Five Revolutionary Restaurants on Washington Square

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BY: NATHANIEL GAYNOR

LANSING STAR STAFF WRITER

Washington Square is a prime lunchtime hangout, and a great spot to grab dinner. The street is crawling with grills, pubs and sandwich shops serving everything from chicken noodle soup to apple pie. Here is a list of five restaurants to check out the next time you leave a Lugnuts game or are visiting the Capitol.

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  1. Tavern on the Square 

This American Revolutionary-themed bar and grill has a long list of beers on tap.

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They have unique appetizers and small plates such as these Scotch eggs (eggs wrapped in breakfast sausage and breadcrumbs), as well as sandwiches, soups, and salads. Listicle5

 Medical professionals get 25 percent off their tab every Monday.

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 2. Grand Traverse Pie Company

 

This Traverse City import finds a home on Washington Square serving many different kinds of pies as well as lunchtime-fare such as sandwiches, soups, and bakery items.

 

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It is Washington Square’s own Panera Bread.

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3. Kelly’s Downtown

This Irish pub and restaurant has been in Lansing since 1985.

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Their specialty is chicken fingers, they have weeknight happy hours and free wi-fi.

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One of many franchises in the South and Midwest, Lenny’s Sub Shop has another home in Lansing.

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Lenny’s serves hot and cold subs as well as salads. Its most famous sandwich is the #1 Classic which has provolone cheese, ham, and capicola.

5. Zoup! 

Another Midwestern franchise, Zoup! has outdoor and indoor seating and is located directly next to Lenny’s Sub Shop.

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The restaurant is known for its zesty soups as well as their sandwiches and salads and their low fat, dairy free, and vegetarian menu options.

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