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Golden Harvest Restaurant

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American, International, Diner
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1625 Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906-4320
517-485-3663
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7:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 102
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well worth the wait.

On weekends you may have a long wait. I was last there on a Saturday in the summer. I've also been on a weekday for lunch with no wait. No idea how long the line would be in the winter. You stand and sit out of doors. Either way, try to sit at counter. The cooks put on an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Carolyn D
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Lansing, Michigan
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Lansing, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On weekends you may have a long wait. I was last there on a Saturday in the summer. I've also been on a weekday for lunch with no wait. No idea how long the line would be in the winter. You stand and sit out of doors. Either way, try to sit at counter. The cooks put on an amazing... More 

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Thank Carolyn D
Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard such wonderful things about this restaurant and was excited to go there for lunch. As we entered the restaurant we were blasted by music. Very loud music. I couldn't even hear what the server was saying to me. I enjoy music while dining, but for such a small place it was obnoxious. I truly wondered how anyone... More 

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Thank 657barbarae
Mason, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First off great food! You may have to wait in line for a while outside, or even sit with people you don't know. OH but the food....seriously. Mainly breakfast items, huge portions, all delicious. It's very small and kitchy with lots of swag to look at on the walls. Usually loud music, and maybe even Children of the Damned playing... More 

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Thank Samantha V
michigan
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197 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Line for breakfast is always way too long. I hear its great, but cant confirm. After 15 + yrs in the area, have never been by when there is no line to get seating.

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

I first heard of this place from my mother who went to have breakfast at Golden Harvest with a friend. So course I wanted to check it out for myself. The inside is a "hipster's heaven" since it is decorated with very bizarre and eclectic things. It is a very small restaurant, but that is the beauty of it. It's... More 

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Thank LoverofFood92
Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Best food ever! Yes, you will wait in line to get into a dive restaurant. We arrived 15 minutes after they opened and waited outside about 45 minutes for a table. Once inside, there is loud music playing and you may be seated next to strangers. You will wait again to get your food, but it is worth it! We... More 

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Thank lisajackson17
Okemos, Michigan
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Here's the deal. This place is a dive. I don't think they've done one lick of redecoratig since the early 1950's. BUT that's where the warm feelings begin. The toys and decor will transport you back in time and bring back wonderful memories. The place seats very few people. They have several tables and a bar area. Expect a wait... More 

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Thank Suzanne R
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The name sounds like some kind of old-school cafeteria buffet but don't be misled. This is a super cool, eclectic breakfast dive with absolutely top notch food. I haven't been there in a couple years but I can't imagine it's changed much. Stood in line for way over an hour to get in (VERY few tables!) but it was worth... More 

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Thank elizabeth f
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

We waited and waited to get in on a Monday just before noon. Then, we waited and waited for our food. When it arrived, it was fantastic! Carefully made, great combinations of flavors! The dirty south omelet was savory with a touch of sweet and oh so good! The corned beef hash was genuine, home cooked, definitely not pre-made. Plus,... More 

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Thank TCfoodies
Clemmons, North Carolina
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Golden Harvest is a Lansing staple - a tiny breakfast-only diner with a super casual atmosphere in the middle of a residential neighborhood across the street from a building supply company. This place is cheap and they do food right. The smell when you walk in is amazing, and only second to the taste of the food. I strongly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1625 Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906-4320
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-485-3663

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, International, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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