Food Service

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Wholesome, nourishing and well-balanced meals are an important part of your treatment and recovery. Athens-Limestone Hospital makes every effort to provide nutritious, appetizing meals that are prepared according to your doctor's orders.

Patients are served breakfast around 7:30 a.m., lunch around 11:30 a.m., and dinner around 4:30 p.m. Occasionally your meal may be delayed if you are scheduled for a special test or treatment. Whenever possible, you will be served after your examination or test.

If you are on a special diet prescribed by your doctor, you will receive meals tailored to your specific needs. A family member or the significant other of a patient requiring continual care assistance can request a guest tray through Nursing Service at a cost of $4.00. Payment is made when the tray is delivered to the patient room.

You may contact a Food Service representative at extension 3145 or 1371 for questions concerning your meals.


The cafeteria at Athens-Limestone Hospital is open daily. While it serves hospital employees, visitors are welcome to eat in the cafeteria during visitor hours.

Visitors Employees
Breakfast 7:30-9:00 a.m. 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:00-1:30 p.m. 11:00-1:30 p.m.
Weekends 11:00-1:00 p.m. 11:00-1:00 p.m.
Dinner 5:00-6:00 p.m. 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Vending Machines

Snack and beverage vending machines are located on the first floor of the hospital near the Emergency Department and on the third floor by the Surgery Waiting Room.