Hours and Dining

Big Red Barn; Director and Barn student staff contact info (and to be added to the programming newsletter list):

Jennifer Forbes, jf282@cornell.edu, 607-254-4723

Big Red Barn; Dining contact info:

Jill Shufelt, 607-255-8080


One of Cornell Dining’s 23 restaurant locations, the Big Red Barn serves soups, salads, sandwiches, coffee, and pastries. Relax outdoors at our new 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 (the entire time the building is open):

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

Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and during TGIF (from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.)

*By reservation only: Friday after 8:00 p.m. – Sunday*

Dining hours during the academic year:

Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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

Snack Service during the academic year:

Snack service run by the Barn staff (alcohol and snacks – credit only):

Monday – Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

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


Big Red Bucks, CornellCard, and major credit cards are accepted during dining hours. 

Credit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Wallet are accepted during snack service.