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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 other Wednesday!

  • September 11th     So You Think You Know Bates
  • September 25th     Local Motion
  • October 9th           Bibimbap Bar
  • October 30th         Haunted Happenings
  • November 13th      Fabulous Fifties
  • November 20th      Harvest Meal
  • December 11th      Late Night Breakfast
  • January 15th           Winter Carnival
  • January 29th           Crazy Corn
  • February 12th        Be My Valentine
  • February 26th        Crepe Night
  • March 12th              Banh Mi Sandwiches
  • March 26th              Grilled Cheese Gone Wild
  • April 9th                   Late Night Breakfast
  • April 23rd                Sushi Night
  • May 7th                     BBQ
  • May 21st                   BBQ

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    Napkin posted April 23, 2014

    Hi! I was just wondering if it’d be possible to get cinnamon…

    Napkin posted April 23, 2014

    Can we please have mac and cheese everyday? Sadly, we can’t. But…

    Napkin posted April 22, 2014

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