What to eat near Munn?

Submitted by MLAWyer on March 13th, 2010 at 10:04 AM

I'm heading up to EL to invade Munn tonight and was just wondering if anyone knew of a good place to eat. Any suggestions?



March 13th, 2010 at 10:14 AM ^

The Harrison Roadhouse. It is standard fare, but it tends to be a place to hang out before MSU games. It is at the corner of Michigan and Harrison, which is not far from all of the athletic facilities.


March 13th, 2010 at 10:36 AM ^

so I'm out there a lot :( East Lansing is pretty lacking for good restaurants. There are chain places like Noodles & Company, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mongolian BBQ, etc. There's also the Ann Arbor transplants like Pizza House and Bell's. One bar that I've been to with decent, cheap bar food is Peanut Barrel, but it's always packed.

Raback Omaba

March 13th, 2010 at 10:27 AM ^

I lived in East Lansing for two years and although I think it's a great town (but not even close to Ann Arbor), their eatery selection is weak.

Not a great restaurant town, to say the least.

They do have some pretty decent Pizza joints though.


March 13th, 2010 at 10:29 AM ^

Menna's Joint. They serve "dubs", basically burritos but not filled with typical burrito filling. The ultimate drunk food, and still taste pretty good sober. Not the classiest place to go though.


March 13th, 2010 at 10:38 AM ^

Interesting to hear. I've always thought it'd do well in Ann Arbor. It would add some variety to our drunk food options. While on this topic, they really need to bring back Taco Bell (and not a half-assed Taco Bell express in the League).


March 13th, 2010 at 10:49 AM ^

Crunchy's on Grand River NW of the campus is a dive sports bar with GREAT bar food. Best burgers in town, and beer quite literally by the bucket. El Azteco, at Ann and MAC, has really good, cheap Mexican food and beer (and good margheritas, I hear, if you like that sort of thing.) It's also more in the middle of the E.L. bar scene.

(If I need resume cred to post in this thread, I tortured myself by working for State for 4 years - told people it was part of my role as a Michigan alumnus to help the less fortunate....)

PF 34

March 13th, 2010 at 11:12 AM ^

If you feel like Chinese food there is a cool little place called Gourmet Village off of Hagadorn and just across the street from Campus. I used to live in Hubbard, a dorm in that area when I did my undergrad at MSU. Anyway, it's not much to look at but serves the best Chinese food around; it's also pretty affordable.

Musket Rebellion

March 13th, 2010 at 3:03 PM ^

The best Chinese place in EL is Asian House on Grand River just before the intersection with Bogue. Cheap as hell and delicious. The guy who runs the place will sit and either watch old DVDs or play PS2 on a tiny TV in the corner of the place.

Chinese Gourmet is great, Asian House is better, imhe.

But where I would go is Peanut Barrel. Get the olive burger and two long islands. You are only allowed to have two.

Mr. Robot

March 13th, 2010 at 11:14 AM ^

Best sushi place I've ever been. That is, its a REAL sushi place, not just some Asian buffet that serves cheap crap.

Trust me, you'll like it. I can eat rolls that are half filled with things I can't stand normally and still like it. If the rawness gets you, you can get a deep-fried roll, too (Which I can vouch for, as my two favorites are both of this variety).

Its a bit on the pricy, but well worth the money. Its located on Grand River on the north border of campus, close to where their Steve and Barry's once was.


March 13th, 2010 at 12:37 PM ^

Best food near Munn - one of best in area - is affordable Middle Eastern place called Woody's Oasis in Trowbridge Center at the opposite end of the ShopRite. Very good, cheap and easy.


March 13th, 2010 at 2:05 PM ^

Lived in EL for a year (shudder). There are very few places that are any good. It depends on what you're looking for - it sounds like you are going to the game, and not interested in watching it at a place, so I would recommend Menna's. It's okay. Also, there's a Lou and Harry's where Saginaw, Coolidge, and Grand River intersect that's not usually too busy and has good food (Gyros, burgers, etc.)


March 13th, 2010 at 2:14 PM ^

Harper's is a very good place. The beer is good and their prices are (or at least were) unbeatable. They used to have really good specials (like everything on the menu half-off after 4pm or something) but I'm not sure if it's like that any more. They are a couple doors down from the Marriot in downtown East Lansing.

Musket Rebellion

March 13th, 2010 at 3:06 PM ^

I think it is half off on Wednesdays, unless they changed it in the 6 months since I've been gone. Harper's really went down hill over the last few years. My ex had her graduation party there and they either burnt or didn't cook all of our food and our service was terrible. Their beer is pretty good though.