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Rheta’s Market

Chadbourne Residence Hall | 420 N. Park Street | Map
Office: 608-262-3948

Rheta’s Market is a large dining marketplace conveniently located at the intersection of Park Street and University Avenue, which makes it a popular destination to grab meals during a busy day of classes. It is housed within the Chadbourne Residential College (Barnard and Chadbourne Hall). Equipped with eight different stations, Rheta’s offers customers with a wide variety of meals and snacks. The dining area includes an assortment of seating options for secluded study breaks and tables to share with floor mates.

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


Rheta’s 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. À la carte service (pay for what you take) will be used for items in the Flamingo Run at Rheta’s.

Please note: Rheta’s Market and dining room will be closed in-between meal service. Rheta’s Flamingo Run will be open for your meal and snacking needs in between meal service.

Today’s Menu at Rheta’s 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. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 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 Rheta's Market


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

turkey, mashed potatoes, and veggies

Buona Cucina

Buona Cucina is the place where you can enjoy a host of pastas and other Italian entrees.


Capital City Pizza Company

Capital City Pizza Company offers signature pizza, calzones and breadsticks prepared to order and hearth baked in 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.


Fired Up

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

cheeseburger and cheese curds

Global Kitchen

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


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. It also includes a soup station, offering two house-prepared soups daily.


Qué Rico

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


All-You-Care-To-Eat FAQs

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Can I bring my own food into Rheta’s 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 Rheta’s?

Yes, to take food to-go from Rheta’s 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 Rheta’s between every meal serving period, both the dining room and market will be closed to the public.

If Rheta’s is closed in-between meal periods, where can I grab something to eat that is nearby?

Rheta’s Flamingo Run, located right outside of Rheta’s, will offer expanded hot food grab & go options along with its normal convenience store fare. Check here for open hours.

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 Rheta’s by using your Ticket to Take-out token. You can also visit Rheta’s Flamingo Run which offers a wide variety of hot and cold grab & go options along with various other convenience store items.

Rheta's Market Staff

Joe Mehring

Position title: Unit Manager - Rheta's Market

Eric Benedict

Position title: Unit Chef - Gordon Avenue Market