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Campus Food

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: The dining halls get really repetitive but having places like Schine, Kimmel and Faculty make dining better.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: just gets boring after a while

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Like every other dining hall food, Syracuse dining halls can get repetitive. My favorite thing about its dining halls, though, is the soups. They have yummy soups everyday and they're what keeps me going.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dining hall gets very repetitive. When you're in school you want food from home when you're home you kind of miss the variety of the dining hall depending on your situation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food usually good and Shaw dining was on point.

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The food here at SU can be summed up in one word-awful. There are, however, pros and cons, like most things at SU, and there are ways to make the most out of your dining experience. There are two types of food at SU: dining hall food and Supercard dining facilities food. The dining halls are the places on campus where you may use your meal plan; it's also where you will need the skills of Emeril Lagasse to concoct something even remotely tasty. The selection is extensive, but you will quickly get sick of making your seventh meal of the week using grilled chicken, deli meat, salad bar, and pasta. No dining hall is significantly better than the others either; although the Daily Orange rated Sadler and Graham dining facilities as some of the better ones, and Shaw and Haven as some of the worst. Shaw Dining Hall is also the only place on campus where Kosher food is served.

The Supercard areas, on the other hand, more than make up for the gross grub in the dining halls. These places are designated for use with cash or your prepaid Supercard. With a selection of Sbarro, Taco Bell, Burger King, KFC, Dunkin Donuts, deli sandwiches, Chinese stir-fry, and sushi, the choices are endless. Try Kimmel Dining Hall, a popular place to grab some snacks at just about any time of the day or night.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
21
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6624 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Kimmel Food Court
  • Schine Dining
24-Hour Dining
None, but Kimmel is open until 3 a.m. on the weekends.
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
The Warehouse Cafe
Did You Know?
  • The Supercard gives students the option of more food choices. This is a prepaid card on which either the students themselves or their parents put a balance at the beginning of each semester.
  • SU also offers a full-service restaurant on campus, called Goldstein Faculty Center that is not just for the University's faculty. Students are welcome at any time during lunch hours, and they can use their Supercard dollars to pay.
  • SU has a Burger King rather than a McDonald's on campus. In order to find a McDonald's, students must leave campus by car or taxi.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Blinker Deli
Location: HBC, Atrium level
Food: Breakfast, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
Brockway Dining Hall
Location: Brewster/Boland complex
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Brockway Food Court
Location: Brockway Hall basement
Food: Ben & Jerry's, Burger King, deli sandwiches, Häagen Dazs, Sbarro
Hours: Monday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
College of Law Café
Location: MacNaughton Hall, room 213
Food: Breakfast, deli, hot entrées, salad, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Eggers Café
Location: Eggers Hall, room 300
Food: Hot entrées, salad bar, sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Location: S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Rm. 244
Food: Coffee, hot entrées, sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Gallery Snack Bar
Location: Marshall Hall - ESF Campus
Food: Breakfast, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, soups
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Goldstein Food Court
Location: Goldstein Dining Center
Food: Burger King, deli, Dunkin' Donuts, Freshëns, Jump Asian Express Cuisine, Sal's Birdland, Sbarro, Taste Buds
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12 a.m.
Graham Dining Hall
Location: Graham Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Haven Dining Hall
Location: Haven Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Huntington Café
Location: Huntington Hall, first floor lounge
Food: Entrees
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Junction Snack Bar
Location: Flint and Day Halls
Food: Deli, grill
Hours: Daily 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Kimmel Food Court
Location: Kimmel Dining Center
Food: Deli sandwiches, pizza, wedges, wings
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 4 p.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday 4 p.m.-3 a.m.
Life Science Café
Location: Atrium level, Life Science Building
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
The Olsten Café
Location: Whitman School of Management, room 211
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
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Location: SU Library, 222 Waverly Ave.
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Sadler Dining Hall
Location: Sadler Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Sadler Snack Bar
Location: Sadler Hall
Food: Deli, grill
Hours: Monday-Saturday 7 p.m.-12 a.m.; Sunday 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m., 7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Schine Student Dining Center
Location: Schine Student Center
Food: Deli, Dunkin' Donuts, grill, Sal's Birdland, Sbarro, salad bar, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shaw Dining Hall
Location: Shaw Hall
Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
Slocum Café
Location: Main Floor, Slocum Hall
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:45 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Warehouse Café
Location: 350 W. Fayette Street
Food: Beverages, breakfast and lunch specials, coffee, grill, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 61 responses

  • 25% Chipotle
  • 23% Marshall Street
  • 8% Ernie Davis
  • 8% Goldstein, Schine
  • 7% Grub Hub, Eatstreet apps
  • 7% Pasta
  • 5% Salad Bar
  • 4% Farmers Market and Indian Restaurant
  • 4% The Warehouse
  • 3% Get a lot of food for your dorm room
  • 3% Shaw Hall Dining
  • 2% King Davids is great!
  • 1% Calios

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 56 responses

  • 30% The dining halls can suck once and while
  • 17% The dining halls with some exceptions.
  • 13% Fake Icecream
  • 10% Gluten free sections
  • 10% Vegan sections
  • 8% Dining hall food= repetitive + boring
  • 4% There isn't because there are so many options
  • 4% The dining halls on Sundays
  • 2% Fake eggs
  • 1% Flint Hall

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 145 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 things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 60 responses

  • 32% All you can eat
  • 24% Alot of options and multiple locations
  • 21% It's convenient
  • 11% Fresh fruit and grilled chicken
  • 6% You can save money on things like yogurt & milk
  • 3% Better to eat somewhere else
  • 3% Gluten free and vegan options

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 57 responses

  • 35% Food gets really repetitive
  • 26% Meal plans are expensive
  • 14% Poor seasoning
  • 12% The food
  • 6% Minor freshness issues
  • 5% Some things are expired
  • 2% The beans
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