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Average price per person, not including drinks:
$ - Less than $8
Cafes & Diners
ALL SEASONS BISTRO—Though the menu changes every few months, the fresh and hearty sea scallops and shrimp on polenta dish has been impressing for years. Monday- Thursday from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. offers a fixed price menu for $14.95 that includes soup or salad, choice of four entrees, and comes with chef’s choice of dessert.1500 W. Lake Lansing Road, East Lansing. 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: closed Sunday. (517) 336-9890. www.allseasonsbistro.com, FB, RES, TO, OM, SF $$-$$$
BEGGAR’S BANQUET—This East Lansing staple makes complex gourmet meals look simple. 218 Abbott Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Friday: 10 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. (517) 351-4540. www.beggarsbanquet.com, FB, TO, OM, RES, Wi-Fi, $$
CAPITOL CITY GRILLE—Steaks, seafood and more. 111 N. Grand Ave., Lansing.
CHRISTIE’S BISTRO— Upscale dining with beef and seafood offerings, as well as pasta and salads. Inside the Sheraton Hotel at 925 S. Creyts Road, Lansing. (517) 323-4190. www. sheratonlansing.com. 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. FB, TO, RES, SF, $$$.
DUSTY’S CELLAR— This restaurant offers customers full flavor, especially in the macadamia and gingercrusted pork loin, which is topped with a maple volute and served with wild rice. 1839 Grand River Ave., Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-5150. www. dustyscellar.com, OM, TO, FB, P, RES, SF, $$$$
ENGLISH INN— Beautiful scenery and savory seafood dishes.
GILBERT AND BLAKE’S —A wide range of seafood, sizzling steaks, and pasta dishes. 3554 Okemos Road, Okemos. Open at 11 a.m. Monday- Saturday, and noon on Sunday, and closes when the last person leaves. (517) 349-1300, www.gilbertandblakes.com, OM, TO, FB, Wi-Fi, RES $$$
HERSHEY’S STEAK AND SEAFOOD— Besides featuring its namesake, this East Lansing tradition offers a first-rate salad bar. 2682 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-9p.m. Monday- Thursday; 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Sundays except major holidays. (517) 337-7324, www.hersheyssteakandseafood.com, FB, D, TO, RES, P, OM, $$$
HUMMINGBIRDS— Appetizers range from simple fried fare to spinach dip. Entrees include a variety of charbroiled steaks, fish and seafood dishes and weekly specials. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, soups and salads. Also features a full breakfast menu, including omelets, skillets and cold breakfasts. Inside the Holiday Inn South, 6820 S. Cedar St., Lansing. Summer hours: 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. daily. (517) 694-8123. FB, TO, RES, P, FB, $$$
KNIGHT CAP— Featuring signature steaks and seasonal seafood specialties, this restaurant’s been serving downtown Lansing for 40 years. 320 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-midnight Friday, 5 p.m.- midnight Saturday. (517) 484-7676. www. theknightcap.com. FB, TO, RES, OM, SF, $$$$
THE STATE ROOM— From filet mignon to braised Alaskan halibut, this restaurant serves up a range of seasonal gourmet tatses. 55 S. Harrison Road, East Lansing. 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday: 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday. (517) 432-5049. www. stateroomrestaurant. com, FB, TO, OM, SF, RES,$$-$$$
STILLWATER GRILL— Surf ‘n’ turf is taken to a whole new level with Cajun Tenderloin Tips marinated for 24 hours, sushi-grade Wasabi Tuna, and pan-seared New World Scallops, all piled high to share. 3544 Meridian Road, Okemos. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Friday: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday: 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 349-1500. www.stillwatergrill.com, FB, TO, RES, P, OM, SF, $$$$
TROPPO—An American bistro serving upscale breakfasts, lunches and dinners in downtown Lansing. 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Monday-Tuesday, 8 a.m. -10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. Wednesday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 a.m. and 11 a.m. - midnight Friday, and 4 p.m- 10 p.m. Saturday. 101 S. Washington Square, Lansing. (517) 371-4000. www.troppo.org. FB, TO, RES, P, OM, Wi-Fi, $$$
JERUSALEM BAKERY—This deli and bakery features a wide variety of Middle Eastern takeout items, including hummus, grape leaves and more. 1456 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday- Saturday: Closed on Sunday. (517) 485-9975. TO, $
MIDDLE EAST CAFÉ— This west side café serves a wide variety of Middle Eastern favorites, including chicken and beef schwarma, shish tawook and shish kafta. 801 Thomas L. Parkway, Lansing (off of West Saginaw Highway). 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (517) 323-9009. TO, OM, themiddleeast café.com $$
NEW ALADDIN’S RESTAURANT—Serving Middle Eastern entrees, salads, sandwiches and fresh juices in the Frandor Shopping Center. 300 N. Clippert St., Lansing. (517) 333- 8710 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Saturday. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday. TO, D, SF, P, RES, $