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From pizza and pasta at Strada to coffee and pastries at Peet’s, the Wisconsin Union’s 30+ campus dining locations offer a convenient place to grab breakfast, lunch or even dinner. Plus, UW–Madison students save 10% on most food and drinks when paying with a Wiscard.

We look forward to serving you at our restaurants, markets, and cafes.

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Wisconsin Union Dining Options

Menu Pub Food Salad Beverages Appetizers
Memorial Union Closed
Come one, come all to Wisconsin Union’s unique spin on the classic German beer hall! With live music sponsored by WUD’s Music Committee, frequent game watches for the Badgers, Bucks, Packers and Brewers, Der Rathskeller is one of our community’s favorite campus dining destinations to gather and indulge in some delicious eats. From traditional pub fare to dynamic breakfast options, our menu is guaranteed to please every palate.  Exclusively Serving Apps & Taps Menus - Daily: 7pm – Close.
Der Rathskeller
Menu Pizza Beverages Pasta Bowls Italian
Memorial Union Closed
What’s better than pizza and pasta? Strada, our take on an Italian bistro, offers wood-fired personal pizzas and mouthwatering pasta bowls. The menu includes many crowd favorites while also allowing for customization of your own dish with a wide assortment of fresh and seasonal toppings to please your palette.
Menu Grab 'N' Go Salad Snacks Beverages Locally-sourced
Memorial Union Closed
Carte will feed your stomach and your mind. This sandwich and made-to-order salad shop showcases fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and salad greens from Superior Fresh in Central Wisconsin. Carte also offers a large selection of freshly crafted grab-and-go items for anyone looking to grab a healthy bite throughout a busy day.
Menu Ice Cream Beverages Bakery Desserts
Memorial Union Closed
It’s no secret. Babcock Dairy ice cream is as delicious as it gets. On a hot summer day, come on in and cool down with all of your favorite flavors. Take the sweets outside and stay for the beautiful Terrace views!
Daily Scoop in Memorial Union
Menu Ice Cream Bakery Beverages Desserts
Union South Closed
This quaint ice cream shop serves up a UW-Madison favorite: classic and seasonal Babcock Dairy Ice Cream flavors by the cone or dish. The Daily Scoop additionally offers fruit smoothies, blended shakes, and warm cookies and brownies. Stop in for a sweet treat any time of the year!
Daily Scoop in Union South
Menu Apparel Market Grab 'N' Go Snacks
Memorial Union Closed
Designed for convenience, the Badger Market is located just inside the main first floor entrance. Whether you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite or beverage, or you’re looking for a way to keep a little piece of the Terrace with you, the Badger Market can help. Visitors can find grab-and-go lunches, drinks, snacks, small grocery items, school supplies and Terrace gear & apparel.
Badger Market in Memorial Union
Menu Tacos Beverages Burritos Mexican Salad
Union South Closed
South Cantina, at Union South, serves up classic Mexican cantina sourced from fresh ingredients. Create your own burritos, tacos and bowls and you’ll have all your friends asking about this new special gem.
South Cantina
Menu Bakery Cafe Coffee Drinks Grab 'N' Go Beverages Espresso
Memorial Union Closed
Looking for a place to study, enjoy a bakery treat or sandwich, or just get a quick caffeine buzz?  Peet’s Coffee in Memorial Union provides an escape in the heart of campus with inviting seating, large windows, and tons of delicious, customizable options to order.
Peet's Coffee
Menu Beverages Pasta Bowls Salad
Union South Closed
Harvest Grains—located in Union South—features an assortment of salads and pasta bowls. Try any of our featured salads for $11 or any of our pasta bowls for $9.35.
Menu Asian Appetizers Egg Rolls Beverages Bento Bowl
Union South Closed
A favorite campus dining spot, Ginger Root’s pan-Asian menu features creative twists on classic dishes like the famous Bento Bowl, and also offers traditional entrees, appetizers and unique Asian beverages and sauces. 
Ginger Root
Menu Tapas Grab 'N' Go Beverages Coffee Drinks Bakery Cafe Espresso
Union South Closed
Prairie Fire—located in Union South—is both a café at the storefront and tapas bar around the corner. Whether you’re feeling the need for specialty morning coffee or tea, or looking for evening tapas with fine wine or local beer, Prairie Fire has you covered.
Prairie Fire
Menu Pub Food Appetizers Beverages Snacks
Memorial Union Closed
Serving craft and tap beer, wines by the glass, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages, Der Stiftskeller is UW-Madison’s very own bierhaus. As an extension of Der Rathskeller, it also offers perfect snack accompaniments to your beverage of choice.
Der Stiftskeller
Menu Bakery Cafe Beverages Espresso Market Grab 'N' Go Snacks Coffee Drinks
Robin’s Nest, located on the second floor of Nancy Nicholas Hall, is a convenient place to eat for students and staff who find themselves at the School of Human Ecology. It is close to many artistic study nooks and offers an array of espresso drinks, snacks and grab-and-go items, including panini lunches.
Robin's Nest
Menu Grab 'N' Go Cafe Beverages Espresso Market Bakery Snacks Coffee Drinks
Capital Café, located in Grainger Hall, has menu items consisting of made-to-order salads and toasted paninis, a la carte sandwiches, soups, wraps and snacks. This café specializes in high-quality ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and has a dining space to sit and enjoy your meals, too. Their small order-and-go coffee kiosk offers a wide variety of Peet's Coffee & Tea® coffee, espresso drinks, blended treats and tea options.
Capital Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
Located in the Biochemical Sciences building along Henry Mall, this market provides a large selection of snacks, toasted sandwiches, appetizers and caffeinated drinks. The environment is great for studying and you can even destress by the fireplace between classes and work.  
Badger Market in Biochemistry
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
The Badger Market is located in the Health Sciences Learning Center on the first floor of the common area. The market provides affordable sandwiches, snacks, and coffee to the on-the-go students of Medicine and Public Health and Nursing in a space that is perfect for studying. 
Badger Market in Health Sciences Learning Center
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
Looking for quick, delicious options to keep you fueled throughout your busy day? Stop by the Badger Market on the first floor of Ingraham Hall. This market offers gourmet coffee, daily hot lunch entrees, soups and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and an assortment of beverages.
Badger Market in Ingraham
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
This Badger Market is located on the corner of University Avenue and Charter Street in the Medical Sciences Center, perfect for busy students and staff who need a quick snack or lunch in between classes. 
Badger Market in Medical Sciences
Grab 'N' Go Ice Cream Snacks Apparel Market
Union South Closed
This large Badger Market—located in Union South—offers a wide range of options, including sandwiches, snacks, coffee, assorted groceries, Babcock Ice Cream, Wisconsin Union and Badger apparel and souvenirs, school supplies, and more. It’s a one-stop-shop serving students, faculty, and visitors alike.
Badger Market in Union South
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
Badger Market - Engineering, located on the first floor of Engineering Hall, is a convenient and quick market close to the students and staff of the School of Engineering. 
Badger Market in Engineering
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Cafe
Crossroads Café is located in the Education Building on Bascom Hill. The market provides a wide range of unique sandwiches, appetizers, snacks, and caffeine-fueled beverages for students of the school of education who are always on-the-go. It is next to a large study space, which features tables suited for group discussions, comfortable chairs, a grand fireplace and a large patio that overlooks the lake. 
Crossroads Café
Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
Feed Bag combines the convenience of all Badger Markets with the inviting environment of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Stop by the second floor for freshly brewed coffee and grab-and-go lunch options like soups, salads, sides, and sandwiches to fuel your day. Feel free to check out the vets’ decorated lockers while you’re there!
Feed Bag
Opening Soon
As of February 1, 2023, Highland Grounds is now closed.  We have enjoyed serving our Waisman Center customers throughout the years.
Highland Grounds
Menu Grab 'N' Go Snacks Market
Microcosm (which means “little world”) is located within the Microbial Sciences Building. This modern-styled Badger Market features plenty of seating, an open atrium, and natural light, making it a perfect study spot. 
Microcosm Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Cafe Bakery Snacks
This student-oriented cafe, located on the first floor of College Library, has an abundance of study spaces and is one of the most popular study spots for undergraduate students. Open Book Café offers gourmet coffee, specialty espresso drinks, an assortment of appetizers, soups and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and a wide selection of cold beverages. Stop by to fuel-up during your study session!
Open Book Café
Menu Pub Food Salad Beverages Appetizers
Union South Closed
The Sett (the formal name for a badger’s den) is the multi-level recreational hub of Union South, featuring a restaurant serving delicious pub food and a variety of cold beverages.
The Sett
Menu Pub Food Appetizers Beverages
Union South Closed
The Sett Recreation is the lower level recreational hub of Union South.
The Sett Recreation
Menu Grab 'N' Go Beverages Bakery Snacks
Revive aims to welcome and prepare the future nurses of America with healthy snacks and sandwiches as well as delicious drinks, like coffee and fruit smoothies. This market is located on the first floor of Signe Skott Cooper Hall. 
Menu Pub Food Ice Cream Grab 'N' Go Beverages
Memorial Union Opening Soon
The Brat Stand is bigger and better than ever! The newly constructed stand features the classics like brats, burgers, grilled chicken and locally-grown corn on the cob along with a wide variety of cold beverages.
The Brat Stand
Apparel Market Grab 'N' Go
Memorial Union Opening Soon
The Terrace Store at Lakeview Lounge is now closed for the season.   You can still get great Terrace apparel, gifts and the mini Terrace Sunburst chair at the Memorial Union Badger Market or the Terrace online store!   We will be back in the summer of 2023.  See you then!
Menu Pub Food Pizza Beverages Appetizers
Memorial Union Closed
Lakeview Lounge is now closed for the season.   We will see you back in the spring of 2023!
Lakeview Lounge
Menu Pub Food Beverages Grab 'N' Go Snacks
Memorial Union Opening Soon
You can’t miss our newest Terrace concession, serving up specialty smokehouse sandwiches and sides. BBQ Stand also offers an assortment of cold taps and other beverages to keep you cool while you take in the view.
BBQ Stand
Menu Grab 'N' Go Cafe Espresso Snacks Bakery Beverages Coffee Drinks
Chazen Café is the Wisconsin Union's newest location for your daily pick-me-up. Located in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art, this cafe boasts floor to ceiling windows and comfortable spaces for studying or meeting with friends. 
Chazen Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Coffee Drinks Beverages Espresso
Welcome to the Union Commons! The historic campus dining venue the University Club has been refreshed with a new, casual restaurant called Union Commons. Enjoy a variety of beverages, including Rooted Grounds coffee and espresso drinks, tea, and wine; bakery items; house-made soups; and toasted sandwiches.
Menu Beverages Snacks
Acai and More located in Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) Building featuring Acai bowls with three toppings. 
Memorial Union and Union South Dining
Other Campus Dining Options
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