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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 herbs crusted chicken with grilled pineapple salsa
  • Steak kabob with red wine butter
  • Bacon wrapped pork loin steak with Mediterranean relish
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Fried four cheese ravioli with marinara sauce
  • Rice pilaf with olive, tomato and basil
  • Fresh vegetable
  • Braised greens
  • Soup: Smoked tomato bisque

  • Sweet and sour chicken
  • Korean style BBQ pork chop with lemongrass sauce
  • Steak teriyaki
  • Special short ribs $9.50
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Steamed vegetable dumplings with ginger soy sauce
  • Vegetable lo-mien
  • Jasmine rice
  • Asian style mixed vegetables
  • Soup: Chicken miso with cilantro and snow peas

  • Steak fajitas with all the trimmings
  • Chicken mole
  • Smoked pork loin with black bean sauce
  • Vegetarian Entrée:Spinach, kale mushrooms and quinoa enchiladas GF
  • Spanish rice with tomato and peppers
  • Pinto beans
  • Summer squash medley
  • Grilled fresh corn
  • Soup: smoked chicken and corn chowder

  • Country style chicken fried steak with cream gravy
  • Fresh herbs crusted rotisserie style chicken with lemon garlic sauce
  • Baby back ribs
  • Elgin style sausage
  • Vegetarian Entrée: Asparagus, mushrooms and gruyere cheese quiche
  • Garlic mashed potatoes
  • Sweet corn O’Brian
  • Steamed fresh vegetable medley
  • Soup:Chilled strawberry soup

  • Cod tempura with ginger soy dipping sauce
  • Chicken teriyaki
  • Grilled salmon with wasabi and sake sauce ($13.00)
  • Jumbo lump crab cakes ($14.00) or coconut shrimp ($13.00)
  • Grilled rib eye steak with red wine butter ($18.00)
  • Mixed seafood platter (crab cake coconut shrimp and catfish ($15.00)
  • Vegetarian Entrée:Pan fried vegetable dumplings
  • Steamed fresh vegetable medley
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Coconut rice
  • Soup: Seafood chowder