Dining Services

Hours of Operation

Ames Regular Hours

Monday - Friday

Breakfast              7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. 

Continental          9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. 

Lunch                    11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Dinner                   4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.


Saturday - Sunday

Brunch                  11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Dinner                   5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.


1828 Cafe Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday     7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m

Friday                          7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday      Closed


1828 Meal Exchange

Meal exchange is new this year at Mckendree.  It only applies to those on a 15 meal plan and 19 meal plan.  Meal exchange effectively extends lunch to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and dinner until 9:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 1828 Cafe.  If a student misses lunch or dinner on these days and is on the 15 meal plan or 19 meal plan, they can go to 1828 Cafe during the extended hours and use a "meal swipe" to order off the meal exchange menu.  Meal exchange begins after Ames closes, so lunch is 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and dinner is 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. 

Sack Lunch To-Go 

Another option for students on any meal plan who find it difficult to get to Ames is the sack lunch.  They must go to 1828 Cafe at least a day in advance and fill out a sack lunch form.  They can request what time to pick it up during regular 1828 Cafe hours and use a "meal swipe."  They can set up reoccurring sack lunches throughout the semester if they always have a conflict on Wednesday for example.