You will be responsible for supplying your own meals while at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There are a handful of options for you to choose from when thinking about eating while at the Laboratory:

Oliver’s serves a wide assortment of breakfast and lunch options at the main cafeteria in Bldg. 5200 and smaller canteens at the High Flux Isotope Reactor, the Spallation Neutron Source, and Bldg. 1520.

The Vienna Coffee Co. offers coffee and grab-and-go foods at a shop in Bldg. 5700.

There are vending machines located across campus.

You are also welcome to bring your own lunch. There are no restaurants near the Laboratory, so it is not very convenient to eat out for lunch.

Food off ORNL Campus

When not at the Laboratory, you will find that the Knoxville/Oak Ridge area offers a variety of choices in restaurants from chain to gourmet. Below are some resources* you can utilize to identify places to eat in the area:

TripAdvisor: Oak Ridge

Zomato: Oak Ridge

Knoxville Food Tours

TripAdvisor: Clinton

TripAdvisor: Lenoir City

Zomato: Lenoir City

* Links are provided for reference only and not meant as an endorsement or advertisement.