Students mostly agree that the dining hall food at Middlebury is better than average. Fresh sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizza are always an option, while lunch and dinner menus can feature anything from fried catfish to London broil, in addition to a multitude of vegetarian options. On weekends, students especially enjoy eating made-to-order eggs for brunch. For those who have dietary restrictions or allergies, the dining hall staff is extremely accommodating. Although some feel that the menus can get repetitive, the only other complaint about dining at Middlebury seems to be the lack of late-night food options. The best part about dining at Middlebury is that meals are included in the comprehensive fee. All students can eat as much as they want in any of the dining halls and go as often as they would like. Food can be taken out with “go” containers, and students are always running into the dining halls to grab coffee, some fresh fruit, or ice cream before their next class.
After recent improvements were made in the past couple of years to Ross and Proctor dining halls, Middlebury reopened Atwater Hall for breakfast and lunch during the fall of 2011. Language tables take place in Redfield Proctor Dining room, upstairs in Proctor. Also, Middlebury's “go” containers are available for a small fee. These reusable bowls with lids are to be used to take food out of the dining hall, and students can trade them in for clean ones the next time they go back.