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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 eating 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 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, visit this Wake Forest landmark for lunch, dinner or for a late night savory menu.


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 and introduces breakfast and lunch selections alongside its celebrated beverages. It’s adjacent to the new P.O.D. Market convenience store.

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.

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 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. The menu highlights regional cuisine evolving seasonally and a sample of signature international dishes.


Named in honor of Dr. 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 an athletic game!