I would like there to be longer hours that the dining hall is open and I would like to have more options and use swipes for friends.
I can go into the dining hall with a completely empty stomach, and by the time I have had a few mouthfuls of what I had expected to be decent food, I'll return my dish to go try to scope out some other, seemingly edible food to eat. I always get a cup of water to drink before I go to get food, because I know I will not end up eating very much, and it helps to make my stomach feel more full. Sometimes the pizza is okay, other times it tastes like cardboard with mystery plastic on top. The burgers are usually a good bet, but sometimes they are so salty they are barely palatable. Salad seems like a good bet, but usually what isn't wilted is warm, and the dressings taste awful. The only option they ever have in the vegetarian/gluten free line is nachos with tofu/bean chili. EVERY. NIGHT. Avoid the main entree, unless it looks okay, and even then, be cautious. Usually the "made to order" line is okay, but I had a bad experience with the steak bombs - so much gristle. The sandwich line is okay, but the meats are always very salty - which isn't really Sodexo's fault themselves, I suppose, but it still isn't appealing. The Union Grille and the Cafes are alright, nothing except coffee is made at the cafes and the Union Grille is ridiculously marked-up in price, so you run out of flex cash really quick if you're trying to avoid the dining hall. One meal at the Grille is usually about $10 at least, on average for myself.