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Peanut Barrel Restaurant
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521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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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: Late Night
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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
My Hometown Bar

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2014
AmyofLansingMI
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  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Michigan
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

THE place to get a hamburger and a beer across the street from the Michigan State campus. Best in the summer to sit out on the patio, small on the inside in the winter. The servers are fast, friendly and have been there forever so they know everyone. The speciality burgers come loaded, the chicken sandwich comes with one-half a... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Peanut Barrel is a local place with inexpensive prices and good pub food. The decor is nothing special, but it has a friendly atmosphere, and on a good day, the patio is a great place to enjoy a pitcher of beer and a hamburger while watching the world go by. I always get the olive burger on a rye... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Came for the same Chicken & Shroom sandwich, loaded with swiss & mushrooms on a rye bun with homemade potato salad. Had with a tall cold beer on the patio.....just like I did 10 years ago. Still awesome!

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Gardner, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

small restaurant with excellent burgers and drinks. Very nice atmosphere, cozy and warm; a nice mix of locals, college students, and visitors. Nice outdoor seating area weather permitting. Great location across the street from MSU and Broad Art Museum.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

we were in East Lansing for the first football game of the year. I found the Peanut Barrel on trip advisor and after the game made our way to get something to eat. They were busy but we got a table quickly. The server came over and got our drink order when she returned with our drinks she took our... More 

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San Ramon, California, United States
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55 reviews 55 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place has some amazing burgers and is open late. Also some fun drink specials. They have a wide variety of sandwiches which you can have as a burger or chicken sandwich. The owners also are the servers so outstanding service as well.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?