkberry
  • Starbucks
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Omelets
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken sandwich
  • Dinner from New River Grille House
  • Salads from Wild Greens
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Pinkberry
  • Starbucks
Student Favorites
  • Au Bon Pain
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Salsarita's
  • Wendy's
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

ABP Kiosk
Location: McConnell Library
Food: Café food
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–11:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.
Au Bon Pain
Location: Dalton Hall
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
Austin Grill
Location: The Bonnie
Food: Grill food
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–2 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–12 a.m.
Location: The Bonnie
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–1 a.m.
Dalton Dining Center
Location: Dalton Hall
Food: Breakfast, grill items, healthy, pizza, salads, sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7:15 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 10:30 a.m.–7:15 p.m.
New River Grille House
Location: Muse Hall
Food: American, vegetarian
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
Olo Sushi
Location: Dalton Hall
Food: Sushi
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 12 p.m.–8 p.m.
Location: COBE Building
Food: To-go food
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Papa John's
Location: Dalton Hall
Food: Pizza
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Location: The Bonnie
Food: Frozen yogurt
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Location: The Bonnie
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
Location: Dalton Hall
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–7 p.m.
Wild Greens
Location: The Bonnie
Food: Salads
Hours: Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.–1 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.–12 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 46 responses

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

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 5 responses

  • 40% Wild Greens
  • 40% Nothing
  • 20% Au Bon Pain
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