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254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
517-351-2506
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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  • 20
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best burger in three counties and over 25 craft beers on tap!

Crunchy's is an East Lansing icon and a favorite of many of the MSU athletes and coaches, as well as students. We stopped in for lunch. My husband has eaten here several times. During the week they have a super deal of a burger, fries and a drink for $5.99! The burgers are considered some of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
MSUmindy
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East Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Late Night
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English first
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I can honestly say that this was one of the best burgers I have had in a very long time. When I saw the building, I wasn't sure I should be eating there, but once you're inside, it's a cool, college-town restaurant with many, many craft beers and great food. I'd recommended any of the burgers, and a nice Bell's... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Stopped in for a quick bite to eat while heading through town, it was as good as it was 25 years ago!

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East Lansing, Michigan
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252 reviews 252 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Crunchy's is an East Lansing icon and a favorite of many of the MSU athletes and coaches, as well as students. We stopped in for lunch. My husband has eaten here several times. During the week they have a super deal of a burger, fries and a drink for $5.99! The burgers are considered some of the best in the... More 

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lansing mi
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253 reviews 253 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

They have an awful cheap burger or chicken sandwhich special every weekday here. Good beer selection. The pizza is some of the worst ive had..pass on it. Otherwise this place has always been kind of the MSU Hockey spot where players like to come.Many times you can score a pair of hockey tix if you need them by asking the... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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294 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Crunchy's burgers were very good; they were done right, and a perfect size. And, with the suggested toppings, the varieties of burgers that can be had are quite impressive. The draft beer list was also superb, with mostly microbrews and craft beers, most of them from Michigan (those that weren't were still good selections). The establishment is definitely a "local"... More 

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Ladysmith, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We went with a group of MSU alumni to this campus favorite. Fun setting with names graffiti covering the walls. Friendly staff. Great deal of bucket of beer (=6 pitchers??) and 2 buckets of food for less than $40. Great selection of other beers as well. Really enjoyed my time here!

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Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Came in pre-game (early) Msu vs Um and got a seat. The tailgate deals are perfect, $2 26oz Miller and Labatt and Bloodies & Screwdrivers? Check. Under $4 for a 1/4 lb burger? Check. We'll be back, but only for the deals. Never would go there to watch a game TVs too hard to watch, most on one channel and... More 

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South Haven, Michigan, United States
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107 reviews 107 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

A Friday after in a college town - the place was packed. I shared half a table with some other folks. I was concerned because the place was so crowded, but I was at a conference and this was the closest place. I had a book to read and one hour. I ordered a burger and fries. It came fairly... More 

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Indian Wells, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Excellent Burgers and also a great selection of beers on tap. no to mention the ambiance, the place was pact and super affordable. Love It!

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The burgers are not the best they're ok. My husband said he thought they were frozen. Fried pickels and mac and cheese bites were good. Pretty much average bar food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-351-2506

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?