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Old Town Diner

Diner, American
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516 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-4419
+1 517-482-4050
06:30 - 14:30
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 14:30
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Lansing, Michigan
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This diner has good, down-to-earth food at afforable prices. Service is fast and friendly. It's easy to meet friends there are have good conversation without distractions or pressures to leave because of crowds waiting.

Thank SteveInMI
Louisville, Kentucky
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57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

I had a great overall experience here. It is not fancy, but it is the definition of a diner; good, cheap, food. loved the food, the service was great and friendly. Lots of MSU pictures on the wall bringing back the good days

Thank clay s
Flint, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 October 2016

My two nieces attend MSU so they love to have "Auntie" take them to brunch every few months or so. I never had any bad meal at Old Town Diner. I've even taken friends from out-of-state here and they've really enjoyed the meal and restaurant. Keep up the good work!

Thank blkangusgal
Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 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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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 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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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 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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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 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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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Diner, American
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
06:30 - 14:30
08:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 516 E Grand River Ave, Lansing, MI 48906-4419
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-482-4050

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