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Beggar's Banquet

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, ,
218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
+1 517-351-4540
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good42%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
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Reviewed yesterday

Had Sunday brunch here with family. Two of us ordered the eggs Benedict and the eggs were cold and the hollandaise sauce was skimpy, the fried potatoes were also very salty. I thought the portions for all of us were very small. Our server while...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ontheroadagain6565
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Beggar's is an E. Lansing staple. They have great food and drinks, a friendly staff and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere. Fun place to bring a crowd and hang out.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank rebeccaz63
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Three wonderful vegetarian breakfasts. I had the. Cali Bene and it was awesome with just enough lemon in the hollandaise to make it really great. Service was awesome too. We will be going back.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Spartygirl87
Reviewed 8 February 2018

My wife's steak was very good, my chicken not very good, dry and over cooked. Service was slow, ambiance pretty typical college town.

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank JerryBMan
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for diner after attending a Wharton Center Performance. Place was not extremely busy and we were seated promptly. General impression was an establishment in dire need of a make over. Worn carpet, tables with numerous dings, restrooms is sad disarray. That being said,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank johncP9082BH
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is decent — nothing fancy or terribly high quality. Basically, when faced with the dire dining options in the area, it offers a pretty good and reasonably priced meal. I’m a return customer because restaurants that are better in the area are...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank skigal79
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We went to Beggars Banquet on Homecoming after the game. This has always been one of our top 3 favorite restaurants in E. Lansing for brunch, lunch or dinner. Although the food was fine, the restaurant itself is looking old and tired. The carpet was...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 195508Anonymous
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A classic college town eatery, service was good as was the food. The greatest attraction is the proximity to the university and the great college town vibe.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Came here after an MSU game as it was the only bar around without a line. Reasonable food and beer, however annoying to find that the total amount we signed for on our bill was not the amount which showed up on our Visa statement....More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank BenM5104
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I went to Beggar's Banquet for a Sunday brunch with family and was very impressed. I had the Beggar's Bowl and it was amazing. I was worried it would be overwhelmingly eggy, but was greatly surprised with this delicious, hearty dish. Not only was the...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank caebennett3128
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-4540
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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! Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you can't beat having your next meal at Beggars! For over 40 years, 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, and our restaurant has 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 sautéed chicken and you are sure to have a great meal.
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