Cafes & Diners
JACKIE’S DINER — This southside
diner’s biggest draw is its breakfast special ($3.99 before 11 a.m.).
3812 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. seven days a week.
(517) 393-1240. Second location at 4421 W. Saginaw Hwy. 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Breakfast buffet
Saturday and Sunday only. (517) 323-6512. TO, $
JERUSALEM BAKERY & MORE —
Some of the tastiest hummus you’ll find in the area awaits you at this
grocery store with a Mediterranean café twist. Short orders of baked
kibbee, shwarma, falafel and much more are cooked fresh, while the
hummus, tabouli and pillow-soft pita bread, among other selections, are
ready to grab and go. 1456 E. Michigan Ave. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday. (517) 485-9975.
jerusalem-pita.com. TO, OM, $.
JOE’S GIZZARD CITY — As “the only
Gizzard City in the world,” this 1950s-themed diner (in restaurant
only, not in the bar) brings customers in for famous mounds of beer
battered, deep-fried chicken gizzards. 120 W. Main St., Potterville.
The kitchen closes one hour before the bar closes. 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-1 a.m., Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m.
Sunday. (517) 645-2120. www.gizzardcity.com, FB, TO, P, OM, Wi-Fi $
MENNA’S JOINT — This East
Lansing-based franchise serves up its trademark “dubs” — wrap
sandwiches packed with, among other options, potatoes, chicken cheese
and more — at two area locations. 115 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 10:30
a.m.–3 a.m. every day. (517) 351-DUBS. TO, D, OM, $. Also at 4790 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 10:30 a.m.–2:50 a.m. every day. (517) 324-DUBS. TO, D, OM, $
MIJO’S DINER — Located near the
Capitol City Airport, Mijo’s offers hearty breakfasts like the massive
western omelet made with five eggs to satisfy the hungriest appetites.
5131 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 6
a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. (517) 886-0406. TO, $
NEW YORK BURRITO/ DOWNTOWN SUBS & SALADS
— Popular dishes include the Philly-cheese steak and spicy Cajun
chicken burrito. 216 S. Washington Square, Suite A. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Saturday. Barbeque menu on Friday &
Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 374-8971.TO, P, $
OLD TOWN DINER — A Lansing staple
for more than 60 years, Old Town Diner specializes in breakfast
skillets. You could also opt for some fluffy pancakes, with crispy
bacon and hash browns. 516 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-2
p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. (517) 482-4050.
OLYMPIC BROIL — From
hand-battered onion rings to quarter-pound burgers covered in homemade
Coney sauce, this restaurant makes almost everything fresh daily. 1320
N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed
Sunday. (517) 485-8584. www.olympicbroil.com, OM, TO, $
O’NEILS — This cozy, affordable
eatery brags it has the best Eggs Benedict in town. Also home to “the
big one,” a nine-egg omelet served free to anyone who can eat it in 30
minutes or less (otherwise it’s $14.99). 1017 E. Grand River, East
Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517)
203-4745. TO, $
PENN AVE. DINER — Southside diner
known for its skillets and other breakfast items, which are served any
time. 6031 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. everyday. (517)
272-0504. TO, $-$$