Dining at Clarion

Dining options

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     Off-Campus Commuters and RV residents


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Places to eat

Eagle Commons

Clarion University’s main dining center, Eagle Commons is an all-you-can-eat restaurant which offers a great deal of variety for every meal with its eight stations. 

It is open at the following times:

  • Breakfast – 7-10:30 a.m. Monday -Friday
  • Lunch – 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Dinner – 3-8 p.m. Sunday -Thursday
  • Dinner – 3-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday
  • Brunch – 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

The following stations are open every day:

Eagle Grille – Offers the perfect blend of traditional grill favorites and contemporary new foods.

Golden Diner – Home-style comfort foods presented with a touch of flair.

Italian Ave. – An Italian restaurant that has been scaled to fit every appetite.

Wood Street Deli – Features a daily specialty sandwich made with unique breads and spreads as well as your favorite made-to-order options.

Garden Emporium – An exciting market of the freshest salad offerings and home-style soups.

Clarion Malt Shop – Homemade desserts, sweets, along with Soft Serve or Perry’s hand-dipped ice cream, the perfect end to a delicious meal.

Clarion Kitchen – The centerpiece for our culinary showmanship. Each day features a different performance for lunch and dinner.

Avoiding Gluten Custom Kitchen – Special meals specifically made and prepared to avoid gluten.

Mongolian Grill – An award-winning vegetarian and healthy options station.

To inquire about our catering services, go to DineOnCampus.


The world-famous Starbucks is located in the Suites on Main South.  Stop in for breakfast, a sweet treat and a refreshing drink. Do you need a gift card for a special occasion? Starbucks on Clarion University Campus has it all.

Hours of operation:

  • 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m. Monday–Friday
  • 8 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
  • Summer hours are from 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday.

Carlson Library Café

Carlson Library Café is the perfect place to stop as you move across campus. Choose from a wide selection of delicious to-go deli sandwiches and salads, Au Bon Pain soup, fresh-baked items, sushi, Peet's Coffee and Tea, Hershey's ice cream, iced coffee beverages and more.

Hours of operation:

  • 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday

The DEN by Denny's

The Den by Denny's is open in the Suites on Main South, and offers hamburgers, wraps, salads, side dishes, milkshakes and always all day breakfast.

Hours of operation:

  • 11 a.m.–11 p.m. Sunday through Saturday

Gemmell Food Court

Gemmell Food Court is located in the heart of campus.  It’s a place to relax, be seen or simply to meet up with a few friends.  Along with our great social atmosphere, come excellent food choices including:

Mondo Subs –Mondo Subs offers the highest quality hot and cold sub sandwiches, salads, and signature sides. Try our homemade, warm chips with your sub.

Pazzeli's Pizza – Based on the popular New York City Italian restaurant, you will find delicious personal pizzas, calzones, and breadsticks.

Budget Bites – As our a la carte menu, Budget Bites allows the customer to tailor their meal with many favorites including tacos, macaroni and cheese, chicken tender wraps, and much more.  Try one of our daily specials for that perfect twist to your meal choices.

On the Go - If you are on the run for lunch and dinner, stop by our On the Go cooler and choose from a wide variety of traditional or specialty sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits, cookies, brownies, and more.

Big Smash Burgers and The Natural – If you are looking for a tasty burger or terrific chicken sandwich, look no more. Big Smash Burgers pays tribute to the ultimate burger as they are all made to order with a variety of traditional toppings. Additionally, you will find a myriad of grilled and breaded chicken sandwich selections all served to order just the way you like it.

Au Bon Pain Soups – Restaurant-quality soup served every day.

Sushi Do - On site chef providing restuarant quality grab and go sushi service offering traditional California rolls to other options like the Sushi Burrito, Bento Boxes, Rice Bowls, and catering.

Lobby Hours of operation:

  • 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday
  • Closed Saturday
  • Sunday (see Gemmell at Night)

GEMMELL AT NIGHT Express Window Hours of operation:

  • 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Sunday
  • 11:00 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday
  •  Friday (window)
  • Closed Saturday 


Gemmell Grinds – It's is the perfect place to drink a latte while you study. Menu selections include Peet's Coffee and Tea, Fruit Smoothies, fresh-baked pastries and more.

On the Go - If you are on the run for lunch and dinner, stop by our On the Go cooler and choose from a wide variety of traditional or specialty sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits, cookies, brownies, and more.

Sono Latin Cuisine – Sono offers fresh, build-your-own Latin cuisine including tacos, burritos, burrito bowls, quesadillas, salads, and tortas with toppings including specialty salsas, veggies, and more!

Hours of operation:

  • 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Closed Saturday and Sunday 


Last Updated 1/23/19