|By Cole Smithey|
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Cafes & Diners
SAHARA’S—Under new ownership since February, this restaurant offers authentic Middle Eastern dishes and a daily lunch buffet from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 3536 Meridian Crossing, Okemos. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday; noon – 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 347-3770.
SULTAN’S—Sit down Middle Eastern restaurant known for excellent chicken shawarma and hummus among its expansive menu. Also serves fresh-squeezed juices. 4790 S. Hagadorn Road, Suite 164, East Lansing. Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. (517) 333-4444, TO, RES (groups of four or more), $$
WOODY’S OASIS— Mediterranean food lovers can relish in healthy, tasty meals including lamb, beef and chicken kabobs, grape leaves and several vegetarian and vegan options. 970 Trowbridge Road, East Lansing. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday.
EL AZTECO—A longtime Lansing favorite for everything Mexican, from the popular Topopo salad to enchilada, fajita, taco and burrito dinners. 1016 W. Saginaw, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 485-4589.
EL OASIS—Authentic Mexican food sold streetside from a towable stand. Ten kinds of meat are available to fill burritos, tacos, Mexican subs and other traditional fare, including breakfast burritos. Corner of Mt. Hope Avenue and Martin Luther King Boulevard and corner of Michigan and Francis avenues. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. (517) 316-5595 or (517) 214-6536. TO, $.
EL SOMBRERO—Sit down or drive-thru morning, afternoon or evening for a variety of Tex-Mex options. 4230 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Lansing. 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday for winter. (517) 272-3530. TO, D, SF, $
FAMOUS TACO— Serving up its popular tacos, nachos, chimichangas and the “hungry man” breakfast burrito at several area locations. TO, D, SF, $ 1909 W. Saginaw St., Lansing. 9 a.m. – 3 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 a.m. Friday & Saturday. (517) 321- 8226. 3500 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 9 a.m. –11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4 a.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday. (517) 393- 0766
LOS GRINGOS—Get a giant wet burrito, homemade chips and salsa and other South-of-theborder choices at this popular eatery serving southwest Lansing for three decades. 6030 S. Martin Luther King Jr.. Blvd., Lansing. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 1 p.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday. (517) 882-9636. TO, D (Cab Cuisine), $
LOS TRES AMIGOS— Casual Mexican dining featuring an expansive menu of more than 100 items and specializing in fajitas and chimichangas. 5010 W. Saginaw Hwy, Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday- Saturday. (517) 327- 0545. FB, TO, P, $-$$ Additional locations at 6404 S. Cedar St., Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily (517) 324-9600.
MANGO’S GRILL— Serving fresh Mexican specialties, including homemade tortillas, tamales and salsas, as well as specialty platters with sizzling beef, chicken or seafood. 5900 Park Lake Road, East Lansing. 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 339-8500. FB, TO, P, RES, $
MEXICO TO GO —Serving authentic dishes at two Lansing locations, this family-owned chain offers a full menu of tacos, enchiladas, burritos and more. Don’t forget to try the beef tongue. 418 Elmwood Road, Lansing. (517) 886-1113. MEXICO TO GO 2 at 16995 N. East St., Lansing. 10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 484-2355. TO, SF, $-$$
PABLO’S PANADERIA—Enjoy a traditional Mexican breakfast, lunch or dinner at this family-owned and run restaurant. House specialties include La Torta (grilled Mexican salt bread filled with fried beans, meat, onions, avocado and jalapeños) and enchiladas with mole (pronounced mo-lay).
Pizza & Pasta
CUGINO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT—Savvy décor gives an upscale Italian dining experience as the signature fettuccine Florentine made with mozzarella, parmesan and ricotta cheese sauce sautéed with spinach and Italian spices satisfies hungry diners. 306 S. Bridge St., Grand Ledge. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 11 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11-10 p.m, closed Sunday. (517) 627-4048. www.cuginosmenu.com FB, WiFi, TO, SF, $$
DE LUCA’S RESTAURANT—A staple on the west side for more than 30 years, De Luca’s serves more than a dozen specialty pizzas (including the house special, which hasn’t changed recipes since the ‘60s) along with salads, sandwiches and several other Italian and American entrees.
DOLLY’S PIZZA—This popular
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IZZO’S PUB & PIZZERIA—Serving East
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BONNIE’S PLACE— Known
BRANNIGAN BROTHERS—This laidback pub serves a variety of bar-food specialties, as well as a Sunday brunch to help soak up Saturday night’s party. 210 S. Washington Square, Lansing. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. daily. (517) 702- 8001. FB, TO, $
CHAMPIONS SPORTS BAR—Serving tasty deli and sub sandwiches, freshly made specialty pizzas, entrees, appetizers and lunch specials Monday through Friday. 2440 Cedar St., Holt. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Saturday, noon-2 a.m. Sunday. (517) 694-7660. FB, TO, WiFi, P, $.
CITY LIMITS SPORTS GRILL—Inside the
DAGWOOD’S TAVERN & GRILL—Grab a serious burger or something deep-fried to go with that beer at this eastside institution. 2803 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing. Kitchen hours: 11 a.m. - 1 a.m. Monday – Thursday, 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Friday 11 a.m.- 1 a.m. Sunday. (517) 374-0390. FB, $
DARB’S TAVERN & EATERY—This smalltown
DUBLIN SQUARE—This casually
THE FIRM—With the
FRANK’S PRESS BOX—All your
IRISH PUB & GRILL— Neighborhood
HARRISON ROADHOUSE—Leave your