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Commons Dining Options & Adventures in Dining

Commons Dining Options

Menu Options

Bates Dining offers a variety of selections daily to accommodate students’ needs. We realize every person has different preferences, and we strive to provide every student with healthy and enjoyable meal choices. On a daily basis you can expect the following options at each meal.

Basic Options

At every meal we have a basic variety of foods available. Not only do we provide over twenty different types of cereal, but we also offer bagels, fresh fruit, granola, low-fat yogurt, non-fat cottage cheese, peanut butter, jelly, preserves, honey, crackers, margarine and cream cheese (low-fat and regular). There are also dozen types of juice, a variety of milks, coffees, teas, as well as fountain beverages.

Breakfast Options

Whether you’re on the go or ready for a hearty start to your day, Bates Dining has many options to offer you. We offer eggs, egg beaters, eggs and omlets cooked to order, hot cereals, a hot entree and the breakfast bar daily. At the breakfast bar you will find a large selection of fruits, donuts, fresh baked pastries, muffins, bread, Eggo waffles and bagels. We also have over thirty varieties of cereal at our cereal bars and a wide selection of juices and milks.

Lunch Options

We offer two soups (one vegetarian), deluxe salad bar, deli bar, three hot entrees (one vegetarian), marche station (exhibition food cooking station open Monday through Friday), hot vegetables, pizza, pasta and an assortment of desserts such as cookies, brownies, squares and frozen desserts from our soft serve machines.

Dinner Options

At Dinner you’ll find two soups (one vegetarian), salad bar, three hot entrees, a vegan bar, a hot off the grill item, pizza bar, (Tuesday-Friday), pasta bar, home made desserts, plus frozen yogurt and soft serve ice cream.

Adventures in Dining


Adventures in Dining are the culinary showcase of Bates Dining. See them in commons every Tuesday this summer!

  • June 17                 Bibimbap Bar
  • June 24                 Smothered & Covered
  • July 1                    Grilled Cheese Gone Wild
  • July 8                    Build a Better Burger
  • July 15                  Banh Mi Sandwiches
  • July 22                  It’s Greek To Me
  • July 29                   Wild Wild West
  • August 5                Sushi
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    Napkin posted July 22, 2014

    Can you please provide healthier (i.e. no sugar, high fiber) options for…

    Napkin posted July 22, 2014

    Ocean Spray Craisins to put in salads would be amazing! We are…

    Napkin posted July 22, 2014

    Can we please have Ocean Spray Craisins in the salad bar?! These…

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