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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

) #5 of 270 Restaurants in Reading €€ - €€€ American, ,
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Over the years I have been to the Peanut Bar many, many times. It is always reliable. The food and service is always good. Particularly, I like the flounder. Of course, for newbies, one must eat the peanuts presented at arrival at your table and...More

Thank barbarafahy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good and the service is top notch. A little pricey for small town Reading but worth it. They have a secure parking lot in the rear with a guard which is an added plus. Great place for happy hour.

Thank Robbyremi19605
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The Peanut Bar is by far my favorite place for lunch. The soups are absolutely fabulous.We also go for Dinner on a Monday night. The specials that are offered make looking at the standard menu not necessary. Monday is wing night, however we are not...More

Thank llschofer
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I've done the all you can eat wing special several times and really think they have the best wings I have ever eaten. I like the butter and garlic with a side of the hot. The special is Monday and Thursday and parking out back...More

Thank steve1975
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my family after seeing it on the travel channel. This place is a historic bar and restaurant in downtown Reading. It is known for serving peanuts in the shell. When you eat the peanuts you just throw all of the...More

Thank gspdominates
Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Peanut Bar is a laid back bar/restaurant that has peanut shells covering the floor. That's what it's known for! The food is always good and so is the service. It's a convenient place to eat if you are going to something in downtown Reading.

Thank Marcomaven
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Made reservations for a Saturday. The table was booked and waiting. Yes, it's the peanut bar for a reason...shells all over the floor. But that's one of the cool things about this historic restaurant in downtown Reading. Don't blink or you'll miss it. Looks small...More

Thank mahiman03
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Good local restaurant with friendly service and attentive staff. They were able to accommodate an elclectic group of dinners on a busy Saturday night.

Thank 290bryantm
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We were part of a group of approximately 50 people who met at Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant for lunch with Jazz guitarist, Nick Colionne, during the Berks Jazz Fest. The location of the restaurant was very convenient, being within walking distance of the Fest's...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a landmark , been in business a long time but not much to look at from the outside or in. Basic pub food but very greasy . The soup was too thick. Service was good . Looks like they had a good bar selection....More

Thank KingCole56
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Gail C
Is this restaurant open on Sunday?
19 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
US$5 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-376-8500
  • E-mail
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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