Dining on Campus

Wallace State students, employees, and visitors enjoy a variety of meal options on campus. Local restaurants and fast-food establishments are also located within a short walk or drive from campus.

Wallace State Café

The Wallace State Café is located on the main floor of the School of Nursing and Center for Science.  (NOTE:  The Café is temporarily closed through the remainder of the Spring 2021 semester. We regret any inconvenience.) 

Wally's Grill

Wally's Grill is located in the Student Center. It is open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Visit the Grill's Facebook page for more information. 

The Grill is where Residence Hall students who are enrolled in the Meal Plan take their meals, which include hot meal options for dinner.

Dining with Wallace State's Culinary Arts Program

The Wallace State Culinary Arts program serves lunch most Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Cafe at the School of Nursing and Center for Science, located at the north end of campus. All meals are $5 each, including a choice of tea or water. Tax is included. The menu features gourmet as well as lighter fare, and rotates approximately monthly.  (NOTE:  Due to COVID-19, Dining with Wallace State's Culinary Arts Program is takeout only at this time.)


Salad: Vegetarian Grilled Sweet Potato and Spicy Slaw            $5

Spiced and grilled to perfection sweet potato, red onion, and jalapenos served on Iceberg lettuce tossed with a creamy jalapeno dressing and topped with Queso Fresco, wedged tomatoes, Green Olives, and a cabbage slaw. Finished with green onion and sour cream.

Soup: Posole        $5

A very hearty Mexican stew which incorporates slowly braised pork shoulder with vegetables, spices and hominy. This is the definition of stick to the ribs food. Served with a jalapeno corn muffin.

Entrée: Verde Carnitas       $5

Si Chicos y Chicas!! This fall apart, melt in your mouth, with a crispy finish entrée is here to excite! We take a whole pork shoulder and flavor it with the best spices and freshest herbs and roast it low and slow until it falls apart. It’s then gently bedded down over the most flavorful Spanish-style rice and served with 2 corn tortillas and a Tomatillo Salsa Verde.

EXTRA!: El complaciente del multitude (The Crowd Pleaser)         $5

Of course we haven’t forgotten these Queso lovers….. For the first time ever, we are offering a fresh order of crispy, seasoned, corn tortilla chips with salsa and that gooey goodness known as Queso Blanco. Enjoy.

Please remember to wear a mask and keep a safe distance from other guests.

Food for Thought

The Wallace State Campus Ministries organization hosts its Food For Thought meal on the first and third Monday of each month, as the schedule allows, in the Student Center Lobby, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Area churches bring in food to serve in support of the program. A donation of at least $2 is encouraged, with funds used to support student mission trips. Keep an eye on the Wallace State Calendar of Events for dates.

Food Trucks

On occasion, the Wallace State Alumni Association will invite food trucks on campus. Alumni Association members are usually given a discount of some kind during these visits. Keep an eye on the Wallace State Calendar of Events for dates.


Wallace State Meal Plan

Meal Plan Rates   Plan A (8 Meals per week)   Plan B (12 Meals per week)    
Fall and Spring Semesters     $850.00     $1050.00    
Summer Semester   $500.00   $600.00

Nearby Eating Establishments

There are numerous chain and locally-owned eating establishments near the Wallace State Community College Campus. Some offer discounts with Wallace State ID cards, just ask!

  • Cafe Tula Taqueria
  • Carina’s Pizza & Grill
  • Dairy Queen
  • Domino’s Pizza
  • Hanceville Drug Company (Ice Cream Parlor)
  • Hanceville Exxon
  • Jack’s Hamburgers
  • Luna’s BBQ
  • Lupe’s Mexican Restaurant
  • Pop's Cafe
  • McDonald’s
  • Subway
  • Taco Bell 
  • Warehouse Discount Grocery Deli