The South's Most Stunning College Dining Halls
Cafeteria food or not, we’d like to sit a spell in some of these campus cafes.
Down here in the South, it’s pretty well known that we take our food very seriously. We also happen to take our interiors very seriously, particularly rooms that guests may linger in a while. So it’s no wonder that at Southern colleges, the places of utmost pride and allegiance, one could find beautiful dining room design. From a modern and playful eatery at SCAD in Savannah, Georgia, to the traditional Kappa Kappa Gamma house at the University of Arkansas, these dining halls hold their own next to private homes. Just because a college campus weathers the wear and tear of thousands of students each year doesn’t mean the dining room furniture can’t be durable, yet luxe or made in masse, yet sophisticated. Some of these transport us to a different realm (read: have us pretending we’re in the Great Hall at Hogwarts) while some boldly combine the school’s history and architecture with modern design. Without further ado, our favorite dining rooms in the South: