Lansing has a pretty decent foodie scene.

Lansing Restaurants

You want BBQ? There's smoked and grilled meats to imbibe until your stomach's content. How about some delicious Chinese food? There are plenty of places to get your fill. Thinking about a good sandwich for lunch? You're covered.

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However, even with these and many, many more delicious options to choose from, there are still some gaps that could be filled.

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Whether it's a certain type of cuisine, or it's a specific restaurant, there are certainly some improvements that could be made to the foodie scene here in Lansing and in Mid-Michigan in general.

Sure, I could go on about how think it's imperative that Lansing get a Waffle House (and some would agree with me), but this isn't just about me. This is about Lansing, and what we think we need added to the food scene.

Types of Food and Restaurants That Lansing Needs

So I asked, and you answered. Check out the 13 different restaurants and types of cuisine that Lansing desperately needs.

13. Zaxby's

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There's just something about those chicken tenders that Michiganders want.

12. Southern Seafood

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Grab your bib and you tub of melted butter.

11. Organic

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Lansing residents want the organic, real thing.

10. Portuguese

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I love al the options available in the meal.

9. Spanish

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Did someone say, paella?

8. German

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Kielbasa, pretzels, and beer? Yes, please.

7. Polish

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What I would give for a good pierogi spot in Mid-Michigan.

6. Hooters

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Lansing had a Hooters... maybe it'll come back...?

5. 24-Hour Diners

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We need something for those late-night owls and second and third shifters.

4. Ponderosa Buffet

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This is another restaurant that Lansing had that we have said goodbye to. Many would like to say hello, again.

3. Breakfast

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While you might think that there are plenty of places to grab breakfast, can you ever really have enough?

2. Waffle House

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We know it's greasy. We know and we don't care, we want a Waffle House.

1. Sonic

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Rumors are always swirling about a Sonic opening up in the Lansing area. However, we've yet to see it come to life. Please, for the love of a Sonic slushie, please open one here.

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Lansing Area Bars and Restaurants That Serve Amazing Mocktails

Whether you are a pregnant person, a sober person, an underage person, or just a person who doesn't feel like drinking alcohol at the moment, there's got to be something out there for us, right? That's when I discovered the beauty of a mocktail. If you don't drink alcohol, for whatever reason, there are some fantastic restaurants and bars in Lansing that serve up more than pop and lemonade. Check out these spots that have amazing mocktails. 

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These 22 Lansing Restaurants Serve Up the Best Breakfast Around

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, I don't know who "they" are exactly, but I have to agree. In fact, I would go so far as to say that breakfast is the best meal of the day...that's why so many places serve breakfast at any time of the day. When it comes to awesome places to get breakfast, the Lansing area has no shortage. Look through the gallery below and think about what kinds of breakfast plans you want to make for this weekend.

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