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Campus Food

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4 College Student

Campus Food: The food is good and affordable

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I chose to attend Rice over Johns Hopkins because of the food. It is pretty epic. However, I am not a fan of no Saturday dinner. I prefer spending my Saturday evenings working on homework and studying, so when Saturday night comes along I can get trashed with out worrying about the homework I need to do on Sunday. It is very time consuming to have to go off campus to get food.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't mind the servery, and most of the time it's edible.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Dinners are very high-quality on most days, and it's possible to review menus ahead of time and choose which servery to go to. Breakfasts are good but mostly the same, though Baker Kitchen has a special breakfast everyday which is great if you make the walk. Lunch is probably the weak link.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty good overall, but after a while it can feel a bit tedious. For an international student like me I keep missing home food a lot but my access to home cuisine is very limited.

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Students at Rice find that the dining experience is truly world class. Each of Rice's 11 residential colleges has a commons (dining hall) and servery (kitchen) from which students eat three meals per day. The on-campus meal plan allows students all-you-can-eat access to the serveries, which creates a comfy, homey environment where you don't have to be worrying about a food budget all of the time.

Students also rave about the dining staff—who aren't just cooks, but real chefs that work at Rice because they love interacting with the students (think Southern hospitality at its finest). The staff at your college's servery goes out of its way to get to know you and cater to your liking. Each servery has a unique flair—Mediterranean, healthy organic, vegetarian, French—and serves special dishes during different days of the week. Lucky students might get an invite from a Rice faculty member to dine at Cohen House, the ritzy faculty club, but many students graduate without ever stepping inside.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4200 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
North College serveries
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Rice Coffeehouse
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Muffins
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Fresh pita and hummus
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
The Hoot
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
  • Cohen House, the posh faculty club, is a restaurant on campus with high-quality food and a nice sit-down atmosphere. However, it is primarily meant to serve faculty, and students are permitted inside by invitation only.
  • The Hoot is a student-run, late-night option that operates out of the West Servery.
Did You Know?
Rice employs more than 17 chefs certified by the American Culinary Federation and Texas Chefs Association.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Baker College Dining
Location: Baker College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Brochstein Pavilion
Location: Center Quadrangle behind Fondren Library
Food: Coffeehouse
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Droubi's Bakery & Deli
Location: Rice Student Center
Food: Mediterranean
East College serveries
Location: Lovett College and Will Rice College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
North College serveries
Location: Brown College, Jones College, Martel College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Recharge U
Location: Rice Student Center
Food: Convenience, grab-'n-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Rice Coffeehouse
Location: Kelly Lounge, Rice Student Center
Food: Coffee/espresso drinks, tea, baked goods
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-1 a.m.
Sid Richardson College servery
Location: Sid Richardson College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
South College serveries
Location: Hanszen College and Wiess College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Valhalla
Location: 6100 Main St.
Food: Pub
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 7 p.m.-2 a.m.
West College serveries
Location: Duncan College and McMurtry College
Food: Hot entrées, pizza, specialty sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Willy's Pub
Location: Rice Student Center
Food: Beer, pizza, sandwiches, smoothies
Hours: Monday 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 40 responses

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

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 21% Coffeehouse!
  • 21% Baker Breakfast
  • 14% Off Campus
  • 14% West Severy!
  • 14% The Hoot
  • 7% West Servery
  • 7% The burger man!

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 10 responses

  • 36% None. Food is good!
  • 27% Sid Richardson College Servery
  • 18% East Survery
  • 9% East Servery
  • 9% Being hungry at 3 am

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 12 responses

  • 45% Convenience
  • 27% Convinience
  • 18% Salad bar
  • 9% Its Bae
  • 0% Everything

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 11 responses

  • 40% You have to have the unlimited meal plan
  • 33% Unused swipes ought to become Tetra.
  • 27% Price

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