Restaurants & Cafés

We’ve Got You Covered

In addition to Dining Halls, University Dining offers plenty of options for dining and kicking back with your friends. Our restaurants, cafés and specialty shops accept the meal-plan equivalency as well as cash and credit cards. Have food allergies? Learn more about how to eat safely at NC State.

Main Campus

Atrium Food Court@ D.H. Hill Library

Located adjacent to the Brickyard on the lower level of D.H. Hill Library, this hot spot features a variety of options geared toward today’s college student. New nighttime hours will ensure you’re fueled from sunup to sundown… and beyond. Atrium features:

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Talley Student Union

The Talley Student Union is located in Central Campus, near the gym, residence halls and Price Music Center. It is currently under renovation, but several new dining options opened in October 2013:

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Hill of Beans @ D.H. Hill Library

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Don’t let the name fool you. Not only can you get your coffee fix here, but we also have smoothies, Italian sodas, baked goods and a selection of Wolfpack-to-Go items. Open early and late to accommodate those caffeine cravings.

The Creamery @ D.H. Hill Library

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Indulge your sweet tooth with a scoop, shake or sundae made from NC State’s own Howling Cow™ ice cream, made with fresh cream from our dairy cows and processed at our on-campus creamery Howling Cow™ milk, Coke® products, coffee, cookies, and Wolfpack-to-Go items are also available.

Centennial Campus

Port City Java

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Look no further for the perfect place to eat between classes, meet with your project team or just relax with a perfect cup of java. Not into coffee? We have great shakes, fresh fruit smoothies and Italian sodas, too. Breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, pitas and salads round out our great offerings.


Common Grounds @ the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus

Howling Cow scoops and shakes on Centennial Campus, plus a great line up of coffee drinks, sandwiches, wraps and other healthy grab-and-go meals. Located just inside the entrance of the Hunt Library.


On The Oval Culinary Creations

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On The Oval offers indoor and outdoor seating for up to 420 guests and features four micro restaurants plus and a diner venue for early morning and late night service. All offer a variety of options to suit your palate, including low-fat, healthy, vegan and vegetarian options.

Biomedical Campus

Vet School Cafe

Look for our café at the College of Veterinary Medicine on the Biomedical Campus. We offer hot entrees, sides, sandwiches and snacks.


Port City Java

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Look no further for the perfect place to eat between classes, meet with your project team or just relax with a perfect cup of java. Not into coffee? We have great shakes, fresh fruit smoothies and Italian sodas, too. Breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, pitas and salads round out our great offerings.

McKimmon Center

McKimmon Corner Café

Mix it up with a visit to the McKimmon Center. We offer hot entrees, sides, sandwiches and snacks, too.