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Campus Food

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: I eat at the CougarEat a lot and I've really grown to love it! I really like that they have lots of restaurants, but they also have a "Grab-n-Go" and the "CougarExpress" where you can just pick out pre-made food! That is the best because whenever I am in a rush, I can still get something to eat! The employees at the CougarEat are so friendly and helpful! I spend a lot of time there!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food choices on campus are excellent. There's a wide range of pretty much anything from boiled eggs to chicken sandwiches to ice cream. There's even Chinese food. It's great and I've never been let down.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There is always some great place to get good food at nearby

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is good but fairly expensive when compared with buying and making your own food.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: There is always something to eat and a lot of options. There are some great sweets available as well. Ice-cream, cake, famous mint brownies, and so much more!

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The cafeteria food is not generally regarded as being amazing cuisine. But the glory of BYU meal options is that you don't have to live on cafeteria food alone! BYU offers a couple of different meal plan options; the most popular (and slightly more expensive) option is Dining Plus. This option gives students a daily allowance that they can spend where they like on campus. It's great if you don't want to trudge back to the cafeteria for lunch, you can easily grab something on campus at the Cougareat or one of the cafés.

On-campus dining should be enjoyed while on Dining Plus freshman year, because you quickly realize later that without Dining Plus, eating on campus can get really expensive, really quickly. The food is pretty good-nothing spectacular, but nothing revolting. There are not a lot of low-fat options readily available, so beware of the Freshman 15. Everything is really convenient, and location is exceptional, so using the dining plan freshman year is highly recommended.

Facts & Statistics

Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Blue Line Deli & Market
  • Cougareat Food Court
  • Creamery on Ninth
  • Museum of Art Café
  • Skyroom Restaurant
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Cougareat Food Court
  • Creamery on Ninth
  • Museum of Art Café
Special Options
Freshmen can order pizza for pick-up or get free on-campus delivery from Tomasitto's Pizza using their Dining Plus option.
Did You Know?
Students who live off campus can buy a meal plan. It is good at all eateries on campus, and it's a nice alternative to packing a lunch everyday.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Blue Line Deli & Market
Location: Tanner Building
Food: Soup, salad, hot sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cannon Center Cafeteria
Location: Cannon Center, near Helaman Halls
Food: All-you-care-to-eat, salad bar, Tomassito's Italian Café, Cosmo's Connection, Subway
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:15 a.m.-8 p.m.(closed Tuesday 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. for BYU Devotionals)
Cougareat Food Court
Location: Wilkinson Center
Food: Sugar N' Spice, Cougar Express, Taco Bell, Score Board Grill, Tomassito's Italian Café, Subway, Freschetta, Teriyaki Stix, L&T Soup and Salad
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-9 p.m.(each vendor has different hours, but at least one location is open during these times)
Creamery on Ninth
Location: North of DT
Food: Ice cream, pastries, cheeses
Hours: Grill Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Fountain Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Store Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-12 a.m.
Legends Grille
Location: Student Athlete Building
Food: Customized salads, pizzas, and sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Morris Center Cafeteria
Location: Morris Center
Food: Variety of entrees, salad and fruit bars, cold cereal, soft-serve ice cream and yogurt, desserts, specialty bars, hot soups and vegetables, Cougar Wok, Cougar Cove, Subway
Hours: Monday-Friday 6:15 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 6:15 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.
Museum of Art Café
Location: BYU Museum of Fine Art
Food: Specialty sandwiches, soups, and salads
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Orville and Wilbur's
Location: Game Center
Food: Wings, burgers, chicken sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Skyroom Restaurant
Location: Wilkinson Center
Food: Salads, sandwiches, entrees, takeout available
Hours: Monday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Tuesday 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 98 responses

  • 20% CougarEat
  • 16% The Creamery
  • 13% Food from home
  • 11% Chick-fil-A
  • 10% Legends Grill
  • 7% Canon Center
  • 6% The MOA Cafe
  • 4% Scoreboard Grill
  • 4% Pendulum Court Cafe in the Eyring Science Center!!
  • 3% Blue Line Deli
  • 3% PenCourt is a gem that not many people know about.
  • 2% The pendulum court
  • 1% Skyroom Cafe
  • 0% The Wall!

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 264 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 75 responses

  • 34% Teryaki Stix
  • 22% Taco Bell
  • 16% Cannon Center
  • 11% Pretty much anything (it is too expensive).
  • 9% Scoreboard Grill
  • 4% Subway
  • 3% None
  • 1% I think every restaurant and food-place is great!!

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 85 responses

  • 24% Convenient
  • 22% You don't have to cook yourself any food!
  • 18% The meal plan includes all places on campus
  • 18% Meal plans can be used at vending machines
  • 8% Subway and Taco Bell are available
  • 5% Discount if student card used to make purchase
  • 4% Great fast food options

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 92 responses

  • 27% Meal plans are expensive
  • 19% Campus food costs more than groceries.
  • 16% You have to have one if you live in the dorms
  • 15% The food sometimes gets old
  • 11% You have to have one if you live in Helaman Halls.
  • 8% Don't work at grocery stores in town
  • 5% You can never use all your money on your plan

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