Topliff’s Tara Bed & Breakfast

251 Noble Rd
Williamston, 48895
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Where to begin? With the beautifully appointed house? With the LLAMA FARM on which the beautifully appointed house sits? Maybe with Don and Sheryl, the gracious hosts? Homemade breakfast and cookies? The list goes on. I have a soft spot for interesting B&B's and scope them out regularly - but this was my first stay with Llamas - and my first Llama kiss.

(517) 655-8860

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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Miso Sushi & Grill

725 W Grandriver Ave,Ste 3
Williamston, 48895
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The best sushi place in the Midwest!!! We went to this place yesterday for the first time and everything was excellent. The service was great, the food was awesome and fresh. We had seafood udon and california rolls lunch combo, hwedopbop (sashimi over rice and vegetable), corona rolls and playboy rolls. If you like raw fish, go with hwedopbop and corona rolls. They were really fresh. If you don't eat raw fish, go for their udon, california rolls or playboy rolls. They serve other menus like bulgogi as well. I love this place!!!
We ate here a few nights ago, and I have to say that they just might have the best sushi in the area. We had a variety of rolls, with the salad and soup before that,and I think I could drink their ginger dressing on their salad! Beautiful presentation, attentive service, and a fair price for great sushi. Go try it out. You will go back again and again! facebook.com/misosushing…
Closed!!! We were excited to try it for the first time yesterday, but on the door was a "thank you for your business" closed sign. ;-(

(517) 996-6476

Japanese, Sushi Bars

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RiverHouse Inn

310 W Grand River Ave
Williamston, 48895
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I went back to the Riverhouse last weekend after being away for a while. I have to say that the new menu seems really good. After some mental wrangling I decided to go with the lobster pasta ($12) with the clam chowder add-on ($3). It was really really tasty! It was essentially a lobster mac and cheese with huge chunks of lobster meat and a whole claw on top of the pasta! I am a big guy but after you toss in the fresh bread, I couldn't finish the plate! Thankfully it warmed up nicely the next day. Add in a pint of craft beer for $5 and I was out of there for $20 + tax & tip. Quite a good deal, I thought. The only criticism I have is that I wish that they would launch a website so that I can read about the food! Nevertheless, the place is definitely worth the trip to Williamston! I know that I am coming back :)
My first experience at the Riverhouse Inn and it was great! The restaurant offers a very unique cozy experience as each room of the house is a dining option. We sat near the bar and had a great view of the patio and river. Started off with a great martini called "woo woo" and highly recommend. First course was the French onion soup which was excellent followed by wedge salad where the romain was grilled! Main entree was encrusted salmon with prosciutto wrapped asparagus and a potato gratin it was all very delicious. The chef Jason is very personal and so is the owner. Highly recommend
I would quickly bump the star rating up to 4 if the service had been a little better. Our server was swamped and while he did his best to deal with a bad situation, it did detract from our dining experience. We ordered a bottle of wine, Carmenere, with our meal. The wine was one of the least expensive on the menu but turned out to be a great choice! Here's a run down of what we ordered: -Onion Gratinée (excellent!) -Cesar Salad (needed additional dressing) -Salmon Cakes (great spicy remoulade sauce) -Roasted Red Pepper Alfredo with Shrimp (the shrimp were cooked perfectly!) -Cheesecake with mixed berry topping Because of the slow and distracted service, our waiter gave us a complimentary dark chocolate martini to enjoy with our cheesecake. We really did enjoy the food. It was well done and had interesting flavors. The price was fair and serving size appropriate. It is too bad they did not have appropriate wait staff for the number of tables seated. I blame the management for that, not the wait staff. The Riverhouse Inn would be a great option for a quite dinner, and once it gets warm there is a great view outside.

(517) 655-4300

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Red Cedar Grill

150 E Grand River Ave
Williamston, 48895
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I like it. We come here occasionally with my parents and all of us enjoy the food. I really like the mac and cheese. As a group, we have ordered a variety of things and not been disappointed. We were there for lunch yesterday and my husband and father both ordered the fried bologna sandwich and were very pleased. I had a pressed pork sandwich and it was very good also, but I was a little envious of those in our group who ordered the french onion soup - it looked phenomenal. All the sandwiches came with (I am guessing) house made salt and pepper potato chips. Yum!! The beer menu is excellent - lots of local and craft beer. We were too full for dessert, but when we come for dinner we usually split dessert and it is always delicious. Service can be a little slow, but it is good - my husband ordered a spicy Bloody Mary and they were out of Tabasco. So, they sent someone out to pick up a bottle rather than tell him they couldn't provide the drink. The Bloody Mary arrived exactly as ordered. The restaurant has a nice buzz at dinner. We arrived about 1:30 for lunch on a Saturday and it was about a third full. I would make reservations for dinner on a weekend. I have never been here during the week, so I'm not sure how full it gets. There is street parking in downtown Williamston and also a little parking lot to the side of the restaurant.
I've been to this place before,and was very impressed by the quality of cooking and service. However, we decided to go here for a celebration, and was extremely disappointed. We were seduced to go, b/c the appetizers were half off. Unfortunately, despite the long delay in getting the appetizers, the wait was not worth it. They tasted like they came from a kitchen in Applebees, not from a fine dining restaurant. The food lacked passion or sophistication in flavor. The chicken entree at least made up for it, but came with appetizers, despite asking for it separately. Though the waitress apologized for the mix up, in general the overall was very slow. What a disappointment! If they continue like this, I dont think they will last long.
Coming to Lansing weekly on business for many months, I've become accustomed to bar food & chains being the main dining choices. Until this week when I came across Red Cedar Grill. Ok, it's not exactly in Lansing, but a 15 minute drive that's well worth it - here's the lowdown. * Calamari Friti - nicely presented appetizer of perfectly cooked filets, very appealing & flavorful. * Wedge salad - the blue cheese dressing was yummy & in sufficient quantity to please even me! * Roasted Brussels Sprouts - I love these little flavor-filled mini cabbage gems. I even cook them at home & must say their rendition was as good as I've ever had. * Black & Blue New York Strip - ordered medium rare but served done+, normally I would have sent it back but it was getting close to closing time so I "suffered" through. It was way dry & overcooked for what I ordered, but interestingly enough was still quite flavorful. I'll come again & see if they can cook to my order. * Carrot Cake - OMG, a wickedly tasty rendition of granny's stand-by that was amazing. Thank goodness it was big enough to feed 4, so I still have leftovers! The staff was friendly & their service attentive. Other than the overcooked steak, the experience was surprisingly good. This place would do well in my hometown of Denver, so they should thrive in culinary challenged Mid-Michigan!

(517) 655-3766

American (New), Caterers

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Tavern 109

115 E Grand River Ave
Williamston, 48895
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I live in Williamston and have been waiting for this place to open for over a year. The builder did an amazing job restoring the building and is worth the stop to check out. They have Michigan craft brews on tap an a large selection of bottled beers and other drinks. I have had the Pear Pizza, Pulled Pork Sandwich on Pretzel Bun and the Lobster Mac & Cheese. All very good. Great addition to town!
Very very good food, love their kettle chips. I had their blue cheese burger was delicious, girlfriend had the fish and chips was also delicious. Bar tender was very friendly. Definitely recommend going there. Make sure to bring extra cash because it is somewhat expensive.
My favorite Williamston restaurant - great food, fast service, reasonable prices. Fish and Chips are the best in the area, uses whitefish instead of cod. Good beer on tap selection.

(517) 655-2100

American (New)

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Jersey Giant

2900 N Williamston Rd
Williamston, 48895
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I went to Michigan State University for 4 years and maybe had Jersey Giant once or twice. I don't think I appreciated it fully until now. We swing through her for business meetings from time to time and we always stop at here and Woody's for our fix. The selection of meats really make for an exquisite sandwich. It is all cut right in front of you and offers some great variety that you don't see in other sandwich shops. Example: Capicola you never see this at chain delis. Hop in and grab a sandwich. You will be impressed by the staff and the taste.
Great sub shop!! A great local chain that might possibly deliver the best sandwiches of all time. It's a local legend and if you're passing through Lansing and Looking for a true local taste, I would highly recommend!!!
A must Stop location on our way to or from MSU. Best Sammie's ever! Don't forget to get hot peppers. Beware if u are short on time and there is a line- all the meat is cut fresh and can take a while to make the sandwiches if it's busy.

(517) 655-9303

Sandwiches

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Gracie’s Place

151 S Putnam St
Williamston, 48895
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I had heard great things about Gracie's Place through the grape vine, so a few friends and I decided to try it out for dinner. And I must say that it lived up to the hype! Upon entering, I noticed the upscale, yet relaxed ambiance. It felt like being at a restaurant in NYC or SF. When we asked to be seated, the hostess told us that it was completely booked that night; however, we were pleasantly surprised when she was able to seat us within the hour. Big Plus! For dinner, I ordered the scallops, which were incredibly tender, but too salty for my taste. It came with a side of rice, which was mixed with almonds, and roasted asparagus. Both sides were both perfectly cooked - just the right texture with the perfect amount of flavor. Dessert was a hard choice, but we ultimately chose the garbanzo bean chocolate flourless cake. What a great decision we made! Although it was made entirely of beans, it was very flavorful, not overly sweet, and the right texture. It was just like eating a very dense piece of 70% chocolate cake. Overall, I'd highly recommend Gracie's Place to anyone who hasn't yet been. You won't be disappointed!
We went to Gracie's Place for a friend's birthday on Wednesday night. The ambiance is lovely, relaxed, and classy. It is a little cramped. There is live jazz music and the waiter was incredible. Most of the food was delicious, however, my beef/noodle dish left a lot to be desired. I give this place four stars for mostly decent food and great service.
Nice environment and good service and drinks, but very disappointed with the food tonight. Maybe it was an off night but the risotto was very mushy and didn't appear to be arborio rice; salad was overdressed; salmon and chicken were overcooked; and beet and goat salad had very little of both main ingredients. Had nice meals here a year ago but the quality seems to have gone downhill. We really like you, Gracie's! Please raise your game and we'll be back in a heartbeat!

(517) 655-1100

Bars, American (New), Diners

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Sunnyside Cafe

725 W Grand River Ave
Williamston, 48895
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Overhyped reviews. Place closes at 2pm and stops serving breakfast at noon. The food was nothing to talk about. The place was dirty and run down. Won't be returning.
Love, love, love the breakfast!!! Absolutely the best pancakes on the planet!!! We used to live in Williamston. Now we live in TX. We have yet to find another pancake as good as those at Sunnyside. Whenever we travel back to MI, we make a trip to Sunnyside!
Went for first time based on reviews. Server did a good job of taking my order , as evidenced on check, but cook did not follow through. I received American cheese rather than the cheddar I ordered and the hash brows were lightly cooked rather than the crispy that I ordered. Not likely to return.

(517) 655-7006

Breakfast & Brunch

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Brookshire Inn Restaurant & Golf Club

205 W Church St
Williamston, 48895
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We often dine at Brookshire Inn, especially on Sundays. The special is southern fried chicken. It is the best anywhere. The mashed potatoes that come with it are also delicious. For the low $9,95 price you also get the soup and salad bar and a small loaf of home baked bread (that you need to ask for most of the time) . The soup alone is worth the trip to Williamston. . The salad plates are very cold and the selection of salad items is good if not great. The atmosphere is rustic and watching the golfers is an added attraction, in season. Other times of the year just gazing out at the scenery. The service is a bit iffy but worth the occasional wait.
Atmosphere: This is an odd place, it reminds me of a 1970's Hunting Lodge in the U.P. Deer heads on the wall, a roaring fire, etc. It is huuuge, and they are usually fairly busy. i've heard it gets real busy on friday night fish fries. Food: The menu is huge, which is usually a bad sign. My whole party went with seafood and all had an enjoyable meal. The mash potatoes were hand made and delicious. Service: Attentive, if a bit aloof. Entrees come with a salad bar & soup. However, our waitress didn't tell us this, so we had to ask. She said they have some soups but you have to ask and they'll bring them out. Useful info, that would have been more useful 10 minutes before we sat there. Alcohol: A big bar, and i perked up when the server told us they have over 10 beers on draft. Too bad it was only domestics. The only import/micro they had was Newcastle. At least a Bell's on tap would have been nice for a Michigan restaurant. Overall: You're not going to have a bad meal here, but the atmosphere is very odd so I wouldn't go here for a nice night out.
This is a good bar and grill. Patio is great in the summer. They recently updated the menu and we have not had a bad meal. We like Kids Eat Free with adult meals. Menu Favorites include: BBQ Ribs, Cajun Chicken Cavatappi, and the Beer Battered Cod Basket.

(517) 655-4694

Restaurants, Golf, Event Planning & Services

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Ellie’s Country Kitchen

130 E Grand River Ave
Williamston, 48895
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Had lunch there today while I was in the neighborhood doing some antique shopping. It was a late lunch, so the place was empty. The booths are in rough shape. I wasn't expecting a fancy place, but every single seat has HUGE rips and tears all over them. I had a corned beef sandwich which has maybe 4 very thin slices of corned beef on it... it really needed at least 4 more. You have to pay extra for fries otherwise you end up with potato chips. Overall it was what I expected for a little hole in the wall diner. The service was good. The two ladies who helped me were friendly.
Paper thin watery omelet with canned mushrooms and zero taste. Couldn't even eat it. Home fries were saturated in oil, couldn't eat them. Belgian waffle was decent. I guess we should have known when we walked in at 9 on a Sunday morning and the place was almost empty. Oh except the fly that buzzed around our table during the entire meal.
Best breakfast in Williamston! I recommend the corned beef hash.

(517) 655-3842

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