Dining and Food Services

At UT Southwestern Medical Center, dining options are all about choice – for both patients and visitors. For hospital patients, we offer a new and innovative approach to food service called “At Your Request Room Service Dining®.” (It’s even available for visitors and family.)

For outpatients and visitors, we have a number of dining locations at our clinics and hospitals.

Inpatient Dining

At Your Request Room Service Dining® is based on hotel room service, allowing patients to order what they want, when they want it. It’s available at both Clements University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital.

Coffee and tea are available in the pantry (kitchen) on each patient floor. Vending machines are located on the third floor of Zale Lipshy University Hospital.

Dietary Restrictions

Built-in safeguards in the ordering software ensure each patient’s dietary restrictions and nutritional needs are followed with every order.

Hours of Operation

Meals from the At Your Request® menu can be ordered 5:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., pre-prepared meals such as sandwiches and salads are available in the Night Pantry and can be obtained by a nurse.

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At Your Request Room Service Dining® menus are available bedside in every room. Patients are introduced to the service when they check in. Menus are available in English and Spanish.


To use At Your Request Room Service Dining®, simply decide what you would like to order and dial extension 34000. You’ll be connected to specially trained nutrition services staff members who will assist you in ordering. Each meal is individually prepared and delivered within 45 minutes.

Visitors and Family

Visitors and family may order guest trays from At Your Request Room Service Dining® by pre-paying at the cafeteria in either hospital. The cost is $10, and the tray will be delivered with the patient’s tray. Visitors and family are also welcome to visit one of UT Southwestern’s many dining locations.

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Outpatient and Visitors Dining

For outpatients and visitors, UT Southwestern Medical Center offers several dining and food-service locations throughout our campus.

Clements University Hospital (North Campus)

Main Cafeteria
Located on the first floor of the hospital, the cafeteria offers healthy, restaurant-quality food seven days a week. Booths and alcoves offer inviting spaces to eat or engage in private conversation.

Simply to Go
Also on the first floor, Simply to Go is open around the clock, seven days a week. It offers lighter fare, including salads, sandwiches, snacks, sushi, beverages, coffee, and desserts.

Coffee Shop
Located inside Simply to Go, the Coffee Shop features a variety of coffee blends seven days a week.

Dining Pavilion and Outdoor Dining
A bright and airy dining pavilion gives diners an additional attractive setting for eating and relaxing. Al fresco dining also is available in attractively landscaped areas close to the cafeteria.   

McDermott Plaza (South Campus)

Southwestern Dining Plaza (Food Court)
Subway, Burger House, Brü Coffee, Burrito Jimmy, Hunan Express, and Big Sals

Brü Coffee: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Subway: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All other stations: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Outpatient Building (West Campus)

Coffee Shop (ground floor)
Sandwiches, assorted snack items, coffee, soda, and bottled water
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Professional Office Building 2 (West Campus)

Alonti Café (ground floor atrium)
Hot and cold sandwiches, soup and salad bar, daily hot lunch specials, and a variety of snack foods and beverages
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. (breakfast); 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (lunch)

T. Boone Pickens Biomedical Building (North Campus)

North Campus Commons Food Court
Hot breakfast, pre-made salads, sandwiches, daily soup special, pizza, and hot entrees
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cafeteria (14th Floor)
Salads, a grill, and selection of panini sandwiches, soups, quesadillas, and blue-plate specials
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Zale Lipshy University Hospital (South Campus)

Hot food, sandwiches, salads
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays

Coffee Shop
Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Weekends and holidays, 7:30 to 10 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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