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5 Reasons Why Oglethorpe Dining Commons is the Best Dining Hall

This will upset a few people, but we are taking that risk. If you disagree… too bad because these 5 reasons are undeniably why O-House* will always be the best dining hall on campus (except for the Niche—haven’t tried it yet!)

Make-to-Order Hibachi

Sure it takes a while to cook, but who doesn’t love being able to get fried rice or noodles with chicken, shrimp, or steak (or a mix) along with your preferred veggies (or lack thereof) included in their dining plan?

My Go-To Order

  • Fried Rice
  • Chicken & Shrimp
  • Steak Seasoning
  • Broccoli, onion, mushroom, zucchini and squash, and pineapple (don’t knock it until you try it)
  • Teriyaki Sauce

Hey, don’t judge! No one said this was supposed to be healthy.

Coffee Machines

Other dining halls have coffee pots, but they aren’t making lattes at Keurig speeds! Craving pumpkin spice lattes, but not Starbucks prices? Head over to O-House and add a pump or two… or more again no judgment here, and click latte at the machine. Enjoy it either iced or hot!

My Go-To Order

  1. Start with ice and fill about ¾ of the cup
  2. Add 2 pumps of caramel syrup (sugar-free doesn’t hurt)
  3. Click iced drinks on the machine
  4. Choose latte
  5. Wait for the blue light
  6. Grab a straw, mix, and enjoy!

Comfort Food

The weather is about to be perfect with cool weather and while hot drinks come to mind, I also crave comfort food to soothe my soul. I’m talking mac n’ cheese, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, fried okra, baked beans, french fries, wings, chicken tenders! It’s all here!

My Go-To Order

  • I usually get a mix of the food mentioned above depending on what I’m in the mood for!

While sometimes I might crave Chipotle or Moe’s or Barberitos or Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, I’m not usually nearby those places when I’m on campus. If you feel those cravings too, don’t fret! O-house has a Mexican-inspired station with burritos, tacos, quesadillas, and bowls. Perfect, even if you are vegetarian!

My Go-To Order (Use self-serve line to skip the lunch rush)

  1. Tortilla Chips
  2. Ground Beef
  3. Lettuce
  4. Pico de gallo
  5. Corn salsa
  6. Red onions
  7. Queso
Board Games

This isn’t really food or drink-inspired, but O-house has a stack of games for you and your friends to play! Looking for a way to meet new people? Grab a game and start playing with a few. A little friendly competition never hurt anyone!

My Go-To Game

  • I love Sorry! but Uno is my all-time favorite

Do the other dining halls have all of this? Didn’t think so! If you haven’t tried Oglethorpe Dining Commons yet, hop on a West Campus or East Campus Bus and stop by for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner!

Brianna Mays is one of the Campus Correspondents for Her Campus at UGA. She was born and raised in Gwinnett County, GA. She is a Terry Business Student majoring in Management: Human Resouces with a minor in Spanish and Fashion Merchandising.
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