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At Mercyhurst University, our main focus is our students and our guests. Each day we strive to create unique dining solutions for those we serve. We prepare fresh foods with a healthy balance and offer contemporary culinary choices in an exciting new environment to all that we serve on the Mercyhurst University campus. Our experienced team of managers and chefs are happy to assist any guests with any special needs or dietary requests.

We don't believe in the standard campus menu programs; our team will listen to your needs and then custom design a dining program for you.

First year residential students will have the opportunity to learn about all of the dining options when they come to campus for Orientation. Students will also choose from one of the three required meal plans offered to first-year students.

Parkhurst Dining Nutrition Facts

Meal Plans

View the  Dining Guide 2018-19


Dining Hours

Grotto Commons Dining Hall

Egan Dining Hall is an all-you-care-to-eat facility and entry may be purchased using any dining plan, cash or credit card.

Filled with fresh, house-made, wholesome foods, Egan Dining Hall is guaranteed to satisfy your dining needs.

Savor Spoon and Fork, with daily comfort foods; Louies' Deli is full of freshly sliced meat and cheese; hand tossed pizza baked in the open brick oven, featuring made-from-scratch pizza dough; or our chef-attended action station for open-display cooking. Begin your day with a steaming cup of coffee from Starbucks, located directly inside the entrance of Egan Hall.

Plus…don’t forget to save room for dessert! To top off each meal, you can choose from a variety of enticing desserts, hand-crafted for you each morning by our talented bakers, or choose from a variety of local ice cream.

All in this one location — an impressive array of flavors and a great value!

Anytime Dining Hours

Monday through Thursday                 7 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday                                                    7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday                         10 a.m. - 8 p.m.


The Laker Inn

Located on the lower level of the Herrmann Student Union, the Laker Inn provides a special food court dining experience with a la carte options to the students and guests every day. 


Dining Hours

Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

Block Plan Meal Equivalency available Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Accepts Dining Dollars, Bonus Bucks, credit cards, cash, board and all meal plans, excluding the Dining Hall Plan during designated days and hours.

FireHouse Grill

  • Sandwiches on the grill, fresh cut fries, sizzle salads and a variety of fried foods
  • Monday – Friday 10:30 a.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.

East Street Deli  

  • Made-to-order sandwiches featuring an assortment of meats, cheeses, fresh vegetables, dressings and specialty breads 
  • Specialty featured sandwiches 
  • Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Cantina De Laker

  • Made to order quesadillas, burritos, salads, tacos, tortilla chips and salsa
  • Monday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Egg Bar

  • Made to order breakfast sandwiches, breakfast burritos, pancakes and French toast
  • Monday – Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Daily Dish

  • A rotating menu of cooked-to-order entrées, including: a pasta bar, a Mediterranean bar and an Asian bar.
  • Monday – Thursday 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Salad By Design

  • Design your own salad with your favorite toppings and dressings
  • Monday – Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Coffee Bar (in the Mercyhurst University Bookstore)

A great place to enjoy coffee and snacks while studying or visiting with friends!


  • Starbucks coffee
  • Specialty drinks
  • Frappuccinos
  • Fresh baked pastries
  • Variety of sandwiches
  • Variety of snacks and candies
  • Local, fresh-made bagels available Monday – Friday
  • Assorted bottled beverages
  • Accepts Dining Dollars, Bonus Bucks, credit cards and cash

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m. – 7 p.m.


C-Store (in Warde Hall)

A great place that is convenient for for a fast grab and go. All students are welcome!


  • Cappuccinos
  • Fresh baked pastries
  • Variety of sandwiches
  • Variety of snacks and candies
  • Assorted bottled beverages
  • Health and beauty aids
  • Accepts Dining Dollars, Bonus Bucks, credit cards and cash

Monday – Sunday 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.


Our Staff

Mercyhurst Dining Services
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546
Fax: 814-824-2400
Dean Schoenfeldt
General Manager
Office Phone: 814-824-2196

Marcy Fickes
Executive Chef
Office Phone: 814-824-2187

Kristen Smith
North East Director of Dining
Office Phone: 814-725-6124

Lori Blakeslee
Director of Retail Operations – Laker Inn
Phone: 814-824-3637

Katie Boyd
Director of Dining
Egan Phone: 814-824-2150
Catering Phone: 814-824-2511