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Dining Services


Dining Locations

UNC Charlotte offers dining and meal plan locations across campus.  Map Icon Here's an image map,  PDF Icon here's a pdf map.

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All-you-care-to-eat buffet and meal-plan dining

Crown Commons

Located on the second level of the Student Union, Crown Commons is sure to please every taste and every mood because almost everything is cooked-to-order right in front of you. Choices include:

  • Pizza – made in a state-of-the-art gas fired oven.
  • "Home cooking kitchen" – comfort foods and rotisserie chicken.
  • Deli – fresh sliced meats, cheeses and fresh toppings, piled high on just-baked French bread.
  • Grilling station - burgers and other American favorites grilled or charbroiled as you direct.
  • International Fare - Flavors from around the world continuously rotate.
  • Soup and Salad stations - Build the salad of your dreams and then let the chef make it sizzle with grilled steak, chicken, or tofu.
  • Waffle Bar - everything provided for Belgian waffles with all kinds of toppings.
  • Cereal Bar - Several varieties of your favorite cereals always available with cold milk.
  • Daily vegan entrée and vegetarian and abundant vegetarian meat-free offerings.
  • Gluten-free area- ask the chef for special dishes prepared gluten-free

SoVi at South Village Crossing

NEW for Fall 2014: Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat access to SoVi, located near Hunt Hall and the highrises (Moore, Sanford, Scott, Holshouser). SoVi is designed with an "action station" model, much like Crown Commons, where almost all the cooking is on open display and prepared made-to-order. It will feature:

  • an Asian station with a Teppanyaki grill (Japanese-style iron griddle),
  • a Euro station with two Evo grills (round cook tops that offer a healthy cooking method and social interaction with the chef),
  • an Italian area that will serve pasta, pizza and other favorites from two gas-fired ovens,
  • a deli with hearth oven for toasted sandwiches and melts,
  • an extensive salad bar where proteins can be ordered custom made and sizzling hot to top your leafy greens, and
  • more choices than ever available for vegans, vegetarians and those with certain dietary restrictions (such as gluten sensitivity).

SoVi will be a popular dining destination. It also features a large seasonal dining terrace that overlooks Davis Lake. Also at South Village Crossing:

  • SoVi2Go - where meal swipes can be used for take-out entrees, sandwiches and snacks (DB, ODA, cash and credit/debit accepted also).
  • SoVi Market + Bakery where fresh baked goods and convenience items are available. , making fresh deli sandwiches and open until 11:30 PM every night of the week.
  • The Den by Denny's - diner fare and later hour option featuring several of the Grand Slam™ choices that Denny's made famous!

Crown Commons/SoVi line rate (DB, ODA, cash, debit or credit)

Breakfast $6.50
Brunch $8.15
Lunch $8.15
Dinner $10.00

Campus Dining for Vegetarians and Vegans

Retail dining

Atkins Library

Atkins Cafe: A coffee shop that proudely serves Peet's Coffee and Teas. Enjoy your favorite coffee shop drinks along with fresh bakery goods, sandwiches, smoothies, soups-of-the-day and a large selection of bottled specialty juices, energy and soft drinks.

Barnhardt Student Activity Center

  • Papa John's Pizza; When this location is not open, Papa John's on JW Clay Blvd. accepts ODA and DB for delivery orders, 704-503-5032.

Cone Center

Main Street Market

A weekday lunchtime spot with:

  • Bojangles Express
  • Subway
  • Use Your Noodle - noodle bowls prepared as you direct
  • Sushi with Gusto - fresh sushi
  • Au Bon Pain soups
  • Grab-and-go salads and sandwiches, soft drinks, yogurt, juices, and coffee.

Fretwell Building

Fretwell Cafe: Also serving Peet's Coffee and Teas, fresh bakery goods, sandwiches, smoothies, soups-of-the-day and a large selection of bottled specialty juices, energy and soft drinks.

Prospector Building

North Food Court

  • New for Fall 2014: Za-tar - Mediterranean cuisine featuring customizable Greek salads and pita sandwiches with your choice of beef and lamb shawarma, herbed chicken, or falafel, with fresh sides of tabbouleh, lentils, or hummus. 
  • Mamma Leone's
  • Mondo Subs
  • Salsaritas
  • soup and salad bar
  • grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, sushi, and snacks
  • breakfast bar (8:00 am - 10:30 am)
  • Gold Room Faculty/Staff dining room

South Food Court

PORTAL Building

New for Fall 2014: Orbis Grille at PORTAL

  • Featuring fresh lunch fare, salads, sandwiches and special featured dishes with a "global menu"
  • Evo grill action station -  a round cook top that offers a healthy cooking method to give your salad, sandwich or lunch entree some sizzle.

Student Union

Union Square - Main Level

Afood court featuring popular, national brands such as:

  • Wendy's
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Starbucks
  • Mamma Leone's
  • Outtakes - Student Union. Featuring a deli counter for made-to-order sandwiches plus grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, snacks beverages and convenience store items.

Bistro 49 - 2nd floor, Student Union

  • Bistro 49 offers a leisurely luncheon experience with table services. Featuring bright ambience, an open kitchen and nouvelle cuisine menu that changes with the seasons.

UNC Charlotte Center City Building

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Summer Hours July 7 – August 7

  Mon-Thu Fri-Sun
Einstein Bros. Bagels 3:00 PM-8:00 PM Closed

CLOSED August 11 - 15