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, stop in at the Old Town Diner for a breakfast
skillet. Be sure to say hi to the regulars. 516 E. Grand River Ave.,
Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday
-Sunday. (517) 482-4050. TO, $
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, $ Check us out on Facebook!
PENN AVE. DINER — South-side
diner known for its skillets and other breakfast items, served any
time. 6031 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. everyday. (517)
272-0504. TO, $-$$
RESTAURANT MEDITERAN DELI – This
bright, casual deli is set up as a New York-style take-out, but there
are about 10 seats, if you want to sit by the window and watch the
world go by. It offers fresh rotisserie chicken, pork and lamb, as well
as fresh salads and wraps. 333 S. Washington Sq., Lansing. 11:30
a.m.-3:00 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (dinner) Monday-Friday, 4
p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday (dinner only). Closed Sundays. Deli side is open
10:30 a.m.-6 p.m Monday-Friday. (517) 372-1072.
www.restaurantmediteran.com. TO, OM, $.
SAWYER’S GOURMET PANCAKE HOUSE
— Known for its all-natural, organic and local approach to food. 608 W.
Saginaw St., Lansing. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Thursday –Sunday. (517) 485-9410. OM, $$.
SOPHIA’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES —
Pancakes and omelets fill the tables at Sophia’s, but a dinner menu
includes other favorites, such as stuffed chicken breast. 1010
Charlevoix Drive, Grand Ledge. 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 7 a.m.-4
p.m. Sunday. (517) 627-3222. TO, WiFi, $.
STATESIDE DELI AND GRILL -- When
Spencer Soka moved to mid-Michigan, he grew tired of driving all the
way to his home city of Southfield for a good corned beef sandwich. Now
the StateSide comes to East Lansing, featuring traditional Philly
cheese steaks (with real Cheez Whiz!) and a deep-fryer with killer
onion rings. 313 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Monday-Saturday, Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-3033. Second location at
3552 Meridian Crossings, Okemos. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7
p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-1100.
www.statesidedeli.com. TO, OM, $.
SOUP SPOON CAFÉ —
Offering gourmet meals for lunch, this café keeps customers coming for
dishes like pan-seared Atlantic salmon drizzled with garlic-dill or
honey soy sauce. 1419 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday;
7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-midnight Friday; 8
a.m.-midnight Saturday; closed Sunday.
(517) 316-2377. www.soupspooncafe.com. OM, D, TO, WiFi, $
SPOTTED DOG CAFÉ — Menu favorites
at this downtown breakfast and lunch spot include the chicken salad and
spicy Thai slaw with chicken. 221 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 7
a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday; closed Saturday & Sunday. (517)
485-7574. www.spotteddogcafe.com . TO, D, OM, P, $
SUGAR SHACK — A cupcake
connoisseur’s paradise, Sugar Shack has nothing but sweets to make your
mouth sing: enormous and slightly less than enormous cupcakes,
brownies, cookies, pies and more. 215 N. Clippert St., Lansing. Summer
hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Sunday; School year: 11 a.m.-1 a.m.
Sunday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday & Saturday. (517)
316-2009. TO, D, OM, $.