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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

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521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
+1 517-351-0608
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“olive burger” (12 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Open Now
2:00 pm - 10:45 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub
521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. Because it was a sunny & beautiful day we ate outside beneath the shade of the trees. Our waiter was pleasant and effective. The chicken salad sandwich may have been the best I've ever tasted. My husband said...More

Thank htjfto3
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though the patio is on the street it is a very pleasant place to eat. There are only a few tables. You don't feel like you are on the street. People watching is great. This is a "burger place' but there are other options....More

Thank renbody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch while attending the Jazz Fest in E. Lansing. The menu had a nice variety of salads, wraps, and sandwiches. The drinks were generous, and the outdoor patio was nice and shady.

Thank chatakwa
Reviewed May 24, 2017

Great location across from MSU, and besides the inside restaurant, it has a very nice outside patio area. Food and service remains very good. Sevice is fast.

Thank Travelalot963
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

The patio at the Peanut Barrel offers by far the best people watching in the Lansing area. On Grand River Ave across from MSU's Berkey Hall, it's still tucked away in a small alcove by a soothing fountain with a statue of Cassiopeia. Their drinks...More

Thank G_Seven
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Basically the peanut barrel is an institution. Good burgers and beer! Personally, I love the olive burger. Friendly staff and good service… Thanks!

Thank Dan L
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

This place is right across from the main MSU campus. Very popular with students and locals. The food and experience are worth a visit.

Thank Morell B
Reviewed March 5, 2017

Peanut Barrel has great burgers...my favorite are the olive burgers with Swiss cheese. The outdoor patio lets you watch the word go by and the indoors is full of locals enjoying their food and beverages.

Thank Allyn S
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The prices aren't too bad, and the burgers and fries tasted pretty great. It's probably more fun to go during the spring and summer when you can sit outside. The inside feels a little cramped. And the long islands are famously good.

Thank Margo G
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I love the PB as a place to meet and hang out with friends. Warm weather patio is perfect. Service is friendly, food and beer is cheap and plentiful. Convenient watering hole to MSU campus.

Thank Bayboater9
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July 14, 2015|
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Response from Judith B | Reviewed this property |
I have been going there for over 20 years and have never seen a dog on the patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
2:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-0608
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