After an afternoon of studying for finals, my friends and I decided that we wanted to have dinner together. We weren’t in the mood for anything in particular but wanted to have a good meal together. So naturally, we went to the place on campus with the biggest selection: Charlie’s Place.
Charlie’s has the feel of a food court with the wide variety of food stations. On one end is the Sub Connection where you can get sub sandwiches made to your liking. I’ll sometimes go there for lunch when I’m craving a 12 inch buffalo ranch sub. Pasta Pronto is another station where they will make Italian pasta or Asian Wok to your liking. Next to them are two food stations that change every day. Last time I remember, they were serving steak, with green beans and mashed potatoes. During lunch hours, you can get hamburgers and fries as well. Since it is conveniently located near the academic building, I will stop by between classes and grab a doughnut and a cup of coffee if i get there early enough for the breakfast buffet.
This afternoon, however, was a special one because it was the night that Christmas dinner was being served. It was held in the swanky University Dining Room (which is connected to Charlie’s) and the buffet style of the dinner was accented with flowers, table cloths, and Christmas decorations. After grabbing my side dishes, I hurried over to where the chef was slicing freshly baked ham and turkey. I loaded up my plate and grabbed a piece of cake from the dessert table before checking out.
The large tables and booths at Charlie’s accommodated my group of friends nicely. We were all very comfortable as we enjoyed our meal. The stuffing was nicely seasoned and the potatoes were flavorful and steamed to perfection. The turkey and gravy complimented each other very nicely. I cleaned my plate and moved on to dessert. I had to go back to grab a cup of hot chocolate before starting on my cake. The cake was moist and delicious. It was a real treat for me because I haven’t had cake in quite a while.
Atmosphere gets 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. It is a great place to go for a good meal, whether it be a breakfast study session, or a hearty dinner with your best friends
Cleanliness gets 5 out of 5 Bedchecks. The kitchen staff all wear gloves and the tables are wiped down regularly.
Food gets 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. The food is consistently good, and even if there is something that doesn’t hit the spot, there is plenty more to choose from.
Service gets 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. The employees are good at their jobs and won’t delay in getting your food for you.
Prices get 4 out of 5 Bedchecks. They are a bit high, but that is to be expected from a college food service.
All in all, I give Charlie’s Place 4.5 out of 5 Bedchecks. The food is great and can meet the needs of any group of friends!