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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“olive burger” (12 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 25 May 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 23 May 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 27 April 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 11 April 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 6 March 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 23 January 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 20 January 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
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a good neighborhood bar to go sit and talk. Gets a crowd of mostly msu staff and graduate students. Good burgers, simple menu. Good place for drinks. Has outside patio in warm season. Not best place for kids

Thank DGoat
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We've been regulars there for many years, getting to know the people who work there well. Love the people watching on Grand River, and the Olive Burger is my fave burger.

Thank Eyeskreemer
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Enjoyed lunch at the Peanut Barrel when visiting our daughter in East Lansing on a Sunday afternoon. It was highly recommended. The chili is the best I have ever had. Amazing. The all around food quality was great. The fries and chicken salad were wonderful....More

Thank JVM-Milford-MI
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you allow dogs on the patio?
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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 22:45
14:00 - 22:45
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
  • E-mail
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