Pacific University '12
Majoring in Computer Science
Member since 8/9/2011
Usually Good Food, but Expensive – The dining hall / cafeteria food can get somewhat repetitive; certain things change depending on the day of the week and others remain constant (though the quality of each item changes as the cooks rotate duties). Food is overall very good, and there is a good variety of choices available for vegans, vegetarians, and health nuts. (There's also pizza, burgers, fried food, etc.) However, expect to pay at minimum $6 for a smallish meal (add a dollar or two if you also want salad or something other than water).
There's also a "bistro" (glorified convenience store), a cafe, and a local pizza restaurant that will accept your dining dollars.
Several other restaurants exist around the neighborhood as well, most of which are very good. A thai restaurant and a mexican (not "tex-mex") restaurant seem to be the local favorites, but I personally prefer Maggie's Buns (a classy little bakery and deli).
Most meal plans are priced equally; the difference is the proportion of "dining dollars" versus buffet meals. Since you'll be forced to purchase a meal plan for your first year, I'd suggest getting a plan that consists entirely of "dining dollars"; the buffet meals (especially on weekends) tend to be low-quality leftovers. You can always opt to pay a certain amount of dining dollars for a buffet meal anyway, roughly equivalent to the "cost" of including one in your meal plan. Really, though, it's probably more cost-effective to just order pizza for dinner.
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