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Dining on campus is a quintessential part of the overall college experience. Through a variety of dining locations, broad menu offerings, and welcoming staff, Wake Forest Dining takes great pride in providing a first-class feeding experience. Dig in.


Wake Forest Dining Services
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The Fresh Food Company | “The Pit”

The Fresh Food Company is affectionately known around campus as “the Pit” due to its location in 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, international meals, homemade desserts, and more.

The Magnolia Room | “Mag Room”

Come by the Magnolia Room and enjoy a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet for lunch Monday through Friday overlooking Manchester Plaza. Fine dining decor, white table cloths and Southern sweet tea on the tables are the highlights of this experience.

Shorty’s Restaurant | Bar | Late Night

The story began in 1916 with “Shorty” Joyner when he opened a small restaurant on White Street in Wake Forest, North Carolina near the campus of Wake Forest College. The restaurant eventually became a local hangout for all students. When Wake Forest moved to Winston-Salem in 1956, Shorty’s came along with it.

Shorty’s remains a favorite dining and gathering place for the Wake Forest community. Located on the second floor of Benson University Center, visit this Wake Forest landmark for lunch, dinner or for a late night savory menu.


Located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Starbucks is one of the best places on campus to grab a coffee and pastry, study, and hang out with friends!

Campus Grounds
Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza, stop by to enjoy local Krankies coffee and Gigi’s cupcakes at this student-run gathering place.

Benson Food Court

Located on the second floor of the Benson University Center, Benson Food Court features national and local favorites including:

• Chick-fil-A
• Take Two Deli & Grill
• Forest Greens (Salad Bar)
• Moe’s Southwest Grill
• The Sundry Convenience Store

Subway and P.O.D.

Subway and the attached Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) convenience store are located on Hearn Plaza in Davis Hall. This 24-hour operation is always open to satisfy late night hunger cravings and serves as a quick stop for grocery items.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels is located in Farrell Hall. This shop doesn’t just serve bagels and coffee; stop in for  salads, hearty soups and sandwiches too.

Locations Arriving Soon

The Wake Forest Dining program is always growing. We are proud to be developing an Einstein Bros Bagel Cafe, a hangout and dining space in Poteat Hall, an additional Starbucks, P.O.D., residential dining hall, and restaurant to open in late Fall 2013.