The Best Family Dinners In + Around Lansing

While summer time brings a sense of ease and relaxation, there’s still one constant question every single day: what’s for dinner tonight? As moms, we’re busy running around from place to place in the summer months. Why not take a short cut and leave the cooking to some of our favorite local restaurants? We’ve created a list of the best and most delicious places offering easy family dinners to grab on your way home or to your next scheduled event.

Olga’s Express 

Olga’s Express is the Olga’s Kitchen you know and love now available for delivery in Jackson! If you’re looking for an easy family meal at home without all the hassle, order Olga’s straight to your door in the Jackson area. Olga’s Snackers, a variety of Olga’s and The Olga Salad are calling your name.

For home runners like us, Olga’s Express makes for a super simple weeknight meal or a family picnic. With the food taken care of, it allows for us to be more present at the dinner table to spend quality time with our families.

Click here to order from Olga’s Express and simplify your dinner tonight!

Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Cheddar’s is making life simple with their Family Bundles. You can choose from chicken tenders, salmon, or a combination of the two. Plus they have an option for a family house salad as well as lemonade and iced tea by the gallon. Each bundle comes with everything you need to make it a complete meal!

Saddleback BBQ

If you’re looking for some delicious BBQ then you have to check out Saddleback. With two locations in Okemos and Lansing, you can order from the one most convenient for you. Their catering trays are the way to go for family dinner and offer a great variety of options to please everyone at your table. Also be sure to check out their pizza shop called Slice in Lansing for some incredible pizza!

Jerusalem Pita and More

Mediterranean cuisine is always a healthy and top choice for a quick meal to go. At Jerusalem Pita and More, you can get a huge container of just about anything on their menu to share with your family. Everything is made fresh in their restaurant and you’ll definitely be coming back for more!

Buddies Grill 

When in the Holt area, be sure to order from Buddies for a quick and easy meal option. Their large menu makes it easy for everyone to find something to eat. Buddies has a variety of cuisines from American to Mexican as well as tons of options for sandwiches and salads. Family dinner is done in a flash with Buddies!

The Vault

When you’re looking for an excellent deli sandwich, soup, or salad, you absolutely want to order from The Vault in Holt. Their three-page menu is filled with delicious options including vegetarian items. The Vault also offers call-ahead ordering for large groups for an extra level of convenience.


It’s easy to think of Italian food when feeding a hungry family. Piazzano’s in Lansing has you covered with delicious pizza and pasta, but also a variety of other menu items. They also have a daily dinner special that you definitely won’t want to miss!

Which one will you try out?

We absolutely love when someone else does the cooking for us, especially when it’s a homemade meal. Picking up something delicious for your family to have at the end of a busy day is the perfect way to take some of the stress out of this busy time of year.

Did we miss any of your favorite family dinners? Let us know in the comments!



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