Plan Your Visit



Tasty and inviting dining venues are available throughout campus.

On campus

With restaurants in the two student unions, Peet’s Coffee & Tea and nine delis in campus buildings, the Wisconsin Union offers a wide assortment of foods to conquer any hunger and to fit any schedule and budget.

University Housing Dining and Culinary Services serves the residents of the University Residence Halls. But you don’t have to be a student to eat in a residence hall. Faculty, staff and guests are welcome to dine in any University Housing facilities during the school year in dining rooms, carryout stores and delis.

A trip to UW–Madison wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Babcock Hall Dairy Store, the oldest university dairy plant in the United States. Best known for ice cream, Babcock also makes cheeses and locally produced milk. Visitors may view dairy plant observations via the second floor observation deck.

The Town Center at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery offers three unique dining venues: a café, a restaurant with a full-service menu and a dairy bar.


Madison offers a fantastic array of dining options from ethnic to continental cuisines to burgers and everything in between! For a comprehensive list of dining options in the downtown area, contact Madison’s Central Business Improvement District. For a list of dining options in Madison and surrounding communities, visit the Greater Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau.