Four Lakes Market

Four Lakes Market

Dejope Residence Hall | 640 Elm Drive | Map
Office: 608-262-2225

Four Lakes Market is the large dining marketplace that serves the Lakeshore Neighborhood of campus. Four Lakes Market is located inside Dejope Hall, and is open for meals throughout the day. Equipped with nine different stations, Four Lakes offers customers with a wide variety of meals and snacks. The dining area includes an assortment of seating options for secluded study breaks, booths in front of televisions, and tables by the fireplace with views of the beautiful Lake Mendota. Four Lakes Market also features a spacious patio with tables and a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows!


Four Lakes Market offers all-you-care-to-eat (buffet style) service for breakfast, 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.

Please note: Four Lakes Market and dining room will be closed in-between meal service.

Today’s Menu at Four Lakes Market

2022-23 Academic Year Hours*

Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday Brunch: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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

Door Prices – 2023-24 Academic Year

Meal Door Price
Breakfast $8.99
Lunch $10.99
Dinner $11.99

Stations at Four Lakes Market


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.

macaroni and cheese

Qué Rico

Qué Rico has daily specials of Tex-Mex fare, including tacos, taco salads, burritos, quesadillas – all prepared to order.


Fired Up

Fired Up serves freshly grilled burgers and veggie burgers, chicken breasts, other grilled sandwiches and french fries.

cheeseburger and cheese curds


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


The Bean and Creamery

The Bean and Creamery coffeehouse and ice cream shoppe features custom coffee drinks, smoothies, UW Babcock Dairy, grab-and-go baked goods, beverages, sandwiches and snacks.

Bean and Creamery coffee and ice cream

Buckingham Bakery

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


Global Kitchen

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

pasta with shrimp

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.


Flamingo Run

The Flamingo Run convenience store has brand-name items for purchase like bottled beverages, groceries, health and beauty aids, school supplies and snacks in a hip retail setting.

care package

All-You-Care-To-Eat FAQs

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Can I bring my own food into Four Lakes Market and eat in the dining room?

No, with All-You-Care-to-Eat service no outside food will be allowed in the dining room or market.

Can I get my meal to-go from Four Lakes?

Yes, to take food to-go from Four Lakes you will need to use your Ticket to Take-Out token. Upon entry to the Market, provide your token to the cashier. You’ll be allowed to take 1 container to-go. The container must be able to shut. Food that is requested to-go must be consumed off-site and not in the dining room.

It says that the market is closed in-between meal serving periods, does that include the dining room? Can I sit in there are study?

Because staff need to clean and prep Four Lakes between every meal serving period, both the dining room and market will be closed to the public.

If Four Lakes is closed in-between meal periods, where can I grab something to eat that is nearby?

We have several other locations nearby to Four Lakes Market that are available for dining needs in-between these hours. See our operating hours to explore other options. Another option is to use our Starship Delivery service, where you can place in order from another dining location and have it delivered to you. Learn more about this service here.

At the other markets, I select my food and then pay at the cashier. How will this work with all-you-care-to-eat service?

Guests will pay for their meal open entry to the market. You will then be able to walk throughout the market and take servings of whatever you would like. We ask that when deciding what to eat that you are conscious of food waste. You are welcome to go back for additional servings throughout the serving period. But due to food safety regulations, you cannot put back what you do not eat. It must be thrown away.

Is there any option for me to grab something quick if I don’t have time for a sit-down meal?

Yes, you do have the option to take 1 container of food to-go from Lowell by using your Ticket to Take-out token. Another option is to use our Starship Delivery service, where you can place in order from another dining location and have it delivered to you. Learn more about this service here.

Four Lakes Market Staff

Greg Heintz

Position title: Unit Manager - Four Lakes Market

Kevin Kontny

Position title: Unit Chef - Four Lakes Market