George Mason University

Where to Eat

It’s hard to study when you’re hungry.

Mason offers more than 30 dining options throughout all of our campuses. We also provide vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and Halal choices, and we can accommodate students with allergies or dietary restrictions.

Besides residential dining, there are many familiar favorites, including Subway, Einstein Bagels, Panera Bread, Taco Bell, and even a 24-hour Starbucks for when you just have to have a chai latte at 2 a.m.

Check out where to eat, hours, meal plans, sustainability initiatives, and more.

Students wait in line at our 24 Hour Starbucks

A great university runs on caffeine.

Students eat in a full dining hall

Dining Plans

Mason’s Anytime Dining plans can be accessed 24 hours a day on the Fairfax Campus in three student dining locations and twice a day on the Arlington and Science and Technology Campuses (Manassas) while classes are in session.

Bonus Funds are accepted in all dining venues on campus and can be increased by upgrading to the next meal-plan option. Funds must be used by the end of the semester.

Guest meals are provided so students can treat friends or family.

Under the Weather? We’ll Bring the Soup.

When the flu hits, you just want to curl up in bed. But you still need nourishment. Not to worry. Mason Dining Services will provide pre-packaged healthy meals

  • Call 703-993-5052 or 571-212-3023 to request a meal(s). When calling, provide your G# and requested meal from the options found here, and any special dietary needs.
  • One, two, or three meals may be picked up at one time.
  • If you are unable leave your residence hall, please ask your roommate or friend to pick up your meal.
  • Meals are distributed at Cashier Station in Southside from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Students with residential, Freedom or commuter meal plans will be charged the cost of one meal on their meal plan for each packaged meal received. Those who do not have meal plans may purchase meals with cash or Mason Money.