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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I did an unlimited meal plan my freshman year and regret doing so. I was not a fan of the most of food and they never had a lot of options. There were a few things I liked, but if you eat there every day it gets old really fast. It does make it convenient being able to eat as much as you want with out worrying about money, but it does close at 10 and earlier on weekends. Flex bucks are the best option because it allows you to eat anywhere on campus including the dining hall. They have some really good food on campus, but there hours are pretty limited so don't think if you have an unlimited meal plan and 500 flex bucks you won't be ordering pizza to your dorm at 11pm.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The restaurants provided on campus are great and there are healthy options.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Restaurants on campus are a great choice when you have the VIP plan.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls really aren't that terrible, but there ARE limited healthy options and the quality of food could definitely be better. If you're vegetarian, I don't recommend getting a meal plan since options would only be limited to mainly the salad bar, cereal, pizza, and maybe a random side from another station. The restaurants on campus are all pretty good, but can be a bit pricier since they are on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I mean, to be honest.... I ate at Chick Fil A almost every single day. Coming from a home where I always had healthy food, this was such a big shock to my system and not very good for my body image. I wish things were healthier but that's really it.

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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 229 responses

  • 22% Chick fil a
  • 13% Starbucks
  • 13% The Food Court in the Union
  • 13% Einstein Bagels
  • 9% Subway
  • 7% Denny's
  • 6% Salad Creations
  • 5% Mom&Pop's Hot Dogs
  • 4% The Figg Players' Dining Room
  • 4% The dining halls are good too.
  • 3% My sorority house
  • 1% I don't eat on campus
  • 0% Papa Johns
  • 0% Chili's
  • 0% Most places were great.
  • 0% Rising Roll
  • 0% Bring your lunch.
  • 0% Fresh Foods Dining
  • 0% Chilis

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 220 responses

  • 20% Convenince
  • 17% Flex Bux
  • 13% Meal swipe at any restaraunt on campus
  • 11% I don't have one
  • 10% Its unlimited
  • 8% Mrs. Killings
  • 6% Don't have one
  • 5% The Figg
  • 4% BUT is very expensive & is required for dorms
  • 4% FSU cash is by far the best option.
  • 2% It's required by most dorms and can be expensive
  • 1% Nothing
  • 0% The have many stations of food types at ever meal
  • 0% VIP

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 191 responses

  • 20% Price
  • 17% Weekend Hours
  • 16% Quality of Food
  • 13% Choice of food.
  • 12% Limited Healthy Options
  • 7% You can't use swipes for other people
  • 6% No late night hours
  • 3% What your school card pays for.
  • 2% Everything
  • 2% Same meals, barely any variation
  • 1% Some dining halls are far from dorms
  • 0% The Chick Fil A nuggets are shaped weird
  • 0% Although VIP helps, still very limited choices
  • 0% I don't have a meal plan

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 471 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 203 responses

  • 31% Suwannee Dining Hall
  • 25% The Dining Halls
  • 20% They are all pretty good.
  • 12% Fresh Food Company
  • 8% Denny's
  • 3% Chili's
  • 1% Miso
  • 0% Einsteins Bagel Company


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