Carson's Market

Carson’s Market

Carson Gulley Center | 1515 Tripp Circle | Map
Office: 608-262-1638

Carson’s Market is a smaller dining option surrounded by Adams, Slichter and Tripp Hall. Its proximity to multiple residence halls and academic buildings makes it the perfect stop for a quick lunch break between classes. It is located in the main-level of Carson Gulley Center, which reopened in fall 2013 after a major renovation. Carson Gulley Center is named after Carson Gulley, who was a head chef in University Housing for 27 years, a local celebrity, and a civil rights pioneer.

Accepted forms of payment at Carson’s Market include Wiscard, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard. To keep cashier lines moving quickly, cash or check are not accepted here.


Carson’s Market offers all-you-care-to-eat (buffet style) service for lunch and dinner. This means, diners will pay for their meal upon entry to the market. No outside carry-in food will be allowed during these meal periods.

Today’s Menu at Carson’s Market

Academic Year Hours*

Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Closed

*Hours may vary. See our full operating schedule for details.

Door Prices – 2022-23 Academic Year

Meal  Door Price
Lunch $10.99
Dinner $11.99

Stations at Carson's Market

Capital City Pizza Company

Capital City Pizza Company offers signature pizza, calzones and breadsticks prepared to order and hearth baked in a custom oven. Pizza is sold by the pie and by the slice, for dine-in or carry-out.



Delicious features made-to-order deli, panini sandwiches and wraps served on an array of freshly baked bread and roll choices.

sandwich on ciabatta roll

Global Kitchen

Global Kitchen includes a number of ethnic entrées and sides from all corners of the globe with the menu varying daily.


Buckingham Bakery

Buckingham Bakery offers fresh baked goods such as muffins, bagels, pastries, cookies, bars, and hot/cold desserts.

dessert pastries


1849 Diner serves home-style comfort foods. It's the place to find traditional favorites such as fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, chef-carved roast meats, and smokehouse BBQ flavors from around the country.

turkey, mashed potatoes, and veggies

Great Greens

Great Greens features a bountiful bar of freshly prepared greens, fruit and vegetable toppings, and mixed salads for diners to craft the ultimate salad, as well as house-prepared soups.


Carson's Market Staff

Mark Gauthier

Position title: Unit Manager - Carson's Market

Ken Gleed

Position title: Unit Chef - Carson's Market