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


Old Main Market

Untitled-1.jpgLocated 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.  


p: (936) 294-1914 or (832) 316-9849








Paw Print

Located next to the mall area, on the first floor of the Lowman Student Center, the Paw Print offers many great dining choices. Chick-fil-A offers chicken sandwiches, nuggets, and waffle fries served up hot! Burger King is the Home of the Whopper yet still serves other great burgers and fries to enjoy, it also offers a great selection of breakfast items. Pizza Hut offers a variety of toppings on personal pan pizzas and delicious hot wings. Quiznos has hot, fresh sandwiches as well as salads. 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.


p: (936) 294-1914 or  (936) 294-1930



South Paw
The 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 with an assortment of specialty pastries from Starbucks, fresh sandwiches made fresh your way from Subway, and traditional south of the border favorites like quesadillas and burritos from Tortilla Fresca.


p: (936) 294-1399 or (936) 294-1914




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


All of our dining facilities are managed by Aramark and we ask that you contact them directly regarding on campus dining. (pre-payment, coupons, billing, special accommodations etc. or current pricing)

p: (936) 294-3386


*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