Virginia Tech is known for having some of the best on-campus food, so it’s important to know how to find your way around all the different dining halls.
Probably the most common and well known dining hall is D2. This is centrally located to all the residence halls, and also has the best deal if you’re using a meal plan. For only 2.65, you get access to a buffet of breakfast food that’s guaranteed to fill you up, especially if you just want to go there and stay for a couple hours, and maybe do homework or something. The lunch and dinner prices cost a little bit more, but are still the best deal on compared to other dining halls.
Aside from D2, there’s also West End, Owens, and Hokie Grill which are all on the residence side of campus as well. I don’t have a huge preference for food, so most of the time I end up getting something at Owens since it’s the closest to Lee. They have a pretty good variety of food including smoothies, burgers, pasta and burritos. When you sdfget a chance, their chicken parm special is a campus favorite and is definitely worth checking out! If you’re a big sports fan, West End have a giant screen for watching games and is generally more popular on game days compared to other halls. Hokie Grill is known for it’s Pizza Hut, Chick-fil-A, and Dunkin’ Donuts, all of which are always pretty popular. Just last fall they added Chick-fil-A breakfast, so check that out if you haven’t already. There’s also a barbecue place that doesn’t get a ton of attention, but I’d definitely recommend checking it out too.
If you’re on the academic side of campus, you might not want to walk all the way to Owens or D2, so there’s also Turner, Burger 37, and Au Bon Pain at Goodwin Hall and Squires. Squires is always for a nice snack between classes or an actually meal if you’re willing to wait a couple minutes, but Turner is by far the most popular out of the these places. There’s all sorts of restaurants on 2 separate floors so there’s a lot of variety for whatever type of food you’re hungry for.