|By City Pulse|
Cafes & Diners
MENNA’S JOINT — East Lansing-based franchise serving its trademark “dubs” — wrap sandwiches packed with, among other options, potatoes, chicken cheese and more — at two area locations.
115 Albert Ave., East Lansing. 10:30 a.m.–3 a.m. Sunday–Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.–4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. (517) 351-DUBS. TO, D, OM, $
4790 Hagadorn Road, East Lansing. 10:30 a.m.–3 a.m. Sunday–Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.–4 a.m. Thursday-Saturday. (517) 324-DUBS. TO, D, OM, $
MIJO’S DINER — Located near Capital 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-Friday; 6 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. (517) 886-0406. TO, $
NEW YORK BURRITO/ DOWNTOWN SUBS & SALADS — Popular dishes include the Philly-cheese steak and spicy Cajun chicken burrito. 216 S. Washington Square, Suite A. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday & Saturday, closed Sunday. (517) 374-8971.TO, P, $
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-Friday; 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday -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 Ave., Lansing. 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 485-8584. www.olympicbroil.com, OM, TO, $
O’NEILS — 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, $
PENN AVE. DINER — South-side diner known for its skillets and other breakfast items, served any time. 6031 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Lansing. 7 a.m.-2 p.m. everyday. (517) 272-0504. TO, $-$$
RESTAURANT MEDITERAN DELI – This bright, casual deli is set up as a New York-style take-out, but there are about 10 seats, if you want to sit by the window and watch the world go by. It offers fresh rotisserie chicken, pork and lamb, as well as fresh salads and wraps. 333 S. Washington Sq., Lansing. 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (lunch), 4:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. (dinner) Monday-Friday, 4 p.m.-9 p.m. Saturday (dinner only). Closed Sundays. Deli side is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. (517) 372-1072. www.restaurantmediteran.com. TO, OM, $.
SCHWARTZ´S DELI —
If you´re in the mood for something hearty, try one of this Frandor deli´s "overstuffed gourmet deli sandwiches," such as the Dinty Moore, a triple-decker with hot corned beef, lettuce, tomato and Russian dressing on toast. 521 N. Clippert St., Frandor. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday. (517) 332-1000. TO, $$.
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, $.
STATESIDE DELI AND GRILL — When Spencer Soka moved to mid-Michigan, he grew tired of driving all the way to his home city of Southfield for a good corned beef sandwich. Now the StateSide comes to East Lansing, featuring traditional Philly cheese steaks (with real Cheez Whiz!) and a deep-fryer with killer onion rings. 313 E. Grand River Ave., East Lansing. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 11 a.m.-3 a.m. Thursday-Saturday, Noon-9 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-3033. Second location at 3552 Meridian Crossings, Okemos. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Noon-6 p.m. Sunday. (517) 853-1100. www.statesidedeli.com. TO, OM, $.