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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese balls” (10 reviews)
“wings” (40 reviews)
12:00 pm - 11:30 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
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1 - 10 of 262 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was our first time at this restaurant and we greatly enjoyed the food and the service staff . We will be back again!

Thank nickhI7562OA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever you dine at the Peanut Bar your are always guaranteed plenty of peanuts, a cool atmosphere and top-notch servers. The food never fails to be delicious, hot and reasonable. Its also nice the owner, Michael, floating around to the guests.

Thank Gregory L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you happen to find yourself in Reading (sorry), you MUST go to the Peanut Bar. It's been around forever, and you can feel that nostalgia as soon as you walk in the door. The 'nothing has changed in 50 years' feel, coupled with peanut...More

Thank MelissaHoneybee68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great experience at the Peanut House. A flashback to the past, with generous helpings and the best Wienerschnitzel I've ever experienced. You gotta love the peanuts on the floor! What I think was the best about Jimmie Kramer's was the friendliness of the staff. From...More

Thank SouthWoodstocker
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Immediately upon being seated you are presented with a bowl of peanuts to munch while studying the menu. Peanut shells go on the floor here. I'd heard that the wings are really good, so I knew that I wanted to order wings for sure (10...More

Thank happywanderer856
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Great place to stop for a sandwich at lunch, happy hour or a full dinner at the end of day. Service is always good and the staff is friendly. Peanuts galore!

Thank R7797XRpatriciar
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Great atmosphere. Peanut shells go on the floor. Awesome choices on draft. Free parking in a secure lot.

Thank trw1028
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great food...Great service....Great ambiance...Great variety of food and alcohol (beer)....Porter on tap....Best Wings in the USA! Soft Shell Crabs....numerous specials...Owner almost always present making sure everyone is taken care of... family business over > 75 years.....Ron

Thank ronaldbC8951FL
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We have been going to this restaurant for years. Never been let down. They have the best wings in town.

Thank kelscadillac
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Entering the Peanut Bar is like walking back in time. There are video displays of Reading 50 years ago. Bowls of peanuts adorn the tables, and patrons are encouraged to throw the shells on the floor. The menu is extensive. There is something for everyone...More

Thank LKG_J
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Gail C
20 September 2015|
Response from KramersPeanutBar | Property representative |
Thanks very much for your inquiry and interest in The Peanut Bar Restaurant! Unfortunately, we are not open on Sundays as we've always wanted to provide our staff with a family day they could count on. We are open Mon-Fri... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-376-8500
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Featured on the Travel Channel, this classic Reading landmark has been serving up plenty of fun and peanuts since 1924. Great American cuisine ranging from casual to gourmet. Voted "the Best in Berks" in numerous categories. Chosen 1 of USA TODAY's Top 10 Restaurants in the Nation for Wings! Reservations suggested. Plenty of attended off-street parking. Family friendly-casual atmosphere. Yes, you can still throw peanutshells on the floor. The Peanut Bar Restaurant, where peanuts are just the beginning!
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