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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
$$$$ - Over $20
Cafes & Diners
ALL SEASONS BISTRO—Though the menu changes every few months, the fresh and hearty sea scallops and shrimp on polenta dish has been impressing for years. Monday- Thursday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. offers a fixed price menu for $14.95 that includes soup or salad, choice of four entrees, and comes with chef’s choice of dessert.1500 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 336-9890. www.allseasonsbistro.com, FB, RES, TO, OM, SF $$-$$$
BEGGAR’S BANQUET—This East Lansing staple makes complex gourmet meals look simple. 218 Abbott Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Friday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. (517) 351-4540. www.beggarsbanquet.com, FB, TO, OM, RES, Wi-Fi, $$
CAPITOL CITY GRILLE—Steaks, seafood and more. 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing.
Inside the Radisson Hotel, 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Sunday. (517) 267-3459. FB, TO, RES, OM, $$-$$$
CHRISTIE’S BISTRO— Upscale dining with beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads. Inside the Sheraton Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190. www. sheratonlansing.com. 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. FB, TO, RES, SF, $$$.
DUSTY’S CELLAR— This restaurant offers customers full flavor, especially in the macadamia and gingercrusted pork loin, which is topped with a maple volute and served with wild rice. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-5150. www. dustyscellar.com, OM, TO, FB, P, RES, SF, $$$$
ENGLISH INN— Beautiful scenery and savory seafood dishes.
Offerings include grilled salmon with dill sauce and baked grouper coated with breadcrumbs as a special. 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m.- 10 p.m. Friday; 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. (517) 663- 2500. www.englishinn.com, OM, TO, RES, FB, P, $$$-$$$$
GILBERT AND BLAKE’S —A wide range of seafood, sizzling steaks, and pasta dishes. 3554 Okemos Road, Okemos. Open at 11 a.m. Monday- Saturday, and noon on Sunday, and closes when the last person leaves. (517) 349-1300, www.gilbertandblakes.com, OM, TO, FB, Wi-Fi, RES $$$
HERSHEY’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD— Besides featuring its namesake, this East Lansing tradition offers a first-rate salad bar. 2682 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-9p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sundays except major holidays. (517) 337-7324, www.hersheyssteakandseafood.com, FB, D, TO, RES, P, OM, $$$
HUMMINGBIRDS— Appetizers range from simple fried fare to spinach dip. Entrees include a variety of charbroiled steaks, fish and seafood dishes and weekly specials. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. Also features a full breakfast menu, including omelets, skillets and cold breakfasts. Inside the Holiday Inn South, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. Summer hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily. (517) 694-8123. FB, TO, RES, P, FB, $$$
KNIGHT CAP— Featuring signature steaks and seasonal seafood specialties, this restaurant’s been serving downtown Lansing for 40 years. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.- midnight Saturday. (517) 484-7676. www. theknightcap.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, SF, $$$$
THE STATE ROOM— From filet mignon to braised Alaskan halibut, this restaurant serves up a range of seasonal gourmet tatses. 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 432-5049. www. stateroomrestaurant. com, FB, TO, OM, SF, RES,$$-$$$
STILLWATER GRILL— Surf ‘n’ turf is taken to a whole new level with Cajun Tenderloin Tips marinated for 24 hours, sushi-grade Wasabi Tuna, and pan-seared New World Scallops, all piled high to share. 3544 Meridian Road, Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Friday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1500. www.stillwatergrill.com, FB, TO, RES, P, OM, SF, $$$$
TROPPO—An American bistro serving upscale breakfasts, lunches and dinners in downtown Lansing. 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 8 a.m. -10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - midnight Friday, and 4 p.m- 10 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000. www.troppo.org. FB, TO, RES, P, OM, Wi-Fi, $$$
JERUSALEM BAKERY—This deli and bakery features a wide variety of Middle Eastern takeout items, including hummus, grape leaves and more. 1456 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Saturday: Closed on Sunday. (517) 485-9975. TO, $
MIDDLE EAST CAFÉ— This west side café serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern favorites, including chicken and beef schwarma, shish tawook and shish kafta. 801 Thomas L. Parkway, Lansing (off of West Saginaw Highway). 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (517) 323-9009. TO, OM, themiddleeast café.com $$
NEW ALADDIN’S RESTAURANT—Serving Middle Eastern entrees, salads, sandwiches and fresh juices in the Frandor Shopping Center. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. (517) 333- 8710 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. TO, D, SF, P, RES, $