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Peanut Barrel Restaurant

521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
+1 517-351-0608
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“olive burger” (12 reviews)
“burgers” (30 reviews)
“fries” (13 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 3 weeks ago

I went after a hockey game to grab a burger and a beer. It is the perfect spot and although it was crowded the service was very good and quick. The food was much better than I had expected

Thank clay s
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On a summer day u can’t beat sitting on the patio enjoying a beer! Dogs allowed too . Plenty of locals come during the summer & students abound during MSU school year. Bar food , okay, hot , not overly inventive .

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came to see the PSU football game vs. Michigan State and am so glad we tried this place! While it might look like a hole in the wall, the burgers are to die for and the atmosphere is great! I typically don't order a...More

Thank 203aliciak
Reviewed 10 November 2017

MSU on one side, parking lot on the other. The staff was really working together on the Friday night when we visited. Quick service was great. Our burger, fries, salad, and chicken sandwiches were all good and inexpensive. The "side" order of fries was generous!...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I found this to be a typical bar/eatery near a college campus. It was exactly what we were looking for. The pub food was good. I had the grilled cheese and it was awesome. My husband loved the chili. The area outside is a wonderful...More

Thank Lisa T
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

The food was good, the service prompt and the prices reasonable BUT for most of the time we had to listen to the loud, crude , profanity laced rantings of a guy who obviously had plenty to drink. The waitresses would cringe and make a...More

Thank Richard C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Very good burgers & sandwiches and beverages. Ideal for low key dining with friends.Good service by friendly staff.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Peanut Barrel has the best people watching patio in Greater Lansing, hands down. But, for a unique experience, sit at the bar and enjoy one of their scrumptious hamburgers, made and grilled right in front of you. Eclectic and historic decor, plus a warm and...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

I went to the Peanut Barrel and was less than thrilled. A friend of mine hyped it up to be an amazing place, but I had a struggle finding something I wanted to eat, then once I did order a salad, it was the saddest...More

Thank skachic12
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Great sandwich place with patio out front on Grand River across from the MSU campus. Several draft beers available. Good food reasonably priced, great atmosphere on this summer day.

Thank BlakeRun1
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15 July 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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