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“a must on game days”

Peanut Barrel Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 204 Restaurants in East Lansing
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $8
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed October 16, 2012

To get some collegiate atmosphere (and a beer) The Peanut Barrel is a good stop for lunch or just a drink. Game days there is a good crowd and additional football to be watched on the multiple TV's. The staff has always been friendly and accommodating. If there is alot of traffic. there is ample parking in a parking garage one block over.

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Reviewed August 29, 2012

Great place for a quick lunch. Excellent sandwiches, great outdoor ambiance and excellent service. Reasonably priced food and drinks.

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Reviewed August 15, 2012

I was recommended to this place so it is probably better than when i experienced it. All bar two of the staff weren't friendly (perhaps overworked, they may have been unexpectedly busy), the food (burger and fries) was overcooked and barely edible, although cheap; one bartender took the time to talk to me about the beer and advised me well. I suspect this place makes its money as a student drinking barn during semester.

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Reviewed August 1, 2012

The business strip across Grand River Avenue from Michigan State University changes constantly, but the Peanut Barrel persists--like a living fossil, only better tasting! Hardy Michiganians start sitting in the outdoor patio as soon as temperatures rise above 50 degrees, or the sun is out. You go for burgers and beer. Or just beer. The indoor dining experience changed drastically for the good when the no-smoking laws went into effect.

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Reviewed July 29, 2012

My wife and I ate lunch here while visiting Michigan State University recently and were not disappointed. Food was good & very reasonably priced, service good, and ambiance good.

It was a nice sunny day and we sat on the patio out front which offers ample people watching opportunity. The restaurant is located on Grand River Ave. across from MSU. The patio has about 10-11 black wrought iron umbrella tables, is separated from the walk by a low railing and ornamental hedge, additional shade is provided by two large trees, and the is a nice fountain adjacent to the area.

I ordered an Olive Burger with tomato (they offer a number of burgers) which came with a pickle and I substituted potato salad for the fries which normally come with it. My wife had a Reuben sandwich. We both thought our sandwiches were very good!

They also have a good selection of beers and other beverages. We had beers and tried their Long Island Tea. The Long Island Tea was only average. We do plan to go back but will skip the Tea for beer!

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