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Welcome to Commons all you care to eat buffet.

The choices are limitless. Many stations are cook to order which feature create your own items. Our menu is constantly rotating with different choices so every day you can choose something new to try. We offer various vegetarian options and work to take into consideration any dietary choices.

We offer the highest quality local foods during peak growing season. The local farms we work with grow and produce to our specifications.

Chef's Table

Here you will find the comforts of home and a collection of Southern favorites. This station menu rotates daily and features foods you may recognize from home. Macaroni and cheese, meatloaf, fried chicken, baked fish, barbeque, mashed potatoes and gravy, grilled pork chops, with a vast array of traditional side dishes.

Deli

Create your own sub sandwiches, deli sandwiches, hot paninis, wraps, or try one of our daily specialty sandwiches. Deli bar ingredients feature sliced ham, turkey, roast beef, genoa salami, pepperoni, cheeses, lots of vegetables, and sauces.

Hot off the Grill

Make to order burgers, dogs, Polish sausages, bratwurst, grilled chicken, fish sandwiches, shrimp, chicken fingers, fried clams, cheese sticks and much, much more.

Little Italy

Hot pasta, marinara, Alfredo sauce, and meatballs form the main line. In addition to these choices you will find a variety of pizzas, baked pastas, entrees, fresh sautéed vegetables, and a selection of baked breads.

Mongolian Grill

Mongolian grill features dishes made to order. Have your choice of stir fry vegetables, chicken, beef, pork or shrimp and a wide selection of sauces. This station also offers fried rice, egg rolls, steamed dumplings, pot stickers, and seafood rangoons.

Salad Bar

We feature spring mix greens, garden ice burgh blend, and baby spinach leaves. Choose from a variety of toppings to suit you. Fresh cut fruit is always available.

Southwest

This bar has numerous Tex-Mex favorites such as hot quesadillas, burritos, nachos, tacos, enchiladas, tamales, flautas, chimichangas, and all the sides to match.

Desserts

Try some cheesecake, cookies, and a variety of bars, cakes, gelatin, parfaits, brownies, hot cobblers, bread pudding, or hot fudge cake. The soft serve ice cream station with your choice of toppings is always a big hit.

Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and Low-Fat desserts are also available.

Spring Semester
Monday - Thursday 8 am - 9 pm
Friday 8 am - 8 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 8 pm
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Lee Hendrickson

(859) 257-4761

lee.hendrickson@uky.edu

Commons Nutrition Info

Nutrition information is calculated with data provided by our suppliers. Variations may exist due to periodic changes in formulations. Serving sizes may vary from those used to calculate nutrition information. We attempt to provide product information that is as complete as possible. Product changes or new product introductions may cause this information to become outdated or incomplete. Please ask your server or the restaurant manager if you have any questions.

Cereal

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Kellogg's Krave® Chocolate 3/4c 120 3.5 24 11 3 2
Kellogg's Rice Krispies ® 1 1/4c 130 0 29 4 1 2
Kellogg's Fruit Loops® 1c 110 1 26 12 3 1
Kellogg's Apple Jacks® 1c 110 1 25 12 3 1
Kellogg's Raisin Bran® 1c 190 1 46 18 7 5
Kellogg's Frosted Flakes® 3/4c 110 0 27 11 1 1
Kellogg's Cinnabon® 1c 120 2 25 12 1 2
Kellogg's Special K® 1c 110 0 27 9 3 2
General Mills Cinnamon Toast Crunch® 3/4c 130 3 25 10 2 1
General Mills Trix® 1c 120 1.5 27 10 1 1
General Mills Cheerios® 3/4c 110 1.5 22 9 2 2
General Mills Lucky Charms® 3/4c 110 1 22 10 2 2
General Mills Golden Grahams® 3/4c 120 1 27 10 2 2
General Mills Reese's Puffs® 3/4c 120 3 22 10 1 2

Chef's Table

Entrees

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Baked Apple Pork 1 pc 104 4.5 7 7 0 8
Baked BBQ Chicken 1 pc 280 17 15 8 0 17
Baked Cod 1 pc 100 1 0 0 0 23
Baked Teriyaki Tilapia 1 pc 128 2 1 1 0 28
BBQ Baby Back Ribs 1 pc 294 23 5 4 1 15
Breaded Perch 1 pc 320 21 19 0 0 15
Broiled Tilapia 1 pc 92 2 1 0 0 18
Burgandy Beef & Noodles 5 oz 365 10 34 2 2 33
Cajun Chicken 1 pc 252 20 0 0 0 18
Carved Roast Beef 4 oz 238 15 0 0 0 24
Chicken Cordon Bleu 1 pc 297 17 15 0 1 20
Chicken Marsala 1 pc 201 9 15 4 0 15
Chicken Santa Fe 1 pc 123 6 4 0 2 13
Country Fried Steak 1 pc 389 25 22 1 1 18
Dijon Pork 1 pc 122 6 1 0 0 14
Dill Caper Cod 1 pc 88 3 0 0 0 13
Chicken Parmesan 1 pc 232 8 23 3 2 18
Fried Chicken 1 pc 340 17 26 1 0 21
Garlic Roasted Chicken 1 pc 296 23 0 0 0 22
Grilled Pork Chop 1 pc 166 7 0 0 0 24
Ham Steak w/ Pineapple 5 oz 156 5 9 0 8 18
Herb Rubbed Pork Loin 1 pc 100 4 0 0 0 15
Hot Brown 5 oz 240 12 15 5 1 17
Italian Chicken 1 pc 247 4 31 1 1 22
Jamaican Roasted Pork 1 pc 90 2.5 0 0 0 16
Lemon Pepper Cod 1 pc 96 1.5 0 0 0 21
Meat Loaf 1 pc 244 17 8 4 0 16
Roast Eye of Round 4 oz 188 5 0 0 0 32
Rotisserie Chicken Breast 1 pc 140 5 0 0 0 24
Santa Fe Chicken 1 pc 123 6 4 2 0 13
Teriyaki Pork 1 pc 91 2 3 3 0 13
Tilapia Newburg 1 pc 91 2.5 1 1 0 15
Tropical Tilapia 1 pc 103 5 1 0 0 15
Turkey w/ Cornbread Dressing 5 oz 363 8 55 5 0 20

Beans

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Black Beans 2 oz 69 4 7 1 2 2
Buttered Lima Beans 2 oz 85 1 14 1 3 4
Mom's Soup Beans with Ham 4 oz 84 0.5 15 1 3 4
Cajun Red Beans 2 oz 148 0 26 2 6 10
Charro Beans 2 oz 110 2.5 15 1 3 6

Potatoes

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Parmesan New Potatoes 5oz 186 9 24 1 3 4
Buttered New Potatoes 4oz 107 2.5 19 1 2 2
Roasted New Potatoes 4oz 99 2 19 1 2 2
Mashed Potatoes 5oz 153 6 23 1 3 3
Potato wedges 4oz 175 8 24 0 3 3
Au Gratin Potatoes 4oz 103 1.5 21 2 2 2
Chili Roasted Potatoes 4oz 96 0 22 3 2 2

Rice

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Rice Pilaf 4oz 374 4 77 2 1 8
Steamed Rice 4oz 127 0.5 28 0 0 3
Mom's Brown Rice 4oz 412 4.5 83 0 5 9
Long Grain wild Rice 4oz 439 10 34 4 4 9

Soup

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Tomato Dill Soup 8 fl oz 343 4 80 77 1 1
White Chicken Chili 8 fl oz 370 17 35 2 6 13
Loaded Baked Potato Soup 8 fl oz 330 17 35 2 4 10
Chicken Noodle Soup 8 fl oz 225 4 30 7 3 19
Pasta e Fagioli Soup 8 fl oz 224 8 23 5 4 13
Vegetarian Minestrone 8 fl oz 106 3 15 5 4 4
Vegetarian Bean Soup 8 fl oz 160 5 24 3 5 6
Soup Beans w/ Ham 8 fl oz 168 1 31 3 6 9
Creamy Tomato Bisque 8 fl oz 261 7 13 7 3 1
Chicken Tortilla Soup 8 fl oz 207 8 26 4 7 11
Loaded Potato Soup with Bacon 8 fl oz 285 18 21 9 1 9
Vegetarian Vegetable Soup 8 fl oz 150 11 12 6 3 2
Chicken & Corn Chowder 8 fl oz 283 13 38 15 2 11
Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup 8 fl oz 206 11 16 3 1 12
Simple, Hearty White Chili 8 fl oz 430 21 54 21 2 21
Garden Vegetable Soup 8 fl oz 40 2.5 4 2 1 2
Broccoli and Cheese Soup 8 fl oz 313 21 18 9 1 14

Veggies

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Shoepeg Corn 4oz 127 1.5 25 6 1 4
Peas & Pearl Onions 4oz 76 0 14 5 4 4
Green Beans with Fresh Mushrooms 3oz 114 2.5 16 5 5 7
Ginger-Glazed Carrots 3oz 107 1.5 23 18 3 2
Turnip & Greens 4oz 43 3 2 0 2 2
California Blend Veggies 4oz 46 0 8 4 3 1
Squash Medley 4oz 23 0 5 3 1 1
Sugar Snap Peas 3oz 41 2 6 3 2 1
Lemony Brussel Sprouts 4oz 68 1 11 3 4 4
Broccoli & Cauliflower 4oz 55 0 11 4 5 4
Steamed Green Beans 4oz 34 0 7 3 4 1
Kale Greens 4oz 48 1.5 7 1 1 2
Tomatoes & Okra 3oz 23 4 4 2 2 1
Southern Style Green Beans 4oz 33 1 4 2 2 1
Corn Cobbette 1 each 97 2 18 5 1 3
Bistro Roasted Vegetables 4oz 30 0 6 4 2 2
Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas 4oz 65 3.5 8 4 3 2
Baby Carrots 4oz 98 4.5 14 8 4 2
Cauliflower Florets 4oz 30 0 6 3 3 2
Corn Pudding 4oz 180 5 29 15 1 5
Mom's Broccoli Casserole 4oz 178 15 7 1 1 4
Green Bean Casserole 4oz 163 11 45 2 2 1
Steamed Broccoli 4oz 44 0 9 2 3 3

 

Deli

Bread

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Ciabatta Bread 1 pc 220 1.5 42 1 2 8
Pretzel Bun 1 pc 353 5 67 8 2 8
Spinach Wrap 1 pc 197 1 39 0 2 9
Texas Toast 1 pc 181 1.5 35 4 0 6
Wheat Sub 1 pc 261 2 53 3 4 8
Wheat Wrap 1 pc 181 1 36 0 2 6
White Sub 1 pc 150 1.5 31 1 1 4
White Wrap 1 pc 181 1 36 0 2 6
Sara Lee® 100% Whole Wheat Bread 1 pc 60 0.5 12 2 2 3

Meat

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Ham 3 oz 99 2 4 3 0 16
Roast Beef 3 oz 81 3 2 0 0 12
Salami 3 oz 315 25 3 3 0 16
Turkey Breast 3 oz 91 0 1 1 0 17

Cheese

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

American Cheese 1pc 56 4.5 0 0 0 2
Colby Cheese 1pc 81 7 0 0 0 5
Pepperjack Cheese 1pc 79 6 0 0 0 5
Provolone Cheese 1pc 76 6 0 0 0 5
Swiss Cheese 1pc 108 8 0 0 0 8

Spreads

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Balsamic Dressing 2tbsp 48 5 1 1 0 0
Caesar Dressing 1tbsp 57 6 0 0 0 0
Grape Jelly 2tbsp 100 0 26 24 0 0
Honey Mustard 2tbsp 41 2.5 5 4 0 0
Mayonnaise 2tbsp 190 21 0 0 0 0
Deli Mustard 2tbsp 72 4 5 0 3 4
Ranch Dressing 2tbsp 66 7 0 0 0 0

Desserts

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Apple Crisp 1 pc 102 3 19 15 1 0
Butterfinger Cake 1 pc 215 7 35 25 0 2
Carrot Cake 1 pc 183 11 20 12 0 1
Cheesecake 1 pc 273 11 39 29 0 4
Chocolate Cake, Buttercream Frosting 1 pc 154 4.5 27 18 0 2
Chocolate Cake, Choc Frosting 1 pc 146 4 26 18 1 2
Chocolate Fudge Cake 1 pc 283 10 44 32 2 4
Confetti Cake 1 pc 166 7 17 9 0 7
Cookie (Variety) 1 pc 70 2.5 10 4 0 1
Dessert Pizza 1 pc 174 2.5 31 4 1 6
Gluten Free Brownies 1 pc 231 22 5 3 0 2
Hummingbird Cake 1 pc 291 17 30 15 1 4
Italian Cream Cake 1 pc 267 18 25 17 2 4
Lemon Cake 1 pc 197 5 36 28 0 2
Oreo Cake 1 pc 268 9 42 25 0 4
Peanut Butter Fudge 1 pc 126 4.5 21 20 0 2
Pineapple Upsidedown Cake 1 pc 176 6 28 20 0 2
Red Velvet Cake 1 pc 245 15 26 20 0 1
Rice Krispy Treats 1 pc 128 4.5 20 9 0 1

Grill

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Pulled Pork 4oz 183 6 13 11 1 19
Smoked Sausage w/ Bun 1each 447 33 20 4 1 16
Hot Dog w/ Bun 1each 272 17 19 2 1 10
Bratwurst w/ Bun 1each 437 31 20 3 1 18
Garden Burger w/ Bun 1each 279 6 45 4 4 12
Turkey Burger w/ Bun 1each 380 16 25 4 1 33
Hamburger w/ Bun 1each 429 25 24 4 1 24
Cheese Sticks 5pcs 375 25 25 0 0 17
Chicken Strips 5pcs 360 3 42 2 3 40
Popcorn Shrimp 5pcs 331 17 35 0 4 15
Waffle Fries 4oz 194 7 29 0 4 3
French Fries 4oz 160 7 23 0 3 3
Hushpuppies 5pcs 233 8 37 5 3 3
Potato Wedges 4oz 175 8 24 0 3 3
Crinkle Fries 4oz 116 6 24 0 3 3
Broccoli Cheese Bites 5pcs 300 10 40 5 5 10
Chicken Patty 1 patty 192 3.5 22 0 1 16
Fried Okra 4oz 117 0.5 26 3 3 4
Mini Corn Dogs 5pcs 262 15 22 9 1 9
Fried Pickles 2pcs 119 0.5 24 3 2 3
Chicken Wings 5pcs 267 18 0 0 0 27
Mac & Cheese Wedges 5pcs 275 13 31 4 2 7
Cheese Tots 4oz 360 18 36 4 0 16
Jalepeno Poppers 4oz 227 12 26 2 2 5
Pizza Sticks 1pc 210 7 28 3 1 11
Fried Mushrooms 4oz 234 9 31 2 5 4
Fried Clams 4oz 321 16 30 2 2 13
Fried Green Beans 4oz 190 8 26 4 3 6
Fish Patty 1 patty 105 1 15 1 1 9

Little Italy

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Frech Bread Stick 1pc 120 1.5 23 1 1 4
Meat Sauce 6oz 180 9 14 10 4 10
Alfredo Sauce 4oz 163 10 9 4 0 7
Marinara Sauce 4oz 79 3 10 7 3 2
16" Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza 1 slice 205 7 25 1 1 9
16" Sausage Pizza 1 slice 248 11 26 2 2 12
16" Cheese Pizza 1 slice 207 7 26 2 1 10
16" Pepperoni Pizza 1 slice 216 8 26 2 1 11
Garlic Toast 1pc 77 4 8 0 0 2
Cheese Sticks 5pcs 375 25 25 0 0 17
Meatballs 3pcs 267 21 4 1 1 14
Hawaiian Pizza 1 slice 243 8 29 4 2 13
Dessert Pizza 1 slice 174 2.5 31 4 1 6
Diced Chicken 4oz 135 3.5 3 1 0 24
BBQ Chicken Pizza 1 slice 233 7 31 5 1 10
16" Veggie Pizza 1 slice 281 11 32 3 2 14

Mongolian

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Sweet and Sour Chicken 6oz 318 14 17 6 0 28
General Tso Chicken 6oz 228 3 20 0 0 29
Orange Ginger Chicken 6oz 238 3.5 21 9 0 28
Sesame Garlic Chicken 6oz 246 4.5 20 9 0 28
Pot Stickers 2pc 165 8 16 1 2 5
Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry 6oz 205 11 10 4 3 16
Chicken Stir Fry 6oz 96 2.5 7 4 2 12
Gingered Vegetable-Tofu Stir Fry 6oz 84 4.5 7 3 2 3
Pepper Steak Stir Fry 6oz 165 2.5 25 20 2 10
Vegetable Stir Fry 6oz 62 2 10 5 3 2
Fried Rice 2oz 181 3.5 33 2 <1 4
Steamed Rice 2oz 99 0 22 0 0 2
Vegetarian Egg Roll 1 roll 150 7 20 3 1 3

Southwest

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Southwestern Rice 2oz 96 3.5 13 3 0 3
Black Beans 2oz 52 0 10 <1 3 3
Tomato & Corn Relish 4oz 101 3 16 3 3 3
Cilantro-Lime Rice 2oz 176 0.5 39 0 0 4
Sauteed Peppers & Onions 3oz 33 0 7 5 2 1
Taco Beef 3oz 190 14 1 0 0 12
Con Queso 3oz 238 18 6 3 0 13
Mango Salsa 2oz 46 0 12 1 11 0
Charro Beans 2oz 119 2.5 16 2 4 6
Salsa Verde 1oz 20 0 4 2 3 0
Carna Asada/Pollo Al Carbon 1oz 97 10 1 <1 0 0
Pico de Gallo 1oz 11 0 2 2 1 0

Weekend Brunch/ Breakfast Night

Recipe Serving Size Calories Fat
(grams)
Carbs
(grams)
Sugar
(grams)
Fiber
(grams)

Protein
(grams)

Sausage Links 1oz 100 9 0 0 0 4
Sausage Patty 1 patty 106 8 0 0 0 8
Bacon 2 slices 94 8 0 0 0 4
Buttermilk Biscuits 1 biscuit 201 9 25 2 1 5
Breakfast Gravy 4oz 53 3 5 1 0 0
Scrambled Eggs 5oz 164 9 4 1 0 15
Tater Tots 4oz 208 10 27 0 3 3
Hashbrown Cubes 4oz 167 4 25 0 3 3
Hashbrowns 4oz 99 0 21 0 3 3
Hashbrown Ovals 4oz 248 14 27 0 3 3
Sliced Potatoes 4oz 94 0 20 0 3 3
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