Sam Houston State University has several dining options for you to choose from while visiting campus. 


Old Main Market

Image of Old Main Market with Fresh Food LogoLocated just behind Belvin-Buchanan Hall, Old Main Market is cafeteria style with a flair.  Unlike ordinary cafeterias, the Old Main Market has a Fresh Food concept, that is a restaurant with no kitchen.  This facility houses five independent dining stations, where all the food is stored, prepared and cooked right in front of you.  





Paw Print

Chich-fil-a logo Einstein Bros Bagels logo Subway logo and Grille Works logoLocated next to the mall area, on the first floor of the Lowman Student Center, the Paw Print offers many great dining choices in a food court style. Chick-fil-A offers chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and waffle fries served up hot! Grille Works offers burgers, fries and chicken sandwiches. Pizza Hut offers a variety of toppings on personal pan pizzas and delicious hot wings. Subway is the undisputed leader in providing you with choices, including many healthier meal options that are fast, fresh and healthy. Our convenience store offers fresh cookies and pastries, your favorite soft drinks, health and beauty products, and other products you can grab and go. And also Einstein's Bagels comes complete with tons of choices to satisfy your bagel cravings, they also serve delicious sandwiches and coffee.



South Paw
Moe's logoThe South Paw is located on the south side of campus near Academic Building 4 and right behind the Chemistry and Forensic Science Building. It features four restaurants perfect for commuters and resident students alike. Enjoy coffee and tea options Starbucks Logowith an assortment of specialty pastries from Starbucks, or burritos, quesadillas, and fajitas served in a quirky, fun atmosphere from Moe's Southwestern Grill   


    •  All of our dining facilities are managed by Aramark.

    • All restaurants accept Bearkat Bucks, Visa, Mastercard, and Cash.



      *Students on group tours who may need snacks during the day should plan to bring something with them.  There will be no access to vending machines during campus tours.  Requests for students to bring sack lunches must be approved in advance.*


      John R. Ragsdale Visitor and Alumni Center