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Campus Food


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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is not enough variety. Almost all of the food is flavorless. Rice and beans is always a last resort. We don't have fryers anymore. The food lines can be very messy at times. The cups and silverware can be absolutely disgusting. There should just be plasticware.

2 College Senior

Campus Food: The new kitchen appliances should help this situation we have some pretty good cooks.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't like food service, simply because their hours aren't convenient for me and because I ate so much my first semester that I grew sick of it. But honestly, they have a great variety of lines, including Sandwhich/Wrap, Soup, Pizza, Burger/Grilled or Fried Chicken Sandwhiches, Salad, Hot Line, Dessert, Breakfast, Pasta, and "Fire and Ice" which is a nice Asian on rice line. There are abundant drink options and very efficient cleaning up processes. The main cafe takes meal plan dollars and serves some very popular items. I prefer to eat there or cook my own food. There are also a few other cafe's small restaurants on the corner of the campus that many people eat at, but they aren't on the meal plan.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It has it's good and bad days. Even if I wasn't a very particular eater, I would have trouble enjoying the food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Most days are very hit or miss. When all else fails though, you can go to the cafe and get something else if food service wasn't that great. There are nice festive days when a holiday or cultural thing is going on and usually the food will be bomb. Regular days do get old pretty fast though.


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The main location to dine on campus is Food Service (now called Mountaineer Dining Hall), and it has quite the reputation. Most students on campus tend to somewhat dislike the main dining hall because of the following reasons: limited hours, lack of food variety, and lack of food options on the weekend. There are some great food options served here, but the College is not consistent with offering them, and in most cases, the food options are repetitive and not the best tasting. However, even though it receives criticism, some students like Food Service. One main reason is because the workers are receptive to student suggestions for new food options. The dining area even has a board where students can place their opinions, comments, and suggestions about the food for the future.

The alternative location to the main dining hall is Crossroads Café. Students love the variety of food and beverages at this dining location, and it is a favorite to many students on campus. The options are great, and it has a nice surrounding. When it comes to the meal plan, the College gives each student the choice of three plans; they can either get 10, 14, or an unlimited number of meals each week. Each plan also comes with Berea Bucks to use at Crossroads Café. Overall, when it comes to eating at Berea, the main dining hall is not the ideal campus eatery, but it provides students with breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, which is enough to get students through their time at the College.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$2910 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Mountaineer Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Crossroads Café
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Biscuits
  • Omelets
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Items from Crossroads Café
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
There are vegetarian and vegan options.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Crossroads Café
Location: Woods-Penniman
Food: Coffee, grab-and-go items, subs, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.-1 a.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Mountaineer Dining Hall (formerly Food Service)
Location: Alumni Building
Food: Deli, grill items, main entrees, pizza, salad, soup, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 42 responses

Very poor
  • Convenient hours
  • 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 19 responses

  • 61% Cafe
  • 36% Cooking in the dorm
  • 4% Cafeteria


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