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Sharpe Refectory (the Ratty)

This Week's Ratty Menu

Every day is fresh with new options. Check out individual meals below.

The Refectory is open during breaks for athletes, guests and students on break meal plans. Contact us at 401-863-3343.

Food Allergies

For your safety, it is the customer's obligation to inform the server about any food allergies.

Semester Hours & Location

Monday to Saturday
7:30am - 7:30pm

10:30am - 7:30pm

144 Thayer Street upper level
see campus map

Breaks and Holidays Calendar

Affectionately known as the "Ratty", the Sharpe Refectory is arguably the social center of campus, serving over 1,500 students per meal. The Refectory is located on Wriston Quad and offers buffet-style dining. Tables are arranged around the central food lines, and there are front and back "caves" that create cozy corners to share a meal. The Refectory offers continuous all-you-care-to-eat service.
  • Students' Creative Meal Ideas
  • Ratty Gourmet
  • Food Stations
  • Bistro line
    breakfast fare through the afternoon, then hot entrees and sides
  • Grill line
    burgers, franks, grilled chicken, deli slices, deli salads, soups, fries and chips
  • Roots & Shoots line
    vegetarian, vegan and locally grown foods
  • Chef's Corner line
    a fresh taste every day, with exciting new menu ideas from the kitchen
  • Salad bar
    a freshly prepared cornucopia of greens, veggies, beans, hard-boiled eggs, tofu, tunafish, cheeses, seeds, fruit and dressings; during the harvest months, much of the salad bar is fresh from the fields of Rhode Island farms (lunch and dinner)
  • Cereal bar
    15+ cereals, plus skim and whole milk, chocolate, soy and lactose-free milk
    • Rhody Fresh milk and
      Silk Soy milk
      Rhody Fresh
  • Special Events
  • Theme Dinners
    A few times every semester we deck out the Ratty and celebrate with a special dinner and menu, sometimes for holidays and sometimes just for the fun of it.
  • Even More Options
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal bar
    breakfast just got better with raisins, craisins, granola, yogurts, coconut and fruit toppings, cinnamon, sugar, and more
  • Crepe bar
    filled with your choice of fruits and chocolate (Sunday brunch)
  • Drink stations
    sodas, juices, milk, coffee, teas, seltzer, water
  • Fruit stations
    bananas, kiwis, oranges, and Hill Orchards apples, pears and peaches when in season
  • Sandwich stations
    breads, bagels, spreads and panini grills
  • Daily Soups
    variety of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian seasonal options
  • Fresh bread
    handcrafted in our Bakeshop (dinner)
    Rhody Fresh
  • Dessert stations
    homemade cakes, pies and cookies from our own Bakeshop, soft-serve ice cream (lunch and dinner)
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  • New York Times
  • The Providence Journal
  • Brown Daily Herald
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