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Best Of 517: Brunch

We asked readers about their favorite brunch spots in the region.

We asked readers about their favorite brunch spots in the region. For some, the definition of brunch isn’t a special buffet on a special day. It’s just eating in a certain timeframe or from all-day menus so they can order a little bit o’ breakfast and a little bit o’ lunch.


Fidler’s On The Grand

All meals are served all day at Fidler’s on the Grand, 4805 N. Grand River Ave. in Lansing. Known as north Lansing’s neighborhood kitchen, Fidler’s serves Americana favorites. Our readers tapped the Jamestown Loaded as a top menu choice. With four buttermilk biscuits, hand-cut red potatoes, two over-easy eggs, cheese and house-made sausage gravy — we can see why. Fidler’s cinnamon rolls were referred to as “to die for” — and if you haven’t ordered one, plan on getting a pretty giant portion. Fidler’s isn’t messing around.


Good Truckin’ Diner

Located at 1107 S. Washington Ave. in Lansing’s REO Town, Good Truckin’ Diner is an eclectic spot for eats. Readers love the Trailer Tots smothered with sausage gravy, cheese and scallions, and over-medium eggs. Reviewers call it a cool place with friendly people. After a look at the menu, we’re intrigued by big selection of breakfast burritos with catchy names — from the Garden Slayer to the Kevin Bacon LT.  Grab some “bonuts” — biscuit doughnuts and doughnut holes tossed in cinnamon-sugar with a choice of two toppings — for a little taste of the sweet life.


Honorable Mentions

Readers mentioned Troppo in downtown Lansing for bloody marys. Also on the bloody mary hit list was Beggar’s Banquet on Abbot Road in East Lansing — open since 1973 and named for its the owner’s favorite Rolling Stones album. Soup Spoon Cafe, 1419 Michigan Ave. in Lansing, has some terrific breakfast “sammies” served with cafe potatoes and a brunch salad, and it was also mentioned by our readers. Others mentioned include Capital Prime in Eastwood Towne Center and For Crepe Sake, which closed in Lansing in 2020 and reopened in East Lansing recently.


Missed seeing your favorite place for brunch? Make sure you chime in on our Facebook page, Instagram or even send us a direct message. We publish polls once a month for upcoming issues. In the meantime, keep supporting your favorite local restaurants. It may seem like things are getting better, but it will take some time and community support for businesses to recover losses as a result of COVID-19. And don’t forget to tip your waitstaff.


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