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Campus Food


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Campus Food: There is always a variety of food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Avoid Evansdale Cafe! If you are hungry and next to the Evansdale cafe either go to brew and gold or walk to engineering and go to Da Vincis. Summit generally has good food and so does Da Vincis. The meal plan resets on thursday morning for students who get 15 or 20 meals per week.

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Campus Food: Research meal plan to see which is most fit for each person. All very good and convenient.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The places to go are endless but manly places have the same type of food all the time. Sometimes its nice to mix it up. Some of the better places are far away. The times are very odd, if places were open longer it would be better

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have only had one or two days when I didn't get things that I liked. There are so many options for food and you can get almost anything at any time of the day!


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There are certainly a lot of options available for students to use their meal plans, and the food in the dining halls is all-you-can-eat. If students grow tired of eating the same meal three or four times a week, they can hop dining halls for a change or eat at the Mountainlair. The place on campus with the best meal-plan food is the Mountainlair Food Court. Unfortunately, quantities are small, as they do not follow in the all-you-can-eat format of the other dining halls.

The food served by campus dining is not exactly the healthiest option available. They will prepare vegetarian or other special requests, but they don’t really go out of their way to provide a better choice for students who may be looking for healthier entrees. Freshmen, as well as anyone else living in dorms, are required to have a meal plan but can pick the smallest one if they feel it will be adequate for their needs. Students can also get Mountie Bounty and Dining Dollars to use at places like McCoy’s. Although there are so many options for students to choose from, there is not much satisfaction with the dining halls. Eating in the dining halls is something that is not suggested for more than a year if it can be helped. It is definitely worth the hassle to cook your own meal.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4480 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
All campus residents are required to purchase a meal plan.
Student Favorites
  • Burger King in Mountainlair
  • McCoy's in the Mountainlair
  • Quiznos in Mountainlair
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Did You Know?
You can put money on your ID called Mountie Bounty or Meals Plus. This money can be used as flex money if you run out of meals in a week, or if you go to places that don't accept a meal plan like Lyon's Den. You can also use MountieBounty at the bookstore. This can be put on by credit card or check.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Arnold Café
Location: Arnold Hall
Food: Huge variety; waffles for breakfast, deli for lunch, and pork roast for dinner.
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 3 p.m.-7 p.m.
Bits & Bytes
Location: G-69 Engineering Hall
Food: Fresh, made-to-order sandwiches and salads, freshly baked pizzas, snacks, and assorted sodas and coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Boreman Bistro
Location: Boreman Dormitory
Food: Strictly lunch and dinner during the week, and then brunch and dinner on the weekends
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Brew `n Gold Café
Location: Main floor of Braxton Hall
Food: Starbucks coffee, breakfast items, subs, and sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.
Burger King
Location: Mountainlair Food Court
Food: Fast food
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
Café Evansdale Dining Hall
Location: Evansdale Residential Complex (Towers)
Food: Chicken, entrée options, hamburgers, hot dogs, pasta, pizza, salad bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Fieldcrest Dining Room
Location: Fieldcrest Hall
Food: Daily selection of "grab `n go" breakfast items including cereals, donuts, pastries, bagels, granola bars, fruit, milk, juices, and coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Location: Mountainlair Food Court
Food: Variety of smoothies, shakes, and tasty treats.
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m.-9 p.m.
Location: Mountainlair Food Court
Food: Breakfast and lunch choices with a regular meal or a "Healthy U" option
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:15-10 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Lyon's Den
Location: Lyon Tower's Main Floor, Evansdale Residential Complex
Food: Freshly baked pizza, made-to-order deli sandwiches, and snacks
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
Location: Mountainlair Food Court
Food: New York-style deli, chicken tenders and wings, fries, salads, assorted beverages
Hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sports Café
Location: Student Recreation Center
Food: Sub sandwiches, salads, snacks, assorted sodas, juices, power drinks, smoothies, and power bars
Hours: Monday-Friday 2:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Stalnaker Dining Room
Location: Stalnaker
Food: Strictly lunch, dinner, and a snack menu
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Summit Café
Location: Summit Hall
Food: Options include a cereal bar, the Grill, salad bar, a deli, "tastes of home" including three entrees (one vegetarian) and two soups (one vegetarian), daily specials, and a beverage station
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Waterfron Cafe
Location: One Waterfront Place in Morgantown's Wharf District
Food: Variety of sandwiches and snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-2 p.m., 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 55 responses

  • 25% Summit Cafe or Mountain Lair food court
  • 13% Brew and Gold and Bits and Bytes when open
  • 11% Stalnaker & the Lair
  • 10% Boreman Bistro
  • 9% Summit
  • 8% Grab N Go
  • 8% Tazikis
  • 7% DaVincis in Evansdale Library
  • 5% Greenhouse Cafe
  • 2% Arnold Diner
  • 2% Hatefield's for breakfast

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 109 responses

Very poor
  • 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 48 responses

  • 23% Cannot use meal plan between 10am&4pm in the lair
  • 21% Not enough dining dollars
  • 20% Lack in quality of food
  • 16% Depends on where you eat, quality of food
  • 14% Runs out
  • 3% Too many dining dollars, not enough to buy
  • 2% Not being able to use it at HSC cafeteria
  • 1% Evansdale Cafe

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 53 responses

  • 35% Mountain lair food
  • 31% Convenience
  • 18% They give you money to spend at the food court
  • 13% There are multiple buffet style options
  • 3% Breakfast at Hatfields

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 36 responses

  • 43% Evansdale
  • 28% Whatever you do, avoid Cafe Evansdale!
  • 22% Boreman Bistro
  • 7% Summit


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