Planning a visit to Carthage? Rest assured you won’t go hungry.

On campus, enjoy bagels, Starbucks, salads, wings, and much more. Off campus, enjoy legendary fare in well-known restaurants in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Racine, and Chicago. This area is known for Chicago-style pizza, Danish kringle, Friday night fish fry, frozen custard, and plenty of other culinary treats.

On-campus dining options

Carthage offers a wide range of dining options on campus, including:

  • The Cafeteria, better known as “The Caf” — Todd Wehr Center
  • Red Zone (convenience store) — Campbell Student Union
  • Starbucks — Hedberg Library
  • Lentz Do Lunch — Lentz Hall
  • Pacific Harbor — Campbell Student Union
  • Flex Kitchen — Campbell Student Union
  • Local Scene — Campbell Student Union
  • Re.Fuel — The TARC

Various on-campus dining options are available until midnight, with some options available until 3 a.m. Choices are available for those with dietary restrictions.

Learn more about on-campus dining

Off-campus dining options

Within a short drive from the Carthage campus, hungry visitors can find restaurants of any style to suit their taste buds. Looking for a truly local experience? Check out these hot spots:

  • Waterfront Warehouse and La Fogata are close to campus and favorites with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Franks Diner in Kenosha was featured on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.”
  • Kewpee Lunch in Racine is a legendary burger joint.
  • Tenuta’s Deli in Kenosha is an authentic Italian delicatessen with outdoor seating in warmer months.

For snacks, it’s hard to go wrong with these favorites:

The area also offers national chains such as Applebee’s, Chili’s, Cold Stone Creamery, Cracker Barrel, Dairy Queen, IHOP, Noodles & Company, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Subway, Texas Roadhouse, and Qdoba Mexican Grill.

See our students’ favorite local restaurants