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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
517-351-0608
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Ranked #6 of 174 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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Highland, Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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East Lansing, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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East Lansing, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

PB is a local legend. The burgers are terrific & the servers are attentive. If it is a sunny day and you are lucky, you can dine on the patio and look out over your glass at busy Grand River Ave. But I prefer the dim lights of the interior, where one steps into a one of a kind atmosphere.... More

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East Lansing
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I've been a patron of the Peanut Barrel for over 15 years. Anytime friends come back into town the Barrel is always on the list. The menu is pretty basic and does not change much. If you want to dine with the locals the Barrel is the place to be. Make sure you show up early in the summer time... More

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leawood, kansas
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132 reviews 132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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