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254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
517-351-2506
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great traditional MSU hangout!

Fabulous burgers and draft beer complete with college ambience to die for -- nothing phony or high brow about it -- just a fun joint.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
LMSmith1957
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East Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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East Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Fabulous burgers and draft beer complete with college ambience to die for -- nothing phony or high brow about it -- just a fun joint.

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Okemos, Michigan
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Crunchy's is a consistent winner of "Best Hamburger in Lansing" for a reason. You know you have a great hamburger when juices drip down your wrist. The best part is the price. Go to their M-F lunch specials with burger, chips and a drink. Service is frequently slow, but get pint of beer for only an extra 50 cents and... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I was in Lansing Michigan on biz recently and hit Crunchy's for some hometown food. I was not disillusioned in the least, it was excellent. The cheeseburger was definitely one of the better ones I've had in a while. I'd recommend getting two of them if you're very hungry.

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Marquette, Michigan
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68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I was introduced to Crunchy's a few years ago and have been coming back every time I'm in East Lansing. The Burgers are amazing and I love that you can get tater tots instead of just fries. They have an outstanding beer selection and the service is pretty good too!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Crunchy's is a good place to grab a veggie burger if you're in East Lansing and don't wan to drive over to Red Robin. The burger was good, but nothing great -- the patty that they use is the black bean patty you can buy at Sam's Club. If they tweaked the sandwich a little bit, it would make it... More 

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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Lansing, Michigan
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257 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 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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Additional Information about Crunchy's

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

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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?