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Your Hunger. Satisfied.

McDaniel College prides itself on providing a great student dining experience built around fresh food and a sense of community. Featuring meals prepared daily by our chefs, our dining plans are satisfying and nutritious. There are a variety of student dining options on campus, which provide vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free selections, all labelled accordingly. With more than 80% of our students living on campus, sharing a meal is a central part of the McDaniel experience.

Students in Englar Dining Hall near counter.
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McDaniel Mobile Ordering Download the App today!

Make reservations in Englar Dining Hall and order take-out at Caseys' Corner and Hilltop Pub. 

  1. Download the "Transact Mobile Ordering" app
  2. Select "McDaniel Online"
  3. Login using your McDaniel username and password

Your Dining Options

Here at McDaniel, our four dining facilities offer delicious and convenient dining options. A variety of menus accommodate every student's palate, from classic comfort food to more adventurous dishes. Varying food selections give you a wide variety to choose from on a daily basis, whether you're in the mood for a custom salad bar or sushi to-go.

Students in Englar Dining Hall.

The Mainstay Englar Dining Hall Satisfy Your Craving

Known affectionately as "Glar" by students, Englar Dining Hall is the primary dining option on campus. Breakfast options include eggs, pancakes/waffles, vegetarian options, toast, cereal, and omelet service. Lunch and dinner options include salads, hot entrees, pizza, an allergen-free entrée station, burgers, soup, and desserts.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Hilltop Pub (Freshen's)

  • Mobile ordering, limited seating, and take-out operation.
  • Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night.
  • Freshen’s concept includes fresh flatbreads, salads, wraps, rice bowls, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Self-serve kiosks to allow diners to order menu items with limited contact with team members.
Students at Casey's Corner.

Our On-Campus Coffee Shop Caseys' Corner Get Caffeinated

Proudly serving Starbucks coffee and fresh pastries made in-house, Caseys' Corner is our local coffee shop open for dine-in services. If you are looking to grab a bagel on the run or an iced mocha on a hot day, Caseys' Corner is your spot. 

Students in conversation at table in Englar Dining Hall.

24 hours, 7 days a week Scotty's Convenience Store

Scotty's features local and convenient items for those who reside on campus.

  • Food is sold on an a la carte basis.
  • Meal money and credit cards only.
  • No cash accepted.

Meal Plans/Transaction Options

Meal Swipes, Guest Passes, Credit Card, Cash
McDaniel Bucks, Credit Card, Cash, Mobile Ordering
Meal Exchanges, McDaniel Bucks, Credit Card, Cash, Mobile Ordering

Prices stated are for the 2023-2024 school year.  

Platinum Plan

Our most flexible plan, this plan offers unlimited meals at Englar Dining Hall, 100 Meal Exchanges and $150 in McDaniel Bucks. The cost of this plan is $3,595/semester.

Gold Plan

Our most popular plan, the Gold Plan includes 19 meals per week at Englar Dining Hall, 75 Meal Exchanges and $100 in McDaniel Bucks. The cost of this plan is $3,343/semester.

Silver Plan

The Silver Plan includes 12 meals per week at Englar Dining Hall, 45 Meal Exchanges and $125 in McDaniel Bucks. The cost of this plan is $2,909/semester. The Silver Plan is not available to first-year residential students.


Bronze Plan

The best plan for commuters, the Bronze Plan includes 5 meals per week at Englar Dining Hall, 20 Meal Exchanges and $100 in McDaniel Bucks.  The cost of this plan is $1,264/semester. The Bronze Plan is not available to first-year residential students.


Faculty and students in the Green Terror Garden.

Fresh Takes The Green Terror Garden Academic & Delicious

The Green Terror Garden houses several different crops and a variety of flowers designed to offer experiential learning opportunities for all interested students on the Hill. In addition to learning opportunities, goals include transforming the area to be a McDaniel community gathering place, partnering with local organizations such as the Boys and Girls club of Westminster and The Keep and Till. Additionally, the project aims to establish a farmers market on campus and to incorporate crop yield with the college’s dining services. Ultimately, the garden is a foundation for establishing a student-operated farm rooted in restorative agricultural practices.

Students in conversation at table in Englar Dining Hall.


The culinary program plays an integral role in attracting students and contributing to student and parent satisfaction. To mirror a commitment to the highest quality education, the AVI vision is one centered on our Fresh Food Forward model. Skilled culinarians prepare nutritious meals from scratch with the freshest ingredients. We artfully prepare foods in full view of our customers, displaying showmanship and precision in all that we do. Fresh is more than a model, it's a way of life for our team.

Every day, we engage and interact with our customers to create an experience. AVI team members are hospitality-minded and focused on creating a warm environment where smiles and food are top priorities.

Celebrating our Young Alumni

We're proud to be located in the state of Maryland, and we celebrate that each year at our annual Crab Feast for GOLD (Graduates of the Last Decade) alumni during our Annual Alumni Weekend. If you've spent four years on the Hill and still don't know how to dig in...don't worry! There are plenty of self-proclaimed experts among your fellow Green Terrors waiting to show off their crab-pickin' talents.

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steamed Maryland crabs are devoured at the annual Crab Feast!