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Food Finder listings are rotated each week based on space. If you have an update for the listings, please call us at (517) 371-5600 x. 11, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.FB = Full Bar
WB = Wine & Beer
TO = Take Out
D = Delivery
RES = Reservations
OM = Online Menu
P = Patio
SF - Smoke Free
Average price per person, not including drinks:
Pubs & Clubs
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. daily. (517) 333-4040. FB, TO, P, WiFi, $$.
LEO’S LODGE— Resembling a fishing lodge outside, this eatery is like a cozy cabin inside. Snakebites — thinly sliced strips of lean cut steak served with creamy horseradish and smoky barbecue sauces — are a favorite appetizer. 2525 E. Jolly Road, Lansing. (517) 882-3850. Second location, Leo’s Outpost, is at 600 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-midnight Sunday. (517) 367-7755. FB, TO, P, $
MICHIGAN BREWING CO.—In addition to serving several tasty microbrews on tap, the kitchen at this brewpub serves a full menu, including the addictive turkey sandwich on a pretzel roll and various spice levels of chili. 1093 Highview Drive, Webberville. 10 a.m. – midnight (summer) 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (winter) Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – midnight Friday & Saturday, noon – 9 p.m. Sunday. www.michiganbrewing.com. TO, WB, P $
MORIARTY’S — Diners can choose from a selection of burgers, pizzas and other great bar food to go along with a darts room and live music on the weekends. 802 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing.
NUT HOUSE SPORTS GRILL—Catch the game and a snack at this popular sports bar across the street from Oldsmobile park. Featuring deep-fried bar favorites as well as a few healthier choices, like oven-baked spinach and cheese stuffed mushrooms. 420 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m.-midnight Monday- Wednesday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, noon a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday. (517) 484-6887. www.nuthousesportsgrill. com. OM, FB, TO, P, Wi-Fi, $
ROCKY’S ROADHOUSE—Nachos, burgers, sandwiches, hot dogs — everything you’d need from a bar with weekday drink specials and sometimes live music on the weekends.
SMALL PLANET— Offering a wide selection, from burgers and pizza to Mexican, Jamaican and fish entrees. Vegetarian dishes are also popular, as are the Greek and Lebanese salads. 16800 S. Chandler Road, East Lansing. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. (517) 351-6230. TO, FB, P, WiFi, $$.
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.tavernonthesq.com, P, TO, FB, OM, $$.
WESTGATE TAVERN— Pizza, hot dogs, burgers, lots of appetizers and dinners and karaoke on Satuday. 623 N. Rosemary St., Lansing. 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday- Saturday; noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 323-9170. FB, TO, $.
ARCTIC CORNER— Serving fresh, soft serve ice cream, burgers, nachos and coney dogs in Lansing’s Old Town. Walk up window only, no indoor seating. 314 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday, noon – 9 p.m. Sunday. TO, P, $.
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, $