Top 5 Dining Guide

We asked for the best, you answered

You are looking at the brand new, first ever City Pulse Top 5 Dining Guide. We’ve compiled this list of Lansing’s best restaurants from your votes in this year’s Top of the Town contest.

But wait, there’s more! We took the top restaurants in each category, and then we went back to you to learn why you love them so much. This dining guide was created by you and for you, and it represents some of the best cuisine Greater Lansing has to offer.

Are you looking to add more variety to your Lansing dining? Or trying to find a great steak place for your anniversary? Just take a look at the Top 5 Dining Guide for a list of Lansing’s favorite eateries.

Several restaurants appear in more than one category in this issue, but in future issues we will spin off each category into standalone segments that will appear regularly in the food section of the newspaper. Dining establishments are ranked based on your Top of the Town votes.

Readers: Keep your comments coming on your favorite restaurants. We’ll continue to refine our guide based on your recommendations.

The complete guide is also available on the food section of our webpage and on our official The Pulse smartphone app.

That’s right, the Top 5 Dining Guide is only a few taps away. If you are looking for some great sushi or trying to get your late-night burger fix, just pull up The Pulse on your smartphone for instant access to the Lansing’s top restaurants. The app is available on iPhone and Android platforms; head over to or text “pulse” to 77948 for links to download.
Restaurants are ranked in order, based on votes from our 2015 Top of the Town contest