Food Finder

By City Pulse Staff

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FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
= Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
WiFi-Wireless Internet

Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
$$ - $8 to $14
$$$ - $14 to $20
$$$$ - Over $20

Cafes & Diners

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. The kitchen closes one hour before the bar closes. 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-? (usually not before midnight) Friday- Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 645-2120., FB, TO, P, OM, Wi-Fi $

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. – 4 p.m. Tuesday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 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.-2:30 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. – 3 p.m. Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday (517) 482-4050. TO, $

OLYMPIC BROIL—From hand-battered onion rings to quarter pound burgers covered in homemade 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., 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, $$.

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

5 Delicious Meals after 5pm only $5
(517) 203-0712 1500 W. Lk. Lansing Rd. Located just west of Meijer
- Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. (517) 316- 2377.
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. TO, D (orders of $20 or more), OM, WiFi, SF $

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 MSU 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.-4 p.m. Monday-Sunday. (517) 332-5553. TO, $.

ZEUS’S 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. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 272- 7900. TO, SF, WIFI, $

Casual Dining

ALTU’S—Traditional Ethiopian food served with specials including spicy shredded beef with jalapenos and ginger, served with Ethiopian bread, yellow cabbage and a house salad.
1312 Michigan Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; closed Sunday-Monday. (517) 333-6295. www., OM, TO, SF $

BAJA GRILLE—This family-owned restaurant in downtown Mason offers a wide range of options, from fresh seafood and hamburgers to homemade soups and chili. 402 S. Jefferson St., Mason. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday- Wednesday, 8a.m.-9-