Dining is an integral part of residential life at Carleton and most students eat most of their meals on campus. Carleton offers flexible meal plans that give students options to eat at three campus locations: East Dining Hall, Burton Dining Hall, or the Sayles Hill Café.

Each of the residence halls has at least one kitchenette where snacks can be prepared, and vending machines offering snacks, candy, and soft drinks are located in residence halls and many other campus locations.

Off Campus Dining

For a little variety, take a short walk or bike ride into town to sample Northfield’s dining options. You’ll find everything from Indian, Mexican, and Chinese offerings to hot dogs, pizza, and plenty of midwestern comfort food.

And if you’re up for a short road trip, the Twin Cities area is full of outstanding restaurants (the virtues of which have been well documented in Minneapolis’ City Pages by Carleton grad Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl).