Food & Drink in Okemos

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With its ledge rock walls, burnished wood accents, and life-size horse sculpture perched at the wraparound bar, The Stillwater Grill hearkens back to a frontier lodge. Chefs reinforce the rustic ambiance with a menu of hearty American fare: they grill USDA Choice beef and inspected seafood, and then drizzle their flame-licked exteriors with homemade sauces.

3544 Meridian Crossings Dr
Okemos,
MI
US

The smell of chocolate-chip cookies baking in the oven has a tendency to unleash waves of childhood memories, especially when those cookies are iconic Nestl? Toll House creations. At Nestl? Toll House Caf? by Chip, passionate bakers coax out these memories by using Nestl? products to create decadent desserts that taste just as satisfying as they did years ago.

The bakery's signature Toll House cookies appear prominently on the menu, with oversized versions serving as customizable cookie cakes. However, there's also an indulgent selection of oven-fresh brownies, macaroons, cupcakes, chocolate-dipped fruit, and ice cream sundaes, as well as other homestyle treats. Beverages, meanwhile, run the gamut from milkshakes to piping-hot espresso drinks made using premium coffees and steam harvested from Old Faithful. Whatever they choose, Nestl? Toll House Caf? by Chip encourages visitors to settle in, relax, and treat themselves for just a little bit.

1982 W Grand River Ave
Okemos,
MI
US

Buddies Pub & Grill’s menu is so diverse that the nachos alone come in four styles. They range from a Southern-style plate of chips crowned with barbecue beef and jalapeños to a meatless plate of garden nachos topped with extra veggies and love letters from local garden gnomes.

For over 15 years, the eatery has sated appetites with a massive menu that includes sandwiches, upscale steaks, and seafood. Assorted burgers and salads round out the menu, along with customizable pizzas with toppings such as pepperoni, Philly cheese steak, and banana peppers.

The restaurant's three locations feature interiors that also emphasize variety, with dining tables that are flanked by flat-screen TVs, pool tables, and high-stool bar tables.

1937 W Grand River Ave
Okemos,
MI
US

As part of the tight-knit family of Lou & Harry's outposts, the Okemos eatery offers a quick-serve alternative to their other sports bar and grill locations. Here, patrons will find the classic Greek recipes Lou & Harry's has become known for, including shishkabobs and open-face gyro plates. The grill sizzles with plenty of other entrees as well, including shaved ribeye with onions and an olive double burger topped with a house-made dressing that's also sold in to-go bottles. On nice days, customers can take their freshly grilled feasts and fountain sodas out to the sunny patio, which is hemmed in by wrought-iron fencing and hungry cars that keep inching closer and closer to your table.

4749 Central Park Dr
Okemos,
MI
US

Hailing from humble beginnings in a renovated Mississippian gas station, McAlister's Deli has revolutionized the concept of fast food with healthy fare recognized by Parents in 2009. Premium ingredients, such as Black Angus roast beef and black forest ham pile upon stuffed potatoes or artisan bread, sating hungers and silencing stomachs before they recite bank account numbers. As patrons wait for servers to deliver meals, they sip signature sweet tea, swirled together onsite daily from pure cane sugar and a rainforest-certified black-tea blend as dictated by a closely guarded recipe.

4760 Marsh Rd
Okemos,
MI
US

At Frank's Press Box, bartenders pour draft beer and concoct specialty drinks such as the Grape Skittle: grape vodka mixed with sprite and served with a lemon garnish. Drinks like these complement menu items such as Chicago-style deep dish pizza, buffalo wings, and burgers. Big screen TV's fill the dining room, and depending on the season, follow teams such as the Lions, the Red Wings, and the Tigers.

2314 Woodlake Dr
Okemos,
MI
US