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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 4
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  • 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
Every town has a place like this

Every Town has a landmark watering-hole Burger / Beer joint that has been around forever and can't be beat by any of the newcomers. In my hometown of Flint, Mi. the place is called "The Torch". The "Rodeo Burger" at PB is very good. It comes with made in Michigan "Better Made" chips. I tried... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Flint, mi
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Peanuts. Start with the peanuts in the shell. Burgers. Just the way you like them. Fresh air. Nothing better than the patio on a great Michigan afternoon.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Best bar food, best wait staff, best cooks, best patio, best owners, best regulars. Peanut Barrel burgers have earned their reputation, but my personal favorite is the veggie melt with 'shrooms (warning: HUGE sandwiches, good for sharing or leftovers). This is a truly exceptional college town bar where everyone--families, college students, Spartan sports fans--will feel welcome. Don't miss the patio... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hole in the wall atmosphere . Best burger ever. I've eaten here many times and I've only ever ordered the burger. It's so good I can't try anything else. Patio fills up soooo fast. Hard to get a spot. Worth the wait ;)

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Flint, mi
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898 reviews 898 reviews
616 restaurant reviews
436 helpful votes 436 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Every Town has a landmark watering-hole Burger / Beer joint that has been around forever and can't be beat by any of the newcomers. In my hometown of Flint, Mi. the place is called "The Torch". The "Rodeo Burger" at PB is very good. It comes with made in Michigan "Better Made" chips. I tried a Long Island Ice Tea.... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Peanut Barrel is my restaurant of choice as an East Lansing resident of 30 years. The food is very good (I eat the veggie sandwich, the olive burger or a tuna salad) ..and it's dirt cheap! The patio is the go to place the minute the weather hits 60°. Sitting on the patio at least once a week under... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about Peanut Barrel Restaurant

Address: 521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
Phone Number: 517-351-0608
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  East Lansing
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
Average Prices: USD $8
Cuisine: American

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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 $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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?