There are several places to eat at on the American University campus. The most popular is TDR (Terrace Dining Room), which is a large cafeteria on AU's main campus. AU's satellite campus also has a smaller cafeteria commonly known as TC (Tenley Café). Both feature vegetarian options, ethnic cuisine, salad and sandwich bars, pizza, pasta, burgers, hot dogs, and featured hot lunches and dinners of the day. And don't forget dessert—there are always unlimited amounts of cookies, cake, ice cream, and frozen yogurt. Most students say that the food is of average quality, with the biggest complaint being that the food is always the same.
There are other options for those seeking variety; AU has a Subway and McDonald's as well as an on-campus convenience store (Eagle’s Nest). The Tavern has several concession stands that offer a wide range of choices including sushi, quesadillas, sandwiches, fries, chicken fingers, etc. For students who do not desire to eat on campus, there are many restaurants in nearby Tenleytown.