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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
flintjarvis
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Flint, mi
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Okemos, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best places in East Lansing to eat, drink, and to socialize. It has a local feeling because it's a local place! Make sure to get a long island, limit two per customer.

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Michigan Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

Food was great. Busy place when we went and service was reasonable. For as busy at it was I would have thought we would have had to wait but that was not the case. Love chicken sandwiches (and can also be picky eater) and the one I had was delecious =)

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Good service, Good food and good Friends! By far one of my very favorite spots in East Lansing! Have any good memories there! GO GREEN! GO WHITE!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've been going to the Peanut Barrel for over 20 years and find it to be, despite the number of student patrons, like a friendly neighborhood bar. Great burgers and great chicken sandwiches. Am not a drinker but keep coming back for the food and the atmosphere (great place to watch the Spartans or the Lions!).

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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)  >  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?