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Beggar's Banquet

4.3
4.3
12 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Top Tags:
  • Casual

Beggar's Banquet has been making folks in East Lansing, Michigan beg for more since 1973. Not that the servings are small, but because you just don't want to stop experiencing one delicious menu item after another. It actually got its name from the proprietor's favorite Rolling Stones album that was released in 1968. The American cuisine at Beggar's Banquet is full of comfort food but with an elegant twist here and there. Options are plenty on the lunch menu, dinner menu, daily brunch menu and Sunday brunch menu. One notable item is the smoked salmon cake platter. The salmon is house-smoked then formed into three New England-style cakes, each with a different flavoring for variety that goes beyond anything you have ever had. In addition to American items, you'll also adore the "south of the border"options that Beggar's Banquet has to offer.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–3:00 pm
    Fri–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Dinner
    Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (517) 351-4540

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    East Lansing

  • Cross street

    E Grand River & Albert

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage directly behind Beggar's Banquet off of Albert.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Breakfast Bowls

  • Beggar's$12.00

    Three scrambled eggs, ham, onion, bell pepper, home-fries, shredded cheese blend, chorizo gravy, bacon

    • Huevos Rancheros$11.00

      Two poached eggs, refried beans, chorizo, shredded cheese blend, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro, chili-lime corn chips

      • The Irish$13.00

        Two poached eggs, house-ale-cured corned beef, onion, brussels confit, home-fries, sour cream, parsley and chive

        • Hippie$11.00

          Two poached eggs, wild mushrooms, spinach, walnuts, avocado, rice pilaf, parsley and chive

          Griddle Cakes & French Toast

          Choice of Two Buttermilk Griddlecakes, Two Thick Cut Slices of French Toast, or Two Slices of Cinnamon Spiced French Toast

          • Your Way$8.00

            Additional Items: Blueberries, strawberries, bananas, chocolate chips, bacon crumbles, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, peanut butter drizzle, raspberry sauce, blueberry compote, strawberry sauce, Foster sauce, walnuts. $1

            • Strawberry Combo$10.00

              Strawberries, strawberry sauce, whipped cream

              • Blueberry Combo$10.00

                Blueberries, blueberry compote, whipped cream

                • The King$12.00

                  Peanut butter drizzle, bananas Foster, bacon, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauce

                  Eggs-Cetera

                  • The Standard$9.00

                    Two eggs, choice of potato and toast

                    • Hungry Bob$12.00

                      Three eggs, choice of potato, toast, and bacon, house-cured capicola, or sausage

                      • B&G Breakfast$9.00

                        Two eggs, buttermilk biscuits smothered with chorizo gravy

                        • Steak & Eggs

                          Two eggs, choice of potato and steak

                          • 4oz Petit Filet$14.00
                          • 8oz Petit Filet$18.00
                          • 14oz Petit Filet$28.00

                        Brunch Sammiches

                        Choice of Potato

                        • The Classic$10.00

                          Two scrambled eggs, American cheese, bacon, choice of bagel, English muffin, or croissant

                          • B2$10.00

                            Two scrambled eggs, pepper-jack cheese, sausage, buttermilk biscuits

                            • Coq-Fil-A$14.00

                              Bacon stuffed waffle, buttermilk fried chicken breast, chipotle maple syrup, pickles

                              Breakfast Burritos

                              Choice of Potato

                              • Beggar's$11.00

                                Three scrambled eggs, chorizo, onion, bell pepper, shredded cheese blend, sriracha mayo, flour tortilla

                                • Smothered$13.00

                                  Three scrambled eggs, sausage, onion, bell pepper, tomato, pepper-jack cheese, refried beans, flour tortilla, smothered with chorizo gravy

                                  • Woodstock$12.00

                                    Three scrambled eggs, vegan chili, onion, bell pepper, shredded cheese blend, chipotle crema, cilantro, homefries, spinach tortilla

                                    Omelets

                                    Choice of Potato and Toast

                                    • Your Way$9.00

                                      Three egg omelet. Additional Items: Chorizo, bacon, ham, sausage, onion, jalapeno, bell pepper, tomato, spinach, Cheese (Gruyere, American, provolone, Monterey-jack, pepper-jack, sharp cheddar, shredded cheese blend.) $1 Avocado, pesto, wild mushrooms, goat cheese, turkey, house-cured capicola, house-ale-cured corned beef, house-smoked salmon. $2 Smothered with chorizo gravy. $3

                                      • Runnin' with the Pesto$12.00

                                        Spinach, tomato, bell pepper, goat cheese, pesto

                                        • Santa Fe$12.00

                                          Onion, bell pepper, chorizo, Monterey -jack cheese, avocado, chipotle crema

                                          Benes

                                          Choice of Potato

                                          • Eggs Bene$11.00

                                            Two poached eggs, English muffin, house-cured capicola, scratch hollandaise sauce

                                            • Cali$11.00

                                              Two poached eggs, English muffin, spinach, tomato, avocado, scratch hollandaise sauce

                                              • Big Country$12.00

                                                Two poached eggs, buttermilk biscuits, pork belly, pepperjack cheese, smothered with chorizo gravy

                                                • Red Cedar$14.00

                                                  Two poached eggs, house-smoked salmon cakes, spinach, scratch hollandaise sauce, parsley and chive

                                                  • Flight$17.00

                                                    Choose any three benes

                                                    A la Carte

                                                    • Egg$1.00

                                                      • Breakfast Meats$4.00

                                                        • Potatoes$4.00

                                                          • B&G$7.00

                                                            • Fruit Cup$4.00

                                                              • Gluten$4.00

                                                                • Greek Yogurt$4.00

                                                                  Last updated: January 28, 2021

                                                                  What 12 people are saying

                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                  4.3
                                                                  4.3 based on recent ratings
                                                                  • 4.1Food
                                                                  • 4.4Service
                                                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                                                  • 4.2Value

                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                  1. MJ

                                                                    MoiraJ

                                                                    San Diego

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    8 reviews

                                                                    Dined on November 5, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Awesome food and service. We went back for brunch the next day!

                                                                  2. JH

                                                                    JillH

                                                                    Minneapolis

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 15, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                    Fun place with great food! We would go again in the future

                                                                  3. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    1.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                    Two hours for the worst food I’ve ever had. The chicken piccata was a bed of dry angel hair pasta with ann over done FRIED piece of chicken dumped on it. Salads were marginal, and the burger my husband ordered was gross.

                                                                  4. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Detroit

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                    Dined on October 1, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    took the sons/nephews out to dinner for homecoming

                                                                  5. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Grand Rapids

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                    We came to Beggar’s Banquet after two other restaurants had too long of a wait. The restaurant was unusually busy according to the manager, and short-staffed. The bartender was our server. He did an incredible job! He was friendly and prompt. We saw him clearing tables and doing just about everything with a smile on his face. Our food came out quickly and everyone was happy with the meal.

                                                                  6. SR

                                                                    ShayR

                                                                    Caribbean

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                    Dined on June 19, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Love this place! East Lansing staple

                                                                  7. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    New York Area

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                    Dined on April 29, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    Terrific service!

                                                                  8. AC

                                                                    AnnC

                                                                    Grand Rapids

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on April 16, 2021

                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                    Oh Beggars, you used to have such great food but our last visit was terrible. Not sure if it was due to COVID restrictions, short staffing or what, but none of us in our party of four had a good meal. The Chicken Piccata was simply overcooked chicken on angel hair pasta with no capers or lemons to be found. The tenderloin steak didn't even taste like steak and the brussel sprouts had be over cooked. Our friends rated their meals as 'okay'. Our baked brie was half the size it used to be with no pecans, only a side of raspberry jam. It was so sad to see such a consistently good restaurant fail across the board.

                                                                  9. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Detroit

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    3.0

                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 12, 2021

                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                    Decent but extremely over priced on some items

                                                                  10. B

                                                                    Birmingham48009

                                                                    Denmark

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    9 reviews

                                                                    Dined on March 6, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    A great place for brunch or to meet your students for a meal away from the madness of EL. Have been going there for 30 years and don’t see us stopping anytime soon.

                                                                  11. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    5.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on February 14, 2021

                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                    The food was amazing. The environment was nice and clean and the service was great. We really enjoyed our dinner.

                                                                  12. OT

                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                    Grand Rapids

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    vip
                                                                    2.0

                                                                    1 review

                                                                    Dined on December 24, 2019

                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                    Bit of a bummer... maybe it was just an off night as it was Christmas Eve.

                                                                  FAQs

                                                                  Beggar's Banquet is rated 4.3 stars by 12 OpenTable diners

                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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                                                                  Google Map for Beggar's Banquet

                                                                  218 Abbot Rd East Lansing, MI 48823-4340

                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                    E Grand River & Albert

                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                    East Lansing

                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                    Brunch
                                                                    Mon–Thu 10:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                                    Fri–Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
                                                                    Dinner
                                                                    Thu–Sat 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                    American

                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                    There is a parking garage directly behind Beggar's Banquet off of Albert.

                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                  • Additional

                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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