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. For more info visit Cornell Dining.


Hours for spring 2024 are posted weekly in person on the Barn doors/bulletin board, on our Instagram account, and in our weekly newsletter, as well as below.

  • Building hours
    •  Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and during TGIF (from 4:30 – 7 p.m.)
    • *By reservation only: Friday after 8 p.m. – Sunday*
  • Dining hours during the academic year
    • Breakfast: Monday – Friday, 8 – 11 a.m.
    • Lunch: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Snack Service during the academic year
    • Snack service run by the Barn staff (alcohol and snacks – credit or Barn gift card only):
    • Monday – Thursday: 2 – 10 p.m.
    • Friday: 2 – 4 p.m.


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

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

Big Red Barn contact (and to be added to the programming newsletter list):


Dining contact info:

Jill Shufelt, jaa19@cornell.edu, 607-255-8080