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Dining Services

Lyon College Dining Services

Lyon College has partnered with Creative Dining Services to bring the Lyon community a fresh, healthy dining experience with a variety of food options for every palate. Creative Dining provides outstanding culinary services in four areas: Edwards Commons, the Lyon Den Café, the Salty Dog Coffee Shop, and Lyon College Catering Services.


Edwards Commons


Breakfast: 7 a.m.-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Breakfast: 7 a.m.-9 a.m.
Continental Breakfast: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Brunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dinner: 5 p.m. -7 p.m.

Commonly known as "Ed's," the Edwards Commons features a multi-station dining experience that is open to Lyon students, staff, faculty, and guests. Cuisine options include the Homestyle Station, Pizza and Pasta selections, Deckers Sandwich and Panini Bar, the Vegan and Vegetarian Kitchen, Soups, the Salad Bar, Brenda’s Bakery Desserts, “The Zone” featuring allergen aware selections, an extensive beverage selection, and much more. Our Patterson Dining Room is spacious, bright, and features an ‘al fresco’ dining area for enjoying an outdoor meal on warm, beautiful Arkansas days.


The Lyon Den



Monday-Friday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Sunday: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Craving a cheeseburger and some fries? The Lyon Den, located on the lower level of Edwards Commons, offers a range of brain food, from burgers and chicken options to pastas, rice bowls, salads, and more. Vegetarian options, 'grab 'n' go meals, ice cream, and milkshakes are also available. And everything can be ordered via the Eatable App™.

Check out the menu here.


The Salty Dog


Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

If you like coffee, you will love the Salty Dog. Located in the Morrow Academic Center, it offers espresso drinks, nitro cold brew, freshly baked scones, cinnamon rolls, cookies, and muffins. What students love most about the Salty Dog is that it delivers! Using the Eatable App™, students, faculty, and staff can order online with optional delivery at no extra charge to anywhere on campus. Check out the menu here.


Lyon College Catering Services

Creative Dining provides comprehensive culinary and event planning services for campus events, weddings, special occasions, corporate gatherings and retreats, and association functions. Our experienced staff is ready to meet your needs and offers a variety of welcoming, picturesque venues for your event. View the menu here.

For more information, contact Service Manager Tracy Allen at tallen@creativedining.com or (870) 307-7421.



Lorenzo Surrisi - Dining Services Director
Email: lsurrisi@creativedining.com
Office: (870) 307-7015

Tracy Allen – Service Manager
Email: tallen@creativedining.com
Office: (870) 307-7421

Lori Alpers - Production Manager
Email: lalpers@creativedining.com
Office: (870) 307-7434

Tammy Johnson - Administrative Supervisor
Email: tjohnson@creativedining.com
Office: (870) 307-7420



Provide clients with fresh, sustainable, innovative, and customized hospitality experiences; operate with integrity; and work in open and trusting relationships.