During orientation, the food is great quality and plated well, but as soon as those three days are over, the meals drop in quality and options. I find that a lot of my friends complain about the food, and for good reason. Unfortunately, there are not a lot of special offers for kids with allergies, food issues, or need different diet plans. Once in a while the school will offer vegetarian meals, but those are almost always prepared as the main course, which leaves those who prefer meat out of the equation, forcing them to eat a lot of pasta, pizza, or wait in a long line for a mediocre sandwich.
I don't usually spend my time eating in the dining hall, as it can be very loud and overwhelming sometimes. Many of my friends eat in the pub in the lower level of the campus center, which tends to be much quieter. Because of this, though, a lot of people leave their plates, cups, and utensils lying around on the tables, which never get cleaned up properly. From what I know, apparently some of the custodians actually throw away the dishes.
I also think it's a bit of a stretch to charge someone $6 for a small plate of food, especially those who commute and don't have meal cards/plans. Yes, you can go back and get more food, but if someone just wants that small plate, it should really be closer to, say, $4 than 6.
I love it because it's buffet style. They have a grill that serves different things. I love their turkey burgers. My boyfriend and I always get them.
The service is extremely slow, and its basically the same meal choices everyday. I wish they would upgrade the dinning choices, but overall the food quality is good.
There is a wide variety of food to choose from. The grill is open every day with hamburgers, hotdogs, etc. There's also 2 main meals, pizza, pasta, deli meat bar, a salad bar and bagels/ cereals are always out. There is always something to eat even if you don't like the main meal