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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
+1 517-351-0608
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14:00 - 22:45
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Sun - Sat 14:00 - 22:45
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Michigan
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208 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good neighborhood bar to go sit and talk. Gets a crowd of mostly msu staff and graduate students. Good burgers, simple menu. Good place for drinks. Has outside patio in warm season. Not best place for kids

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Thank DGoat
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been regulars there for many years, getting to know the people who work there well. Love the people watching on Grand River, and the Olive Burger is my fave burger.

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Thank Eyeskreemer
Milford, Michigan
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306 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed lunch at the Peanut Barrel when visiting our daughter in East Lansing on a Sunday afternoon. It was highly recommended. The chili is the best I have ever had. Amazing. The all around food quality was great. The fries and chicken salad were wonderful. The hamburger was just okay for me. It is 1/3lb, so smaller than some of... More 

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Thank JVM-Milford-MI
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Its kind okay type of restaurant . Being family locally owned i was hoping it be more warm. But it wasn't. Service is quick and food test good. Ambiance is decent. But missing wow factor. But beat part the food is cheap, may cause its school towns place. Well thats my thinking.

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Thank Nagesh S
Cambridge, Wisconsin
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I came here with a group of friends while we were in town for the Badgers/MSU football game. We came in on a Friday night, around 8pm, and the place was busy, but not so much that we couldn't get a table right away. Our waitress was friendly and very quick. She took our drink orders right away, got everything... More 

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Thank Dean B
Royal Oak, Michigan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

The setting is not great, its really loud and always packed so tight you cant move. But the burger is great and the long islands are good too!

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Thank spartanchica
East Lansing, Michigan
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Burgers are good. Not much else to choose from. Good beer selection. Always good service. Nice patio to sit on if the weather permits

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Thank MSUJason
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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429 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

I heard from lots of State grads how good this place was and it's the place to be. The menu is basically burgers, dogs, and sandwiches which is fine but based on the that, I feel the burger should have been better. It was good but good like any burger from any restaurant would be. Nothing special at all. The... More 

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Thank Brian K
Midwest
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374 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice place to get the college bar experience. Our hosts said it's been around for years - one of those places where the staff knows the regulars' names. We sat on the patio for dinner. Menu is not big, but the food was good for such an establishment. Olive burgers are highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

But I did. We sat on the patio on a warm day and had a few very cold beers. Great spot right across from MSU for some people watching or whatever. We didn't eat but the food reviews are good and it looked great from what we could see. The staff wasn't so friendly at the beginning but that's the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 22:45
Monday
14:00 - 22:45
Tuesday
14:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
14:00 - 22:45
Thursday
14:00 - 22:45
Friday
14:00 - 22:45
Saturday
14:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-0608

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