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. Our promise to you is to serve delicious, nutritious food that is as exciting to your palate and it is good for you!


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!

In spring 2021, we will be open from 7 AM - 7 PM so you can come hang out whenever you want. When the stations are not open, you will be able to enjoy the salad bar, soup bar, and cereal.

Stations Include:

  • Homestyle - Here is where you will find the comfort food from home that you love. 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.
  • Zone - If your diet needs to be Allergen Free, you will always find a variety of wonderful meals at Zone. Open for lunch and dinner 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 and dinner every day.
  • Fresh - This station is back with cook-to-order breakfast, and a variety of entree salads, pasta bars, power bowls, wraps, and so much more! Open for all meals Monday through Thursday and lunch on 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 through Thursday and lunch on Friday. The Taqueria menu will be available through Mobile in Spring 2021.
  • 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 lunch and 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. 
  • Salad Bar - If salad is what you want, you'll have lots to choose from at our salad bar. A toast bar for breakfast, greens, grains, veggies, and lots of options for lunch and dinner. Open every day for lunch and dinner.
  • 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
 7 AM - 7 PM
Breakfast 7:30 - 9:30 AM
Lunch 11 AM - 1:30 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.