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Campus Food


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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: They offer a lot of variety with nice dining halls and convenient locations but they food gets old.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I enjoyed the a la carte system, it kept me from getting more food than I needed and it prevents food waste overall. I was also impressed with the food itself--for cafeteria style food, it's tasty and there are a variety of options. It can get old after awhile, but it is very convenient.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: Many options all over campus!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Maharani's and Mirch Masala are great Indian Food places. I love having State so close. There are a lot of different options available.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food is pretty average


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Surprisingly, UW has made many improvements on campus dining in the past few years. Rhetas Cafeteria, located in Chadbourne Residential College, is the newest dining facility. It offers a wide array of food options, from its Mongolian grill and pasta station, to the salad and fruit bar, as well as hamburgers and fries. UW has made changes in its dining experience by offering more choices and taking student suggestions for what they most want to eat. Public and private dorms do provide meal plans and try to meet the appetites of their residents. Most halls will offer a variety of main entrees along with vegetarian options. Students will admit that dorm cafeterias are convenient for location, price, and student socialization.

While the food may still be classified as typical "dorm food" by some students, UW does offer a fair amount of dining locations. The private dorms all have on-site cafeterias, and meal plans that transfer to the other private dorms. Public dorms, however, vary in dining locations; some have on-site cafés and some don’t. Hours of service vary as well. The majority of the dorms have specific times when breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served and those coming in late are out of luck. For those not able to make the regulated mealtimes try the on-campus alternatives like Pop’s Club or Ed’s Express. Their hours don’t directly coincide with dorm cafés, and tend to be open later as well. Make sure to check your hall’s meal plan, though, for specifications. Overall, students generally don’t mind eating in the dorms and enjoy the variety that is offered.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$2903 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites
  • Carson's Carryout
  • Pop’s Club
  • Rheta's
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
You can use your meal plan at any of the restaurants on State Street.
Did You Know?
Rheta's, Ed's Express, and Carson's Carryout allow you to order meals online. This way you can avoid the lunchtime rush, delayed services, and a la carte lines. These dining halls even deliver at night for your late-night study sessions. Online ordering is a great way to save time, but watch out for the $2 delivery fee.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Carson's Carryout
Location: 1515 Tripp Circle
Food: Made-to-order, groceries
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (groceries only), 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (groceries only), 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Daily Dose
Location: Health Sciences Learning Center
Food: Deli, grab-and-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Daily Scoop
Location: Memorial Union
Food: Deli, grab & go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Der Rathskellar
Location: Memorial Union
Food: Bavarian grill
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
E2 Engineering Eatery
Location: Engineering Hall
Food: Cafeteria
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Ed's Express
Location: 717 W Johnson St.
Food: Made-to-order, groceries
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (groceries only), 5 p.m.-1 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (groceries only), 5 p.m.-1 a.m.
Feed Bag Deli
Location: School of Veterinary Medicine
Food: Deli, grab-and-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Frank's Place
Location: Kronshage Hall
Food: American
Hours: Monday- Thursday 7 a.m.- 11:30 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.- 11:30 p.m.
Grainger Deli
Location: First floor atrium and third floor of Grainger Hall
Food: Deli, grab-and-go
Hours: First Floor: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m. Third Floor: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
ICU Deli
Location: Medical sciences building
Food: Deli, grab-and-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Ingraham Deli
Location: Ingraham Hall
Food: Deli, grab-and-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lakefront on Langdon
Location: Memorial Union
Food: Wraps, Chinese, grill
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Liz Waters
Location: Elizabeth Waters Hall
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 5 p.m.-6:45 p.m.; Friday 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m., 5 p.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
Newell's Deli
Location: Smith Hall
Food: Deli, grab and go
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Friday 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sunday 5 p.m.-11:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday (grab and go only) 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Open Book Café
Location: Helen C. White building
Food: Deli, grab-and-go
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-12 a.m., Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-12 a.m.
Peet's Coffee and Tea
Location: Memorial Union
Food: Coffee, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.
Pop's Club
Location: 717 W Johnson St.
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Location: Chadbourne Hall
Food: Cafeteria
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 142 responses

  • 20% Ian's Pizza
  • 19% State St & Union South/Memorial Union restaurants
  • 11% Gordon's
  • 6% Tutto Pasta
  • 6% Wing Wednesday
  • 5% BW3's Thursdays wings
  • 5% Old Fashion
  • 4% Whatever's on the menu
  • 3% Dlux
  • 3% Subway
  • 2% Mongolian Grill
  • 2% Pizza
  • 1% Babcock's
  • 1% Roast
  • 0% Dejope
  • 0% Brocach
  • 0% Cooper's Tavern
  • 0% Short Stack Eats
  • 0% Chipotle
  • 0% Mediterranean Cafe

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 218 responses

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


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