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Old Town Diner

Diner, American
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516 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-4419
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Lansing, Michigan
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This little place could easily be missed but then you would have lost out on a great breakfast. Great food! Was very happy with it!

1 Thank Laura F
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Yummy, Hot and quick breakfast! This little shop is just east of Old Town in Lansing on Grand River. Don't blink! You will miss it if you are not looking for it. It sits next to the Temple. The pancakes are really big and very good! The wait staff is friendly and are ready to re-fill your coffee cup without... More 

3 Thank Amber T
Houston, Texas
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Celisa H
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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?

5 Thank George H
Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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 

Thank Tom S
Lansing, Michigan
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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.

3 Thank Melissa H
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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!

6 Thank Kochgrrl
Battle Creek, MI
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110 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank addrake
Lansing, Michigan
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

2 Thank MichiganMom1956
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

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.

6 Thank tspdrp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Average prices
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
8:00 am - 2:30 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?