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Tavern on the Square

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American, Pub
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206 S Washington Sq, Frnt, Lansing, MI 48933-1851
+1 517-374-5555
11:00 - 02:00
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Grand Rapids
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

We were in town for a special even and had some time to spare. We got to the restaurant around 430 so restaurant not too busy. Service was good, fast and friendly but the food was just ok. Blackened chicken tacos were not blackened and the chicken was very tough. We also tried the fish tacos which were good but... More 

Thank Efren K
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181 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch before a business meeting in Lansing. Good array of beer options. I had a chicken salad with beets and olive tapenade that was really delicious. My partner was pretty happy with a blackened chicken sandwich and side salad. A touch pricey, but the food was worth it. Competent service and an upscale kind of atmosphere.

Thank MichiganWildflower
Lansing, Michigan
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203 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Met an old work friend for drinks and it was a real bustling place. Suits and ties all over with parties and business meetings. Even ran into another friend who was there working the scene. Damn lobbyists! Either way, I loved that they had different seating options. You could belly up to the bar, grab a table, or even sit... More 

Thank PlatinumStatusOrBust
Grand Ronde, Oregon
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133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

Much like MidTown Brewing, Tavern on the Square benefited from the fact that my apartment was only several blocks away, and as a poor student their happy hour was hard to beat. Oddly, even though I would stop by at least once a month, never once did I actually try any of their entrees. For me, it was appetizers all... More 

Thank Chris M
Troy, Michigan
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63 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

We ate here after visiting the RE Olds Museum nearby and had a very good lunch at a reasonable price. We both enjoyed a local beer (there were name brands also) along with our sandwiches and sweet potato chips. YUM! Parking was easy at 1:15 on a Tuesday on the street in front for <1$ in the meter.

Thank Julie_from_MI
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

good food. good service. The chips are really good and addictive. busy at lunchtime. lots of locals stop in as well as visiting business people

Thank mjmarshpa
Mio, Michigan
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142 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

I work downtown and have never been to this restaurant. We had 6 people in our group and the service was a little slow.. but they were pretty busy. The waitress was attentive and nice. I thought the menu selections were different which was a nice surprise. Everyone was happy with their lunch and we will definitely return. Good place... More 

Thank Patricia H
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171 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Casual atmosphere. The food promises a little more than it delivers, let's call it pretty good pub food. Prepared well and tasty. OK selection of on-tap craft beers, selection changes. Very reasonable prices for what you get. Portions were generous.

Thank Artemus_Gordon
Lansing, Michigan
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101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

I really like Tavern on the Square. The people who go there are business during the day and some of Lansing's VIP in the night. Since Rebecca's arrival, I think that service has increased. The food is great. I have been two days in a row for personal and business. The food is amazing. There is a tapas menu. I... More 

Thank rinarisper
New York City, New York
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122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

This was my first visit to Tavern and maybe my last. It has the feel of a great place to hang on a Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere is casual, the front of the restaurant opened to a street-side patio. I order a BLT with sweet potato chips. The sandwich was very standard, the chips a pleasant surprise. My daughter ordered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 S Washington Sq, Frnt, Lansing, MI 48933-1851
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-374-5555

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?