marauder cafe with food stations and seating

Dining Services is dedicated to providing the Central State University campus community and visiting guests with the highest quality of food, beverage and service. With a variety of choices available, you can meet all your nutritional needs right on campus.

Marauder Café

This all-you-care-to-eat dining experiences is located in the University Student Center — the campus gathering space — along with the Wow Café. You’ll find pizza and grits, tofu and tater tots, themed meals, cookoffs, and an on-site dietitian.

Regular hours


Breakfast: 7-9 a.m.

Continental breakfast: 9-10:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Light lunch: 2-3:30 p.m.

Dinner: 4:30-7:00 p.m.


Brunch: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.

Wow Café American Grill and Wingery

wow cafe sign on door

Home to trivia nights, open mics, wing-eating contests, grabbing burgers, and more, this is the place to meet friends for casual eats that go down easy.

Regular hours

Monday-Friday | 12-10 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday | 6-10 p.m.

Marauder Market

Run by Sodexo, this small market offers big things. Conveniently located next to the Wow Café, it offers quick pick-ups for an on-the-go lifestyle or simple needs for students in apartment-style housing. 

Regular hours

Monday-Friday | 12-10 p.m. 

Saturday-Sunday | 1-10 p.m. 


Lunch is solved. Get made-to-order subs and wraps (cold or toasted) featuring meats and cheeses, fresh produce, freshly baked breads, soups, and salads.  

Regular hours

Monday-Sunday | 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Community Marketplace

Supplement your food budget by joining Central State University, The Dayton Foodbank, and community partners on CSU's campus each month for a community marketplace to assist you and your family. The mobile food market is offered from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Located at the North E. Ward Sr. Center parking lot, volunteers will help distribute food according to household size. Food is free, and proof of income is not required. Staff will ask you to complete an ODJFS Eligibility to Take Food Home Form when you arrive.

For information, contact:

James Keys
937-604-6063 | jkeys@centralstate.edu

Donna Kuykendall
937-376-6658 | dkuykendall@centralstate.edu

Note: Summer and holiday hours may vary.

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