East Lansing Restaurant & Bar Guide

State Room

219 S. Harrison Road
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 432-4000

This is the best fine dining restaurant on the campus of Michigan State University. This place will absolutely delight your senses with delicious tastes and warm ambiance. The menus at 219 S. Harrison Road are changed seasonally to reflect the best local ingredients. They have an extensive wine list that has won several awards over the years. The culinary delights will have your taste buds dancing all over the place. The décor could best be described as contemporary and you will be relaxed throughout your entire experience.


300 Grove Street
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 816-4300

The mission of the Apollo 11 spaceflight was to land on the moon. The mission of this establishment is to do one thing very well: to bring you great beer. And believe us, they take great care and pride to make the best quality beer that is available in the area. Listed as one of the top 50 bars in the United States by Draft Magazine, craft beer lovers have started to flock to 300 Grove Street. Listen to this, HopCat serves 100 draft beers. If you feel like breaking out of the beer mold, how about a great glass of wine or a cocktail from the full bar.

Peanut Barrel Restaurant

521 E. Grand River Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 351-0608

We love this East Lansing legend! Weather permitting, you will want to be on the outdoor patio to soak up some rays and good food and drink at 521 E. Grand River Avenue. They are famous for their tasty burgers and specialty long island ice teas. Beware, you will want to plan ahead because this place is extremely popular. We can't say enough about the burgers, we will leave it at that. One thing we are absolutely sure of is that you will not meet any wait staff anywhere who are friendlier and more service driven.


1312 Michigan Avenue
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 333-6295

We are pretty sure that you have never heard food talked about or prepared in the way it is at 1312 Michigan Avenue. The owner approaches food in the way a composer would create a musical piece. There is a lot of variety in the food served including thick stew-like dishes, vegetarian and meat, mild and spicy. And something very exciting has just happened recently. Altu's now serves beer and wine. This means that you will be able to complete your dining experience when you pay a visit to this unique establishment.

Jimmy's Pub

16804 Chandler Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 324-7100

One of the best! Jimmy's specializes in two particular areas: crafting mouth-watering food and providing superb customer service. It doesn't take long to notice when there is a real commitment and at 16804 Chandler Road, they have an unwavering commitment to flavor. When your server shows up at your table, they will hand you what we have to say is a power house menu. The atmosphere is great no matter where you sit and the portions you will be served are mammoth. This place is worth the trip and you will find yourself coming back again and again.


2874 Lake Lansing Road
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517) 332-1080

Located at 2874 Lake Lansing Road and part of the Walnut Hills Golf Club, this place knows how to shine. You will find real food, real atmosphere, and real people. It may take you awhile to pin this place down, but we would say it is a modern twist on American cuisine, design and décor. Where else can you say that the same location is hip enough for you to sip martinis with friends or relaxed enough to bring your kids or refined enough to entertain business clients. We believe it won't be long before you feel like this is the place that you want to be.