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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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Greg U
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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137 reviews 137 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
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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2 reviews
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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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Valparaiso, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

a good place for burgers, and lots of craft beers!nice to have mostly adults, no screaming children.

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East Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Prices are great, drinks generous, lots of different craft beer available, and great waitresses and waiters. Food is terrific and the atmosphere is the best.

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ROYAL OAK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Average turkey and swiss sandwich. Maybe I should've ordered a burger because it looked better than my sandwich.

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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 0 - 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?