Students' Favorite COG Dishes

A picture of a plate of food at the COG on a tan table and white plate. The plate has the famous COG salmon on top of white rice and is accompanied by snap peas and spices on top of the salmon.

February 23, 2024
Office of Undergraduate Admission

Whether you're bonding over burgers or making memories over grilled cheese, there's something special about sharing a meal with friends in the COG. The COG is Gonzaga University’s main dining hall with six restaurant-style stations in the John J. Hemmingson Center. With so many delicious options in the COG, here are some of our students’ favorite dishes!

Analisa Placenti ‘26 - Cheese Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

For me, ravioli is such a staple meal that you can hardly go wrong with! The ravioli itself is good, but I also like to add some red pepper flakes to the sauce to make it a little spicy. Mediterranean Coast also serves some cheesy garlic bread that goes well on the side.

Annabel Salinger ‘26 - Cookies (Especially Oatmeal)

They have a great selection of cookies at the COG. There are always a lot of desserts, and they rotate each day, which is fun. 5/5 stars.

Josh David ‘25 - Deli Sandwiches

The create-your-own sandwich bar is by far the best and most reliable option. It has a variety of fresh ingredients to create some tasty combinations. They often have special weekly ingredients like buffalo chicken or garlic aioli sauce to add to your creations.

Maria Braatz ‘24 - Salmon

The cog salmon never disappoints! It is always a go to of mine on Wednesdays. It is served with either rice or veggies. It is a filling meal every time!

Rafa Polanco ‘24 - Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup

The best item in the COG is grilled cheese and tomato soup. Nothing beats that on a rainy day. I've had four or five grilled cheeses in one sitting before, and I know people who have had even more than that. It's that good!


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