Campus Dining

Location
Houston, TX
Undergrads
3,803
Tuition
$37,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I dont know it think it is okay i guess i can deal with it and its flexible

College Freshman

Campus Dining: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

5 College Junior

Campus Dining: Serveries are good. Good variety of food, always changing it up

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Students eat at serveries- our word for cafeteria- for most meals. The food is high caliber and diverse, although like any university it can get old sometimes. We also have a few student-run restaurants on campus, which cost money but can also provide even more diversity. There are two late-night snack stops run on campus for students who are working or socializing late at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The servery is great. People inevitably will get tired of it midway through the semester, but there is a good variety of food options on campus.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 25th
    Best Quality Food
  • 62nd
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 66th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 75th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 81st
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Students at Rice find that the dining experience is truly world class. Each of Rice's 11 residential colleges has a commons (dining hall) and servery (kitchen) from which students eat three meals per day. The on-campus meal plan allows students all-you-can-eat access to the serveries, which creates a comfy, homey environment where you don't have to be worrying about a food budget all of the time.

Students also rave about the dining staff—who aren't just cooks, but real chefs that work at Rice because they love interacting with the students (think Southern hospitality at its finest). The staff at your college's servery goes out of its way to get to know you and cater to your liking. Each servery has a unique flair—Mediterranean, healthy organic, vegetarian, French—and serves special dishes during different days of the week. Lucky students might get an invite from a Rice faculty member to dine at Cohen House, the ritzy faculty club, but many students graduate without ever stepping inside.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4100 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
North College serveries
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Rice Coffeehouse
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Muffins
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Fresh pita and hummus
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
The Hoot
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
  • Cohen House, the posh faculty club, is a restaurant on campus with high-quality food and a nice sit-down atmosphere. However, it is primarily meant to serve faculty, and students are permitted inside by invitation only.
  • The Hoot is a student-run, late-night option that operates out of the West Servery.
Did You Know?
Rice employs more than 17 chefs certified by the American Culinary Federation and Texas Chefs Association.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Baker College Dining
Location: Baker College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Brochstein Pavilion
Location: Center Quadrangle behind Fondren Library
Food: Coffeehouse
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Droubi's Bakery & Deli
Location: Rice Student Center
Food: Mediterranean
East College serveries
Location: Lovett College and Will Rice College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
North College serveries
Location: Brown College, Jones College, Martel College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Recharge U
Location: Rice Student Center
Food: Convenience, grab-'n-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Rice Coffeehouse
Location: Kelly Lounge, Rice Student Center
Food: Coffee/espresso drinks, tea, baked goods
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sid Richardson College servery
Location: Sid Richardson College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
South College serveries
Location: Hanszen College and Wiess College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Valhalla
Location: 6100 Main St.
Food: Pub
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
West College serveries
Location: Duncan College and McMurtry College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Willy's Pub
Location: Rice Student Center
Food: Beer, pizza, sandwiches, smoothies
Hours: Monday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 36 responses

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  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

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