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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 Beverages Salad Appetizers
Memorial Union Closing Soon
Come one, come all to Wisconsin Union’s unique spin on the classic German beer hall! Grab your friends and enjoy all your pub favorites; burgers, wraps, fries, curds and more at one of the most iconic spots of campus.
Der Rathskeller
Menu Pizza Pasta Bowls Beverages Italian
Memorial Union Closed
Strada, an Italian street food eatery, features hearth-fired pizza and pasta dishes Try one of our signature selections or build your own dish from our seasonal selections or fresh toppings.
Strada
Menu Grab 'N' Go Beverages Salad Locally-sourced Snacks
Memorial Union Closed
Carte - a sandwich and made-to-order salad shop with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Carte also offers a large selections of freshly crafted grab-and-go items for students and staff looking to grab a healthy bite between classes.
Carte
Menu Beverages
Memorial Union Closed
The Shannon Sunset Lounge is one of the most beautiful spots on the Terrace!
Sunset Lounge
Menu Ice Cream Bakery Beverages Desserts
Memorial Union Closing Soon
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 blended shakes, root beer floats, ice cream coolers plus Italian ice. Stop in for a sweet treat any time of the year!
Daily Scoop in Memorial Union
Menu Ice Cream Beverages Bakery 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 blended shakes, root beer floats, ice cream coolers plus Italian ice. Stop in for a sweet treat any time of the year!
Daily Scoop in Union South
Menu Apparel Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Memorial Union Open
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 Mexican Beverages Salad Burritos
Union South Closed
South Cantina, at Union South, serves up classic Mexican fare sourced from fresh ingredients. Create your own burritos, tacos, and bowls, and then find a seat in our Sun Garden to enjoy your meal.
South Cantina
Menu Bakery Grab 'N' Go Cafe Beverages Coffee Drinks 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 Salad Pasta Bowls
Union South Closed
Harvest Grains—located in Union South—build your own salad or pasta bowls with a variety of toppings and proteins to choose from.
Harvest Grains
Menu Asian Beverages Appetizers Bento Bowl Egg Rolls
Union South Closed
Ginger Root, at Union South, has a pan-Asian menu that features creative twists on classic dishes - like the famous Bento Bowl. Ginger Root also offers traditional entrees, appetizers and unique Asian beverages and sauces.
Ginger Root
Menu Tapas Bakery Grab 'N' Go Cafe Beverages Espresso Coffee Drinks
Union South Closed
Prairie Fire—located in Union South—is both a café at the storefront and a wine bar around the corner. Whether you're feeling the need for specialty morning coffee or tea, or looking for an evening with fine wine or local beer, Prairie Fire has you covered.
Prairie Fire
Menu Pub Food Beverages Appetizers Snacks
Memorial Union Closing Soon
Der Stiftskeller is UW-Madison’s very own bierhaus. As an annex of Der Rathskeller, it serves a variety of beer, wine and soda plus the perfect salty snacks. accompaniments to your beverage of choice.
Der Stiftskeller
Menu Bakery Market Cafe Grab 'N' Go Beverages Snacks Espresso Coffee Drinks
Closed
Robin's Nest, located in the School of Human Ecology, is here to get you through the day! With fresh bakery items and all your coffee favorites, you'll be set for success after a trip to Robin's Nest.
Robin's Nest
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Cafe Bakery Beverages Snacks Espresso Coffee Drinks
Closed
Located in Grainger Hall, Capitol Cafe is here to get you through the day! We're brewing all your favorite Peet's Coffee favorites and serving up homemade sandwiches and appetizers just for when you need an in-between class boost.
Capital Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Closed
Before you head to your BioChem lecture or off to study, stop by the Badger Market in the Biochemisty Building! Grab a bite to eat with your favorite toasted sandwich or appetizer, or give yourself a boost with one of your favorite coffee beverages.
Badger Market in Biochemistry
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Closed
Get the pick me up you need at the Badger Market in the Health Science Learning Center. With freshly brewed coffee and signature smoothies, you'll be set to take on your next class or study sesh.
Badger Market in Health Sciences Learning Center
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Closed
Rushing to class but could use a quick pick me up? Badger Market at Ingram Hall is the perfect place to grab a quick toasted sandwich, or any of your favorite snacks or drinks.
Badger Market in Ingraham
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Closed
Badger Market at Medical Sciences is serving up everything you need during a busy school day. Grab your favorite coffee or tea, try one of our specialty appetizers or sandwich, or grab one of your favorite snacks!
Badger Market in Medical Sciences
Menu Grab 'N' Go Apparel Ice Cream Market Snacks
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 Market Snacks
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Take a break in the Badger Market at Engineering Hall! Stocked with your favorite snacks, and serving up hot fresh sandwiches and coffee- Badger Market in Engineering will give you the boost you need to get you through your next lecture or study session.
Badger Market in Engineering
Menu Grab 'N' Go Cafe Snacks
Closed
Crossroads Cafe, located in the Education Buildling, is the perfect spot for a in-between class pick me up! Order your favorite coffee, tea, or smoothie and try one of our house made sandwiches for appetizers, while you enjoy the views from Bascom Hill.
Crossroads Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Closed
Badger Market in Veterinary Medicine provides convenient food for our animal lovers on campus. Located inside the School of Veterinary Medicine, Badger Market - Vet Med serves those helping our four-legged friends with a rejuvenating space to grab a bit to eat from our wide product mix. 
Badger Market in Veterinary Medicine
Menu Grab 'N' Go Market Snacks
Closed
Microcosm Cafe is tucked away in the Microbial Sciences Building. This perfect study spot has hot toasted sandwiches, appetizers and all of your favorite coffee beverages to set you up for the perfect study session.
Microcosm Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Bakery Cafe Snacks
Closed
Open Book Cafe, located on the first floor of College Library, offers everything you need to get through studying! From gourmet coffee, to freshly made sandwiches, and snacks for in between classes- Open Book is your one stop shop for school day food essentials.
Open Book Café
Menu Pub Food Beverages Salad Appetizers
Union South Closed
The Sett boasts a large menu with classic pub fare, accented by a rare tap list. The Sett Pub is a place to gather on game days, or relax and enjoy some live entertainment. Take your food upstairs for some extra seating to overlook the stage!
Sett Pub
Menu Pub Food Beverages Appetizers
Union South Closed
Climb, bowl, shoot pool, play games, and grab a bite to eat at The Sett Recreation. With a menu filled with appetizers and pizzas, it's a great place to hang out with friends and family and enjoy a night out. .
Sett Recreation
Menu Grab 'N' Go Bakery Beverages Snacks
Closed
Revive yourself with one of our signature smoothies or coffee beverages at Revive in the School of Nursing!
Revive
Menu Pub Food Grab 'N' Go Ice Cream Beverages
Memorial Union Closing Soon
Located on the iconic Terrace, the Brat Stand is your one stop location for all your midwestern favorites! Come enjoy our brats, burgers, cold beverages and a variety of vegan and vegetarian options.
The Brat Stand
Menu Pub Food Beverages Pizza Appetizers
Memorial Union Closing Soon
This lounge has seamless access to and from the Terrace and Lake Mendota. During the summer months, the restaurant serves 16” family-style pizzas, shareable appetizers and a variety of local tap beers and wine.
Lakeview Lounge
Apparel Grab 'N' Go Market
Memorial Union Closed
 
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Menu Pub Food Grab 'N' Go Beverages Snacks
Memorial Union Closed
During the summer, enjoy our pitmaster combo sandwiches with smokehouse sides. The 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 Bakery Cafe Beverages Espresso Coffee Drinks Snacks
Closed
Chazen Café located in the lobby of the Chazen Museum of Art, is a comfortable space for studying, meeting with friends and enjoying Peet's coffee, a variety of premium espresso drinks, blended beverages, baked goods and a selection of local beer and wines. Chazen Café also offers a variety of hand-selected gift items, jewelry and more.
Chazen Café
Menu Grab 'N' Go Beverages Coffee Drinks Espresso
Closed
Welcome to the Union Commons, a café and study space located on the 1st floor of the historic University Club. This casual restaurant has a variety of beverages, including Rooted Grounds coffee and espresso drinks, tea, and wine; bakery items; house-made soups; and toasted sandwiches.
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Menu Beverages Snacks
Closed
Acai & More is your new favorite treat! Located in the Wisconsin Institute For Discovery, Acai & More offers smoothies and acai bowls made from organic and locally-sourced ingredients.
Acai & More
Menu
Closing Soon
Looking for a cozy dinner spot with amazing views of Lake Mendota and the downtown Madison skyline? Smitty's Study Pub is your campus getaway with an award winning full-service menu of Wisconsin favorites, craft brews and cocktails. 
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A quick bite to eat for campus visitors and faculty members, Oros is not your average buffet. Oros Dining Room offers a full service breakfast and lunch buffet filled with locally sourced, fresh, and seasonal fare that is crafted by our executive chef. Complete with an outdoor patio to enjoy during the warmer months, Oros is a breath of fresh air away from the hustle and bustle of campus life. 
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Memorial Union and Union South Dining
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