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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%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“olive burger” (12 reviews)
“fries” (12 reviews)
“sandwiches” (7 reviews)
Open Now
14:00 - 22:45All hours
American, Bar, Pub
521 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4404
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great location across from MSU, and besides the inside restaurant, it has a very nice outside patio area. Food and service remains very good. Sevice is fast.

Thank Travelalot963
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

The patio at the Peanut Barrel offers by far the best people watching in the Lansing area. On Grand River Ave across from MSU's Berkey Hall, it's still tucked away in a small alcove by a soothing fountain with a statue of Cassiopeia. Their drinks...More

Thank G_Seven
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Basically the peanut barrel is an institution. Good burgers and beer! Personally, I love the olive burger. Friendly staff and good service… Thanks!

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is right across from the main MSU campus. Very popular with students and locals. The food and experience are worth a visit.

Thank Morell B
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14 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, Takeout, Full Bar
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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