Costco Food Court 101
Costco members are loyal. At the end of the 2023 fiscal year, 92.7% of customers renewed their memberships. Part of what keeps consumers coming back — despite the hellish parking lots and long lines — is the variety of affordable perks the retailer offers. Need to see a doctor on the cheap? Costco has you covered with telehealth through Sesame. Tank empty? Save money by filling up at a Costco gas station. But the jewel in Costco’s red and blue crown has to be the food court. The prices are shockingly low, the portions are huge, and the grub is surprisingly tasty. If that’s news to you, then read on because we’re about to give you a Costco food court crash course.
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When Is the Costco Food Court Open?
Costco food courts have the same hours as warehouse stores. While hours will vary depending on the warehouse (find yours here), you can usually expect Costco to be open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m on Monday–Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday. Save for the following holidays, Costco is open most days of the year:
New Year’s Day
This pizza cost me $2 at the Costco food court.— Isaac (@WorldofIsaac) September 21, 2023
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What Is on the Menu at the Costco Food Court?
Calorie counters beware. Costco's food court may be cheap and comforting, but it isn't healthy. It's the sort of menu that a ravenously hungry 12-year-old might design: pizza, roast beef sandwiches, churros, ice cream, hefty all-beef hot dogs. That said, no one goes to Costco's food court to slim down. Think of it as a spot for an occasional cheap treat or as a pit stop before braving the droves of shoppers that descend on Costco's bakery.
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|Food Court Item||Price||Description|
|Soda||69 cents||20-ounce soda, including one free refill|
|Twisted Churro||$1.49||fried dough covered in cinnamon sugar|
|Hot Dog and Soda Combo||$1.50||all-beef hot dog with 20-ounce soda|
|Pizza Slice||$1.99||large slice of pepperoni or cheese pizza|
|Ice Cream Cup||$1.99||vanilla or strawberry ice cream|
|Ice Cream Sundae||$2.49||vanilla ice cream topped with strawberries or chocolate|
|Cold-Brew Mocha Freeze||$2.99||slushie made with cold-brew coffee and chocolate syrup|
|Mango Smoothie||$2.99||all-fruit mango smoothie|
|Chicken Bake||$3.99||chicken, cheese, bacon, and Caesar dressing baked in bread|
|Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad||$6.99||rotisserie chicken, romaine, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing|
|Pizza, Whole Pie||$9.95||18-inch cheese or pepperoni pizza|
|Roast Beef Sandwich||$9.99||roast beef, onion relish, mayo/mustard blend, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and red onions on a roll|
Costco Food Court Nutrition
|Food Court Item||Calories||Carbs||Fat||Protein|
|Ice Cream Cup||550||64g||30g||9g|
|Ice Cream Sundae||650-690||86-88g||30-34g||9-10g|
|Cold-Brew Mocha Freeze||580||116g||8g||12g|
|Rotisserie Chicken Caesar Salad||710||34g||40g||40g|
|Pizza, Whole Pie||3880-4260||449-467g||145-161g||202-247g|
|Roast Beef Sandwich||790||91g||23g||54g|
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you eat at the Costco food court without a membership?
Since 2020, only Costco members can dine at the food court. However, there is one clever workaround: Have a Costco member buy a Shop Card for you. If you have a Costco Shop Card (a gift card), you can enter the store and pay at the food court — all without having a membership.
Is there a Costco food court at every Costco location?
While all Costco warehouses have food courts, some business centers don’t.
How many pieces are in a Costco pizza?
Costco pizzas typically come with 12 slices.
How many calories are in a slice of Costco pizza?
It depends. A slice of cheese pizza is 710 calories, while a slice of pepperoni is 650.
Does Costco still have chicken Caesar salad?
Yes, Costco still sells a rotisserie chicken Caesar salad for $6.99.
Can you order Costco food court items online?
No, you can’t order food court items online. However, you can call ahead to place an order for pizza.
The Bottom Line
Costco's food court isn't the superstore's main attraction, but it is an added membership bonus, especially given the inflation-proof pricing. Where else can you find a $1.50 fast food combo that hasn't gone up in price since 1985? Not at McDonald's, that's for sure. And the value isn't the only thing that has fans raving about Costco pizza. (For an idea of Costco food court fanaticism, ask members about the combo pizza.) As far as greasy comfort food goes, the quality is quite high, too. Our own food reviewer writes that the chicken bake is quite possibly "the best thing on any fast food menu," which is why, in the world of affordable indulgence, Costco's food court reigns supreme.