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Commons Café

In addition to a complete catering menu, the Commons Building is also home to one of UT’s favorite dining establishments — the Commons Café. Offering a light breakfast menu and a broad selection of delicious lunch options, the café is open weekdays from 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Daily Lunch Specials

Entrée with two sides is $7.95 (unless otherwise noted).
Menu subject to change.

  • Garlic sriracha and herb crusted chicken with grilled pineapple salsa
  • Steak pizoila
  • Grilled pork scaloppini with sweet vermouth sauce
  • Soup: beef and vegetable soup
  • Vegetarian Entrée: fried four cheese ravioli with marinara sauce
  • Coconut rice
  • Potato gaulette
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Braised greens

  • Smoked pork tenderloin with pineapple and mango salsa
  • Sautéed chicken Florentine Gluten Free
  • Steak braciole
  • Soup: Tomato minestrone
  • Vegetarian Entrée: stuffed eggplant with spinach, kale and chick peas Gluten Free
  • Grilled polenta or tricolor orzo with asparagus
  • Fresh green beans with portabella mushrooms

  • Shredded chicken enchiladas with tomatillo sauce
  • Steak rancheros with queso fresca
  • Pork fajitas with all the trimmings
  • Refried beans or Spanish rice with sweet pepper, tomato and poblano peppers
  • Summer squash medley
  • Grilled fresh corn
  • Soup: chicken fideo
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Southwestern lasagna with tomatillo sauce

  • Chicken and dumplings
  • Slow cooked beef with au jus and horseradish sauce
  • Baby back ribs or Elgin style sausage
  • Soup: chilled strawberry soup
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Asparagus, mushrooms and gruyere cheese quiche Vegetarian
  • Garlic mashed potato
  • Sweet corn O’Brian
  • Steamed fresh vegetable medley

  • Country style fried catfish with tartar sauce
  • Blackened style chicken with garlic sauce
  • Blackened style salmon with Cajun garlic sauce ($13.00)
  • Jumbo lump crab cakes ($14.00) or coconut shrimp ($13.00)
  • Grilled ribeye steak with red wine butter ($18.00)
  • Mixed seafood platter (crab cake coconut shrimp and catfish ($15.00)
  • Soup: chicken and sausage gumbo
  • Vegetarian Entrée: fried green tomatoes with gruyere cheese sauce Vegetarian
  • Steamed fresh vegetable medley
  • Red beans and rice
  • Parsley potato