There are some things that are straight up, associated with Michigan. The Great Lakes, the Mackinac Bridge and professional sports teams that don't win. The Olive Burger is also a native to Michigan.

Here's some back ground about the olive burger, Schulers says:

Claims to the invention are varied depending on whom you ask. Some credit the Olympic Broil in Lansing with the creation of the first olive burger in the 1960s, but others say it was made much earlier at an original Kewpee Hotel Hamburgs location in Grand Rapids, MI. This later became the flagship burger of a local burger chain called Mr. Fables.

John Boyles, (the “les” in the Fables name) recalls that his father started putting olives on burgers in the 1930s when Mr. Fables was a Kewpee. The restaurant sold a burger called the Deluxe Sandwich that came with special mayonnaise and chopped olives, and everyone began calling it the olive burger.

I'm a big fan of olives. Black, green, stuffed or kalamata I'll eat em all. I also love burgers, it's only natural that I love an olive burger. The best of both worlds come together. The bite of the green olive sauce adds another level of taste to the already awesome experience. I like to add cheese and bacon to mine.

If you're craving an olive burger, let's find out who has the best olive burger in Lansing according to yelp. The only thing missing from the pics is you and the olive sauce.

Lansing Restaurants Where You Can Find the Best Olive Burgers

Weston's Kewpee Sandwich Shop

Cheeseburger with Bacon
Chad Veldhouse

Visit them in downtown Lansing at 118 S Washington Sq Lansing, MI 48933. They are ranked tops in Lansing and their olive burger is amazing.

Olympic Broil

hamburger with fries on wooden table

This is my post surgery meal go to place. Their olive burgers are bad ass. See them at 1320 N Grand River Ave Lansing, MI 48906.

Peanut Barrel

cheeseburger and fries on plate served with beer at restaurant

One of East Lansing's favorite bars also serves up a great olive burger. Stop by and see them at 521 E Grand River Ave East Lansing, MI 48823.


Woman eating burger

This old school bar has one tasty olive burger. Prices are cheap and it's a great place to hang. They are located at 2803 E Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI 48912.


Home Made Hamburger

Crunchy's is another EL favorite. Grab a bucket o beer and an olive burger. They are located at 254 W Grand River Ave East Lansing, MI 48823.


Beer and fresh hamburger made of beef, cheese and vegetables

This is one of Lansing's favorite bars. Their olive burgers are killer. If you still have room, try their breadsticks. They are at 1526 S Cedar St Lansing, MI 48910.

Nip n Sip


Nip n Sip has awesome olive burgers, grab a shake while you are there too. Nip n Sip has been doing it a long time for good reason, see them at 2603 N East St Lansing, MI 48906.

Mayfair Bar

Open view of cheeseburger

The Mayfair is located in Haslett at 1525 Lake Lansing Rd Haslett, MI 48840. It's right across the street from Lake Lansing and is very popular. The olive burger is damn good and if you want to walk to the lake afterwards you can.

Art's Pub

Grass Fed Bison Hamburger with Lettuce and Cheese

Art's is located at 809 E Kalamazoo St Lansing, MI 48912. Although they are known for their pizza, Art's makes a mean olive burger.

Midtown Brewing

ShengYing Lin

Take a trip downtown and grab an olive burger at Midtown, 402 S Washington Sq Lansing, MI 48933.

Leo's Lodge

Leo's has great food all around and the olive burger doesn't dissapoint. Visit Leo's at 2525 E Jolly Rd, Lansing, MI 48910.

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