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East Lansing (517)853-3700
FB = Full Bar
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20
Cafes & Diners
HOBIE’S—Hearty soups, subs stacked high with meats and toppings and much more are served cafeteria-style in this restaurant laden with sports memorabilia. 930 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 7 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday. (517) 351- 3800. www.hobiesrestaurant.com.
HOMETOWN DINER— Generous portions of breakfast favorites and plenty of lunch options, too, highlighted by homemade hamburgers. 1040 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 6 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday – Sunday. (517) 372-5535. TO, SF, WiFi, B, $.
JOE’S GIZZARD CITY— As “the only Gizzard City in the world,” this 1950s themed diner (in restaurant only, not in the bar) brings customers in for famous mounds of beer battered, deep-fried chicken gizzards. 120 W. Main St., Potterville.
MAMA BEAR’S—This Old Town café specializes in locally grown and organic foods, serving soups, sandwiches and daily specials. 1224 Turner St., Lansing. 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. (517) 485-6262. TO, Wi-Fi, SF, $$
MIJO’S DINER—Located near the Capitol City Airport, Mijo’s offers hearty breakfasts like the massive western omelet made with five eggs to satisfy the hungriest appetites. 5131 N. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. (517) 886-0406. TO, $
OLD TOWN DINER—A Lansing staple for more than 60 years, stop in at the Old Town Diner for a breakfast skillet. Be sure to say hi to the regulars. 516 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Sunday (517) 482-4050. TO, $
OLYMPIC BROIL—From hand-battered onion rings to quarter pound burgers covered in home made Coney sauce, this restaurant makes almost everything fresh daily. 1320 N. Grand River, Lansing. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday. (517) 485-8584. www. olympicbroil.com, OM, TO, $
O’NEALS—Formerly the Jukebox Grill, this cozy, affordable eatery brags it has the best eggs Benedict in town. Also home to “the big one,” a nine-egg omelet served free to anyone who can eat it in 30 minutes or less (otherwise it’s $14.99). 1017 E. Grand River, East Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 203-4745. TO, $
SAWYER’S GOURMET PANCAKE HOUSE— Known for its allnatural, organic and local approach to food, Sawyer’s now offers an expanded menu that includes even more breakfast choices, an express lunch menu and a variety of dinner selections on weekends. 608 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 7a.m.-3 p.m. Monday- Thursday; open 24 hours from Friday 7 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m. (517) 485-9410. SF, OM at gourmetpancakehouse. com, $$.
SOPHIA’S HOUSE OF PANCAKES—Pancakes and omelets fill the tables at Sophia’s, but a dinner menu includes other favorites, such as stuffed chicken breast. 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, SF, $.
SOUP SPOON CAFE— Offering gourmet meals for lunch, this café keeps customers coming for dishes like pan-seared Atlantic salmon drizzled with garlic-dill or honey soy sauce. 1419 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (517) 316-2377. www.soupspooncafe. com. OM, D, TO, smoke free, Wi-Fi, $
TED DEE’S SANDWICH SHOP — This downtown Lansing spot serves a variety of deli sandwiches and specialties, like the chicken cheese panini. They also offer soups, fresh salads and desserts. Every Friday there is a pulled pork sandwich special. 119 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday (517) 374-2784. www.ted-dees.com. TO, D (orders of $20 or more), OM, WIFI, SF $