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Golden Harvest Restaurant

1625 Turner St, Lansing, MI 48906-4320
517-485-3663
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Ranked #4 of 388 restaurants in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, Eclectic
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have been there several times with either friends or family. It is always awesome. The wait is not a problem and sitting with others that are waiting has been fun. Always nice to meet new people. Zane and Vanessa are always gracious and welcoming. GREAT PLACE.

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Lansing, Michigan
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243 reviews 243 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We used to go here all the time years ago and hadn't been back since new people took over. Not impressed. There is a whole list of rules on the front door which I like to think is meant to be taken lightly but after hearing the 'host' mutter "Read the sign people", the workers obviously take it seriously. We... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The food is always great. This is one of the best breakfasts in town. It was a great experience waiting in line over an hour for french toast outside in the cold when I was an undergrad, but I (and all of my friends) are over it. You can get almost as good a breakfast without the hipsters and queues... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Different atmosphere than any restaurant you'll find. You have to wait outside in a line and many people get confused on what to do when they get there. Good food.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If cults had restaurants, this would be one. Oh, wait, there IS a cult of Golden Harvest. Go if you must check it off your Lansing bucket list, otherwise try some of the small emerging breakfast/lunch places like Soup Spoon where you can get good food without the attitude. Been there, done that. Will try something else next time

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Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Vanessa and Zane consistently crank out the best breakfast/lunch menu I've ever found. Well worth the lengthy waits. Do not go inside! Wait outside like a civilized person.

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Lansing, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Good part is great food. Bad part is its a very tiny diner. Expect to wait in a long line outside as there's no waiting area. Not a place if you want good service & hate loud music. Also expect to have strangers seated at your table with you if you don't use all your seating. Only reason I rate... More

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Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have heard of long lines at Golden Harvest and I am not surprised. I have only had to wait once since we always get there early. The staff is friendly, as are the other diners The food is excellent. The portions are huge, and every bite is delightful. Their grits are some of the best I have ever tasted.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

There is always - not often, but always - a huge line outside this Old Town restaurant. It has piqued my interest for the five years I have lived here, and we finally decided it was warm enough to give it a try. Warm enough to stand in line for 10 minutes, maybe, but not for a full hour. We... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Not just the best breakfast in USA but the most memorable experience too, these guys really rock ( just wish they would make decent coffee!).

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