Campus Dining

Location
Syracuse, NY
Undergrads
14,169
Tuition
$36,300
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The hours are bad in some residence halls. A few are open until 9, but others are only until 7:30 or 6:30 on the weekends, which is bogus. The food is subpar, but it's definitely edible. They can satisfy your appetite. There are a few vegan/vegetarian options, however they don't go out of their way to make it known.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is the same all over campus, its a matter of if you prefer small dining halls to larger ones. The food is the same almost every week following a menu for each day with slight variances day by day. Many students will eat and grab something for later so not to waste another meal swipe just for a snack.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's ok. Sometimes it's not open when you want it to be but there is always kimmel

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food is good on campus, but if you're a vegetarian like I am, you might be eating a lot of pizza, pasta and salad.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The food is not entirely horrible, but I wish there was more variety.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 81st
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 221st
    Healthiest Dining Options
  • 324th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 352nd
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 456th
    Best Cafeteria Variety

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Marshal Yong
Hometown
New York City
Major
Architecture
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The food here at SU can be summed up in one word-awful. There are, however, pros and cons, like most things at SU, and there are ways to make the most out of your dining experience. There are two types of food at SU: dining hall food and Supercard dining facilities food. The dining halls are the places on campus where you may use your meal plan; it's also where you will need the skills of Emeril Lagasse to concoct something even remotely tasty. The selection is extensive, but you will quickly get sick of making your seventh meal of the week using grilled chicken, deli meat, salad bar, and pasta. No dining hall is significantly better than the others either; although the Daily Orange rated Sadler and Graham dining facilities as some of the better ones, and Shaw and Haven as some of the worst. Shaw Dining Hall is also the only place on campus where Kosher food is served.

The Supercard areas, on the other hand, more than make up for the gross grub in the dining halls. These places are designated for use with cash or your prepaid Supercard. With a selection of Sbarro, Taco Bell, Burger King, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, deli sandwiches, Chinese stir-fry, and sushi, the choices are endless. Try Kimmel Dining Hall, a popular place to grab some snacks at just about any time of the day or night.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
21
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6480 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Kimmel Food Court
  • Schine Dining
24-Hour Dining
None, but Kimmel is open until 3 a.m. on the weekends.
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
The Warehouse Cafe
Did You Know?
  • The Supercard gives students the option of more food choices. This is a prepaid card on which either the students themselves or their parents put a balance at the beginning of each semester.
  • SU also offers a full-service restaurant on campus, called Goldstein Faculty Center that is not just for the University's faculty. Students are welcome at any time during lunch hours, and they can use their Supercard dollars to pay.
  • SU has a Burger King rather than a McDonald's on campus. In order to find a McDonald's, students must leave campus by car or taxi.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Blinker Deli
Location: HBC, Atrium level
Food: Breakfast, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brockway Dining Hall
Location: Brewster/Boland complex
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Brockway Food Court
Location: Brockway Hall basement
Food: Ben & Jerry's, Burger King, deli sandwiches, Häagen Dazs, Sbarro
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
College of Law Café
Location: MacNaughton Hall, room 213
Food: Breakfast, deli, hot entrées, salad, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Eggers Café
Location: Eggers Hall, room 300
Food: Hot entrées, salad bar, sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Location: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Rm. 244
Food: Coffee, hot entrées, sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Gallery Snack Bar
Location: Marshall Hall - ESF Campus
Food: Breakfast, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Goldstein Food Court
Location: Goldstein Dining Center
Food: Burger King, deli, Dunkin' Donuts, Freshëns, Jump Asian Express Cuisine, Sal's Birdland, Sbarro, Taste Buds
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Graham Dining Hall
Location: Graham Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Haven Dining Hall
Location: Haven Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Huntington Café
Location: Huntington Hall, first floor lounge
Food: Entrees
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Junction Snack Bar
Location: Flint and Day Halls
Food: Deli, grill
Hours: Daily 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Kimmel Food Court
Location: Kimmel Dining Center
Food: Deli sandwiches, pizza, wedges, wings
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-3 a.m.
Life Science Café
Location: Atrium level, Life Science Building
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Olsten Café
Location: Whitman School of Management, room 211
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Location: SU Library, 222 Waverly Ave.
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sadler Dining Hall
Location: Sadler Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sadler Snack Bar
Location: Sadler Hall
Food: Deli, grill
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Schine Student Dining Center
Location: Schine Student Center
Food: Deli, Dunkin' Donuts, grill, Sal's Birdland, Sbarro, salad bar, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shaw Dining Hall
Location: Shaw Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Slocum Café
Location: Main Floor, Slocum Hall
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Warehouse Café
Location: 350 W. Fayette Street
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee, grill, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 113 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenient hours
  • 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 17 responses

  • 33% Chipotle
  • 17% Pasta
  • 17% Salad Bar
  • 12% Farmers Market and Indian Restaurant
  • 12% The Warehouse
  • 8% Marshall Street

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 14 responses

  • 50% Food gets really repetitive
  • 18% The food
  • 14% Some things are expired
  • 14% Poor seasoning
  • 5% The beans

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 17 responses

  • 61% All you can eat
  • 22% Fresh fruit and grilled chicken
  • 11% Alot of options and multiple locations
  • 6% Better to eat somewhere else

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 15 responses

  • 32% Fake Icecream
  • 32% The dining halls can suck once and while
  • 32% The dining halls with some exceptions.
  • 5% Vegan sections
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