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Beggar's Banquet

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
+1 517-351-4540
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Novi, Michigan
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424 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the selections on the brunch menu! I don't care for typical breakfast foods, so I was very, very pleased with the unique selections. They had favorite breakfast items, too, so everyone was pleased. We had a very large group, about 20 people, littles kids to grandparents. Everyone was pleased. Coffee kept coming. Staff was super. We never felt rushed.

Thank Davidamy617
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beggar's has been in the same location for well over 30 years. There is a reason: it is a great restaurant/pub that continues to deliver. Excellent beer/wine offerings. Burger and salads satisfied our party. Great sides and desserts , too.

Thank Rick C
Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot beat their beef stroganoff. The vibe of Beggars is eclectic. Service is very good. Thank you

Thank Bob5460
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends visit table of 12. Nice and quiet environment to hang up with friends, stayed over for a while ,no one told us to leave out, food and wine 🍷 was great. Thumbs up

Thank Lyla P
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There are so many great things you can say about Beggar's. The wine, the chicken salad (so good the recipe made Bon Appetit), the chili, the atmosphere. But one of the underappreciated aspects of it is the Sunday breakfast. So many versions of Eggs Benedict, all delicious and creative. You can even order a "Bene Flight" to mix and match.... More 

Thank Zach G
Detroit, Michigan
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"Beggars" has been there a long time...and you will know that from the menu, the tables, and the walls! A recent visit found an again-updated beer and wine list (beer list is better; I couldn't even read the wine list!) along with a pared-down and eclectic menu. You might think this was the area's first Thai-Taco-Fish-Wisconsin style food restaurant, but... More 

Thank plamichigan
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Gets busy for Sunday brunch so go early. An awesome variety. Great for all sorts of get together. Been there for drinks before too. Good bar atmosphere.

Thank Alexandra S
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Fine night out turned into a late dinner. Fun atmosphere with lots of room to mingle. Highly Recommend the Poutine as well as Shrimp Tacos.

Thank Sara S
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Upon entering Beggar's Banquet, the first thing you notice are the photos that include their fun history, introducing what is bound to be a great experience. This expectation continues with your first glance at the fun menu and doesn't end until your last sip and final bite. I HIGHLY recommend Sympathy for the Devil, their signature medium chili, a perfect... More 

Thank Laura H
Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

If you've never had brunch here on a Sunday, you're missing out. And if you've never had their Bloody Mary, you've never had a Bloody Mary. It wouldn't be East Lansing without Beggar's, this place is a local favorite.

Thank CourtneyCT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-4540
Beggar's offers elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. From our extensive wine list, 20 rotating craft beers on tap, eclectic menu to our award winning atmosphere, Beggar's is East Lansing's home to students, professionals and families alike. Since 1973, Beggar's Banquet has provided a quality dining experience in the heart of East Lansing. Using only the freshest ingredients, Beggar's has an extensive breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menu with something for everyone including omelets, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Our restaurant has over 40 different bottles of wine and 20 beers on tap, ensuring there is something for everyone to love. Looking for something from the bar? Pair one of our craft beers or a glass of wine with one of our signature dishes like Portobello ravioli, Beggar's mac & cheese, or sauteed chicken and you are sure to have a great meal. With a warm, comfortable feel and interesting decor, Beggars is truly a step outside the "Norm" of downtown East Lansing. Whether you are attending a Michigan State event, grabbing a drink after work, or having a nice dinner with the family, you can't go wrong at Beggar's Banquet!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?