For convenience sake, food on campus can be split into three categories: typical cafeteria style, restaurant style, and lastly, national or local restaurant chains. As far as college campus menus go, UW has a pretty big selection and provides many different types of cuisine. Some students seem satisfied with the selection and the quality of eats, while others still get bored of the limited options and can't seem to find "the right food." There's definitely nothing to complain about in the coffee department-this is Seattle, "the birthplace of espressos and lattes." Students agree that price inflation is a fairly large problem, and prices definitely seem steeper within campus perimeters than they would outside of campus, but even so, students continue to eat at the Husky Den regularly.
Non-cafeteria food seems to be the most popular. During lunch hour at the Husky Den, the lines at Subway and Pagliacci's Pizza dwarf the lines at the lesser known venues like At Home. The Husky Den is definitely the most popular lunch spot, and 8 gets pretty crowded at night, as well. The appeal of both of these places lies partly in their restaurant-style seating (more so than many college cafeterias). All in all, there are as many complaints as there are raves. UW has a wide selection of foods and venues, but college students tend to go a little crazy within even those limits. It's not cheap to live off of campus food, which makes the menu redundancy, for those that see it as such, much more frustrating. Even so, UW students are pretty lucky with the selection and quality of campus food, and it keeps on getting better. With the addition of Eleven 01, the former Terry Café, plenty of dormies will have access to much better food than is available to them now.