From vegetarian choices to a hearty meal of steak and potatoes with a side of collard greens, the cafeteria has a lot of options. Regular items include a cereal station; desserts; grill with burgers, veggie burgers, chicken, and fries; salad bar; sandwich fixings; soup bar; vegetarian options; and a rotating station with international items like stir-fry and crepes. There are always plenty of options, but the more you frequent the cafeteria, the more you begin to pick up on the recycled themes and menu choices. However, there are other dining options: the CEC (a smaller cafeteria on the far side of campus) and the pub.
The meal system at Eckerd works on tiers. Freshmen are automatically enrolled in Tier A, which includes the largest amount of meal blocks; however, this can be downgraded to a plan with less meal blocks and more flex dollars. The pub, which has standard fast food fare, accepts flex dollars, and, at certain times, meal blocks. The best part about dining at the café is that one swipe lets you eat all you want at that meal, so if you eat a lot, it’s not more expensive. Also, the pub and both cafeterias offer a nice social atmosphere even as the food becomes subpar.