Jan. 11 2012 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

TED DEE’S SANDWICH SHOP — This downtown Lansing spot serves a variety of deli sandwiches and specialties, like the chicken cheese panini. It also offers soups, fresh salads and desserts. Every Friday there is a pulled pork sandwich special. 119 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 11-2 Saturday closed Sunday. (517) 374-2784. www.ted-dees.com. TO, D (orders of $20 or more), OM, WiFi, $

THEIO’S — Serving breakfast around the clock, Theio’s is also great place to grab a burger for lunch or satisfy a late-night craving. 2650 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. Open 24 hours. (517) 487-3955. TO, P, WiFi, $

TONY’S — A lively restaurant near the Michigan State University campus that has something for everyone, with breakfast all day, lunch specialties, burgers and dinners, such as the hot turkey sandwich. 350 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. (517) 332-5553. TO, WiFi $. 

ZEUS’ CONEY ISLAND — This eatery offers Greek classics, like chicken kabobs marinated for 24 hours in lemon juice, olive oil and a blend of secret herbs. Plus American favorites like walleye. 6525 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 272-7900. OM, TO, WIFI, $

Casual Dining

ALTU’S — Traditional Ethiopian food served with specials, including the Friday special of spicy shredded beef with jalapenos and ginger served with Ethiopian bread, yellow cabbage and a house salad. Vegetarian dishes include spicy lentils, mild lima beans and a dish of whole white peas and potatoes. 1312 Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday & Monday. (517) 333-6295. www.EatAtAltus.com, OM, TO, P $

BENSON’S VINAIGRETTES — In the mood for some home-style cooking? Benson’s makes all of its “Michigan Farmhouse” cuisine from scratch and rotates the menu daily and seasonally. For lighter appetites, try one of the restaurant’s many sides and salads. 940 Elmwood St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday.  (517) 703-9616. OM, TO, D (for orders more than $20), P, $$.

BEST STEAK HOUSE — Low-cost dining for meat lovers, serving steaks and sandwiches, including a modified Philly cheesesteak. 3020 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-2210. TO, RES, OM $$.

BLUE GILL GRILL — This eclectic restaurant features a variety of fresh fish, including grouper, salmon, walleye, cod and bluegill made with a unique blend of spices in a secret family recipe. 1591 Lake Lansing Road, Haslett. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 339-4900. www.bluegillgrill.com. FB, TO, RES (eight or more), OM, WiFi, $$