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I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited that the restaurants in Michigan have opened again for dine-in options. And to make your experience go smoothly, we wanted to help you with a few reminders besides the obvious wear a mask mandate.

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1. Plan ahead

For right now, it’s probably a bad idea to just show up and think you’ll get a seat at the table. With only 25% occupancy a “full restaurant” will not remotely appear to be full. Also restaurants have to turn on a dime and adapt to all the changes. Their hours may be different or you may just want to check to assure yourself that they are indeed open for dining in. a good place to check is on their Facebook page since this is the easiest for most places to update when they are open.

Whether you’re looking for a box of chocolates to gift your sweetheart or a decadent dessert to share with your family, we’ve highlighted Greater Lansing’s best candy makers, bakeries and bistros. We encourage you to try them all!

We know the #lovelansing community is eager to support local dining establishments. So we polled several of our GLCVB members and asked them to share some highlights about their restaurants. Get to know the faces and stories (behind the masks) that serve up delicious dishes in Greater Lansing. Unique in their own way, we encourage you to try them all!

As winter is in full swing, you may be thinking that having the option to eat outdoors is pretty much impossible. Or is it? In the spirit of positivity and, of course, great food, we have compiled a list of some fantastic restaurants who have worked hard to bring you heated, outdoor patio dining! Yes, it IS possible to safely enjoy your favorite cuisine outdoors in the colder months! Take a look at some of the terrific options below!

It’s safe to say that 2020’s football season isn’t what we were expecting, but the fact that we have a football season to celebrate our favorite teams is good news! While we can’t tailgate all over campus like previous years, there’s no reason that you can’t enjoy a tail-gate take-out meal from the comfort of your own home! 

Are you looking for an alternative to slaving away in the kitchen to prepare a Thanksgiving feast? We’ve discovered several Greater Lansing establishments offering meals to go. Simply pick up, reheat and eat!

Please note that the state of Michigan has released new COVID guidelines that prevent dine-in service through December 9. However take-out, delivery and outdoor dining are still available.

Looking to take a night off from cooking? Or simply want to support the local hospitality industry by getting a take out meal for the whole family? The Greater Lansing restaurants below are offering delicious family style options for curb side pick up, take out and/or delivery. Family style meals typically feed 4-6 people. Please contact restaurant directly for details.

Want to learn about the latest, greatest and best places to visit in the heart of Michigan? Our Greater Lansing Visitor Guide has 80 pages filled with ideas. Find six pages dedicated to festival fun. And sections for attractions, dining, shopping, hotels, and recreation. We’ve included our Makers & Shakers Trail of craft beer, wine and spirit makers plus a detachable overview map so you can easily navigate the region.