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“Excellent burger!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fleetwood Diner

Fleetwood Diner
2211 S Cedar St, Lansing, MI 48910-3131
517-267-7606
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Ranked #69 of 391 Restaurants in Lansing
Cuisines: Diner
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Brighton, Michigan
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“Excellent burger!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I went to the Lansing Fleetwood with some co-workers. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, the relatively low-cost, and the quick service.

Finding the Fleetwood isn't necessarily an easy task for someone not familar with the area (a bit outside of downtown), but it is well worth it. The Fleetwood in Lansing is modeled on an old "diner" concept (coming from the northeast, I find it too bad that the old "diner" concept isn't found around here; I guess the substitute is a "Coney" place!!). This establishment did a decent job, with a very diner-like exterior, a small lunch/breakfast counter, a walk-up register, and a spattering of tables with booths along the exterior walls.

The menu was fairly extensive. I went with a burger (the "Philly burger", which included bacon with sauteed onions, peppers and mushrooms). The burger was excellent, with obviously freshly-formed patties (doesn't appeared to be pre-formed food service patties here!!!), and at 1/3 pound, fitting nicely on the kaiser bun. A side of fries was easily split amongst myself and my two co-workers. The co-workers each got a different burger, and all very much enjoyed it. One of the very interesting options is that burgers can be "1/2 and 1/2"; made up of 1/2 ground beef, and 1/2 ground bacon. I tried a small piece of this from a co-worker, and it was very good...a bit different, but wonderfully flavored.

Then the most pleasant surprise of all...the bill! The burgers were decently priced (about $6 or $6.50 loaded, and $5 for a "basic" cheesburger). The side of fries was moderately priced, but a very large serving.

Service as also very quick, and the servers friendly.

As an FYI, other nearby diners had ordered breakfast during the lunch time period, and the plates were LOADED with food!! I'd be back easily to try something else off of the menu, or some breakfast.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Michigan
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“Great Breakfast!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Love their breakfasts, all options are great. Try the hippie hash, omelets and corned beef hash! They are all yummy.

Visited May 2013
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“Pancakes!!!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Overall i would say it is just average. Though, the hippie has is excellent. Service was ho hum and so were the pancakes.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Heavenly Hippie Hash”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

Wow-- what a great stop. The Fleetwood diner caught my eye on a recent trip to Lansing. It looks like a classic east coast diner and the parking lot was full. It turned out to be the perfect breakfast stop. Great service, reasonable prices and best of all a perfectly cooked delicious food! The Hippie Hash caught my eye and was great-- a vegetarian nice mixture of a breakfast side. I will defineitely be back when I'm in the area to try breakfast or maybe another meal, which looked good on other people's plates as well. It's a great classic!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Cock Roaches!!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I use to go to the Fleetwood all the time. It was our usual weekend breakfast place....until one day I noticed the cock roaches...ICK!! As we were leaving I saw something move on the floor...this cock roach was so brave it didn't even scurry away when I walked over it. Sorry Fleetwood...never again.

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