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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“olive burger” (12 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 6 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
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We were visiting MSU as alum and stopped to visit our favorite campus hangout. Still good food, inexpensive pitchers of beer and a great location. In spring and summer its a great place to sit on the shaded patio next to a fountain and people...More

Thank Marcia W
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We tried Peanut barrel and were not disappointed- great burger on rye ( pumpernickel) bun. The chicken salad was perfection! We got there at happy hour so drinks and food were cheap and good! Our waitress was very sweet to get us an umbrella without...More

Thank Leftyjenn
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch. Because it was a sunny & beautiful day we ate outside beneath the shade of the trees. Our waiter was pleasant and effective. The chicken salad sandwich may have been the best I've ever tasted. My husband said...More

Thank htjfto3
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Even though the patio is on the street it is a very pleasant place to eat. There are only a few tables. You don't feel like you are on the street. People watching is great. This is a "burger place' but there are other options....More

Thank renbody
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stopped here for lunch while attending the Jazz Fest in E. Lansing. The menu had a nice variety of salads, wraps, and sandwiches. The drinks were generous, and the outdoor patio was nice and shady.

Thank chatakwa
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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
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