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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 $8.75 (unless otherwise noted).
Menu subject to change.

  • Sriracha and herbs crusted chicken with grilled pineapple and mango salsa Gluten Free
  • Steak teriyaki
  • Korean style BBQ Pork chop ($9.50)
  • Short ribs ($9.50)
  • Vegetarian Entrée: steamed vegetable dumplings with ginger soy dipping sauce
  • Soup: Egg drop with golden corn
  • Vegetable lo-mien J
  • Jasmine rice with seaweed
  • Asian style mixed vegetables
  • Jumbo pork eggrolls

  • Sautéed chicken picatta Gluten Free
  • Steak portabella
  • Italian style sweet sausage
  • Grilled pork scaloppini with sweet vermouth sauce
  • Vegetarian Entrée: stuffed eggplant with kale, spinach, quinoa and chick peas Gluten Free
  • Soup: Smoked tomato soup
  • Spaghetti with marinara sauce
  • Grilled polenta
  • Fresh green beans with portabella mushrooms and sweet peppers

  • Smoked brisket enchiladas with guajillos sauce
  • Flame broiled chicken rancheros
  • Pork fajitas
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Spinach, kale and mushroom enchiladas with tomatillo sauce Gluten Free
  • Soup: Fresh corn with potato and cheddar cheese
  • Summer squash medley with sweet peppers and onions
  • Frijoles Borracho
  • Spanish style rice with tomato and poblano peppers

  • Chicken pot pie
  • Meat loaf with mushroom sauce
  • Mesquite smoked baby back ribs
  • Elgin style sausage
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Asparagus, mushrooms and gruyere cheese quiche
  • Soup: Baked onion soup
  • Mac and cheese
  • Steak fries
  • Steamed fresh vegetable medley

  • Stuffed chicken rellenos with tequila lime sauce
  • Fish tacos with all the trimmings or shrimp tacos ($10.00)
  • Grilled salmon with avocado relish ($14.00)
  • Jumbo lump crab cakes ($14.00) or coconut shrimp ($13.00)
  • Grilled rib eye steak with red wine butter ($19.00)
  • Mixed seafood platter (crab cake coconut shrimp and catfish ($15.00)
  • Vegetarian Entrée: quinoa stuffed chile rellenos with rancheros sauce
  • Soup: Smoked salmon chowder
  • Steamed fresh vegetable medley
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Saffron rice