It's always a good feeling to see the Lansing Foodie Scene grow with the addition of so many amazing restaurants and eateries, and so far in 2024, we've seen plenty new ones open.

Restaurants That Have Opened in Lansing in 2024

The nature of life is that businesses open and close, but so far we've had a good amount of places open their doors in 2024.

Here's a snapshot of the various eateries that have opened in the Greater Lansing area this year.


Dave's Hot Chicken

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This fast-casual fried chicken sandwich spot opened up in Downtown East Lansing in mid January. Be careful, it's HOT!


 

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Takitos AF

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Takitos AF is one of the newest spots inside Lansing Shuffle, the cafeteria-style shuffle board spot at the former Lansing Market. They opened in mid January as well, serving up delicious Mexican fusion food.


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Airport Tavern and Steakhouse

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A Lansing favorite for over 50 years, the Airport Tavern closed in mid January this year. However, it has since reopened for bar service. They hope to reopen the restaurant portion to patrons soon.


 

Green Dot Stables

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Green Dot Stables took over the old Whiskey Barrel in December of 2017. Then, The Junction took over Green Dot Stables. Since then, The Junction closed on January 24th, and now Green Dot Stables has taken back over that location. Reopening the restaurant and keeping the 'Mane Stage' for live entertainment purposes. Green Dot Stables has full bar service and makes unique sliders and serves them up with fries and other sides.

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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Bars and Restaurants Participating in Lansing's Social Districts

Have you ever heard of a "social district"? It's an area that allows you to enjoy booze while out in the great outdoors. And by great outdoors, I mean some city blocks downtown. Lansing has officially decided to make the once temporary social districts a permanent fixture. Now, you can enjoy your favorite beer, wine, or cocktails in certain public areas in Lansing. You can find Lansing's social districts in Downtown, REO Town, and Old Town. Check out the list below to see which bars and restaurants are participating.

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10 Best Bars in Jackson

No matter what your poison is (beer, wine, or a nice mixed drink or cocktail), these bars could make for the perfect pit stop before or after a fun night out on the town in Jackson. Whether you call Jackson home, or it's your first evening there, we did the leg work and put together a list of the best bars and breweries in Jackson to grab a drink at. Check out the list in the gallery below. And if we're missing a must-stop bar, let us know. You can always send us a message using the free app.

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