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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%
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“wings” (45 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant was suggested and highly rated on TripAdvisor so we gave it a try before a concert. Arrived 1 3/4 hours before the show only to be told they could not get us fed in time. So we sat at the bar for some drinks....More

Thank Edward B
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Pretty disappointing. Average at best. Service was good but that's about it. Peanuts were stale and food was poorly prepared.

Thank Jay L
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Possibly the best wings around, meaty, tasty, and perfectly done. Monday and Thursday AYCE wings for $10.99. Deal! Learn a little Reading history while you enjoy your wings and a good variety of beer on tap. And don’t forget to throw those peanut shells on...More

Thank j0ya0
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I really want to like this place. The room oozes history, the bar is beautiful and the staff works hard to please. However, the food is mediocre at best. Hadn't been in here for a couple years because the food was disappointing, but thought I...More

Thank Fettucine
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Decent food, decent service. Good environment. Not a huge fan, but it wasn't horrible, could of been worse.

Thank elik12345
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Love this historical restaurant in reading. Food is amazing and the cocktails are spot on. Great craft beer selection as well.

Thank JPitz
Reviewed 3 March 2018

very casual atmosphere , can be loud for some people. Had fish and fries platter and of course some peanuts. Where else are you allowed to litter the floor with peanut shells service is good , very friendly. Will go there again.

Thank Barry H
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This was our first time here. The atmosphere gives you that local old school feeling bar with excellent food. Since there was a show they had a different menu which was a bit unexpected but there was still plenty to pick from. We started off...More

Thank PhillipA228
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We like to come here when we go into Reading for performances, it is a good place to meet with friends. Food and drinks are good and service is efficient. Nice parking available in the rear. This place has been around a long time and...More

Thank sallyg899
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Before I go onto say anything else you have to get the crab dip! Phenomenal!!! The drinks,service and food were so good! I love finding places to eat on Trip Advisor!

Thank Tiffany A
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Gail C
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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