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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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Ranked #8 of 171 restaurants in East Lansing
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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69% Recommend
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English first
leawood, kansas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Mainstay in east lansing for thirty years. Popular weekend hangout....worth a visit..consistently good

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East Lansing, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The Peanut Barrel is one of those places, much like "Cheers", where everybody knows your name. Our adult son loves it, and we take him to lunch there, frequently. The best time is in the Summer, when you can eat outside.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

one of the bars I really like to go for the last two years in East Lansing as an international student coming from overseas. Very friendly and warm environment, just on Grand River Av. So, it's easy to get together with friends even using public transportation or bicycle! Like their hamburger and long island, which go well together. Sometimes need... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We got the veggie options and the food was decent enough. It does take a while to receive the food. We've been there on two separate occasions and both times it seemed like a long wait. But there's relatively good and friendly service. Just don't go when's it's crowded, or you may wait forever. The crowd is typically college students... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We are NC fans and had a wonderful time at the Peanut Barrel. Prices for food and beer were reasonable. The service was friendly and the atmosphere reminded me of my college days from many years ago. Plenty of TVs around the place if you want to stay and watch your team.

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Detroit, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

If you're looking for true Spartans, you'll find them -- and the best burger in town -- right here. If the weather is good, you can't beat the patio.

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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100 reviews 100 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I spent WAY too much time at the "Barrel" while going to MSU. Its a comfortable local bar/restaurant right across from campus. Known for their burgers and long islands with reasonable prices. I have met SO many new long time friends there. The food and drinks are good as well as the company while you kick back and watch the... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I found myself in East Lansing for a conference last week and was thoroughly pleased with the Peanut Barrel. My colleague and I went 3 nights in a row. I'm a vegetarian (garden burger and coleslaw) and he's a carnivore (burger, rueben, and 1/4 pound hot dog). We loved the patio, the friendly waitstaff and the unhurried pace. The prices... More

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Alexandria, VA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This place is located on the MSU campus, and has a great atmosphere. It's a stone's throw away from the bookstore as well. The menu is somewhat limited, but the food was pretty good, and the prices can't be beat. My co-workers and I ate here one night and the average bill was under $9 each.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The Peanut Barrel is a local institution for a reason. The food is solid-not a huge menu, but they do great sandwiches and burgers. The olive burger is wonderful, as is the chicken rodeo and the BLT. My personal favorite is the veggie pita with bacon added! It's not on the menu, but they'll make it if you ask. The... More

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