Dining and Food

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Campus Dining at Notre Dame can trace its roots back to the University's earliest days, when a significant majority of the structures on campus were farm buildings near the banks of St. Mary's Lake, producing the sustenance needed to feed a fledgling if growing student and faculty population. Today, Campus Dining serves the more than 25,000 students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University through nearly 30 eating establishments, including fine dining, full-service restaurants, quick-service restaurants, and cafes. While our operation has grown in size and complexity, we still hold to the mission and values of those early days - serving the Notre Dame family and its guests the highest quality menu we know how, prepared expertly by professionals in their craft.

South Dining Hall (SDH)

South Dining Hall is the older of the University's two dining halls, opening in 1927. It is one of the finest examples of Gothic design in the United States, its architecture reminiscent of a medieval Guild Hall. In the early days of its operation, students dressed in coat and tie and dined family style. Today, students come as they are to take advantage of modern kitchen facilities and a food court design that blend with the building’s original murals, stone fireplaces and oak tables and chairs. Visit the SDH menu online

North Dining Hall (NDH)

North Dining Hall is located adjacent to Haggar Hall and Farley Hall on North Quad. Built in 1957, it was the final building to be constructed on North Quad. North Dining Hall offers the same menu as its counterpart, South Dining Hall, but in a more contemporary setting. Some 100 different entrees and 20 different beverages are served up each day to students on the northeast side of campus. NDH was renovated in 2017Visit the NDH menu online.

Express Units

A number of express units that offer limited but convenient menus such as made-to-order sandwiches, pastries, coffee, soft drinks, soups, and snack foods are available throughout campus. Express units include:

Huddle Food Court

Located in the LaFortune Student Center are a large number of fast food and specialty food shops with extended hours of operation.  Also located in LaFortune is the largest convenience store on campus.  The Huddle offers:

Full Restaurants

Notre Dame Food Services also operates restaurants with greater selections of product and expanded services. Destinations include:

For More Information About Campus Dining

Website:  dining.nd.edu
Staff Directory:  dining.nd.edu/about/leadership/
Administrative Office:  217 South Dining Hall
Phone: 574-631-7253