Food and Dining

The Anheuser-Busch Hospitality Tent will be open on October 2 for credentialed media and visitors only.


The Washington University campus offers a wide variety of eatery options, from coffee and doughnuts to full-scale restaurants. All venues accept cash, though only Ibby’s Bistro in the Danforth University Center accepts credit cards. All buildings can be located on the campus map.

1853 Diner (in the Dains Dining Hall)* (Danforth University Center #25)
American grill, salads, comfort foods
Oct. 1–3:
8:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Normal Hours:
11 a.m.–10 p.m. M–Sat
12 p.m.–8 p.m. Sun
ArchArt Cart* (Givens Hall #38)
Fresh salads, baked goods, soups, sandwiches and coffee
8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. M–F
Cafe* (Danforth University Center #25)
Smoothies, coffee, pastries, bagels and pre-packed items to go
Oct. 1–2:
7:30 a.m.–Midnight
Normal Hours:
7:30 a.m.–10 p.m. M–F
Dains Dining Hall* (Danforth University Center #25)

  • DeliciOSO
    Burritos, Latin American cuisine, nacho bowls
  • Trattoria Verde
    Italian cuisine, pizza, antipasto station
  • Wash. U. Wok
    Asian wok station, dumpling station, sushi
  • George’s Express
    Pre-packed salads, sandwiches to go

Oct 1–3:
Breakfast Buffet, $8.95 “all you can eat”, 8:30–10:30 a.m.
Oct. 1–2:

11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Normal Hours:
11 a.m.–3 p.m. M–F

Hilltop Bakery* (Mallinckrodt Student Center #63)
Coffee, gourmet pastries, bagel sandwiches and ice cream
7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. M–F
Holmes Lounge* (Ridgley Hall #88)
Freshly carved meat selections, paninis, soups, pastries, and coffee
7:30 a.m.–3 p.m. M–F
Ibby’s Bistro (Danforth University Center #25)
Full-service restaurant. Lunch and dinner menus. Salads, pasta, entrees. For reservations (recommended), call (314) 935-3940.
Accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express
Oct. 1–2:
11:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Boxed lunches available for take-out: sandwich, sweet potato chips, slaw
Normal Hours:
11 a.m.–3p.m, 5–10 p.m. M–F
Knight Center (#51)
Full-service restaurant
Accepts Mastercard, Visa and American Express
Oct. 1:
5:30–9:00 p.m.
Oct. 2:
7:00–9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
5:30–9:00 p.m.
Law School Cafe (Anheuser-Busch Hall #6) Oct. 1:
7:45 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
(only Grab N’ Go after 1:30 p.m.)
Oct. 2:
7:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Normal Hours:
8:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m. M–Th
8:15 a.m.–2 p.m. F
Lopata Cart* (Lopata Hall #59)
Fresh sandwiches, salads, meat and veggie paninis, soups, hot dogs, baked goods and beverages
10 a.m.–1:30 p.m. M–F
Cafe Olin* (Simon Hall #100)
Coffee, breakfast breads, bagels, muffins, paninis, cassoulets, pizza, a carvery station, baked goods and bottled drinks
5 p.m.–8:00 p.m. T – Th
Subway* (Umrath Hall #107) 9:00 a.m.–3 p.m. M–F
Whispers Cafe* (Olin Library #77)
Coffee and fresh baked goods
7:30 a.m.–Midnight, M–Th
7:30 a.m.–6 p.m., F
9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat
10 a.m.–Midnight, Sun
* Cash only


Just north of the Danforth Campus is the Delmar Loop, a vibrant historic district with more than 120 restaurants, boutiques, specialty shops, galleries and entertainment venues. Home to the St. Louis Walk of Fame, the Loop recently was named one of 10 Great Streets in America by The American Planning Association.

The Central West End, on the eastern edge of Forest Park, features more than 60 restaurants and outdoor cafes as well as 300 shops, galleries and antique stores, all set amongst leafy streets and stunning 19th- and early 20th-century architecture.

Just west of campus is the City of Clayton, the St. Louis County seat and home to several major corporations. The central business district features an eclectic selection of upscale and casual dining alongside galleries, hotels and elegant boutiques.