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Old Town Diner

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American, Diner
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516 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-4419
517-482-4050
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8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cute little diner!

On our way through town, we were looking for a cute little place for breakfast. We didn't want a Denny's or other chain, so we checked Yelp and Trip Advisor. The highest rated restaurant was a little too funky for my crowd, so we tried Old Town Diner. It was great! It's a quiet, cute little place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Celisa H
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On our way through town, we were looking for a cute little place for breakfast. We didn't want a Denny's or other chain, so we checked Yelp and Trip Advisor. The highest rated restaurant was a little too funky for my crowd, so we tried Old Town Diner. It was great! It's a quiet, cute little place with a homey... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Breakfast here is simple and quiet. A hot grill puts a nice crisp to the edge of your pancakes and potatoes. It's quiet but the people are so friendly they'll talk to you even if they don't know you. What more could you want first thing in the morning?

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Lansing, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

For me to write a review the place usually has to be great...and occasionally just awful. Unfortunately this place is among the worst Lansing has to offer. The "Meat Lover's" omelet I ordered must not have had a tablespoon of meat in it. For $7.95 I think I deserved more. Being a diabetic, I asked, as I always do, to... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place for breakfast in Old Town. Quick, friendly, good food at a small price. Only place in town that can really cook an egg (over medium) and get it right!! I love it there and have brought many out of town friends to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I took my son and brother here for breakfast, great food and friendly service. It's a little hometown place with great prices and even better servings, the bread is homemade too!

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Battle Creek, MI
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Not recommended at all unfortunately. Poor quality ingredients and very poor service. Hash browns tasted like they cooked on a very dirty flat top or used old fryer oil. Breakfast burrito had very little sausage and chewy mushrooms. Not impressed.

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Lansing, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like very casual dining this is your spot. Outdated décor. Typical diner offerings. Service is usually good. Not a place to go if you're watching your carb intake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Breakfast was great! The Omelet and hash browns were cooked to perfection, and service was friendly and prompt. Nothing fancy, just a simple, small town type of diner serving good food.

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Dexter, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

I stumbled by this place searching for a famous Old Town Lansing breakfast place that I could not find. The atmosphere is 1950's plain. But, the pancake I had was great. It covered the plate and was fluffy, had a slight hint of sugar in the doug, and it was grilled on avery hot surface giving a nice crunchy texture... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

Not great..but good..waitress was really nice and the food came out quickly. But we were sad to see that they had microwaved the biscuit and gravy that i ordered..T he parking was not the best.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 516 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-4419
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-482-4050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12
  • Cuisine: American, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?