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The Top Three Food Courts in the American Athletic Conference

When it comes to food courts, the AAC hits the spot.

Posh Spice And Baby Brooklyn Go Shopping Photo by Chris Morton/Online USA

Everyone knows that the American Athletic Conference is the conference with the best student center food courts in college football.

Here are my three favorites. I was going to make it my five favorite but I only had eight minutes before work to write this.

3. SMU: McElvaney Hall

This place has all the heavy hitters: Starbucks, Chick Fil-A, Einstein Brothers and a flyover country-style pizza place. The food here is probably healthy and probably pretty good. Whatever you need, they’ve got.

2. Houston: Student Center South

I’m not sure what a Mondo Sub is, but it sounds pretty tasty. The ice cream at Shasta’s Cones looks pretty outstanding too. Opens at 10 a.m. too.

1. East Carolina: Everywhere on This Beautiful Campus is a Good Place to Eat

ECU has some of the finer diners in Caroliner.

The Pirate meal plan receives high marks from ECU students. You can just swipe your card and food will appear. That is if you go to any of their seven, conveniently located on-campus eateries. All seven eateries accept Pirate Bucks as well as many off-campus restaurants, such as CiCi’s Pizza Kitchen, Papa John’s, TCBY and Burger King.

What kind of food do they have?

What kind of food do you want?

Everything on God’s green earth is available through ECU campus dining.

Hot, Fast and Ready Food? Yep. Locally sourced meat and veggies? Yep. Vegetarian options? Usually. Wood Fired ‘Za? That’s available in three different dining halls!

Stephanie really likes the “premium nights and the special events that they have” in the ECU dining halls. “Because,” she explains, “you can eat really, really good and expensive food that you wouldn’t normally get at a college cafeteria.” She particularly likes the crab legs, steak, and beef they offer on these evenings.

The only question I have is “when do the fine students at East Carolina University have time to do anything other than explore this majestic campus’ numerous, affordable dining options?”

Take the next 10 minutes of your life and learn more about eating at ECU.