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254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
+1 517-351-2506
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good43%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“tater tots” (10 reviews)
“burgers” (55 reviews)
“fried pickles” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reliably tasty food and good beer selection in a classic college-town tavern. Atmosphere is upbeat. Seating is in booths and at tables. The service staff are quick and attentive. Popular evening and weekend hours can be crowded. The only inconvenience/challenge is parking availability.

Thank William B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time I visited was because we heard Crunchy’s had great burgers. My mother traveled over an hour just to go here. We were sorely disappointed. The burgers were tasteless frozen Sysco patties. There was absolutely nothing special about it. The second visit was...More

Thank skigal79
Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurant/bar has been around for as long as I can remember. Decent size, some arcade games, outdoor patio. People have written or scratched their names into every surface, that alone will keep the conversation going. Great beer and burger specials. Tots are awesome!

Thank Samantha V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great service, tavern menu, solid craft draft list, inexpensive. lively college crowd. Would definitely return.

Thank GreenwayMan
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Honestly I watched some foodie show and they showed a "college town burger joint" 8 miles from MSU. Crunchy's is across the street. You can see MSU, some of it anyway, from your seat if you sit facing South. So I wrote foodie show The...More

Thank IzzataShark
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Crunchy's always has good food and an extensive beer list. Their burgers and pizza are my favorites! Mike D is a great trivia host on Tuesdays. Always an entertaining evening.

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Burgers were very good and cooked to order, "bucket of fresh cut fries was great with vinegar" . We were very surprised by the amount of fries. Good selection of beer on tap. They let us sample a couple and glad we did. The pineapple...More

Thank Matthew K
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times. I don't understand the glowing ratings. The food is extremely average. There are better places in town.

Thank ljaa4199a
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stopped in here for lunch. The beer was good, cheap and cold and the food was OK. The entrance to the restaurant was very strange.... down a alley with a metal door. Parking was limited to 4 spots.

Thank MargB_Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Enjoy going here for beer and boneless wings! Lots of choices on their menu such as burgers, pizza, sandwiches, Mexican food choices, and munchies. Parking is a challenge at times since can't park in lot west of building but city parking to north. Friendly wait...More

Thank Betsy S
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1 November 2015|
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Response from LMSmith1957 | Reviewed this property |
During the daytime hours til 6p or so I think it'd be fine. I'd avoid, in particular Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings/nights -- big time college students' night's out. If your kids are teens or older, might be a good... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 254 W Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4212
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-2506
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