For commuting students and visitors alike, these centrally located food courts offer quick meals and ample seating.
In the main level of the original Tate building, this food court includes mall standards Chick-fil-A and Panda Express as well as UGA’s own Niche Pizza. The newest addition is Sambazon, which serves organic açai bowls topped with granola, fresh fruit and other ingredients.
Located in the main level of the Tate addition, this court includes Athens-based chain Barberitos, Bulldog Burger and the Market at Tate, which serves sandwiches, wraps, salads, sushi and Jittery Joe’s coffee.
Red Clay Cafe
This food court includes a trio of shops: Sweet Java Brown’s, which serves coffee and sweets; East Side Deli, which offers sandwiches and salads; and Sushi with Gusto, which offers a variety of sushi rolls.
Grab and Go
Sprinkled throughout campus, these retail spots offer an easy way to pick up a meal. Most carry sandwiches, snacks, salads and bottled drinks.
Au Bon Pain — Amos Hall
Bone Appetit — Aderhold Hall
Champions Cafe — UGA Golf Course
Coffee & Bagels — UGA Main Library and the Science Learning Center
Dawg Bites — Biological Sciences
Dawg Pause — Russell Hall
East Side Deli — Joe Frank Harris
Starbucks — Tate Student Center
The Station — Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Jittery Joe’s Coffee — Full-service coffee drinks from the Athens-based roaster are served at Miller Learning Center, Science Library, Baldwin Hall, Law Library and the Center for Molecular Medicine.
The centrally located University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and Hotel complex operates four spots:
The Savannah Room — Relaxed yet elegant restaurant
The Savannah Room Bar — Cocktails, craft beer and bar snacks
The Courtyard Cafe — Breakfast, entrees, and salads, all served cafeteria-style
Georgia Java — Coffee and baked goods
The UGA Creamery
The Creamery has operated from the Environmental Health Science Building since 1941, and serves soups, salads, sandwiches and ice cream. The latter, alas, no longer is made on site as it was when the Creamery processed milk from the UGA dairy herd.
Want a student experience? Eat at a dining hall. All take cash, debit and credit cards.
Bolton Dining Commons
This colossal dining hall is located near most freshman dorms and the central Tate Center area and boasts a dozen serving stations featuring made-to-order dishes, including burgers, pasta and all-day breakfast. The “special selections” line offers foods free of major allergens and gluten.
Oglethorpe Dining Commons
Known for customized skillets, this dining hall also includes a full-service coffee shop and O’Hacienda, a station for customized burritos and Tex-Mex.
Snelling Dining Commons
A rite of passage is to “Snellebrate” finals season at this dining hall with a midnight breakfast buffet. It includes a pizza bar, and is open 24 hours on certain days.
Close to residence halls occupied by athletes, this dining hall is known for its vitamin-loaded smoothies and made-to-order omelets.
UGA’s Taqueria 1785 food truck serves fresh tacos, quesadillas and more. The truck appears at special events and campus pop-ups announced on Twittertaqueria1785.
This article originally appeared in the spring 2019 Visitors Guide