The Illini Union Ballroom lunch buffet is the perfect setting to take candidates, gather for a working lunch, or celebrate a milestone. Selections include hot entrees, a fresh salad bar and deli, soups, and desserts. The buffet is open to all, and the price of $11.95 (or 11.95 Extra Credits) includes dessert, beverage, and sales tax. Seniors (age 65 & above) receive a discounted lunch rate of $10.50 (or 10.50 Extra Credits). Children age 12 and under can have lunch for $5.74 (or 5.74 Extra Credits). Children age 4 or under eat for free. Pay by cash, check, credit card, Extra Credits, or department account number. Reservations are accepted but not required (244-4261).
Come and experience the classic on-campus dining choice! We are located on the second floor of the Illini Union.
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Monday–Friday (fall and spring semesters)
11:30 a.m. –1 p.m., Monday–Friday (summer hours; location changes to Colonial Room)
The Mardi Gras theme meal will be on Tuesday, March 4.
The St. Patrick's lunch will be held on Monday, March 17.
Departments can manage their accounts to make charging Ballroom meals quick and simple. You can also add Extra Credits to your i-card online.
Need to eat on the go? Check out the Ballroom's Good to Go cart, where you will find a daily selection of freshly made takeout options.
Purchase 12 Ballroom Buffet meals, and your next buffet meal is only $6.00! Request your punch card the next time you visit us, and start earning Ballroom Rewards. We can't wait to see you!
If you would like to enjoy the convenience of the Ballroom Buffet, but would also like a private space for you and your guests, you may choose to obtain your food from the Ballroom and take it to a private dining room. The room will be set up with linen and floral services, as well as desserts and beverages. This selection requires a minimum of 15 people or room capacity (whichever is less), and costs $13.76 per person.You may request this service by calling (217) 244-4261. Before calling us, please call to reserve your room at (217) 333-0691.
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