School of Graduate Studies

Dining

Dining On Campus

Meal plans are available for all students and can be used at both the Aggie Marketplace and The Junction. The Aggie Marketplace, located in the Taggart Student Center, has dishes ranging from southern comfort food to a full service pizza and pasta bar, freshly grilled burgers, chicken wings, hot dogs and more. For dessert, don’t forget the all-you-can-eat Aggie Ice Cream on Sweet Street. The Junction  is located on east campus and is known for its pizza and its later hours. For a fancier experience, the Skyroom, located on the third floor of the Taggart Student Center, offers buffet dining in a more upscale setting. While not all meal plans include the Sky Room, it’s definitely worth a lunch or two. The dining room boasts lovely views of the Wasatch Mountains, and there’s even live piano music!

Some meal plans also include flex spending money that can be used at any of the quick service eateries located on campus, such as the Hub, Luke’s Café on the Quad, the Quadside Café, or the Artists’ Block.

For a full list of hours, dining locations, and menus, visit the USU Dining website.

Dining Off Campus

Johnny O's Spudnuts

630 S. Main Street, Suite 110

Logan, UT 84321


435.227.2155

Monday-Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $

Johnny O’s started as a simple recipe created and perfected by Al and Bob Pelton, but has expanded to an immensely popular donut shop unique to Logan, Utah. Made with potato flour, the spudnuts at Johnny O’s are, according to the website, “…light and fluffy on the inside with a perfectly crisp, glazed outside that is sure to make your mouth water.” If that’s not enticing enough, consider that you can try classic flavors, like chocolate cake or blueberry cake, or you can try specialty flavors, like the Spiral Jetty (a cinnamon-roll inspired spudnut) or The Royal (A raspberry cream filled Bismark spudnut). In addition to spudnuts, Johnny O’s also offers Caffé Ibis coffee and Gossner’s ice cream, all for very reasonable prices. Whether you stop in for breakfast, a snack, or just because you want to try the Spudnut Special, make sure you give Johnny O’s a try while you’re in Logan.

The Crêpery

540 S. Main Street, Logan
435.752.5766

Sunday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $

Tucked into a small strip mall parking lot in south Logan, the Crêpery can be easy to miss. However, it’s definitely a place to look out for. From the eclectic décor, including egg shaped chairs that swing from the ceiling, diner style round tables and vinyl chairs, and squashy couches, to its enthusiastic employees and truly fantastic crêpes, it’s no wonder that the establishment won Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best of Utah award in 2012 for best crepes. You can choose sweet selections, like the Park Avenue, a crêpe stuffed with custard and fruit, or savory ones, like the Pepe le Pesto. In addition to crêpes, the Crêpery serves salads, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and both bottled and fountain drinks. With it’s café vibe, friendly staff, and diverse menu, the Crêpery is ideal for enjoying good food while visiting with friends, working on homework, or diving into your required reading for the week.

Logan's Heroes

*Photo c/o of Wyatt Olsen

101 S. Main Street, Logan

435.750.0110

Monday-Thursday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: $

NOTE: Cash only!

Logan’s Heroes is very definition of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant: if you didn’t know it was there, you’d drive right past it. Despite its low profile in a non-descript building one block south of Center Street, however, the sub shop has been in operation for over 25 years, and it has become known as home to the best sandwiches in Logan. With prices competitive to chain restaurants Subway and Jimmy John’s, Logan’s Heroes provides freshly made, unique sandwiches with extremely generous portions of meat and toppings. For the price of a sandwich, you can easily get two meals (unless you’re very, very hungry). The owner, Hameed, is often at the business, and he is friendly, outgoing, and knows his sandwiches. He’ll also get to know you as you inevitably come back week after week. For the best sandwich in town, carve out some time to visit Logan’s Heroes!

*NOTE: This restaurant only accepts cash. Make sure you visit an ATM before stopping by!

Caffé Ibis


52 Federal Ave, Logan

435.753.4777

Sunday-Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $

When Randy Wirth and Sally Sears founded Caffé Ibis in 1976, their focus was on Triple Certified, Organic, Fair Trade, and Smithsonian Shade Grown coffee from around the world. In the 20+ years it’s been open, Ibis has stayed true to its mission – you can get unbeatable quality coffee and fresh food there, while still, as the website states, “supporting social justice and environmental stewardship.” In addition to the coffee, teas, and other drinks available, the Caffé Ibis Gallery Deli features fresh, local, and healthy menus for breakfast and lunch.

Old Grist Mill

*Photo c/o GrubGrade.com

78 E. 400 N. Logan

435.753.6463

Monday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

981 S. Main St. #150 South Logan

435.755.0262

Monday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

750 W. 1075 S. Brigham City

435.723.6228

Monday-Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $

Old Grist Mill is a Logan tradition. It’s been one of the go-to spots for baked goods, sandwiches, and soups since its opening in 1992. The first location, on 400 N in central Logan, is within walking distance to the University and provides one of the cheapest (and tastiest!) lunches around. For approximately $5.50, you can get a full sandwich, bag of chips, huge cookie, and a can of soda. You can also stop in for a free slice of one of their breads, which are baked in-house daily. Whether you’re craving a cookie, a tea scone, raspberry roll, or a sandwich, Old Grist Mill is the place to go.

Romo's Mediterranean Grill

*Photo c/o Romo's Mediterranean Grill

661 N. Main St., Logan

435.799.3121

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Saturday:  11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Cost: $

Romo’s is a little taste of the Mediterranean in landlocked Logan. Boasting schwarma, gyros, falafel, kabobs, tabouli, and a variety of salads, Romo’s is your restaurant if you’re craving tzatziki sauce and lemon rice.

Aggie Ice Cream

750 N. 1200 E., Logan
435.752.8252

Monday-Friday

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (May-September)
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (October-April)
Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. (May-September)
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (October-April)

Cost: $

With over 26 different flavors and a rich heritage, Aggie Ice Cream is a favorite in Cache Valley. Aggie Ice Cream distinguishes itself from other commercial brands because it possesses larger butterfat content (12%), contains less air, and is aged slightly longer. This smooth, rich treat is beloved by many, including a Korean USU student named Duk-Man Lee. He loved the ice cream so much that he worked with USU to open the first international Aggie Ice Cream in Seoul, South Korea. If that isn't enough incentive to visit, maybe the fact that Aggie Ice Cream was the first ice cream in outer space will entice you go and have your first taste of the famous Aggie Blue Mint or Lemon Custard ice cream.

In addition to ice cream, Aggie Ice Cream sells cheese, milk, and jam. Also, the creamery houses a café serving soup, made-to-order sandwiches, and other lunch items.

La Tormenta

105 E. 1600 N., Logan
435.787.4640

&
517 W. 100 N. Ste 103, Providence

435.787.8343

Sunday-Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $

La Tormenta is an ideal restaurant for graduate students: It’s tasty, it’s filling, it’s open a little bit later at night, and best of all, it’s inexpensive! To give you an idea of just how inexpensive, the most expensive thing on the menu—a large shrimp cocktail—is nine dollars, while street tacos are one dollar each. There are a variety of meats to try, from carne asada and chicken to chorizo and menudo, and there is also a vegetarian and gluten free menu available. In short, you can’t go wrong with La Tormenta. Whether it’s the Providence location or the Logan location, definitely make it a line on your Logan bucket list.

Center Street Grill

Corner of Main and Center Street, Logan
435.227.0321

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Cost: $-$$

If you’re feeling nostalgic, step back in time with a visit to Center Street Grill. Aptly named for its location on Center and Main Street, this grill is one of the best places in Logan to get a burger. The extensive menu includes standards like the Bacon Cheeseburger and more adventurous selections, such as the Green Chili Lime Burger or the Coronado Burger. Although it’s known for its burgers and homemade buns, the restaurant also serves sandwiches, wraps, and breakfast foods. For dessert, there’s an extensive menu of over-the-top shakes, which are a Utah staple. The kitschy décor, reminiscent of the romanticized 1950s, only adds to the fun atmosphere of the restaurant, and the family friendly setting makes the Center Street Grill a great place for students and families alike.

Café Sabor

600 W. Center Street, Logan
435.752.8088

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Cost: $-$$

Since its 2002 opening, Café Sabor has provided a casual, but classy, dining experience for its customers. The restaurant offers both patio and indoor dining options, a large and varied menu featuring traditional and contemporary Mexican dishes, daily specials, and more free chips and salsa than you could ever eat. Its location in the historic Center Street Depot makes for a quirky, hip setting. In short, the atmosphere and food deftly blend Hispanic influence and Cache Valley tradition, and the prices keep people coming back again and again.

Angie's Restaurant

690 N. Main Street, Logan
435.752.8252

Sunday-Thursday: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cost: $-$$

Angie’s is a Logan icon. Its relaxed atmosphere, classic diner layout and décor, and hearty food have led to it being labeled as the place “Where the locals eat.” At Angie’s, you can enjoy all-day breakfast, homemade pies, and many classic American dishes, ranging from burgers to their exclusive broasted chicken. If you have a large group or a hankering for ice cream, make sure to “clean the sink,” also known as eating a full sink of ice cream in one sitting. Even if you don’t feel like cleaning the sink, Angie is always a good choice to go get ice cream, especially as kid’s cones are free.

Takara Sushi

*Photo c/o Lisa Locey via Yelp.com

55 W. 1000 N. Logan

435.752.1677

Monday-Friday:  11:00 AM-2:30 PM, 5:00 - 9:30 PM 

Saturday: 12:00 - 9:30 PM 

Cost: $-$$

Takara Sushi, tucked away into a strip mall, is almost overshadowed by all the development around it. For those who in the know, however, Takara is a gem. Takara not only has an expansive menu of both traditional and unique sushi rolls, it also offers tempera, udon, ramen, teriyaki, and both dinner and lunch boxes. What brings many people, especially students, to Takara, however, is their half-off menu. Many of the sushi rolls, in addition to items like edamame, miso soup, and ramen, are always half off. If you’re craving sushi or Japanese fare, make sure to stop into Takara for good sushi and a good deal.

Beehive Grill

255 S. Main Street, Logan
435.753.2600

Sunday-Thursday: 11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $$

In 2009, restaurateurs opened The Beehive Grill in hopes of bringing the delicious food and success of the Moab Brewery to Logan. Since then, it has become a place where friends gather to meet over entrees that vary from burgers and steaks to vegetarian fare, including French Fries with homemade root beer fry sauce. In addition to carrying some of Utah’s best microbrews, including a full bodied Desert Select Ale, the Beehive Grill also brews its own soda, most famously root beer, and keeps it on tap year round. Order a pint of their famous root beer, or branch out and try their seasonal selection. If you have room for dessert, stop by the gelato cart just outside the restaurant. Eight flavors are made in-house daily, and as The Beehive Grill is the only restaurant in Logan that carries gelato, you’re in for a rare treat.

Herm's Inn

1435 Canyon Road, Logan
435.792.4321

Sunday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $$

When Herman “Herm” Johnson first built Herm’s Inn in the early 1900s, only empty fields and farmland surrounded it. It was considered a person’s last, or first, chance to gas up before going through Logan canyon. After lying dormant for decades, Ryan Bird, the current restaurant manager, restored the original building and produced a breakfast and lunch eatery with an updated menu and a retro-modern look. If you are in the market for fresh, local food, particularly brunch, Herm’s Inn is a great place to try.

Indian Oven

130 N. Main Street, Logan
435.787.1757

Monday-Saturday:11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $$

Belly dancing in Utah? At the Indian Oven, yes. Owner Ash Oberoi and his staff are dedicated to helping the people of Cache Valley experience not only the food, but also the ambiance of India. Located in historic downtown Logan, the Indian Oven is one of the most prominent signs on Main Street. The ample dining area and high backed booths create a great setting for both large groups and smaller parties. The food is always flavorful and made to taste, and you can trust that it’s authentic—the owner, Ash, was raised in the great plains of Northern India and learned how to cook in his mother’s kitchen. The food and atmosphere at Indian Oven means that Logan, a relatively secluded city in Northern Utah, boasts not one, but two excellent Indian restaurants.

Tandoori Oven

720 E. 1000 N., Logan
435.750.6836

Monday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $$

Known as one of Logan’s best-kept secrets, Tandoori Oven prepares authentic Indian cuisine with ingredients and recipes imported directly from India. The restaurant’s quirky location—tucked inside a gas station—adds to its appeal, but the mouthwatering entrees and friendly, attentive staff have made the family owned restaurant the crown jewel of the Cache Valley food scene. When you come to Logan, make sure to stop by Tandoori and discover why it’s ranked the number one restaurant in Logan on tripadvisor.com, urbanspoon.com, and yelp.com, as well as being the recipient of a 2013 Best of Utah award from Salt Lake City Weekly magazine.

Le Nonne Ristorante

129 N. 100 E., Logan
435.752.9577

Monday-Wednesday, Saturday: 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday, Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $$-$$$

A meal at Le Nonne will transport you to Italy for a night. The restaurant, located in a quaint Victorian home in the middle of historic downtown Logan, features food from the Tuscan region of Italy, where executive chef, PierAntonio Micehli, was born and raised. In addition to its romantic, relaxed atmosphere and tasty dishes such as pennette alla pera and pollo al limone, every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evening features live jazz music from local performers. While you’re in Logan, make sure to treat yourself to lunch or dinner at this delightful, offbeat restaurant.

Familiar Favorites


Logan is lucky to showcase some impressive local eateries, but if chains are more your thing, or you’re just craving something familiar and consistent, you are set: Below is a not-at-all comprehensive list of some of the places you can choose from when you decide to spend your hard-earned stipend on a night out:

Buffalo Wild Wings, Café Rio, Chili’s, Chuck-a-Rama, Costa Vida, Dickey’s Barbeque Pit, Firehouse Subs, Golden Corral, Great Harvest Bread Company, Hu Hot Mongolian Grill, International House of Pancakes, Kneaders, Noodles and Company, Panda Express, Paradise Bakery, Rumbi Island Grill, Sizzler, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Village Inn, etc.

Fast Food

Sometimes, it gets to be late at night and you realize you haven’t eaten anything but a granola bar as you slid through the just-closed doors of the already packed Aggie Shuttle at 8:00 in the morning. Or maybe you just really feel like a Frosty and French fries. Whatever the reason, Logan has a variety of fast food restaurants, many open late, to accommodate your cravings:

A & W, Arby’s, Arctic Circle, Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Chick-Fil-A, Domino’s Pizza, Einstein Bros., Five Guys, Little Caesar’s Pizza, Logan’s Heroes, McDonald’s, Mundo’s Kitchen, Pizza Hut, Rancheritos, Sonic Drive-In, Subway, Taco Bell, Taco Time, Wendy’s, and more.

Decisions, Decisions...

As you can see, despite being a small city, Logan has a multitude of dining options. For even more, check out Logan Foodies for great reviews and updates on the Cache Valley food scene, browse through Cache Valley Dining or Visit Logan Utah for current restaurant listings, and grab a map form the Visitor's Bureau, which details restaurant locations across the valley.