Food and lodging
We know that a hospital stay or clinic visit can be stressful. That’s why we want to make your experience as a patient or family member as seamless as possible. For your convenience, we offer a variety of dining options on the UK HealthCare campus. Learn more about our on-site dining locations, our food-delivery rules and nearby lodging options.
UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children's Hospital and UK Good Samaritan Hospital provide healthy, balanced meals to inpatients as an important part of treatment and recovery. See information about inpatient meals »
Visitor and outpatient dining options
For visitors and patients not staying in the hospital, we offer a variety of dining options.
UK Chandler Hospital & Kentucky Children’s Hospital dining options
This cafeteria, on the first floor of Pavilion A near the patient elevators, is open 22 hours a day (closed 5 - 6 a.m. and 10 - 11 a.m. for meal changes). Cash and credit are accepted. Call 859-257-1168 for daily menus.
This café is on the ground floor of Pavilion A, next to the lobby atrium and auditorium. It serves coffee, beverages, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches. Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This popular coffee chain is located on the first floor of the Kentucky Clinic. Open Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
This café is on the third floor of the Kentucky Clinic, near the pedestrian bridge to Pavilion H. Open Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Vending machines and a microwave are available 24 hours a day on the first floor of Pavilion H.
UK Good Samaritan Hospital dining options
Good Samaritan Dining
Our cafeteria is located on the first floor of Good Samaritan Hospital (near Entrance B). It is open:
Weekdays: 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. for breakfast and 11 a.m. – midnight
Weekends: 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Cash and credit are accepted.
Located on the first floor of the hospital; 24-hour service with a microwave available.
The gift shop is located on the ground floor near Entrance A. The gift shop offers a wide range of personal care items, reading material, cards, drinks, candy, snacks and unique gift items.
Ordering outside food to the hospital
UK HealthCare has a responsibility to prevent potential exposure to transmittable infectious diseases and materials. We ask that patients, visitors and staff limit bringing outside food into our healthcare buildings.
UK HealthCare offers many food options and encourages everyone to take advantage of these options. Patients should consult with their healthcare team(s) to understand their specific diet recommendations.
A variety of hotels and motels are within a short distance of the UK HealthCare campus. For information on these hotels/ motels, please see any information desk or the Customer Relations Office located in Pavilion H, near the main entrance, for a complete list. Please contact the hotel of your choice directly for reservations and rate information.
*Call and receive a 15% discount if "UK" is mentioned at time of booking.
When booking online, please select the Special Rates drop-down and list "uky" under the Corp/Promo Code section.
Other lodging options for families of children in Kentucky Children's Hospital
The Ronald McDonald House has additional options for patients and their families, with some restrictions, and hospital staff must make referrals. If you are interested in more information, contact Social Services at 859-323-5501 or Pastoral Care at 859-323-5301.
Limited to patients or families of patients who are 18 years of age or younger. Only one room is available per family. A minimal nightly donation is requested.
The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge also offers lodging for cancer patients and their caregivers. You must have a referral from your physician or a Markey Cancer Center social worker. Visit the American Cancer Society's website for more information.