Campus Dining

Location
College Station, TX
Undergrads
36,219
Tuition (in-state)
$25,035 ($8,506)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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2 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: If you have a food allergy of any sort then you'd better become accustomed to eating terrible food or off campus options. On campus food is pretty bad usually and none of it is open past 8 except for Panda Express and a sub par burger joint

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The Memorial Student Center has a large number of available food options. There are plenty of sitting areas.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The food in the student center is the best by far but for students who live on campus the food is not that great, its very average and you get tired of it quickly. There are tons of places to eat on campus but the ones that are open for dinner and close to the dorm are easy to tired of and unless you want to eat salad or fruit that is either not ripe or old it can be hard to find healthy options. If you live off campus and only eat on campus for lunch you won't have a problem at all.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's campus dining. From what I've heard, it's declined since a new company is now running it, but they're improving.

5 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The dining halls are great and big with a lot of variety to choose from. There's also a small number of chain restaurants on campus that are really good too. The meal plans are just a bit too expensive.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 65th
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 122nd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 126th
    Best Quality Food
  • 316th
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 505th
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Isuey Asuzena Iraheta
Hometown
Houston, Texas
Major
Psychology
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Students agree that the food on campus is somewhere between average and good, and they appreciate the day-to-day variety. There are many dining facilities that offer several options, so don’t worry about getting tired of any particular dish. Here at A&M, you get the option of having meal plans and dining dollars. Dining dollars are like real money—you can use Dining Dollars to buy salads, coffee, and other stuff around campus, including the convenience store, Rattlers. There are even coffee shops and a Chinese stand that take meal plans or dining dollars. Meal plans can be expensive, but students do get a lot of food and options for the price.

There are several all-you-can eat cafeterias, giving A&M students the option of taste-testing as little, or as much, as they desire from semester to semester. There’s pizza, burgers, and everything you can think of that’s both tasty and fattening, and for those of you looking to fend off the Freshman 15, there are salad bars and delis where you can build your own healthy sandwiches. There are also vegetarian options and some vegan sections at Sbisa Dining Center, which also offers the best cookies—there’s not one student who isn't a fan of them. Probably the best-kept secret on campus is Cain Dining Hall in the athletic dorm. It’s only for student-athletes, so try to befriend someone who has access. Cain is becoming known as the best cafeteria on campus, and maybe the entire city. Tuesday is steak night—and there’s nothing like a good ’ol Texas-style slab of steak—but there are also other options available. Overall, don’t be afraid to try every eatery on campus when you first get to A&M—it’s the only way to see what’s out there and find what you like best.

Facts & Statistics

Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Sbisa Dining Center
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Poor Yorick's Coffee House
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Breakfast tacos
  • Omelets
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Baked potatoes
  • Chick-fil-A
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Pizza
  • Rattlers Convenience Store
24-Hour Dining
Nothing but vending machines
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Did You Know?
Every meal plan also comes with some guest meals, so your friends who don't go to A&M-or your parents-can eat free with you on a number of occasions. Most students don't know about these meals, which are a great resource if someone drops in for a visit.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

41st Club
Location: Bush Academic Building (West Campus)
Food: Grab-and-go items, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Ag Café - Chick-fil-A
Location: Biochemistry/Biophysics Building (West Campus)
Food: Chicken, fast food
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ag Café - Tomato Bar Express/Which Which Sandwiches
Location: Biochemistry/Biophysics Building
Food: Pasta, pizza, salad, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Azimuth Café
Location: Langford (North Campus)
Food: Baked goods, grab-and-go items, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bernie's Café Expresso
Location: Sbisa Complex (North Campus)
Food: Coffee, pizza, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
ChopStix
Location: Across from The Commons
Food: Chinese
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Common Grounds
Location: The Commons (South Campus)
Food: Baked goods, coffee, grab-and-go items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-3 p.m., 6 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-12 a.m.
Commons Food Court - Baby Greens, Oodles of Noodles
Location: The Commons (South Campus)
Food: Pasta, salad
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Commons Food Court - Chick-fil-A
Location: The Commons (South Campus)
Food: Chicken, fast food
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Commons Food Court - Common Denominator Deli & Grill
Location: The Commons (South Campus)
Food: Sandwiches, wraps
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.
Commons Food Court - Sarginos'
Location: The Commons (South Campus)
Food: Pizza
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Critical Care Café
Location: Veterinary Teaching Hospital (West Campus)
Food: Grill items, salad, sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Daily Grind
Location: Blocker Building (North Campus)
Food: Coffee, grab-and-go items
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Duncan Dining Center
Location: South Campus
Food: Fruit and salad bar, hot entrees, pizza, sandwich bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday 6 a.m.-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 6 a.m.-8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
The Grill at the Pavilion
Location: Pavilion (South Campus)
Food: Burgers, sandwiches, wings
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pi R Square - Freschetta Pizza, Pickles Deli
Location: CE/TTI Office Tower (North Campus)
Food: Pizza, salad, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pi R Square - Lucky 8 Asian
Location: CE/TTI Office Tower (North Campus)
Food: Asian
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pi R Square - Olla Roja
Location: CE/TTI Office Tower (North Campus)
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Poor Yorick's Coffee House
Location: Evans Library (South Campus)
Food: Baked goods, coffee, fruit, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-12 a.m.
Rattlers Convenience Store
Location: Sbisa Complex (North Campus)
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Daily 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Rattlers Convenience Store
Location: The Commons (South Campus)
Food: Convenience store
Hours: Daily 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Sbisa Dining Center
Location: Sbisa Complex (North Campus)
Food: Desserts, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
The Sidewalk Café
Location: Rudder Tower Lobby (South Campus)
Food: Baked goods, coffee, grab-and-go items
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Sidewalk Café
Location: Joe Rout, between Koldus and Rudder (South Campus)
Food: Baked goods, coffee, grab-and-go items
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Time Out Sports Deli
Location: Student Recreation Center (West Campus)
Food: Salad, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-10 p.m.
The Underground Food Court - bbq's, Chick-fil-A, Pickles Deli
Location: Sbisa Complex (North Campus)
Food: Barbecue, deli, fast food
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Underground Food Court - Degrees, The Other Burger
Location: Sbisa Complex (North Campus)
Food: Brugers, fries, smoothies
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
West Side Exchange
Location: West Campus Library
Food: Coffe, grab-and-go items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.-11 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 205 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 best food options on campus?    Based on 22 responses

  • 30% Chick-fil-a
  • 17% Sbisa
  • 15% PANDA EXPRESS
  • 15% Revs Grill
  • 11% Something from Rattlers
  • 11% Salad Bar at the MSC

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 21 responses

  • 46% Over priced
  • 17% Food is gross
  • 14% Not having the money to afford one!
  • 11% Non variety of food
  • 11% Nothing really

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 22 responses

  • 31% Dining dollars
  • 28% Convenience
  • 16% Food
  • 16% MSC
  • 9% Nothing

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 17 responses

  • 43% The pizza in the commons
  • 33% Sbisa
  • 24% Sandwiches

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