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Tonight at 4:30, enjoy authentic ethnic cuisine at this year’s Taste of the World dining event at the following UMaine Dining locations: Wells Central, York and Hilltop!

Starting this Monday, Feb 10th, 4:30 – 7 p.m The Bear’s Den Café & Pub at the Memorial Union Will Offer Table Service!
Join us at the Bear’s Den Cafe & Pub for table service by a courteous and professional waitstaff Monday through Friday, 4:30 – 7 p.m.



Say Goodbye to the Marketplace Name & Say Hello to the NEW Bear’s Den!
Click here to see the article written for the Maine Campus (09/23/13):

To celebrate our new direction we’re giving back the original name of the dining at the Union so we can once again say, “Meet me at the Bear’s Den”!  The original name of the dining area when the Memorial Union Building was built was called the Bear’s Den. In addition to the name change, we also have new decor with new paint, new furniture including dining booths, new menu items that include a rotating dinner menu featuring a specific ethnicity or style for the low price of $5.99, Monday through Thursday — Eat in or get it to go!

Stop by and check out the new Bear’s Den; we look forward to seeing you there!

UMaine Dining is on Twitter!

Get the latest dining updates and news on specials during the week, some that may be exclusive to Twitter followers! This one UMaine Dining account will provide coverage for all the UMaine Dining locations: Union, York, Wells & Hilltop! These tweets will be for everyone on campus, resident & commuter students, faculty, staff and the rest of the UMaine community.  Follow UMaine Dining today!

Great food – less wait time in ordering & checkout lines!

In a rush for lunch? Cut your wait time by ordering & paying ahead of time on your smartphone OR your computer, then pick up your food order at the Union! See our Order Takeout page for details!

UMaine Dining Introduces Sushi With Gusto!

Freshly made Daily Mon thru Fri Right at the Union and also available at Hilltop & Wells Markets.

Maine Campus article  2/28/13

Photo by Jesse Scardina of the Maine Campus

Extended Hours at Union Central & Well Market!

For the  convenience of  students, employees & guests of UMaine we’ve extended the hours to some popular UMaine dining venues:

Union Central

       Now open 8am to 7pm on Mon thru Thu.

       Now open 8am to 5pm on Fri

Wells Market

       Now will be open the same weekend hours as the main dining area, Sat & Sun, 11am to 7pm.

UMaine Dining collaborates with UMaine Cooperative Extension for “First Advanced-Composting System” in Maine!

The new on-campus facility will turn nearly one ton of food waste from UMaine Dining facilities into a high quality advanced compost to be used for grounds and other campus needs including academics including agricultural & horticultural education.

See video on UMaine youtube channel.

Maine Campus article  1/22/13

Maine Campus editorial  1/22/13

NOW OPEN: UMaine’s own, all new frozen yogurt bar, Going Bananas!

Union Central Market in the Memorial Union
Chocolate and Vanilla every week plus a rotation of two specialty flavors: Banana, Coconut, Mango, or Green Tea! Customize your treat with our yummy sauces, fruits, and toppings.

We’ll see you there!

Enjoy these Healthy Options at the Union!

The menu items below are all under 200 calories. Get complete facts at our nutrition database!

Mini Kaiser Sandwich / Mini Wrap  $1.49 each
Choose: Fajita Chicken, Chicken Salad, Egg Salad, Tuna Salad, or Hummus with Lettuce and Tomato (or select any other two veggies).

Smoothie 8 fl. oz. (half a regular portion) $2.19 each
Choose: Blueberry Banana, Strawberry Banana, Tropical, or Green.

Fajita Chicken Taco (qty. 1) $1.29 each

Did you know?

The Memorial Union participates in the Single Stream Recycling program! You can now “pitch in for recycling” more often than ever!

Visit our Good Citizens page for details. Join the movement!!

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Contact Information

University of Maine Dining
103 Hilltop
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.DINE (3463) | Fax: 207.581.4714E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System