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3 College Junior

Campus Food: There is a Starbucks and a cafeteria on campus, as far as I know. I'm only there once a week and in the evenings so I've not had the chance to taste the food in the cafeteria. But, the Starbucks is awesome and the customer service is excellent. I can't speak much on the meal plan/flex dollars as I don't participate in those.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I like the food and dinning options that are offered.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The food options on campus are pretty decent from what I hear from my friends to the colleges they go to but, I had no idea there was a red mango ON CAMPUS! Next semester totally checking that one out!

4 College Junior

Campus Food: Many options in food court, just make sure you make the healthy choices. Dining hall has a lot of variety!

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I really like the food on campus. I feel like there is a lot of variety and something for everyone to enjoy compared to some other schools I have visited.


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If top-quality food is a must-have on your college checklist, FAU is not for you. There are two dining halls on campus: the Center Marketplace and the Breezeway Food Court. Students can choose from 7, 12, 15, or 19 meals per week, with varying Flex Bucks with each plan. Flex Bucks are used for food in the Breezeway Food Court, any of the Outtakes convenience stores located throughout campus, Coyote Jack's, Starbucks, and Einstein Brothers Bagels. The Center Marketplace is a buffet-style restaurant that is part of your meal plan and always has a sandwich bar, a salad bar, and burgers and chicken sandwiches with fries. Everything else changes by day, although commonly it is composed of some sort of pasta, meat, and vegetable. Occasionally, there are specials like stir-fry or tacos, made to your specifications. In general, though, the cafeteria is pretty repetitive. This monotony would be OK if the food was spectacular, but it isn't. The choices also tend to be unhealthy, with few vegetarian options. The cafeteria does not stay open late enough and if you come too late, you're lucky to get anything more than a sandwich for dinner.

Quiznos, Wendy's, Papa John's, Chick N Grill, Salsarita's, and Jow Jing highlight the Breezeway Food Court's offerings, an excellent alternative to the Center Marketplace. However, if you do not have any Flex Bucks, the money for the meal is coming out of your own pocket. The downside to this dining location is that it is not open on the weekends and is only open until 5 p.m. during the week.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3648 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
If living on campus, students are required to have a meal plan.
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Breezeway Food Court
Food: Food court variety
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Center Marketplace
Location: Student Union
Food: Buffet
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 240 responses

  • 16% Starbucks
  • 14% Subway
  • 12% Wendys
  • 12% Dunkin Doughnuts
  • 10% Einsteins
  • 8% Cafeteria
  • 7% Chicken Grill
  • 6% Juiceblendz
  • 4% Somewhat chinese food
  • 2% Quiznos
  • 1% Auntie Anne's
  • 1% Chick fil a
  • 1% Red Mango
  • 1% Chick-fil-A
  • 0% Chik Fil A
  • 0% Papa johns
  • 0% Chick fila
  • 0% The Burrow
  • 0% Chickfila
  • 0% Chik-fil-A

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 388 responses

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