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mashed potatoes and buffalo chicken served in a martini glass

Mashed potato "martinis" with buffalo chicken served up at Danforth Dining Hall. Dining Services has announced that by June 2016, all chicken served on River Campus and at the Eastman School of Music will be antibiotic free.


From subs to Starbucks; burgers to vegetarian fare to gluten-free; home-cooked breakfasts to late-night munchies...

Students’ dining needs are covered on River Campus and at the Eastman School.

Eat Local

It's not just what you eat, but how far the food travels that matters at the Rochester. More than 56 percent of all of the items sold and served on campus are grown, raised, processed, or wholly manufactured within New York State.More than 10 eateries—from a full-service restaurant to our sushi bar and pizza place—provide food that is not only fresh and tasty, but, whenever possible, locally grown. In recognition of Dining Service's commitment to buying locally, the University was named the first college member of the Pride of New York program.

University ranked among top ten ‘Best Colleges for Food’

potato pancake dish, drizzled in sauce
Rochester’s dining services has been ranked 6th on the 2014 list of 75 Best Colleges for Food in America by The Daily Meal.