Places to Eat

Melrose Dining

We have your eating choices covered. Patients staying with us overnight can choose from a broad selection of menu items to be delivered to their room. Patients having same-day procedures or clinic visits can enjoy meals in one of our in-house eating areas. Iowa City and Coralville also offer outstanding dining choices to match every budget.

The A la Carte Room Service for Patients

Our patients receive all their meals and snacks through the A la Carte Room Service for Patients program. You can choose your meals and snacks from the appropriate menu ordered by your physician. Dial “1-2-3” from your room telephone to place your order, and within 45 minutes, your meal will be delivered to your bedside.

Places to Eat in the Hospital

From rooftop dining to cafeteria-style buffets to convenient kiosks, you have several convenient choices for eating without leaving the building.

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Rooftop Café Soup of the Day

Coffee Stands

There are several places to find a good cup of coffee. In addition to our full-service eating areas, Iowa City’s Java House has three coffee stands located in high traffic areas of the hospital.

Food Carts

Products from the Rooftop Café stock our food carts – mobile units serving beverages and snacks to our patients waiting for appointments in clinics throughout the hospital every weekday morning.

Public Vending Machines

You can find a soda and a snack at any one of the convenient vending machines located throughout the hospital.

A Search of Dining Options in the Iowa City/Coralville Area

Use a pre-programmed search of local dining choices for the most up-to-date list of restaurants, their location and hours, as well as a map showing their proximity to UI Hospitals and Clinics and UI Children's Hospital.

UChoose Helps Visitors Eat Well

Look for the UChoose label to find healthy food options at our dining areas and elsewhere on the UI campus.