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Campus Food

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I love the food options here. The dining halls have a lot of variety and options. There are healthy options and not very healthy options for those days when you just need to indulge a bit. I do wish we had some better restaurant options on campus (Ex: replacing Burger King).

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are a lot of options. Dinning halls are great, but the quality of meat is not, so you end up eating a lot of carbohydrates. The drinks options in the dinning halls could be more natural. Flex points are really convenient.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are a lot of options for food at Notre Dame. You could make your way to LaFortune which has Taco Bell, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Burger King; or you could take a 15 minute walk to Eddy street for food options like Chipotle, In & Out Burger, Jamba Juice, Barbici, and O'Rourke's Irish Pub.

5 College Student

Campus Food: Good variety. Delicious food in dining halls. It's convenient to get food anywhere such as at the Huddlemart. There are multiple Starbucks locations on campus as well as multiple ABP cafes. The fact that Recker's is open 24/7 is amazing for late night meals and coffee. Flex points in addition to meal swipes makes getting food super easy.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The meal plan is a good deal, however, if you have outside guests it will cost them a fortune to eat with you. Luckily with the meal plan comes 5 guest swipes, meaning you can get five guests in for a reduced price (I think five dollars?). These can't be used on football weekends. South Dining Hall is great, North isn't so great. However, with the addition of the sandwich bar at North, it isn't so bad. The flex points are great.

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In a darkened corner of Notre Dame's dining halls lurks a small section filled with the odor of mystery ground meat, fake taco shells, melted cheese, shredded lettuce and tomatoes-the Mexican food section. It seems that not even this shadowy area of campus dining is lacking in student praise. Notre Dame students are very fond of their dining halls, particularly South, because of the variety of foods that they are able to find. Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and American food are just some of the choices available. And, while some students grow tired of the food selections in the dining halls, they find the small on-campus chain restaurants an equally appetizing "Plan B."

Although you may be able to predict the week's main food choices after a while, the contrasting food sections found in both North and South Dining Halls grant students the freedom of exploring their culinary creativity. Combined with the generous meal plans, which range from 14 to 21 meals per week, meal points can be used at campus restaurants, in vending machines, and for "Grab-N-Go" sack meals. The variety of food at the dining halls gives Notre Dame a grade that most cafeteria lunch-ladies can only dream about.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
21
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Burger King
  • Reckers
  • Sbarro
  • Starbucks
  • Subway
24-Hour Dining
Reckers
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Burger King
  • Reckers
  • Sbarro
  • Starbucks
  • Subway

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Buen Provecho
Location: Huddle Food Court
Food: Burritos, fajitas, nachos, salads, tacos
Hours: Friday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Burger King
Location: Huddle Food Court
Food: Burgers, fries
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Café Commons
Location: Mendoza College of Business
Food: Sandwiches, drinks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Café de Grasta
Location: 1st Floor Grace Hall
Food: Pastries, pasta stir-fry, sandwiches, fountain and bottled drinks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Café Poché
Location: Bond Hall
Food: Deli sandwiches, baked potatoes, soda bread, cappuccinos, and soups
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Decio Commons
Location: 1st floor Decio Faculty building
Food: Hot soups, fountain drinks, coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Greenfields International Café
Location: Hesburg Center for International Studies
Food: Mushroom soffrito, black bean enchiladas, and more
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Huddle Mart
Location: Huddle Food Court, LaFortune Student Center
Food: Convenience store items, prepared foods
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 7:30 a.m.-4 a.m., Thursday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m.-4 a.m.
Irish Café
Location: Lower level of Vicky Moore Law School
Food: Baked goods, cold entrees, fountain drinks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Legends of Notre Dame
Location: East of DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts
Food: Assorted pub grub
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-2 a.m.
North Dining Hall
Location: North Food Court
Food: All-you-can-eat cafeteria
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-8 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Reckers
Location: South End of South Dining Hall
Food: Pizza, burgers, sandwiches, fountain drinks, coffee, smoothies, and breakfast foods
Hours: Daily 24 hours
Sbarro
Location: Huddle Food Court
Food: Pizza, pasta, stromboli, buffalo wings
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Thursday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-4 a.m., Saturday 6 p.m.-4 a.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-2 a.m.
South Dining Hall
Location: South Market
Food: All-you-can-eat cafeteria
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-2 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: Huddle Food Court
Food: Coffee and pastries
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 9:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Subway
Location: Huddle Food Court
Food: Soups, salads, and sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-1 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Waddick's
Location: 1st Floor O'Shaughnessy Hall
Food: Specialty coffees, soups
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Warren Grille
Location: Warren Golf Course clubhouse
Food: Focaccia sandwiches, gourmet burgers, muffins, snacks
Hours: Monday 12 p.m.-7 p.m. , Tuesday-Sunday 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 27 responses

  • 24% South Dining Hall
  • 19% Au Bon Pain
  • 18% Reckers
  • 8% Einsteins Bagel Bros
  • 7% Starbucks
  • 7% Huddle Food Court
  • 5% Taco Bell
  • 3% Bookstore
  • 3% Subway
  • 2% Cafe de Grasta
  • 1% Greenfields
  • 1% Sorin's at the Morris Inn.

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 66 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 worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 21 responses

  • 30% Repetitive meals
  • 19% Extra dining hall swipes are wasted, can't donate
  • 16% Grab N Go food isn't all that great of quality
  • 12% It's TOO good (aka freshman 15)
  • 12% Somewhat inconvenient times
  • 7% Inconvenient meal times.
  • 2% Not enough vegetarian/vegan options
  • 2% No healthy breakfast options

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 27 responses

  • 30% Convenient
  • 26% Good quality
  • 14% Grab N Go available
  • 14% Flex points usable at ABP, Starbucks, Subway, etc.
  • 10% Two plans available
  • 6% Variety

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 25 responses

  • 66% Burger king
  • 31% North dining hall
  • 3% Nothing
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