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American, Bar, Pub
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254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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87 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here with family while on vacation. We were visiting Michigan State University and decided to walk from there. The atmosphere was fun & the food was excellent! I had the Crunchy burger with Pepperjack cheese. (You can pick your cheese choice, which I love!) & the Tater Tots were very good too! I was craving a good burger, and... More 

Thank Tambrukd
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76 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Was visiting my son working on a restoration project for his older home. Wanted a good hamburger and beer, so he took me to Crunchy's. Wow, it was fantastic. Has been voted Lansing's best burger several time and I could see why. Fresh, built to my specifications, and delivered quickly with lots to eat and great sides. The staff is... More 

Thank Richard C
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69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no better staple for good old American food (delicious burgers!) in EL. Good beer specials, good atmosphere. You cannot go wrong with Crunchy's!

Thank happyhappyhappy2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the pizza nubs, tacos and a burger with bacon and avocado. All tasty and the service was pleasant. The best part were the two dollar beers. Decent college dive.

Thank Nicole R
Carmel, Indiana, USA
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357 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading a review, we decided to try Crunchy's. Friday afternoon at 3PM - no crowd but also very limited parking in the rear. Next door had signs on the spots you should NOT park & behind the restaurant on the street you pay to park so during peak times, be prepared to pay. Not familiar with the area so... More 

Germantown, Wisconsin
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105 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I were there 2x last weekend. I had a Chili Bacon Cheeseburger and it was outstanding! The Tater Tots were also good. Pizza was good it had a thicker crust but it was crispy and not doughy. Cheese bread was very good and like a cheese pizza with no sauce. Good Beer list and you could order... More 

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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This one of the best pubs with a large selection of beer and great food. The prices are very reasonable, a premium beer 25oz for $5. I felt at home, and plan on visiting more often.

Thank Pete Y
Byron Center, Michigan
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went there 7/2/2016 while the college kids were off campus. The environment is cool, well-worn but adds to the vintage feel. Our waiter was excellent, my water did not get below a half cup (they were not very busy either which probably helped). I had the Crunchy's burger, medium rare, bacon and cheddar. It was a... More 

Thank Brent B
Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here for Karaoke night on the advice of a local. The place looks nice and the service was fine. The guy running the karaoke (I assume contracted by the bar) needs to find a new line of work. He does not seem to like people and that is sort of a requirement for this job. Crunchy's would do themselves... More 

Thank Nathan R
East Lansing, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place! I am 62 years old now, and have been going to Crunchy's since college; LOVE IT! Granted, it's "earthy" and well-worn, but the best beer and burgers around! And they are absolutely the only place that I know of that will sell your party of 6-or-more a BUCKET O' BEER! I mean, a friggin' mop-bucket too,... More 

Thank Ray K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: 517-351-2506

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?