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Beggar's Banquet

) #7 of 155 Restaurants in East Lansing $$ - $$$ American, ,
218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
+1 517-351-4540
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“london broil” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beggar's is always delicious. It's one of the few restaurants in town where I've never had a bad experience. I've had the stroganoff, burgers, chicken piccata, and sauteed chicken. Each was great. The restaurant also offers South of the Border options and seafood. The waitstaff...More

Thank Margo G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had dinner here today and it was an excellent dining experience! Our waiter was Patrick and he was so personable and attentive! The food was wonderful! I really like chicken piccata and found the dish here to be very flavorful and satisfying. Others had...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to try Beggar's for dinner on Sunday afternoon of Memorial Day Weekend. We were both satisfied with the service, the menu, the quality and taste of our food, the price we paid, as well as the enjoyable setting. I ordered...More

Thank JohnnyDMVP
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Beggers is a common gathering place for locals and visitors. The food is always good. It is a Fantastic location if you are doing anything on MSU's campus. The ambiance could use a little freshening up.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is a unique restaurant with really tasty food!! Choose from breakfast or lunch items and go back as much as you want! Food is hot, dishes are always full, and the service was excellent! Family, couples and singles friendly.

Thank Shelley W
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Loved the selections on the brunch menu! I don't care for typical breakfast foods, so I was very, very pleased with the unique selections. They had favorite breakfast items, too, so everyone was pleased. We had a very large group, about 20 people, littles kids...More

Thank Davidamy617
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beggar's has been in the same location for well over 30 years. There is a reason: it is a great restaurant/pub that continues to deliver. Excellent beer/wine offerings. Burger and salads satisfied our party. Great sides and desserts , too.

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 14 March 2017

You cannot beat their beef stroganoff. The vibe of Beggars is eclectic. Service is very good. Thank you

Thank Bob5460
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Friends visit table of 12. Nice and quiet environment to hang up with friends, stayed over for a while ,no one told us to leave out, food and wine 🍷 was great. Thumbs up

Thank Lyla P
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

There are so many great things you can say about Beggar's. The wine, the chicken salad (so good the recipe made Bon Appetit), the chili, the atmosphere. But one of the underappreciated aspects of it is the Sunday breakfast. So many versions of Eggs Benedict,...More

Thank Zach G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-351-4540
Beggar's offers elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. From our extensive wine list, 20 rotating craft beers on tap, eclectic menu to our award winning atmosphere, Beggar's is East Lansing's home to students, professionals and families alike. Since 1973, Beggar's Banquet has provided a quality dining experience in the heart of East Lansing. Using only the freshest ingredients, Beggar's has an extensive breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner menu with something for everyone including omelets, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Our restaurant has over 40 different bottles of wine and 20 beers on tap, ensuring there is something for everyone to love. Looking for something from the bar? Pair one of our craft beers or a glass of wine with one of our signature dishes like Portobello ravioli, Beggar's mac & cheese, or sauteed chicken and you are sure to have a great meal. With a warm, comfortable feel and interesting decor, Beggars is truly a step outside the "Norm" of downtown East Lansing. Whether you are attending a Michigan State event, grabbing a drink after work, or having a nice dinner with the family, you can't go wrong at Beggar's Banquet!
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