Dairy Bar

  • Exterior of Dairy Bar
  • Picture of the track side of the UNH Dairy Bar with Amtrak approaching
  • Picture of our delicious salad
  • Our Wildcat ladies enjoying a little ice cream at the historic Dairy Bar

Here at the UNH Dairy Bar, we are focused on healthy foods and sustainability. We select wholesome, local products. We use compostable containers and cutlery for takeaway orders. We use EnergyStar rated equipment in our kitchen. We're doing all that we can to be sustainable while offering some of the tastiest food and, of course - ice cream, in town! 

Outside seating only due to Covid-19. Food orders can be placed at our take-out windows or through Grubhub 

Regular Fall Hours
Mon - Fri: 8:00 am-4:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed

During the academic year, hours may be different due to openings, closings, school breaks, events, and holidays. These and other details can be found by visiting the hours of operation page. Be sure to Sign up for text alerts to receive up-to-date information about these changes.

Local & Sustainable

The UNH Dairy Bar is one of the few restaurants in New Hampshire to be a 3 Star Certified Green Restaurant® by the Green Restaurant Association (GRA). 

Workers in the greenhouse preparing vegetables for the Dairy Bar

The UNH Dairy bar implemented sixty environmental steps targeting, food, water, waste, energy, chemicals,

Green Restaurant Association 3-star rating

disposables, and building materials. Our loved restaurant recycles everything commercially possible in Durham using compostable packaging and unique recycling sorting bins for guests. Fresh local products are sourced from the UNH high-tunnels as well as local suppliers using sustainable methods resulting in naturally fresh food. Come dine green with us at our beloved UNH Dairy Bar! Learn more about our accomplishment at: www.dinegreen.com

Read the Dairy Bar full certification report.

We practice energy conservation and efficiency as well to enhance our environment and community. We use a variety of fresh local products from suppliers using sustainable methods that result in great quality foods.

See more information on our local vendors.

The UNH Dairy Bar restaurant uses compostable packaging and unique recycling sorting bins for guests to contribute in our efforts for a more sustainable UNH.


Customers eating inside the Dairy Bar
Side view of the Dairy Bar
Sundae with whipped cream, nuts and a cherry
President Obama enjoying his ice cream
Nice Dairy Bar Salad picture
Picture of the train station lobby
Jane and Diane working the counter at the UNH Dairy Bar
Picture of the front of the Dairy Bar with old antique car in front.
Chicken wrap picture


Instead of waiting in long lines at on-campus cafés or dining halls, order ahead through the Grubhub app! Order ahead and pay using Cat's Cache, Dining Dollars or a credit card. Download the app for iPhone or Android

The UNH Dairy Bar is a
3 Star Certified Green Restaurant®


Related Links

Picture of the Amtrak stopping at the Dairy Bar

Durham Transportation


Dairy Bar History

Old picture of the original Dairy Bar

The station was originally built in 1896 in Lynn, Massachusetts and was moved to the present site in Durham when the Boston and Maine Railroad moved its tracks further from the center of campus.

2001 and 2008 historic renovations and expansion resulted in a new Dairy Bar restaurant; expanded transit facilities including a climate controlled lobby for intercity bus and rail passengers. The ATM equipped lobby is open from 5:30am-10pm and also houses the Amtrak Quik-Trak machine for reservations and printing boarding tickets. Wildcat Transit and UNH Campus Connector service is available on Main Street approximately 1000' away.

Accessible features

  • Automated entrance off Depot Road
  • Adjacent accessible parking
  • Restrooms (2 gender inclusive)
  • Moveable seating inside and fixed seating outside


3 Depot Road
Durham, NH 03824


(603) 862-1006

Payment Options

Cat's Cache
Dining Dollars
Apple Pay
MasterCard/Visa ($5 Minimum)
American Express