Nov. 16 2011 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

full of New York-style deli favorites features 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. TO, OM, $.

SOUP SPOON CAFÉ — Hearty soups
(including a superb French Onion, topped with melted Gruyere cheese)
and savory sandwiches highlight the lunchtime menu; come back in the
evening for dishes like the creamy seafood risotto or the Argentinean
chimichurri-rubbed hanger steak. 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. OM, D, TO, WiFi, $

SPOTTED DOG CAFÉ — Favorites at
this 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. . TO, D, OM, P, $