When was the last time your group enjoyed a gourmet picnic with classical music along a meandering river? How about a barbeque under the stars? If you can imagine it, we can serve it. Carthage offers a remarkable variety of food and beverage options.

Eateries on campus offer quick refreshments just steps from your meeting rooms, and our award-winning chef presents sumptuous menus from fine dining to bistro casual for groups of any size.

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Students sit down to eat a meal at The Caf.

The Caf

The all-you-can-eat cafeteria offers a wide variety of meals for those who prefer the traditional college setting and experience. And to top things off, our outdoor patio serves up breathtaking views of Lake Michigan all day long. The Caf is located in the Todd Wehr Center at the south end of campus.


Lentz Do Lunch, a grab-and-go kiosk in the Lentz Hall lobby, opened in fall 2019.

Lentz Do Lunch

Lentz Do Lunch is Carthage’s grab-and-go lunch venue located in Lentz Hall. Choose from salads, sandwiches, soups, sides, and dessert. Gluten-free options are also available.


Starbucks is the perfect place to grab some caffeine before a morning class.


Need a jolt of caffeine to start your morning or for an afternoon pick-me-up? Head over to Starbucks located in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business on the north end of campus.


Students wait in line to get a sandwich at Sub Connection in the student union.

Campbell Student Union

No matter what, you’ll find something to eat in the “campus dining room.” The Campbell Student Union is located on the south end of campus.