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Residential, Grab-N-Go & Retail Dining


Knox College Dining

2 East South Street

K-Box K-229

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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A view of the Gizmo patio from above.

Hard Knox Cafe

Hard Knox Cafe

The Hard Knox Café provides a wide variety of menu options in a buffet style cafeteria setting located in Seymour Hall. Food options range from traditional American to international fare. To complement the menu, the Café provides a full salad bar, deli bar, pasta bar, pizza station, cereal, dessert and beverage stations. With seating for more than three hundred, the Café is the most popular dining location on campus. Payment options: board meals, dining dollars, flex dollars, cash.

Hours (during classes only)

Monday - Saturday:
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Brunch: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Oak Room DiningOak Room

The Oak Room feature daily our Sizzle Station offering multiple burger options with a variety of fries, house-made chips, and a daily grill special accompanied by an array of condiments at our topping bar, along with a create your own Banana Split Bar.

Hours (open during classes only)
Monday - Friday: Lunch 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Grab-N-Go Cart

For those who need to grab a quick lunch, the Grab-N-Go cart is located in the lobby of Seymour Hall. For breakfast, hot foods, cereal, juices, fruit, and pastries are just some of the quick food items offered here every day; all are packaged to go. Hot soups, sandwiches, salads, and various drinks are offered daily, as well as daily specials. Payment options: board meals, dining dollars, flex dollars, cash.

Hours (during classes only)

Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

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

Out Post Express

A quick service food station located in Post Lobby next to our convenience store and within close walking distance of residence halls and classrooms on the West side of campus. The Out Post Express is a very popular choice for students who need to eat breakfast or lunch on the run. Hot items, snacks, sandwiches and various drinks are offered daily. Payment options: board meals only.

Hours (during classes only)
Monday - Friday:
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Retail Dining Areas

Gizmo DiningThe Gizmo

The historic Gizmo, our campus snack bar, was named in the late 1940s by students who were World War II veterans, and remains a popular gathering place for students, staff and faculty. The Gizmo Patio, once used as an outdoor skating rink, was transformed into a wood covered deck and now a paved brick area furnished with chairs and tables for outside activities and special events. Menus include a variety of hot food from the grill, snack, its specialty-bagel pizza, sub sandwiches, combo meals, desserts and an assortment of beverages. Luncheon specials are offered Monday through Friday when classes are in session. The Gizmo also hosts dances, club events and bands. Payment options: dining dollars, flex dollars, cash, department charges, Visa and Master Card.

Hours (during classes)

Monday - Thursday: 10:00am - 1:00 a.m.
Friday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Hours (classes not in session)

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 2:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

The Out Post

Our campus convenience store is open seven days a week while classes are in session and is centrally located in Post Hall Lobby. The store offers a wide variety of items based on customized needs of the College community. Traditional convenience store items such as beverages, snack items, grocery staples, toiletries and general merchandise are offered along with some grab-n-go dining options. Payment options: dining dollars, flex dollars, cash, Visa and Master Card.

Hours (during classes only)
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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