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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Convinent if you live on campus.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: I really enjoy the food and don't mind the cost, but I wish I could just swing through, grab a meal, then take it home. It's like living out in the real world and be expected to go to a full service restaurant for a sit down meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I don't really have that much time. When I could instead, run through, grab a sandwich and some chips, go home to my desk and eat while I study.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food isn't bad, just gets boring after a while. Much better than other universities.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: In my opinion, I have to say UGA has one of the best dining options compared to other schools. Although it is pricy, you are able to get your money's worth.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: For dining hall food, UGA is #blessed. One of the best things about Meal Plan is the social aspect. I probably met half of my friends in dining halls. Everyone spends there free time in Bolton. Georgia does a really good job of having variety, options, and lots of healthy variety. You can always get the food you are craving. The Niche is legendary and so good. People will wait to get into the Niche because it's that good---wood-fired personal pizzas, ready to made sandwiches, sweet potatoe fries, Jittery Joe's coffee, soft gooey homemade cookies, and gelato. People not on meal plan will pay for the Niche. It's soooo good! O'House has good mexican food and coffee----they have their own coffee shop in the dining hall---great place to study!! Snelling is the place to late night as it's open 24/7 Monday-Thursday yay snellebration!! ECV has the most healthy options and yummy smoothies,,,,great to fuel up after a work out at Ramsey!

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The UGA dining halls are extremely social, and it is very easy to meet new people there, as most will invite you to their table if you are alone. If you are a freshman, get the meal plan. While it may seem expensive at first, if you eat three meals a day, you end up paying roughly $3 a meal. Everything is buffet-style, so the food is all-you-can-eat, and you can visit the dining hall as frequently as you want. The only downside is that you are pretty much forced to eat out on Sundays, as the only dining halls open on that day close before lunchtime. There are generally plenty of healthy and vegetarian options at every dining hall, too, if you are a non-traditional eater. Once you’re on the meal plan for the second semester, though, the food gets a little same-y. And everyone gets tired of the dining hall if they choose to pay for a second year as sophomores. It is nearly impossible to sneak into the dining halls because there is an attendant and a biometric hand-scanner system at every entrance.

Every dining hall has the same entrée menu, but each dining hall has its own thematic stations. Bolton is always filled with freshmen since it’s next to the freshman high-rises. Bolton has the least amount of variety, and it generally is worth walking the extra few blocks to go to O-House instead. On the other hand, Snelling is very popular, especially at night since it began offering 24-hour service. Around noon, it is usually packed with a line out the door. While The Village Summit, on East Campus, is the most remote dining hall, it is easily the best. With its fresh fruit smoothies, made-to-order personal pan pizzas, and generally fresher and more carefully prepared entrées, The Village Summit is worth the long(ish) bus ride out. It is important to note, though, that parking can get a little annoying if you drive to any of the dining halls.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3956 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites
  • Late-night at Snelling Dining Hall
  • The Village Summit
24-Hour Dining
Snelling Dining Center
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
The Student Learning Center houses a Jittery Joe's coffee shop that offers baked goods and a variety of coffees. On fair weather days, there is a hot dog vendor who serves on North Campus across from Baldwin Hall. There are also two eateries on South Campus inside the Georgia Center Hotel for Continuing Education-the elegant, gourmet of The Savannah Room and the cafeteria-style offerings of The Courtyard Café.
Did You Know?
  • The dining halls have a day at the end of the year when they request that students return all stolen silverware to each cafeteria. This event has, surprisingly, been a huge success in recent years.
  • UGA Food Services has received 67 national awards for their excellence in student meal plans.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Bolton Dining Commons
Location: Baxter Street, near high-rise dorms
Food: Cereal, deli, desserts, healthy options, home-style buffets, omelet station, salad bar, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Bone Appetit
Location: Aderhold Hall
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Bulldog Café
Location: Tate Student Center
Food: Breakfast, Chick-fil-A Express, desserts, grab-n-go, grill, pizza
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dawg Bites
Location: Biological Sciences Building
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dawg Bone
Location: College of Veterinary Medicine
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Dawg Snacks
Location: Tate Student Center
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Oglethorpe Dining Commons
Location: Off Lumpkin Street, next to Oglethorpe House
Food: Asian, cereal station, coffee, dessert bar, home-style entrées, Mexican, premium entrées, salad bar, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Red Clay Café
Location: Joe Frank Harris Commons
Food: Breakfast, desserts, coffee, salads, sandwiches, smoothies, soup
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Snelling Dining Commons
Location: South Campus
Food: Cereal, home-style buffets, omelet station, pasta, pizza, salad bar, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 24 hours, Friday 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Taste of Home Café
Location: Tate Student Center
Food: Homestyle meals
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tate Café
Location: Tate Student Center
Food: Barberitos, Hotei's Asian Grill, Larry's Giant Subs
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
'Tween the Pages
Location: Main Library, lobby
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
The UGA Creamery
Location: Environmental Health Sciences
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Village Market
Location: Joe Frank Harris Commons
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Village Summit
Location: Joe Frank Harris Commons (second floor), East Campus Village
Food: Omelets, pizza, sandwiches, smoothies
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 260 responses

  • 20% East village
  • 17% The Niche
  • 12% Bolton
  • 11% The dining halls if you have meal plan
  • 11% Tate Plaza
  • 7% Oglethorpe.
  • 7% Snelling
  • 6% Any of the dining halls...
  • 4% Little Italy
  • 2% Inokus Japanese
  • 1% The best is barberitos, but it's hardly good
  • 0% None?
  • 0% Anything Downtown
  • 0% Cali N Titos
  • 0% ECV
  • 0% Tate
  • 0% Downtown Athens
  • 0% Barberitos
  • 0% Restaurants near campus.

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 413 responses

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  • Convenient hours
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  • Late-night options
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