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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Highland, Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I was pretty disappointed in this restaurant, the reviews didn't seem to line up with my experience. The food was good, but the food does not a good restaurant alone make. We had a party of 3 on a Saturday afternoon, choice of outdoor or indoor dining. We chose the indoor-no wait. First mistake. It was dark dreary, and smelled... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Maybe they had a bad day since we found the place on line and the reviews were pretty good (not Tripadvisor). First - I will eat most anything put in front of me, so I'm not a harsh food critic; however, this was C- food (I actually think that C- is the high school GPA for incoming freshman at MSU,... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I spent a lot of time at the local bar while attending MSU! I managed to make a lot of friends there! The food is always fresh and the drinks cold! Its wonderful to sit on the patio on a nice summer day. I make it a goal to visit each time I'm in EL.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I've lived in East Lansing for five years and there is nothing like a long island and a burger from here! Yum! I love the patio on a sunny day to relax and people watch. I have had slow service a couple of times but in general it is average pace. Burgers are better than a chain like chiles and... More

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Sacramento, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I can't believe I waited four years to try this place. I had chili cheese fries, generous portion and very yummy chili sauce, very fulfilling. The second time I was here with my Dad. He got turkey bacon sandwich and I got the famous olive burger. Both were very tasty (note: I am not a sandwich lover...). The burger was... More

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East Lansing, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Peanut Barrel is our go-to place when everything else just doesn't excite us. The crew at PB has been there for as long as I can remember, and I have been in East Lansing for a long time. Joe Bell (some of us call him Papa Joe) has found the perfect combination of cool college atmosphere and consistently good food... More

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