On Campus Dining
Check out the Notre Dame Food Services website for a full list of dining locations, hours of operation, allergy and dietary accomodations, daily menus, and special events. A map of dining locations is also available.
Located in the LaFortune Student Center, The Huddle Food Court boasts a a variety of quick restaurants as well as a convenience store stocked with everything from granola bars and shampoo to a coffee, tea, fruit, soup, and salad bar with LaFun Ice Cream in the back.
Check out the LaFortune directory and floor plans.
á la Descartes
"Located on the first floor of the Jordan Hall of Science, a la Descartes offers an assortment of snacks, bottled beverages, and coffee. It's the perfect place to grab a quick bite before class!"
au bon pain
"Located on the first floor of the Hesburgh Library, au bon pain serves made-to-order sandwiches and salads, soup, coffee, and delicious fresh-baked treats. Their cooler is also stocked with grab and go items if you're in a hurry! "
au bon pain express
"Located in the Hesburgh Center for International Studies, this Au Bon Pain offers fresh bakery items, soup and prepackaged sandwiches and salads. Grab something to eat on the go, or stay and enjoy in the cafe. "
au bon pain food cart
Located in the center of Debartolo Hall's first floor, the express cart stocks fresh and pre-packaged backed goods, coffee, and tea.
"This express unit offers sandwiches, salads, drinks and treats. Located on the lower level of the Mendoza College of Business."
Café de Grásta
"Get off the beaten path and try a treat from Café de Grásta. This [café] features signature wrap sandwiches along with hot specialties and cold drinks, located in Grace Hall on the Northeast corner of campus."
"Located on the first floor of Bond Hall, Café Poché is a lifesaver for architecture students. Offering a unique menu, they feature soups, salads, sandwiches, pastries, and espresso."
"Located in the Eck Hall of Law, Crossings serves fresh pastries, coffee & tea, deli sandwiches, paninis, hot specials, soup, and salads."
"Favorites include hearty deli sandwiches, a fresh salad bar, and daily lunch specials. Decio Commons also serves made to order burritos and burrito bowls as well as hot paninis."
"Located in Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering, Kitz Kafé offers snacks, bottled beverages, soups, sandwiches, and coffee."
"A 50’s style cafe located in O’Shaughnessy Hall, Waddick’s provides students with a place to socialize or study. Enjoy homestyle soups, sandwiches, fresh salads, yogurt, beverages, and specialty coffee."
"One of the greatest Notre Dame traditions is the dining hall. Our menus change daily, but you will always find dishes from around the world as well as traditional American favorites. Students participating in a meal plan may dine at either North or South Dining Hall."
North Dining Hall
According to campus tour information: "Built in 1957, the second of Notre Dame’s student dining halls was the final building constructed on North Quad. Serving the students of the northeast section of campus, North Dining Hall offers the same variety of food as South Dining Hall but in a contemporary setting. On any given day, some 100 different entrées (with at least as many extras for customization) are available, plus more than 20 types of beverages."
South Dining Hall
According to campus tour information: "[As] one of two student dining facilities on campus, South Dining Hall opened in 1927. As one of the finest examples of Gothic design in the United States, its architecture is reminiscent of a medieval Guild Hall. Today’s students find it reminiscent of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts, so Notre Dame Food Services hosted the first-ever Harry Potter-themed dinner here in 2009.
In the early days, students dressed in coat and tie and dined family style. Modern kitchen facilities and a new food court design blend with the building’s original murals, stone fire places and oak tables and chairs. This distinctive building actually has a few places for dining, including the food market with made-to-order selections, hospitality rooms for special events, and the Reckers 24-hour café featuring pizza and smoothies."
Secrets of the Dining Hall
An experienced grad student shared this secret with me: if you go to the dining hall just before 11:00 a.m., you can pay the breakfast price and still stay for lunch. Instant discount! Also, you can check the menu online before you go. It saves time and allows you to make healthy choices (or not).
Notre Dame Food Services has a registered dietician on staff that can provide individual nutritional counseling and advice to students. Whether you are looking to improve your health, lose weight, gain weight, or have special dietary needs such as allergies or other restrictions, the dietician can help. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule an appointment.
Did you know that you can add Domer Dollars to your Notre Dame ID card for use in campus eateries, vending machines, and campus laundry rooms? For more information, visit the Domer Dollars website.
"Taste the Traditions. Dine in a full service restaurant and pub located just 100 yards south of Notre Dame Stadium, reservations and large parties gladly accepted. Phone: 631-2582."
"A unique dining experience, this market features wood fired pizzas, piadina sandwiches, and Freshens smoothies, located on the South side of South Dining Hall."
"For fine dining, choose Sorin’s, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (dinner served Tuesday – Saturday only). Besides its beautifully appointed dining room, Sorin’s offers an intimate private room for groups of up to 14 guests in the Quinn Family Room. Serving a fresh selection of seafood, Sorin’s also features selections from the wineries of Notre Dame graduates." Sorin's is located inside of the Morris Inn.
Also located within the Morris Inn, "Rohr’s features casual, enticing food in a made-from-scratch kitchen. Signature items include the best chicken wings in South Bend, and a twist on an Irish favorite – steak and stout pie. Rohr’s is open daily for lunch, dinner and late night. It’s the perfect gathering space for students, the campus community and the South Bend metro area right on Notre Dame Avenue."
Located just south of campus, Eddy Street is host to a variety of restaurants and food shops including Brother's Bar and Grill, O'Rourkes Public House, McAllister's Deli, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Chipotle, Blaze Pizza, Jimmy John's, Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream, 7-Eleven, Yats, and The Mark Dine and Tap.