Campus Dining

Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Undergrads
17,518
Tuition (in-state)
$22,642 ($7,139)
Admission Difficulty
Easy
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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I would say it is pretty good. There are several meal plan options based upon your needs. The cafeteria opens pretty early and stays open rather late. There are also definitely food options in the Union, which I wish stayed open later since there are not many dining options off-campus that are a close walk. Quality is good. As always, you could always use a switching out of different options after awhile, but I kept my unlimited food plan for Spring semester so I guess I like it pretty well.

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2 College Senior

Campus Dining: Not enough off campus dining within walking distance(including good coffee shops).

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: It's great to have a meal plan and flex dollars to use on campus. My friends and I meet for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner.

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2 College Junior

Campus Dining: its costs too much money for the kind of food you get... not worth it....

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: On-campus dining is good, but very expensive. I'd recommend finding other options.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 353rd
    Best Quality Food
  • 431st
    Best Cafeteria Variety
  • 541st
    Best Vegetarian/Vegan-Friendly Options
  • 563rd
    Best Ethnic/Kosher Options
  • 570th
    Best Late-Night Dining Options

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Brian Washburn
Hometown
Salt Lake City, UT
Major
Marketing/Finance
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The cafeterias on campus are located in the residence halls. If you live there, you must have a meal plan, but anyone can buy one if they want. The cafeteria food is OK, with quite a bit of repetition that gets old fast to the students at Utah. The ability to transfer meals with your food plan is a nice option, though, because you don’t have to eat every meal in the dorms.

There are two other options instead of the cafeterias, and they are the food court/restaurant-style eateries. One is located in the Business Building, and the other is known as The Point, located in the Huntsman Cancer Institute (for more information on The Point, see the off-campus restaurants section). The cafeteria at the Union Building is mediocre, but there’s a Chinese restaurant, a sandwich shop, Mexican food, and a Pizza Hut there, as well as options for vegetarians. Lots of people eat there because of its central location. There are also snack bars in the Annex and University Services Building. But if you can, pack a lunch because it's not cheap!

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
25
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3986 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
All campus residents are required to purchase a meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Union Food Court
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
The Point
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Pancakes
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Hamburger
  • Philly cheese steak
  • Pizza
  • Salad
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Oreos
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
If your schedule conflicts with class or work, you can arrange for a to-go meal from the Heritage Center C-store known as a sack meal; one sack meal is allowed per day.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

105 Café Annex
Location: Annex Building
Food: Coffee, grab 'n go items, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Crimson View Restaurant
Location: Union Building, fourth floor
Food: Breakfast, deli, American traditional
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
The England Hub
Location: Eccles Health Sciences Education Building
Food: Box lunches, breakfast, grab 'n go items, sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Heritage Center Crimson Corner
Location: Heritage Center
Food: Convenience/groceries
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-12 a.m.
Heritage Center Dining Room
Location: Heritage Center
Food: Buffet
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Mom's Cafe at the Marriott Library
Location: Marriott Library
Food: Coffee, bagels, grab 'n go items, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-10 p.m.
OSH Café
Location: Orson Spencer Hall
Food: Grab 'n go items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Social & Behavioral Science Building
Location: Social & Behavioral Science Building
Food: Variety
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-1 p.m.
Union Food Court
Location: Union building, first floor
Food: American, Asian, Italian, Mexican
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Union Outtakes
Location: Union building
Food: Bagels, coffee, prepackaged food
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
USB Café
Location: University Services Building
Food: Snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 115 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 14 responses

  • 26% Food trucks!
  • 26% Crimson View
  • 26% The little restaurants in some of the buildings.
  • 22% Panda Express

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 13 responses

  • 48% Dining hall food is terrible
  • 33% Expensive
  • 19% Dining hall food is unhealthy

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 12 responses

  • 64% Transfer meals for Panda Express and Crimson View
  • 36% Flex Money

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 100% Heritage Center Dining Hall
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