Dining Services

Friendly & Creative Dining Service

At JBU, our goal is to provide the best possible dining experience for you! We take pride in our mission to provide friendly, creative and attentive service to everyone who dines with us. At John Brown University, we aim to exceed your expectations in every way.

During this time when concerns of COVID-19 are at the forefront, our goal is to make students, faculty, and staff feel safe. In addition to wearing masks and social distancing, we will add a Mobile Ordering option so you can pick up your food AND a take-out option so you can dine outside in the new "alfresco" dining space or back in your room. While we will not be able to offer every station during every meal time, our promise to you is to serve delicious, nutritious food that is as exciting to your palate and it is good for you!

You can check out the menu for each week here (coming August 9). 

Kresge Dining Hall

Kresge is an all-you-care-to-eat dining venue, offering diverse menu options that anyone from the most adventurous to the more selective eaters can enjoy without having the same thing twice in one week. With several stations to choose from, you won't leave hungry!

Stations Include:

  • Homestyle Zone - Here is where you will find the comfort food from home that you love and the Allergen Free options of our Zone menus. You'll find some of your campus favorites, like the popcorn chicken bowl, but you can also get plenty of your veggies! Open for all mealtimes every day.
  • Grill - Gourmet house-made burgers, grilled chicken sandwiches and so much more! Don't forget our fabulous hand cut french fries. Open for lunch every day.
  • Vegan - Look no further if you want a diet that is completely vegan. Open for lunch and dinner every day.
  • Alternation Station - Here you will have a global variety of menu options, comfort foods, and a variety of fresh and trendy options. Open for lunch Monday through Friday.
  • Taqueria - At this station you can find tacos, nachos, bowls, and burritos. With a variety of toppings you are able to customize your meal to your delight. Open for lunch and dinner on Sunday and dinner Monday through Thursday.
  • Pizza - New flavors and old favorites are combined when we offer a new hand-stretched crust, focaccia and Italian bread pizza menu, that also features hot grinder sandwiches. Open for dinner every day. 
  • Deli - Here you have several fresh bread options, variety of proteins and lots of toppings to build your perfect sandwich. Available only through Mobile Ordering. 
  • Continental Breakfast & Barista Bar - Enjoy fresh pastries and breakfast breads along with fresh juices. Order a specialty coffee or your standard cup of joe from our barista. Cereal and milk are available here too. Open for breakfast every day.
  • Ensalada - If salad is your delight, you'll have the option for a full Entree Salad or a garden salad as a side. Both are loaded with flavor! Entree salads served for lunch and dinner Monday through Friday but you can grab a side garden salad every day.
  • Dessert - Your choice of desserts will be available at each station. Each mealtime, we offer a variety of sweet, fruity and even safe for gluten sensitive options. 

Kresge Dining Hall Hours

Monday - Friday
Breakfast 7:30 - 9:30 AM
Lunch 11 AM - 2 PM
Dinner 5 - 7 PM
Breakfast 9:30 - 11:29 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM - 1 PM
Dinner 5 - 6:30 PM
Breakfast 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Brunch 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Dinner 5 - 6:30 PM


Individual Meal Pricing*

Standard Pricing  
Breakfast $6.70
Lunch $8.94
Dinner $11.17
Faculty/Staff Pricing  
Breakfast $4.76
Lunch $4.53
Dinner $5.67
Senior Citizen (65+) Pricing  
Breakfast $5.33  
Lunch $5.52
Dinner $6.23
Children Ages 4-11 $4.47
Children Under 4 years Free

*Price includes tax

California Cafe


We proudly serve Ronnoco Coffee in a variety of delicious flavors!

California Café is a great place to grab something on the run, find something to snack on while you study, or meet friends for an evening coffee break. You can count on a new, robust "Grab and Go" menu featuring a selection of house-made salads, deli sandwiches and snacks or something from the grill. You can use the mobile ordering app so that your meal is ready when you arrive. 


Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM

Forms of Payment: Enhanced meal plan transfers, declining balance, cash, and credit card.