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Campus Food


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4 College Student

Campus Food: I haven't eaten too much food on campus but what I've had has always been good. No real complaints. Nothing spectacular either but just good food. Usually pretty clean and not too bad lines. Good stuff.

4 College Student

Campus Food: It's not home-cooked meals, but they're good and will keep you alive!

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food was great. The Blueline had good soups and sandwiches and the moa cafe had great panini sandwiches. The Cannon Center had good food, some of the food did get a little old after eating it for 8 months. The Cannon did have many different options that changed everyday. The meal plan was very convenient and it was nice to be able to access vending machines anywhere on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food was ok, but like all fast food, it would cost so much less if you just packed a lunch you made yourself.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I like that there are creameries on campus that allow for easy access grocery shopping. I don't have a car so having the option of picking up groceries on the way home is nice. The only negation would be that usually the prices are a lot higher in the creamery than in the other grocery stores. The food in the creamery on ninth is also really good as all of the burgers/fries are made fresh. Also, you can't beat the creamery ice cream! There is a bit of variety in the food courts, though the food can get pretty boring pretty quickly after to you eat at each place a few times.


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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?
Student Favorites
  • Blue Line Deli & Market
  • Cougareat Food Court
  • Creamery on Ninth
  • Museum of Art Café
  • Skyroom Restaurant
24-Hour Dining
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 137 responses

  • 18% CougarEat
  • 17% The Creamery
  • 13% Food from home
  • 11% Chick-fil-A
  • 9% Legends Grill
  • 7% The MOA Cafe
  • 7% Canon Center
  • 4% Blue Line Deli
  • 4% Scoreboard Grill
  • 3% Pendulum Court Cafe in the Eyring Science Center!!
  • 2% The pendulum court
  • 2% PenCourt is a gem that not many people know about.
  • 0% Skyroom Cafe
  • 0% The Wall!

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 123 responses

  • 22% Convenient
  • 18% You don't have to cook yourself any food!
  • 18% The meal plan includes all places on campus
  • 16% Meal plans can be used at vending machines
  • 8% Discount if student card used to make purchase
  • 6% Subway and Taco Bell are available
  • 5% I don't have a meal plan
  • 4% Great fast food options
  • 2% Meal plans can be used at grocery stores
  • 1% Warm meals
  • 0% Chick-fil-a and blue line
  • 0% Buy and cook off of a meal plan!

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 108 responses

  • 28% Teryaki Stix
  • 19% Taco Bell
  • 13% Cannon Center
  • 11% Pretty much anything (it is too expensive).
  • 9% I think every restaurant and food-place is great!!
  • 8% Scoreboard Grill
  • 6% None
  • 3% Subway
  • 3% They all have pretty good food, but they're pricey

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 302 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 worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 124 responses

  • 26% Meal plans are expensive
  • 18% Campus food costs more than groceries.
  • 15% The food sometimes gets old
  • 14% You have to have one if you live in the dorms
  • 11% You have to have one if you live in Helaman Halls.
  • 8% Don't work at grocery stores in town
  • 8% You can never use all your money on your plan


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