Hours and Dining

One of Cornell Dining’s 23 restaurant locations, the Big Red Barn serves soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, and pastries.  Relax outdoors at our picnic tables in the warm weather or sit by the fireplace on our comfortable lounge furniture. Whatever the season, this is a great place to take a break and relax from your studies.

Building hours during the academic year: 

Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

*By reservation only: Friday – Sunday, 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.*

Dining hours during the academic year:

Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Snack service run by the barn staff (grab ‘n’ go sandwiches and salads, coffee, drinks, and beer – cash only): Monday – Thursday, 2:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.; Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Weekly TGIF (free snacks, beer, cider, and wine sold – cash only): Friday, 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Big Red Bucks, CornellCard, cash, and major credit cards are accepted (except where cash only is indicated above).

Big Red Barn; Dining contact info:

(607) 255-0428

Big Red Barn; Director and student staff contact info:

(607) 254-4723