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Reviewed December 7, 2023

Just an absolute gem. Absolutely hands down the best watering hole with tremendous food in Beast Lansing/MSU. Ice-cold beer, off-the-charts wings and pizza & drinks galore served by super happy folks.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed December 2, 2023 via mobile

I am bit seasoned for a college bar, but Crunchy’s is in its own league, identifiable with Michigan State, but standing on its own as one of the greatest drinking holes in the Midwest. Manny was my bartender, and he’s an ambassador for East Lansing,...Crunchy’s, Michigan State, and the upper Midwest. His mastery of an eclectic amount of subjects made Manny perhaps the best conversationalist since Cicero. I had a blast at Crunchy’s and hopefully I can return soon to enjoy the drinks, food, and camaraderie of Crunchy’s.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed January 25, 2023 via mobile

There f****g hand held computer will rip you off when tipping, beware of this s**thole! Change $4 extra for 7 onion rings. Won’t be back

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 18, 2022

We ate there when I was down for Thanksgiving, the boneless wings were the best I’ve ever eaten. Excellent service with a smile and wait time minimal. Highly recommend

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 8, 2022

I have been going to crunchies multiple times every year since 1984. The burgers and pizza set the standard in all of East Lansing. Crunchy’s is in a conic bar and restaurant that should not be missed when you are in town.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 27, 2021

I took my son for his first visit to my college and had to visit the legendary landmark. It was exactly the same which was highly appreciated. So glad this is a part of the MSU tradition.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed October 23, 2021

We always try to visit Crunchy's when we are in East Lansing. Crunchy's has a charm that embraces the college bar/restaurant experience. The food is standard bar fare but it is good. We have never had a bad meal here. Our recent visit was on...a Saturday night, there was a wait to get a table. (it was not a home game for MSU football). Our server came back to our table several times to check to make sure everything was good. Big Plus! We will be back to Crunchy'sMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 29, 2021

the service at the restaurant was so slow. I ordered takeout, and they brought it out to me as soon as I got there, however it took them 20 minutes to let me pay for my food. It was around 9pm on a Sunday, so...as you can imagine they were not busy at all. Also the food was terrible. The tots were good as always but I ordered the Southwest Salad and that was the most bland, boring, disgusting salad I have ever had. I was excited for it but it was a total waste of my money. The food was also so expensive. My friend and I ordered a salad, tater tots, and a wrap with tater tots as the side that comes with the wrap and the whole meal cost $31. A total ripoff. will not be coming here again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Based on recommendations from several friends we stopped here for burgers. The food was great. There is a nice beer selection. The staff could not have been more friendly.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

This is a college bar, know and accept this before going. The food was a decent price but mediocre, as in the bottom of my calzone was burnt and the chicken wrap was cut up chicken fingers. The best part of our visit was Teddi,...who is an awesome server and checked in with us constantly.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 27, 2021 via mobile

Indoor outdoor dining, sportsy atmosphere. The pizza and breadsticks were really good. Not expensive at all. Our waitress was knowledgeable and quick. All in all a pleasant dining experience.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 2, 2021

THis place is terrible. dirty, nasty food, bad service. Dont go there. waste of money. Basically one of the worst places in the state.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed March 29, 2020 via mobile

Crunchy’s has been a burger staple for locals, and visitors, for years. Fun little restaurant, with personality for days! Reminiscent of Gino’s pizza in Chicago, people names are written, or carved into just about all fixed surfaces. The crunchy burger is my favorite with pepper...jack cheese from the MSU dairy store. We come here as a couple, as a girls night out, and to celebrate birthdays. Get her early for dinner, or you’ll have to wait outside. Also, don’t ever park in the lot next door, they WILL tow you. Plenty of metered parking that’s free after 6pm.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 10, 2020

We were in town for a basketball tournament and had dinner here with 3 kids as we were told they had the best burgers in town. In general, the food was average at best. Burgers ordered medium rare came out well done. The food was...just kind of blah. That said, the place was a lot of fun. Old school, college pub feel, lots of character - old MSU memorabilia, writing on walls, pinball machines. Fun environment - good beer list and lots of TVs. Good spot to catch a sporting event, just go in with lower expectations on foodMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

It's just that. A college hang out pub. My son and I went and it was pretty basic food and average service. There's not a lot of options nearby though so you do what you can! It was crowded and loud and kind of messy.....not...my scene!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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During the daytime hours til 6p or so I think it'd be fine. I'd avoid, in particular Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings/nights -- big time college students' night's out. If your kids are teens or older, might be a good... More
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Crunchy's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4