Peanut Barrel

Bar, Pub, and American Restaurant
521 E Grand River Ave (btwn Division & Bailey), East Lansing, MI 48823, United States
Hours:
Open until 2:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Happy Hour
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.7/10

Based on 150 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Mike J.
    The Olive Burger is incredible!(3 Tips)
    Eric W.
    The Border Burger and fries with a cold draft beer = heaven.(3 Tips)
    Michael V.
    Try their olive burger -- one of the best I've ever eaten.(3 Tips)
    Calvin L.
    Serves probably the best Long Island Ice Tea in East Lansing(3 Tips)
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  • burgers
  • outdoor seating
  • french fries
  • long island ice teas
  • chili
  • darts
  • turkey melt
  • tuna melts
  • cheeseburgers
  • good service
  • good for dates
  • beer
  • good for a late night
  • chili cheese dogs
  • great value
  • chicken
  • buns
  • lunch
  • peanuts
  • rye
  • Joe C.

    Everything is good here, especially the atmosphere!

    Joe Cassady · September 19, 2014
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  • Alex L.

    Pro Tip: If you have 2 long islands outside, then move inside, you potentially could get away with ordering more long islands.

    Alex Lee · August 19, 2014
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  • Eric B.

    Second time coming here. Ordered the burger rare twice and it came out medium. It's a little overrated

    Eric Bell · August 8, 2014
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  • Andrew I.

    patio + long islands + friends + food. the peanut barrel is simply amazing.

    Andrew Izzo · August 8, 2014
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  • Caitlin H.

    Enjoy the patio and a Long Island!

    Caitlin Hudgins · August 6, 2014
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  • Jamie R.

    Try to sit outside if possible, great people watching. Cheap burgers and good drinks.

    Jamie Rytlewski · August 1, 2014
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  • Cheryl G.

    Best long islands! Love the rodeo burger!

    Cheryl Graff · February 13, 2014
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  • Bret T.

    Great service. Any burger is a good choice

    Bret Thirjung · October 6, 2013
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  • Craig W.

    Awesome burgers! Best I've had so far in East Lansing. Good prices too.

    Craig Windt · August 6, 2013
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  • Andre V.

    Cheap drinks, take out beer available. Happy hour is. 25 cents off bottles and drafts and $1 off pitchers.

    Andre Veasey · July 30, 2013
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  • Diana B.

    It's always AWESOME!! Shroom burger is the best!

    Diana Beck · June 27, 2013
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  • Stacy L.

    Had the much-acclaimed olive burger on rye. . . It was ok but it came overdone. Not sure if they normally ask or not, but definitely specify if you like your meat medium or rarer.

    Stacy Lukasavitz · June 19, 2013
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  • Jaclyn B.

    The best long islands around!!

    Jaclyn Birnkrant · May 21, 2013
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  • Max M.

    Always will have a special place in my heart. Obviously get the famous long islands and don't forget the peanuts!

    Max Moulton · April 25, 2013
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  • Ryan S.

    The long islands are a must-have

    Ryan Short · April 23, 2013
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  • Michael B.

    I love the Long Islands! But they restrict people to 2. boooo.

    Michael Brown · April 4, 2013
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  • Bee

    Wednesdays... 60 oz pitchers are $1.50 off!

    Bee · February 21, 2013
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  • Eric W.

    The Border Burger and fries with a cold draft beer = heaven. Great staff at this classic tavern. Joe Bell runs the best bar in the greater Lansing area.

    Eric Weston · June 27, 2012
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  • Ajay T.

    If you don't like styrofoam, avoid the potato salad. Or ask if they can serve it in a different type of bowl?

    Ajay Tallam · June 10, 2012
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  • Frankenmuth Brewery

    Stop in and give our latest #BeeroftheMonth a try...Frankenmuth's Batch 69 IPA...$3.50 a bottle!

    Frankenmuth Brewery · May 23, 2012
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  • Dan K.

    Have a Long Island... Have two!

    Dan Kimball · April 18, 2012
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  • Stephanie K.

    Came on Friday Night for drinks and the service was terrible.

    Stephanie K · April 17, 2012
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  • Jennifer B.

    Give the Chili Cheese Dog a try....yum!

    Jennifer Bell · March 23, 2012
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  • Christiane E.

    Always get a burger. ALWAYS.

    Christiane Evaskis-Garrett · February 22, 2012
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  • Laura W.

    come after his shift and jack might teach you how to play darts! great guy :)

    Laura W · February 20, 2012
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  • Rosie W.

    Tuna Melt on Rye and a Long island - you can't go wrong.

    Rosie Williamson · November 7, 2011
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  • Michelle B.

    Italian chicken pita is awesome with ranch ;)

    Michelle Benson · October 10, 2011
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  • Calvin L.

    Serves probably the best Long Island Ice Tea in East Lansing

    Calvin Lai · October 7, 2011
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  • Michelle Marie

    BEST burgers in EL! I like 'Sal's Memorial 'Shroom Burger', but a lot of people like the Olive Burger. Long Islands are set at a limit of three, so take advantage if you're looking to catch a buzz.

    Michelle Marie · October 7, 2011
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  • Pablo C.

    Burgers here are amazing

    Pablo Contreras · August 31, 2011
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  • Carrie T.

    Turkey Melt all day!!

    Carrie Tarry · August 27, 2011
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  • Pam K.

    Amazing burgers! And they serve them with Better Made chips, Detroit style. Can't get any better than that.

    Pam Kuczewski · August 26, 2011
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  • Joshua Y.

    Get the border burger with a veggie patty. Meat-eaters be damned

    Joshua Young · August 26, 2011
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  • Mike J.

    The Olive Burger is incredible! Try it on Rye, a dark, flavorful toasted bun. Want to step it up a notch? Add cheddar and bacon!

    Mike Jenkins · August 21, 2011
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  • Beth W.

    Full on rye buns are no joke.

    Beth Weinstein · July 27, 2011
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  • Cory S.

    Get 2 long islands from the waitress then the second 2 from the bartender

    Cory Stadelbauer · July 23, 2011
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  • Awesome Mitten

    Long Islands here are delicious as is the Chicken Salad! Worth the wait to sit out on the patio!

    Awesome Mitten · May 24, 2011
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  • Tom C.

    The patio, long islands, pitchers, and olive burgers make this my favorite place in east Lansing.

    Tom Chodl · May 7, 2011
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  • Jonathan M.

    If you're a professional drinker, the limit of 2 long islands is a joke. But it's still a decent dive bar.

    Jonathan Mason · May 1, 2011
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  • Jordon N.

    The long island recipe has remained unchanged since it came to now famous bartender, Michael Dorsey, in a dream he had in 1954.

    Jordon Novak · April 16, 2011
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  • Erin C.

    Some of the best chili cheese fries on town. Enjoy with two long islands.

    Erin Cline · April 8, 2011
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  • Jordon N.

    They have the Chuck Norris of hot dogs.

    Jordon Novak · March 25, 2011
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  • Michael K.

    Be nice to the bartenders and wait staff. They're the ish!

    Michael Krefman · February 5, 2011
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  • Bradley J.

    service sucks...but as long you get a long island when it's not happy hour it makes up for it!

    Bradley Johnson · February 4, 2011
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  • Trace D.

    Pitchers are cheap. Go the extra mile. Your liver will get over it. Trust me.

    Trace D. · December 23, 2010
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  • Scott H.

    For 25 years, I have ordered the same thing here: border burger with Swiss on rye. Wash it down w a Sierra Nevada. Pure heaven, best burgers in mid-Michigan...

    Scott Hirko · December 10, 2010
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  • Amanda S.

    they have a great lunch deal (before 2pm) burger, fries, and drink for $5

    Amanda Seevers · December 10, 2010
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  • Nathan G.

    Known for there burgers and Long Islands. Try the Olive Burger on rye. Also the best patio in town.

    Nathan Gates · September 26, 2010
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  • Katherine K.

    Drink your 2 Long Island Limit and tell Meghan Bell I said "HI!"

    Katherine Kierpiec · July 21, 2010
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  • Ryan J.

    Get the border chicken with a cup of chili. So good.

    Ryan Jaskiewicz · July 4, 2010
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