Summer Dining Options

Dining Options

On-campus dining is available at a number of serveries throughout campus. Group dining can be arranged as well as full-catered meals, picnics, sack lunches, and barbeques.

If group dining is not arranged, participants will be given the opportunity to purchase meal credits at their group’s check-in. These credits can be loaded onto a meal card and are accepted at numerous locations around campus.

Purchasing a Meal Card

You may pre-purchase a meal card either through our online order form at or at the Conference Housing office on-campus.

Meal Card Option #1 – Dining Servery

South Servery opens Saturday, May 28

West Servery opens Monday, June 13

The Servery is open daily during the summer and has a buffet-style service. You will find a variety of dining choices including fruit, salad and sandwich bars, multiple hot food entrees, daily options for vegetarians, pizza (at lunchtime), a grill, desserts, and more! The Servery is open during the following times:

  • Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
  • Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

*Times subject to change.

Meal Card Option #2 – Retail Dining

Meal cards are accepted at all of the following on-campus retail dining locations. Click the link for dates and times of operation.

Ambassador Chinese Traditional Chinese dishes using only fresh, high-quality ingredients

Curbside at the Club Curbside at the Club brings together the delicious, award-wining culinary talents of Rice University chefs with convenient, to-go ready meals for members of the Rice Community. Curbside pick-up is available at the Faculty Club at the Cohen House for drive up (golf cart or car), bike up and walk up.

Little Kitchen HTX Little Kitchen HTX is a family-owned local business. They feature local ingredients from vendors like Houston Dairymaids, 44 farms, Animal Farm, PlantIt Forward Farms, Honey Child Sweet Creams, just to name a few, some of which participate in our weekly farmers market.