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$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20
Pubs & Clubs
CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR—Serving tasty deli and sub sandwiches, freshly made specialty pizzas, a few entrees and many appetizers. 2440 Cedar St., Holt. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 694-7660. FB, TO, D, WiFi, P, $.
CITY LIMITS SPORTS GRILL—Inside the Mason Bowling Center, this classic sports bar has lots of activities (darts, pool, video games), a large menu and daily specials. 801 N. Cedar St., Mason. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 a.m. Friday & Saturday. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.
DARB’S TAVERN & EATERY—This smalltown diner serves a little of everything, from steaks, pizza and sandwiches to a taste of Mexican. Breakfast available on weekends. 117 S. Cedar St., Mason. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday-Wednesday, 11a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 676-5042. FB, WiFi, TO, B, $$.
FRANK’S PRESS BOX—All your gameday favorites (burgers, pizza, subs) plus house specialties, like the Canadian smelt basket or fish and chips. 7216 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 886-1330. TO, FB, P, WIFI $.
IRISH PUB & GRILL— Neighborhood pub specializing in homemade soups and casseroles and sandwiches made with slow-cooked meats. Pool, darts and 19 beers on tap make for a fun night out. 1910 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 9:30 a.m. – 2 a.m. Monday – Friday, noon-midnight Sunday. (517) 482-3916. www. irishpubfest.com. FB, TO, Wi-Fi, $
HARRISON ROADHOUSE—Leave your blues behind at this roadhouse, which mixes fine dining with sports bar fervor. Burgers are the most popular item on the menu and we recommend you try it out. 720 E. Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily (517) 337-0200, www.harrisonroadhouse. com. SF, OM, FB, TO, P, $$
HARPER’S RESTAURANT & BREWPUB—Fine Dining and college bar collide at this popular East Lansing hot spot, featuring all-American cuisine ranging from sandwiches and burgers to calamari. 131 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- 11a.m.-midnight on Sunday. (517) 333-4040.
LEO’S LODGE— Resembling a fishing lodge outside, this eatery is like a cozy cabin inside. Snakebites — thinly sliced strips of lean cut steak served with creamy horseradish and smoky barbecue sauces — are a favorite appetizer. 2525 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 882-3850. Second location, Leo’s Outpost, is at 600 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday.
MICHIGAN BREWING CO.—In addition to serving several tasty microbrews on tap, the kitchen at this brewpub serves a full menu, including the addictive turkey sandwich on a pretzel roll and various spice levels of chili. 1093 Highview Drive, Webberville. 10 a.m. – midnight (summer) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (winter) Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – midnight Friday & Saturday, noon – 9 p.m. Sunday. www.michiganbrewing. com. TO, WB, P $
MORIARTY’S — Diners can choose from a selection of burgers, pizzas and other great bar food to go along with a darts room and live music on the weekends. 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. (517) 485-5287. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Friday; 12 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; 4 p.m. - 2 a.m. Sunday. FB, TO, P, WiFi. $
NUT HOUSE SPORTS GRILL—Catch the game and a snack at this popular sports bar across the street from Oldsmobile park. Featuring deep-fried bar favorites as well as a few healthier choices, like oven-baked spinach and cheese stuffed mushrooms. 420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday- Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 484-6887.
ROCKY’S ROADHOUSE—Nachos, burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs — everything you’d need from a bar with weekday drink specials and live music on the weekends. 2470 Cedar St., Holt. 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 694-2698 FB, TO, D, $.
SMALL PLANET— Offering a wide selection, from burgers and pizza to Mexican, Jamaican and fish entrees. Vegetarian dishes are also popular, as are the Greek and Lebanese salads. 16800 S. Chandler Road, East Lansing. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. (517) 351-6230. TO, FB, P, WiFi, $$.
TAVERN ON THE SQUARE—Served tapas style, meaning in smaller portions meant to be shared, savory dishes like pesto-crusted wild salmon and tenderloin wrapped asparagus satisfy diners who want to try a variety. 206 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Wednesday: 11 a.m.-midnight Thursday- Friday: noon-midnight Saturday: closed noon- 10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 374-5555, www.tavern-onthesq.com, P, TO, FB, OM, $$.
WESTGATE TAVERN— Pizza, hot dogs, burgers, lots of appetizers and a few dinners to keep you going through the night. 623 N. Rosemary St., Lansing. 9 a.m.-2:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 323-9170. FB, TO, RES $.
BAKE ‘N’ CAKES—This home-style bakery offers bread, cake, pizza and more. For a decadent dessert, try the Turtle Torte — three layers of spongy chocolate cake and creamy frosting drizzled with caramel and chocolate. 3003 E Kalamazoo St., Lansing. (517) 337-2253 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday- Thursday: 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. -6 p.m. Sunday www.bakencakes.com, D, TO, OM, $
G S SCOOPS—Scoops is known for its vast ice cream selection as well as its gourmet popcorn. The most popular feature is the build-your-own sundae department, which features three machines (two of which offer non-fat yogurt.) There’s no limit to how many toppings you pile on, but keep in mind— everything is done by weight. Scoops also offers catering, for those interested in outdoor ice cream socials. 1 p.m. –9 p.m. 2850 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 337.2115. TO, $
MELTING MOMENTS— Now in its 25th year, Melting Moments recently underwent a facelift, which includes the addition of large screen televisions. They also now provide WiFi if you’re looking to get your ice cream fix while surfing the Web. Popular Melting Moments items include their specialty gelatos and their cookie sandwich. 313 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. (517) 332-0110. 12-10 p.m. Sunday- Wednesday, noon- 11 p.m. Thurday-Monday www.meltingmoments. com. TO, $
STUCCHI’S—Serving super premium ice cream and New York style pizza, this family owned parlor offers hot and cold treats that taste great in any weather. 2552 Meridian Crescent Drive, Okemos. noon-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday: Noon-11 p.m. Friday- Saturday. (517) 349- 1121. P, TO, $
SWEETIE PIE PANTRY—With 40 varieties of home-baked pie, there’s one for every sweet tooth. Indulge in Aunt Margie’s Raspberry and Coconut Custard Pie or Aunt Ruby’s Butterscotch Praline Pie for a satisfying dessert. 108 N Bridge Street, Dewitt. 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday: closed Sunday-Monday. (517) 669-9300, www.sweetielicious.com, TO, OM, $