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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

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521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
517-351-0608
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2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Every town has a place like this

Every Town has a landmark watering-hole Burger / Beer joint that has been around forever and can't be beat by any of the newcomers. In my hometown of Flint, Mi. the place is called "The Torch". The "Rodeo Burger" at PB is very good. It comes with made in Michigan "Better Made" chips. I tried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Flint, mi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

1 check-in You know that awkward moment when you walk into a new place, in a different city, and you wonder, how the hell did I end up here? That's what I felt when I walked into Peanut Barrel. I read the reviews on Yelp, and just knew I had to get an olive burger. I found a seat at... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The two of us went here for a quick dinner. The food selection is typical bar menu. But the food is very good. We split a Rueben sandwich and each had chicken noodle soup. Both the sandwich and the soup were excellent. The place is very small -- so if you are going on a Friday/Saturday night or when school... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Peanuts. Start with the peanuts in the shell. Burgers. Just the way you like them. Fresh air. Nothing better than the patio on a great Michigan afternoon.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Best bar food, best wait staff, best cooks, best patio, best owners, best regulars. Peanut Barrel burgers have earned their reputation, but my personal favorite is the veggie melt with 'shrooms (warning: HUGE sandwiches, good for sharing or leftovers). This is a truly exceptional college town bar where everyone--families, college students, Spartan sports fans--will feel welcome. Don't miss the patio... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hole in the wall atmosphere . Best burger ever. I've eaten here many times and I've only ever ordered the burger. It's so good I can't try anything else. Patio fills up soooo fast. Hard to get a spot. Worth the wait ;)

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Flint, mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Every Town has a landmark watering-hole Burger / Beer joint that has been around forever and can't be beat by any of the newcomers. In my hometown of Flint, Mi. the place is called "The Torch". The "Rodeo Burger" at PB is very good. It comes with made in Michigan "Better Made" chips. I tried a Long Island Ice Tea.... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Peanut Barrel is my restaurant of choice as an East Lansing resident of 30 years. The food is very good (I eat the veggie sandwich, the olive burger or a tuna salad) ..and it's dirt cheap! The patio is the go to place the minute the weather hits 60°. Sitting on the patio at least once a week under... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Okay its' bar food, but its done right and happy. If your are lucky enough to get a table at dinner time on a Friday get ready to be immersed in a totally positive campus friendly environment. Most the crowd seemed to be "done for the week" Professors and the like ...we guessed the student crowd would be filling the... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been going to and enjoying this casual bar restaurant for over 30 years. You find a great mix of students, professionals and friends. They have the best chickenshroom sandwiches, burgers, etc. You can't beat their long islands. Great place to people watch while sitting outdoors on a warm summer evening. Great prices...come casual.

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Williamston, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Want an excellent burger and a beer this is the place to go!! Their tuna melt on rye is to die for!!!

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Restaurant Details

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: 517-351-0608

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Monday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?