Diners in Comstock Park

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Rosie's Diner's classic pink-neon sign flickered on the first episode of the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, and the restaurant's throwback environs and savory comfort food continue to entice locals and road-trippers alike. The diverse menu brims with traditional diner delectables and family recipes whipped up from scratch. Greasers can reach for the hand-battered and finger-lickin' onion rings ($3.50 half order, $5 full order) while the Food Network–featured Cobblestone french toast can please sweet teeth with its thick slices of homemade cobblestone bread infused with cinnamon, walnuts, apples, and brown sugar ($7.75 full stack, $6.25 short stack). Long-estranged quintuplets can reunite over the family-recipe meatloaf ($10), simmering seductively alongside mashed potatoes slathered with homemade gravy. Malt-shop memoirists can nostalgify their nourishment by pairing the tasty, fresh Angus Rosie burger ($6) with a perfectly blended milkshake ($4.25).

4500 14 Mile Rd NE
Rockford,
MI
US

Ranked the best restaurant in Wyoming by Urbanspoon, Windy City Grille’s familial owners continue their 31-year tradition of serving accolade-worthy dishes inspired by Chicago and Greece. Dive headfirst into the menu, which showcases fresh gyros stuffed with lamb, beef, and cucumber sauce ($7.49), and feta-festooned greek salads ($7.99). Broaden shoulders with the italian-beef sandwich, fresh Gonnella bread topped with roast beef, grilled green peppers, and hot giardiniera ($8.49), or an authentic Chicago-style hot dog ($3.49).

5751 Byron Center Ave SW
Wyoming,
MI
US

Keiser's Kitchen's menu treats patrons to comforting dishes made from 65-year-old family recipes. Start mornings right with hearty morsel-filled omelettes ($3.99–$6.29) or fluffy pancakes ($3.29–$5.99). Since Keiser's Kitchen serves breakfast all day, diners can gratify cravings for griddle fare any time the urge strikes. Lunch-goers gulp up meaty sandwiches ($5.29+) placed strategically next to crisped potato chips. Enjoy a Sunday supper any night of the week, except Sunday, with the down home dinner special ($6.99–$8.99), a generously portioned main dish such as meatloaf, chicken, or top sirloin, served with mashed potatoes, veggies, and a salad. The restaurant's warm, inviting atmosphere is wholesome, family-oriented, and technophobic, just like grandma's house.

700 E Main St
Lowell,
MI
US

Sizzling bacon, runny egg yolks, potatoes crisping to a golden brown—breakfast's sights and sounds aren’t constrained to morning at Theios Restaurant, where chefs have been making a.m. feasts 24 hours a day since 1976. The chefs’ never-ending breakfast also consists of mexican omelets and homemade raisin french toast, though around lunchtime diners are more likely to order grilled cheese sandwiches and half-pound all-beef burgers with toppings such as olive sauce. With such appealing staples, not to mention all-night hours and complimentary Wi-Fi, it’s not surprising the diner is a favorite hangout of students from nearby Michigan State University, who often prep for exams there by carving notes on Sartre’s Being and Nothingness into their toast.

2650 E Michigan Ave
Lansing,
MI
US