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Campus Food


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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: With the exception of salad creations and subway, there are not many healthy options but overall it is good.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's like a food court in the mall minus all the options

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are many different restaurants on campus, along with dining halls. Also, many sororities offer meal plans to replace the campus meal plan. Flex Bux can roll over from year to year so you're not obligated to use them all your first year.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the restaurants on campus, but I do not have a meal plan.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: It could definitely be worst. The worst part is definitely that they close so early on Friday and Saturday and leave students to fend for themselves. I understand it's college but the meal plan should be renamed to "Unlimited Meal-Plan as long as you don't get hungry after 7:30pm on weekends." The food is sometimes good but sometimes I'm scavenging to find something I like to eat. Half the stations close an hour before closing time and going 30 minutes before they close you can only get some bread and maybe water if your lucky. They should either work until it's time to go or fix their schedule they show people to show when each individual station closes so people don't feel ripped off and can plan their schedule accordingly.


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Most students will complain about on campus dining, but ironically, the restaurants and dining halls are usually busy. The loudest complaints are often from underclassmen who are still adjusting to not having a home-cooked meal every night. Upperclassmen will grumble about the food, because they eat it all the time. They’ll eat it, still, mostly out of convenience. Many of the establishments are open late, which is a plus for night owls and late-night revelers. The meal plans get mixed reviews. Students who are just looking for fuel to get through the day would probably do well with a meal plan due to a few buffet-style dining halls and all-you-can-eat options. For those who just grab a quick bite between classes or are interested in healthy dining, you would be better off venturing off campus or waiting for the next care package from home.

The food scene on campus has been steadily improving over the past several years, offering more choices and better quality than in the past. But still, it is cafeteria food and in no way can compare to the food your mom makes at home. You won’t starve, but you won’t be amazed, either. There are also several vendors who pop up on campus around lunch time who offer the obligatory hot dogs, chips, and soda, which can come in handy if you need a quick bite while hustling to your next class.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3932 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Meal plans are required in certain residence halls.
Student Favorites
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Suwannee Room
24-Hour Dining
Park Avenue Diner
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Did You Know?
  • In addition to the main Starbucks locations, carts can be found at various locations throughout campus, although most aren't open late.
  • Many students love that the renovated Suwannee Room closely resembles the Great Hall from the Harry Potter movies and novels.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Barrister's Bistro
Location: College of Law
Food: Sandwiches, coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-11 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Figg Player's Dining Room
Location: Coyle Moore
Food: All-you-can-eat lunch
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
The Fresh Food Company
Location: West side of campus, next to McCollum Hall
Food: All-you-can-eat entrees, salads, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Salads, stir fry, wraps
Hours: Monday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Park Avenue Diner
Location: Student Services Building
Food: Diner fare, like breakfast, burgers, melts, milkshakes, sandwiches
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Pollo Tropical
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Chicken, rice, beans, hearty sides
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Quiznos Subs
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location: Strozier Library
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: 977 Learning Way
Food: Coffee, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Location: FSU bookstore
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Suwannee Room
Location: William Johnston Building
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Trading Post
Location: Oglesby Union Food Court
Food: Convenience items, hot dogs, pizza, grab 'n go
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 114 responses

  • 22% Chick fil a
  • 15% Starbucks
  • 14% The Food Court in the Union
  • 13% Einstein Bagels
  • 7% Subway
  • 7% Salad Creations
  • 5% Mom&Pop's Hot Dogs
  • 5% Denny's
  • 4% The Figg Players' Dining Room
  • 3% The dining halls are good too.
  • 2% My sorority house
  • 1% I don't eat on campus

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 111 responses

  • 25% Convenince
  • 19% Flex Bux
  • 13% I don't have one
  • 12% Meal swipe at any restaraunt on campus
  • 11% Its unlimited
  • 8% Don't have one
  • 5% The Figg
  • 3% BUT is very expensive & is required for dorms
  • 2% Nothing
  • 1% FSU cash is by far the best option.
  • 1% It's required by most dorms and can be expensive

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 94 responses

  • 22% Price
  • 18% Choice of food.
  • 18% Quality of Food
  • 17% Weekend Hours
  • 12% Limited Healthy Options
  • 6% You can't use swipes for other people
  • 5% What your school card pays for.
  • 1% Everything
  • 1% The Chick Fil A nuggets are shaped weird

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 356 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 food options on campus?    Based on 99 responses

  • 31% Suwannee Dining Hall
  • 29% The Dining Halls
  • 19% They are all pretty good.
  • 9% Denny's
  • 9% Fresh Food Company
  • 2% Chili's


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