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East Lansing anyone?

karolynsays Jun 18, 2006 01:24 AM

Any reccomendations for good eats in East Lansing? Preferably cheap, reasonable or mid- price range, ethnic works too.


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    Cassandra Jun 19, 2006 11:11 AM

    My favorite E Lansing spot is the original Woody's Oasis on Trowbridge, next to Goodrich's Shop Rite. Great sandwiches, salads, hummus, daily specials. Great for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. I think its the best Middle Eastern in the Lansing area - the downtown E Lansing locations just doesn't compare at all.

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      Stephanie Jun 19, 2006 01:34 PM

      I haven't spent any amount of time in E.L. since graduating from MSU several years ago, so I'm not aware of anything new. But, I have very fond memories of the burgers at Crunchy's on Grand River(?) just west of campus. They are super cheap and very tasty.

      There is also a great family-owned Italian place on Grand River just past Okemos called Spagnuolus. I loved their pizza.

      I've also always enjoyed Beggar's Banquet.

      On recent visits I've seen many new restaurants, but I haven't had the time to try them.

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        Kirklin Jun 20, 2006 08:17 PM

        Spagnuolo's on Grand River towards Williamston and East of Meridian Mall in Okemos maybe tops 5 miles from the
        heart of East Lansing is probably the best Italian around. It's owned by a brother and sister team that also own Spag's which is less than 2 miles east of Spagnulo's.
        The food is far better than Olive Garden. Try the Baked
        Ziti,house salad dressing and house chinti. They also have nightly specials - closed Sunday. Spag's though is
        open Tues-Sunday mostly a sports bar good burgers. Patio
        overlooks parking lot. Nachos not so good...
        Also Pizza House located on Hagadorn in a plaza in East Lansing open really really late. Mission Style furniture, good burgers, fish fry good. casual, very clean. Specials on spirits....
        Coral Gable on Grand River probably 1 or less mile from
        heart of E Lansing. Old restaurant been there for yrs very clean, family owned daily specials, broiled fish good, greek salad or salad bar great. Baked eggplant good - enjoy w/beer. homemade ice creams and pies. Restaurant is updated, friendly staff and owners.
        Not much for choices - college town & schools out...
        good luck .... town of Williamston has a great restaurant called Brookshire. located on golf course.
        Red Cedar pricey i was not impressed w/food nor service. Cruchies in E Lans very very smoke filled- el Az Restaurant in E Lansing crowed can be smokey, patio upstairs, cheap cheap drinks. good (sp?)
        Topiko? salad 2-3 can share. Have fun!

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          dinerminer Jun 22, 2006 12:21 PM

          Do check out Dustys Cellar and Restaurant Villegas, both in Okemos, couple miles down Grand River Ave. Both have websites.

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            jackiecat Jul 4, 2006 05:37 PM

            Sultan's off of Hagadorn in Hannah Plaza, chicken swarma is great! Better even than Woody's.

            If you want to spend a little more, great bistro restaurant. Lake Lansing road just off 127. All Seasons Bistro, the dinner is fabulous and has some very reasonable entrees, if you want it even cheaper, you can go for lunch. P.S. The chef is a wizard with sauces!

            Forgot to add Mitchell's Fish Market in Edgewood Towne Center, off Lake Lansing road and 127. A chain, but a great one!

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