Campus Dining

Location
Norman, OK
Undergrads
18,111
Tuition (in-state)
$20,343 ($8,706)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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3 College Senior

Campus Dining: The Caf and Union have some good choices and you get decent value on meal plans.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Food is pretty good here. There is a wide variety of choices. It can be kind of expensive at some places though.

5 College Student

Campus Dining: The food and dining options on campus is great there are lots to choose from so it is the best.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is great and there is a wide variety. There is everything from a salad bar to a dessert bar, and food is available almost 24/7.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is not too bad. There are probably not enough healthy options.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 22nd
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 23rd
    Best Quality Food
  • 33rd
    Best Late-Night Dining Options
  • 191st
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 338th
    Healthiest Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Elizabeth Hurd
Hometown
Oklahoma City
Major
History and French
Grad Year
2016
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One of the most popular places on campus is the Caf (Couch Restaurants), which functions as the main cafeteria on campus for freshmen. A quick tip: If you want to make friends with upperclassmen, offer to take them to dinner at the Caf. The only students who adamantly dislike the Caf are those who prefer to cook their own meals. But among college students, such dedicated cooks are relatively few and far between, solidifying the universal love for the Caf. Featuring a sampling of every popular American fast food and the “homestyle” line, the Caf should have something for everyone, including the organic eater. Campus dining is designed to work with the freshman meal plans, and the entire semester’s plan is prepaid. Students can use meals or points (the two forms of money on the meal plan) at every campus food place. The actual cost of meals and food items is normally altered to cost exactly $7, the value of a single meal exchange. Another tip about campus dining: Xcetera, the grocery store in Walker Tower, is extremely overpriced—some items are marked up 100 percent.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
12
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3794 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Meal plans are required for all freshmen that live in the dorms.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Couch Restaurants
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Crossroads
  • Raising Cane's
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Oliver's
  • Roscoe's
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Chick-fil-a
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Crossroads Creamery
Student Favorites
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Couch Restaurants
  • The Laughing Tomato
  • Quiznos
24-Hour Dining
Crossroads in the Union
Special Options
Cate Center, the Student Union dining options, and the Bookmark Café are all conveniently located near beautiful outdoor eating areas. Many students forgo tables altogether, however, and choose to eat on OU's South Oval lawn.
Did You Know?
"Kitchen Comments" is a popular weekly publication that includes students' feedback of the dining options on campus, complete with a staff member's response to them. It can be picked up at many dining areas on campus, and it is very common for students to submit their comments or ideas.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Amicus Café
Location: OU College of Law
Food: Hot dogs, sandwiches, snacks, soup
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
Beaker's Café
Location: David L. Boren Student Union, Health Sciences Center campus
Food: Burgers, Chick-fil-A, salads, sandwiches, soup, Starbucks, sushi, vegetarian
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–4 p.m.
Bedrock Café
Location: Sarkey Energy Center, basement north
Food: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
Bookmark Café
Location: Bizzell Memorial Library, basement
Food: Coffee, pastries, salads, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–1 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–1 a.m.
Chick-fil-A
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union Food Court
Food: Chicken sandwiches
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Couch Express
Location: Couch Center, first floor
Food: Breakfast, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.–12 a.m.
Couch Restaurants
Location: Next to Couch Towers
Food: All-you-can-eat: 14 different restaurant themes from Greek to Italian to Smokehouse to Mexican.
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Saturday–Sunday 11 a.m.–7 p.m.
Crossroads
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union
Food: Breakfast, ice cream, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Cucina Italiana
Location: Cate Center
Food: Italian
Hours: Monday–Thursday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Elements Café
Location: Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center
Food: Coffee, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–2 p.m.
Flying Cow Café
Location: National Weather Center
Food: Coffee, pasta, pizza, snacks
Hours: Monday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Freshëns Smoothie Company
Location: Huston Huffman
Food: Smoothies
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
The Laughing Tomato
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union
Food: Eco-friendly fruit, salads, soups, wraps
Hours: Monday–Thursday 9 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
O'Henry's
Location: Cate Food Court
Food: Salads, sandwiches, soup, snacks, sushi
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 10:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday–Saturday 10:30 a.m.–10 p.m.
Oliver's
Location: Cate Food Court
Food: Breakfast all day
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.–12 a.m.
Quiznos
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union Food Court
Food: Sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday–Thursday 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Raising Cane's
Location: Adams Center, first floor
Food: Chicken
Hours: Sunday–Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Thursday–Saturday 10:30 a.m.–2:30 a.m.
Redbud Café
Location: Sam Noble Museum
Food: Sandwiches, soup, sweets
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–3 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Roscoe's
Location: Cate Center
Food: Coffee, pastries, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.–11 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union
Food: Coffee/tea, sweets
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
Taco Mayo
Location: Cate Center
Food: Mexican
Hours: Sunday–Thursday 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday–Saturday 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
Xcetera
Location: Walker Center, first floor
Food: Convenience items, drinks, groceries, produce, snacks
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–12 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.–12 a.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 102 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 9 responses

  • 43% Caf
  • 43% The places in the Union at certain times
  • 7% Couch Express
  • 7% Couch Restaurants

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 38% The Chinese place in the Union
  • 31% Taco Mayo
  • 23% McDonalds
  • 8% Crossroads (if you don't like grease)

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 8 responses

  • 33% Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at a ton of places
  • 33% Lots of options and the meal plans are huge
  • 17% Crossroads is open 24/7
  • 17% Most food places have convenient hours

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 8 responses

  • 44% Times
  • 22% Always run out of meals by the end of the week.
  • 22% You cannot choose different size/priced plans
  • 11% Not that many choices
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