Food on Campus

Now that you have taken care of all of your errands, you must be pretty hungry.  Here is a summary of food options on campus.

Café De Novo at Duke Law School

Café De Novo is not your standard campus eatery!  The Café is dedicated to providing healthy, homemade, nutritious meals, using as many local and organic products as possible. Daily specials vary, but you can check out the regular menu.

Sanford School of Public Policy

Sanford’s deli is located in the Public Policy building across the street from the law school.  They offer a delicious selection of deli-style lunch food such as: wraps, sandwiches, salads, and cookies. They accept credit cards.

Fuqua School of Business

Fuqua, the building next door to the law school, has a large cafeteria located on the east end of the school.  They offer a salad bar, sushi, deli, hot order line, and hot dishes among other things. They also accept credit cards.

R. David Thomas Executive Center

The Executive Dining Room offers a lunch buffet that is open to anyone. Lunch reservations (for groups of less than ten people) can be made up to seven days in advance by calling 919 660 6280. Lunch service is 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Well worth the expense, their chefs create an extensive variety of beautiful and tasty selections including vegetarian, heart-healthy, and organic options. The dessert buffet, including soft-serve ice cream, is worth the splurge! The Executive Center is located next to Fuqua.

Levine Science Research Center

This building, located on Science Drive northwest of the Bryan Center, contains Blue Express, a restaurant serving warm lunches, among other things.

Bryan Center

There are several eateries at the Bryan Center, a building northeast of the law school on Science Drive, including McDonald’s, Au Bon Pain, Joe Van Gogh, Panda Express, and a Mexican restaurant and bar called The Loop where you can purchase margaritas and beers on your Duke Card.

West Campus

As you leave the Bryan Center, walking east down the Bryan Center Plaza towards West Campus Quad, you will come across the Loop, a pizza and burger place with good salads, Subway, and the Penn Pavilion, a cafeteria, all on your left.  There is also the Greek Devil, Loco Pops, and JB’s Gourmet Dogs and More which are food carts on the Bryan Center Plaza. If you go left at the end of the walkway into the Duke Union building, you will find Chick-fil-a and Alpine Bagels.  You can also get coffee and sandwiches at Saladelia at The Perk in the Bostock Library on West Campus.

See a map of dining options on campus


There are other eateries on different parts of campus, including:

  • Bella Union and Pitchfork Provisions in the McClendon Tower
  • Dolce Vita in the French Science Building
  • the Marketplace cafeteria and Trinity Café on East Campus
  • Grace’s Café Chinese restaurant on Central Campus
  • Rick’s Diner and the Blue Devil Beanery located in the residential part of West Campus
  • The Freeman Center for Jewish Life that includes a gourmet Kosher kitchen
  • The Nasher Museum Café with a variety of locally grown and organic dishes
  • Quenchers juice bar located in the Wilson Gym on West Campus
  • Blue Express in the Levine Science Research Center
  • The Bull Durham, serving American Pub Fare, and the Fairview, a formal dining restaurant, which is located straight south on Science Drive in the Washington Duke Inn (which also serves tea and weekend brunch)

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