Dec. 28 2011 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

OLD TOWN DINER —  A Lansing staple for more than 60 years, famous for its breakfast skillets. 516 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-2:30 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 burgers covered in 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., OM, TO, $

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. Monday-Saturday, Sunday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (517) 272-0504. TO, $-$$

RESTAURANT MEDITERAN DELI — This deli is set up as a New York-style take-out. It offers fresh rotisserie chicken, pork and lamb, as well as fresh salads. 333 S. Washington Square, 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 is open 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. (517) 372-1072. TO, OM, $.

SAWYER’S GOURMET PANCAKE HOUSE — Sawyer´s is known for its all-natural, organic and local approach to food, as well as for its diverse menu (which goes far beyond pancakes). 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, but a dinner menu includes other favorites. 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, $

SOUP SPOON CAFÉ — Open for lunch and dinner, this café serves dishes like pan-seared Atlantic salmon drizzled with garlic-dill sauce. 1419 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-10 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, $-$$