Colonial Room

Colonial Room Lunch at the Illini Union

In preparation for the ISR renovation and addition project, the Colonial Room will permanently close on March 16 after lunch. This space will be home to the new Orange on Green opening in Fall 2018.

Colonial Room Menu

House-Made Specialties Every Day 

The Colonial Room Lunch at the Illini Union is the perfect setting to take candidates, gather for a working lunch, or celebrate a milestone. Buffet selections include fresh, hot entrees; an extensive fresh salad bar and deli; homemade soups; and delightful desserts. The buffet is open to everyone! Reservations are accepted but not required (217-244-4261). Pay by cash, check, credit card, Illini Cash, or department account number.

Prices (including beverages, dessert, and tax)

  • Standard rate: $11.95
  • Senior discounted rate (age 65 & above): $10.50
  • Children 12 and under: $5.74
  • Children under 4: Free


The Colonial Room is located on the first floor of the Illini Union. 

Fall Hours

Monday - Friday from 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Department Charges

Departments can manage their accounts to make charging Colonial Room meals quick and simple.

Department charge will be accepted at all classic University Housing dining halls beginning March 26.

Colonial Room Rewards

Purchase 12 Colonial Room Buffet meals, and your next buffet meal is only $6.00! Request your punch card the next time you visit us, and start earning Colonial Room Rewards. We can't wait to see you!

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