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FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20
Cafes & Diners
THEIO’S—Serving breakfast around the clock, Theio’s is also great place to grab a burger for lunch or satisfy a late-night craving. 2650 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Open 24 hours. (517) 487-3955. TO, P, Wi-Fi, $
TONY’S—A lively restaurant near the MSU campus that has something for everyone, with breakfast all day, lunch specialties, burgers and dinners, such as the hot turkey sandwich. 350 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Sunday. (517) 332-5553. B, TO, $.
ZEUS’S CONEY ISLAND—This eatery offers Greek classics, like chicken kabobs marinated for 24 hours in lemon juice, olive oil and a blend of secret herbs. Plus American favorites like walleye. 6525 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 272- 7900. TO, SF, WIFI, $
ALTU’S—Traditional Ethiopian food served with specials, including spicy shredded beef with jalapenos and ginger, served with Ethiopian bread, yellow cabbage and a house salad.
1312 Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday. (517) 333-6295. www. EatAtAltus.com, OM, TO, SF $-$$
BAJA GRILLE—This family-owned restaurant in downtown Mason offers a wide range of options, from fresh seafood and hamburgers to homemade soups and chili. 402 S. Jefferson St., Mason. Monday- Saturday, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. (Summer hours will be in effect soon, Monday- Saturday 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.) Sunday 9 a.m. -4 p.m. (517) 244-1181. TO, SF, $$
BENSON’S VINAIGRETTES—In the mood for some home-style cooking? Benson’s makes all of its “Michigan Farmhouse” cuisine from scratch and rotates the menu daily and seasonally.
For lighter appetites, try one of the restaurant’s many sides and salads. Benson’s Vinairgrette’s also provides catering services. 940 Elmwood St., Lansing. Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. (517) 703-9616. TO, D, P, SF, $$
BEST STEAK HOUSE— Low cost dining for meat lovers, serving steaks and sandwiches, including a modified Philly cheesesteak. 3020 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing.
Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. (517) 337- 2210. TO, RES, $$
CLARA’S LANSING STATION—Fun dining is the motto at this charming restaurant and one-time railroad station. Popular dishes like the chicken Hawaiian are made from scratch.
Other popular menu items include Clara’s great steaks and salads. 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday; 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. Monday – Thursday ; 11 a.m. -11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (517) 372- 7120. www.claras.com, OM, TO, FB, P, RES, $-$$
COSCARELLI’S—Enjoy a martini or a glass of wine alongside of the restaurant’s innovative grilled gourmet pizzas.
2400 Cedar St., Lansing. Restaurant is open from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Friday, noon- 10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Bar is open from 4 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon – 1:30 (517) 482- 0238. FB, RES, TO, $$
CORAL GABLES— Serving meals for generations, this family-style restaurant offers handmade desserts, homemade soups and a small menu of homemade Greek specialties. 2838 E. Grand River Avenue, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-9 pm. Sunday.
(517) 337-1311, www.coralgablesrestaurant.com, FB, TO, OM, P, $$
HONEY-BAKED HAM— Stop by for a tasty boxed lunch or shop for a few sundries at this deli/ store hybrid. Catering for parties and events also available. 5601 W. Saginaw Highway, Suite A, Lansing. 10:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Monday – Friday; 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 327-5008.
D, TO, SF, OM at www. heavenlyham.com, $.
JR. ROOSTER—All the American fare you could want: wings, ribs, fish— from catfish to tilapia— gizzards, hamburgers, hot dogs and more. 4411 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 321-3200. TO, SF, WiFi, OM, $.
LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE—This national chain specializes in ribs, steaks and burgers, but the menu is large enough, with salads, lots of sides and a kid’s menu, for even finicky eaters to find a meal. 5800 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing.
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 327-4751. TO, FB, $$