Restaurant Highlight: Beggar’s Banquet

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One of East Lansing’s favorite saloons is a hidden gem for millennial brunchers. That’s right, Beggar’s Banquet, located in downtown East Lansing, with the rotating beer list and the ½-off  glass of wine on Saturdays, has surprisingly delicious food—especially brunch.

Beggar’s Banquet defines itself as a restaurant and saloon that serves, “comfort food with a twist of elegance.” Their entrees range from steak and sandwiches to tacos and stir fry, but their brunch is where they excel. They have everything a hungry diner could want, from sweet to savory. Beggar’s smokes their salmon and makes their own hollandaise sauce for the best benedict in EL. There are also great options for vegetarians, including the “Dude Looks Like A Veggie Bowl,” which is a bowl with two poached eggs, sautéed artichoke hearts, onion, tomato, spinach and roasted red pepper over home fries.

So check out Beggar’s Banquet when your family comes into town or you need a great place to eat with your pals for Sunday morning brunch. And treat yo’ self to a $4 “beermosa” because, why not?

Beggar’s Banquet is located at 18 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI and the kitchen is open 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m Fridays and Saturdays. Brunch is served Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Pictured is their “Huevos Rancheros”)


Caroline Johnson is a junior professional writing major who enjoys wearing face masks while advocating for the forgotten punctuation mark, the interrobang. If she is not doing one of those things, she is probably at Linton Hall writing, communicating or social mediaing on behalf of MSU’s College of Arts & Letters. Keep up with her on Instagram and Twitter @carolimejohnson.

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