Aug. 8 2012 12:00 AM

Cafes & Diners

CLARA’S LANSING STATION — Fun dining is the motto at this onetime railroad station with impressive decor and less-impressive food. Popular dishes include the chicken Hawaiian and dozens of sandwiches. Full review online at 637 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday for brunch. (517) 372-7120., OM, TO, FB, WiFi, P, RES $$-$$$

COLONIAL BAR & GRILL — This 47-year-old Lansing institution features an upgraded menu, including deluxe burgers, grilled pizzas and daily specials. 3425 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Lansing. 9 a.m. - 2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 a.m. Saturday, noon - 2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 882-6132. TO, FB, $-$$

CONRAD’S COLLEGE TOWN GRILL — Featuring creative sandwiches such as the J.F.K. (with chicken, mushrooms, jalapenos, banana peppers, and mozzarella) and a full slew of breakfast items, burgers and (we swear, this is what the menu calls them) “Magical Munchies.” 101 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Monday-Friday, noon-3 a.m. Saturday, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-2723. D, OM, $.

CORAL GABLES — This family-style restaurant offers handmade desserts, homemade soups and a small menu of homemade Greek specialties. 2838 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday; 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 337-1311., WB, WiFi, FB, TO, OM, $$ 

DIMITRI’S — The former stalwart of downtown Lansing now serves Delta Township with a full dinner menu along with familiar Coney dogs, burgers and fries. 6334 W. Saginaw, Lansing. 7 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.–3 p.m. Sunday. (517) 323-6867; TO

EDEN’S JUICE — Fast food that’s not fast food. All drinks are naturally low in calories, and are friendly to vegans and the lactose- and gluten-intolerant. It’s just fruit, ice and vitamins and minerals. 111 S. Washington Sq., Lansing. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 372-7700. TO, OM, $ 

EL BURRITO — A cozy, authentic taqueria offering homemade Mexican cooking and baked goods.  Stop by early for a breakfast burrito, try a lunch special entrée that comes with rice and beans, or fill a taco with marinated pork, beef tongue, chicken or a number of other meats.  5920 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. (517) 272-1665. TO, $$.

FISH & CHIPS — Serving fish, fries and more on Lansing east side for almost 40 years. Dine in or pull up to the drive-thru window for dinner on the go. 2418 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 487-5774. TO, P, $

GRACIE’S PLACE — Outstanding dishes abound at this classy, cozy restaurant in downtown Williamston. See full review at 151 S. Putnam St., Williamston. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday; Closed Sunday. (517) 655-1100. BW, TO, RES, P, WiFi, $$

HARRY’S PLACE — A bar and grill with Greek roots. Try the Greek chicken — a half chicken roasted in lemon oil sauce and doused with Mediterranean herbs. The all-you-can-eat Friday fish fry is popular, too. 404 N. Verlinden Ave., Lansing. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 484-9661. TO, FB, $ 

LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE — This national chain specializes in ribs, steaks and burgers, with salads, lots of sides and a kid´s menu, for even finicky eaters to find a meal. Monday-Wednesday: two meals for $14.99. 5800 W. Saginaw Hwy., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (517) 327-4751. WB, TO, FB, OM, $$