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Dig in.

Wake Forest offers students a variety of dining choices featuring diverse menus and venues, from grab-and-go items to buffet meals and table-service dining. All resident students must purchase one of several dining-plan options.

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The Fresh Food Company, Reynolda Hall

Also known as “The Pit” (not for its food, but for its location on the lowest level of Reynolda Hall), enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from home-style favorites, rotisserie items, sandwiches, fresh salads, pastas, Italian dishes, international meals, homemade desserts and more.


The Magnolia Room, Reynolda Hall

Enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat lunch buffet, prepared by the Executive Catering Chef, in a more formal atmosphere.


Benson University Center

Sit down or grab something to go from Benson’s Food Court. Favorites include Chick-Fil-A; Moe’s Southwest Grill; Forest Greens where you can build your own salad or choose from prepared specialty salads; Smoothies, milkshakes, micro blasts and energy snacks are also available; Take Two, made to order grilled items and delicious deli sandwiches; and the Grab n’ Go Store, featuring convenience items, sushi, salads, sandwiches, parfaits, beverages and more.


Shorty’s, Benson Center

Shorty’s is a Wake Forest tradition since Shorty Joyner’s restaurant started serving students on the Old Campus starting in 1916. Shorty’s offers a restaurant experience without leaving campus. Enjoy table-service dining and new menu offerings.


Subway, Hearn Plaza (The Quad)

Eat fresh and enjoy the convenience of all your favorite Subway foods right here on campus.


Starbucks, Z. Smith Reynolds Library

Stop by to enjoy all of your favorite Starbucks beverages and foods. This location is sure to grab your attention for relaxing, visiting and studying with its community-friendly space inside the Z. Smith Reynolds Library.


Campus Grounds, Taylor Residence Hall

Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza, stop by to enjoy Java City coffee and bakery items at this student-run gathering place.


Campus Convenience Stores

Offer snacks, beverages, grocery items, frozen foods, natural and organic products, and personal care items.


Zick’s

Named in honor of Dr. Ken Zick, former Vice President and Dean for Student Affairs, Zick’s is proud to enrich the Wake Forest Reynolda Campus as a favorite hangout and dining venue. Visit this landmark for pizza, wings, billiards or to watch a game.


The North Dining Hall

Located North of Wait Chapel, the North Dining Hall brings together The Hilltop Market residential servery, Bistro ’34, Starbucks and a campus convenience store.

The Hilltop Market combines the dining style of a modern servery with the fresh and healthy choices of a traditional residential restaurant. Also at the North Dining Hall is Bistro ’34, a fine dining restaurant reflecting a contemporary American palate. The menu highlights regional cuisine evolving seasonally and a sample of signature international dishes.