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 eating experience.
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 located on the second floor of Reynolda Hall. Fine dining decor, white tablecloths 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, this Wake Forest landmark is known for its delicious tavern menu and fun trivia nights!.
Located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library and at the North Dining Hall, Starbucks is one of the best places on campus to grab a coffee and pastry, study and hang out with friends! The North Dining Hall’s Starbucks is a full-service venue serving breakfast and lunch selections alongside its celebrated beverages. It’s adjacent to the Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market convenience store.
Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza, stop by to enjoy locally roasted Krankies coffee, locally baked Gigi’s cupcakes and Be Nice bagels 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 the following:
• 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
Known for its perfectly baked bagels, Einstein Bros also boasts some of the best coffee and espresso — famously known as its Darn Good Coffee® — deli sandwiches, breakfast egg sandwiches, lunch catering, and delicious baked snacks and sweets. Visit Einstein Bros Bagels at Farrell Hall — School of Business.
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 Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market.
The Hilltop Market combines the dining style of a modern servery with the fresh and healthy choices of a traditional residential restaurant. It is an á la carte destination allowing patrons to swipe through and exit with their selections. The menu features a wide variety of American favorites and global cuisine.
Also at the North Dining Hall is Bistro ’34, a fine-dining restaurant reflecting a contemporary American palate.
Named in honor of 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 sporting event!