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“118 decibel food”

Golden Harvest Restaurant
Ranked #6 of 443 Restaurants in Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: American, Diner, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Parking Available, Seating, Waitstaff
Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
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“118 decibel food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2011

This is a very good place. The portions gigantic, prices reasonable, staff polite but authentically edgy. The omelets, French toast and breakfast sandwiches were loaded with flavor (and I fear a thousand calories.)

But it strives so hard to affect an alt-punk-whatever vibe that the pleasure of eating gets drowned out by nightclub sound levels of Sonic Youth and the Stooges, even at 8:30 am.
Advice: come hungry, be patient, and wear earplugs.

  • Visited September 2011
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1 Thank PracPyro
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worth the Wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

Love eating here - but so does everyone else! Be prepared to wait, both to get in and to get your food. This can be off-putting for some, as can the ambiance. The decor is... unique, the music is loud, the waitstaff dress in black and are heavily pierced and tattooed. BUT everyone is friendly and seems to be having fun no matter how crazy it is. Strangers even share tables. Most importantly, the food is phenomenal. *BRING CASH* No credit cards are accepted. And always, always order off the specials menu.

  • Visited May 2011
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1 Thank merridew
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Lansing, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“always good..always a wait..but thats cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

been going here for many yrs. current owners Zane has made this place even better. awesome breakfasts that evolve every week. great staff. plan on waiting for a table cause its usually busy..thats a good thing cause why r we all here?? one of the hippest places to eat in lansing

  • Visited August 2011
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1 Thank s g
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Lansing, Michigan
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“For something different that tastes amazing, this is the place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2011

The owners Zane and Vanessa really aim to please. Golden Harvest has an extensive menu and also a daily menu that changes... Large portions, cooked right in front of you. This little restaurant aims to please. My guest had waffles with a double row of whipped creme sprinkled with chocolate chips. I had scrambled eggs (fresh eggs) , seasoned hash browns ( you could have home fries) and cheesy grits (which were organic and shipped from South Carolina. One time I took Flozell Adams from the Dallas Cowboys to the restaurant and he took a to go box home with him. He also waited for 30 minutes for a seat...
It is always crowded but it is worth the wait. They don't turn any one away...

  • Visited April 2011
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1 Thank rinarisper
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Indian River, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Loved it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2010

Ok, my husband, daughter and myself went to this place for breakfast Sunday morning and I am still talking about how good it was.

It's off the beaten path and luckily we were following our daughter with her GPS on. Pull up and park on the street and there are probably about 15 people waiting outside to get a table. I went in and asked about being put on the list for a table. Well a very pleasant guy tells me there is no list just wait till the people that were here in front of you to go in, then it's your turn. Also, help yourself to coffee while you wait. There are some tables and chairs outside for while you are waiting.

So you just wait for a group to come out and then the next party with that many people in their group goes in. We actually got in ahead of people that were already there because we only had 3 people and they were waiting for a table of 4 or 5.

Now that may turn some people off but I just think it adds to the atmosphere.

Once we got in the waitstaff was great. Very friendly. Took our order and we were sitting at the counter so we were able to watch the chefs cook all the orders. Everything is very fresh. And there are alot of unusual dishes in addition to the regular eggs, meat and potatoes.

Our meals were wonderful. I had an amazing omelette with organic tomatoes, onion, basil and I can't remember the rest. Husbands breakfast burrito was great as was the Biscuits and Gravy that our daughter had. Took home leftovers.

I think if you are in the Lansing area you need to try this place at least once, if only for the experience.

One note... they take cash only.

ENJOY!

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1 Thank 1stTimeForJamaica
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