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Beggar's Banquet

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American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
+1 517-351-4540
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beggers is a common gathering place for locals and visitors. The food is always good. It is a Fantastic location if you are doing anything on MSU's campus. The ambiance could use a little freshening up.

Thank Susan W
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a unique restaurant with really tasty food!! Choose from breakfast or lunch items and go back as much as you want! Food is hot, dishes are always full, and the service was excellent! Family, couples and singles friendly.

Thank Shelley W
Novi, Michigan
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447 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Loved the selections on the brunch menu! I don't care for typical breakfast foods, so I was very, very pleased with the unique selections. They had favorite breakfast items, too, so everyone was pleased. We had a very large group, about 20 people, littles kids to grandparents. Everyone was pleased. Coffee kept coming. Staff was super. We never felt rushed.

Thank Davidamy617
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beggar's has been in the same location for well over 30 years. There is a reason: it is a great restaurant/pub that continues to deliver. Excellent beer/wine offerings. Burger and salads satisfied our party. Great sides and desserts , too.

Thank Rick C
Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You cannot beat their beef stroganoff. The vibe of Beggars is eclectic. Service is very good. Thank you

Thank Bob5460
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Friends visit table of 12. Nice and quiet environment to hang up with friends, stayed over for a while ,no one told us to leave out, food and wine 🍷 was great. Thumbs up

Thank Lyla P
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

There are so many great things you can say about Beggar's. The wine, the chicken salad (so good the recipe made Bon Appetit), the chili, the atmosphere. But one of the underappreciated aspects of it is the Sunday breakfast. So many versions of Eggs Benedict, all delicious and creative. You can even order a "Bene Flight" to mix and match.... More 

Thank Zach G
Detroit, Michigan
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245 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

"Beggars" has been there a long time...and you will know that from the menu, the tables, and the walls! A recent visit found an again-updated beer and wine list (beer list is better; I couldn't even read the wine list!) along with a pared-down and eclectic menu. You might think this was the area's first Thai-Taco-Fish-Wisconsin style food restaurant, but... More 

Thank plamichigan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Gets busy for Sunday brunch so go early. An awesome variety. Great for all sorts of get together. Been there for drinks before too. Good bar atmosphere.

Thank Alexandra S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fine night out turned into a late dinner. Fun atmosphere with lots of room to mingle. Highly Recommend the Poutine as well as Shrimp Tacos.

Thank Sara S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-4540
Beggar's offers elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. From our extensive wine list, 20 rotating craft beers on tap, eclectic menu to our award winning atmosphere, Beggar's is East Lansing's home to students, professionals and families alike. Since 1973, Beggar's Banquet has provided a quality dining experience in the heart of East Lansing. Using only the freshest ingredients, Beggar's has an extensive breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menu with something for everyone including omelets, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Our restaurant has over 40 different bottles of wine and 20 beers on tap, ensuring there is something for everyone to love. Looking for something from the bar? Pair one of our craft beers or a glass of wine with one of our signature dishes like Portobello ravioli, Beggar's mac & cheese, or sauteed chicken and you are sure to have a great meal. With a warm, comfortable feel and interesting decor, Beggars is truly a step outside the "Norm" of downtown East Lansing. Whether you are attending a Michigan State event, grabbing a drink after work, or having a nice dinner with the family, you can't go wrong at Beggar's Banquet!

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