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Places to Eat

PACES Dining Services is Here for You!

We have lots of different options, so you never get bored with your choices. PACES is not your typical food service.

Explore the different facilities- from traditional resident hall style all you care to eat dining to a la carte food kiosks and gourmet cafes. If you are a student on a meal plan, you can use your plan at any campus dining location. Campus visitors can use cash or debit/credit card.

Each dining unit has unique aspects- from your not so typical residential dining hall at Lehman's with its all you care to eat value- offering a cook to order dairy and gluten free station at dinner - to a breakfast smoothie bar in the Student Union.

Welcome to the world of PACES campus Dining. The choice is yours!

Becky's Place

Located in Pratt Commons, Becky's Place is a gateway restaurant serving salads, pizza, baked pasta, paninis, soups and grab & go items. Breakfast, daily lunch and dinner specials are available here. Becky's has a hot Vegan or Vegetarian dish available every day.

Tim HortonsTim Hortons

PACES Dining Service offers a Tim Hortons bakery café express in Becky's Place in Raymond Hall. The Tim Hortons chain was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dedicated to the memory of Becky Pratt, '97, Becky's Place at Pratt Commons is made possible through the investment of PACES and the generosity of an anonymous friend of the Pratts.

Crane Snack Bar

Crane Snack BarLocated in the Crane complex, the snack bar serves breakfast, lunch specials, made to order sandwiches, and soups. It offers a hot entree daily, a vegan or vegetarian dish, and grab and go.

  • Convenient for those seeking a moment between classes, or on the go.
  • Pay with Cash, Flex Dining Credits, Bear Express, or Meal Plan allowances in this unit.

Dexter's Cafe

DextersLocated in Thatcher Hall, Dexter's features gourmet sandwiches, salads, fine desserts, and unique beverages. Dexter's was awarded the Bronze Medal in the national Loyal E. Horton Dining Award competition.

Dexter's offers an amazing array of taste sensations, every weekday. It is "wow" for your taste buds. Try a signature sandwich, a specialty panini, some homemade soup, or an amazing dessert. You won't ever be disappointed!

Reviewed in the Watertown Daily Times, (March 2008) food critic Wally Siebel calls Dexter's Cafe "a place that does lunch right." Siebel was "impressed with the variety of offerings, all prepared with quality ingredients, and the fact it was so affordable....They are dedicated to using the best ingredients, locally grown and produced goods as much as possible, and meals made from scratch." Our salads showcase the best of the best.

Lehman Dining Center

Lehman DiningLehman, the classic dining hall one entry price to a world of amazing foods and the easiest place to eat something healthy!

Pre-Order a Bucket of Fried Chicken to eat for dinner at home or in your dorm room! Call (315)267-4674 for prices and times of service.

Minerva's Cafe

Minerva's CafeLocated in Crumb Library, Minerva's Café is a favorite meeting place of faculty and students.

  • Espresso drinks, pastries, desserts, grab and go sandwiches, salads and snacks are featured here.
  • Pay with Cash, Flex Dining Credits, Bear Express or your Meal Plan allowance.

Performing Arts Center Cafe

Use your Meal Allowance any time.

Flex Credits, Cash and Bear Express can be used anytime.

The Cafe features a Starbucks Coffee and specialty drinks and PACES award winning Dining Services.

Hot Breakfast Wraps, signature sandwiches and paninis, hot entrees, soup, and Sushi on Thursdays!

Student Union Dining Court

Union DiningThe Student Union Dining Court (SUDC) is home to a variety of restaurants. Meal allowances, Flex, Bear Express, and cash are all accepted at any location in the SUDC.

Meal deals offered at every unit in the Student Union Dining Court.

If your dish is served with fries or chips you an swap it for a healthy piece of fruit.


Serving Starbucks Beverages, ‘Dacks Breakfast Sandwiches & Pastries

Chips Old Time Deli

Chip's Old Time Deli features specialty sandwiches, a different one each day! We serve a wide selection of top quality meats, cheese, and veggies. Add a generous handful of chips and a fresh deli pickle and it becomes a deliciously good value.

PACES makes your deli sandwich to order. You let us know what you want, and how much of it. We can turbo oven it to melt the cheese, or leave just as is- you decide. Gluten Friendly breads are available for your sandwich.

Cookies, Cream & Co.

Monday - Friday: Noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 3:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Okay, we all have a sweet tooth sometime. This is the campus answer to your search for a special treat or an alternative to a late breakfast. Grab a Protein, Fruit or Veggie Smoothie anytime.

You can get custom made milkshakes, frozen yogurt, ice cream sundaes, and cones from our dairy bar.

Looking for a dense treat- chose a slice of a signature specialty cake or pie. Lots of decisions to make- gourmet cookies, lemon bars, cheesecakes, and chocolate cakes!

Fifth World Grill

Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 8 p.m.

Looking for breakfast- our Full Plate is available all day long! Two eggs, 2 toast, 2 bacon and hash browns- anytime at all!

Got a craving for a grilled sandwich or wrap, we have featured specials every day. Grab a sandwich and fries and you are on your way.

Try our Seattle Sizzler - chicken tenders with hot sauce, fire roasted veggies and blue cheese dressing- Kaobunga!

Looking for something tasty but vegetarian based- try the Portobella Burger- the choice is yours.

Firehouse Grill

Monday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 - 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. - Midnight
Sunday: 4:30 - 11 p.m.

The Firehouse Grill is the go to place for anything flame broiled. It features char-grilled hamburgers, chicken filet, garden or turkey burgers, and hot dogs made from the best quality ingredients.

At night it becomes home to our Late Night Operation which offers a special menu for the hungry late night crowd.

Saguaro Burrito

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 - 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. - Midnight
Sunday: 4:30 - 11 p.m.

We offer the gourmet flavors of Mexico, wrapped in a steamy tortilla- wheat or white.

You decide what you want inside your burrito, or just on a plate for a healthy styled salad. Everything is made fresh in our Thatcher Kitchen on campus. Pico de gallo, smoked pinto beans, and our special sauces. Chose from cilantro lime infused chicken, taco flavored ground beef, or homemade BBQ rubbed pork. This little hole in the wall restaurant makes for a fantastic dining memory!

Garden Toss

Monday - Friday: 11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon - 7 p.m.

We offer a variety of greens- some grown locally on campus- with a vast array of toppings.

You decide what you want on your salad, we weigh it and off you go for a healthy meal alternative


Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 - 11 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. - Midnight
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. - Midnight
Sunday: 4:30- 11 p.m.

Tomassito's brings a taste of Italy and other international dishes to you. Pasta bakes, pizzas, calzones and specialty flat bread pizzas are available here.

Grab a slice of pizza, or a whole pie to share with friends.

Phone in a pizza order for pickup, 267-2585.