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Beggar's Banquet

218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
+1 517-351-4540
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“chili” (9 reviews)
“london broil” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My wife's steak was very good, my chicken not very good, dry and over cooked. Service was slow, ambiance pretty typical college town.

Thank JerryBMan
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for diner after attending a Wharton Center Performance. Place was not extremely busy and we were seated promptly. General impression was an establishment in dire need of a make over. Worn carpet, tables with numerous dings, restrooms is sad disarray. That being said,...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is decent — nothing fancy or terribly high quality. Basically, when faced with the dire dining options in the area, it offers a pretty good and reasonably priced meal. I’m a return customer because restaurants that are better in the area are...More

Thank skigal79
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We went to Beggars Banquet on Homecoming after the game. This has always been one of our top 3 favorite restaurants in E. Lansing for brunch, lunch or dinner. Although the food was fine, the restaurant itself is looking old and tired. The carpet was...More

Thank 195508Anonymous
Reviewed 21 October 2017

A classic college town eatery, service was good as was the food. The greatest attraction is the proximity to the university and the great college town vibe.

Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Came here after an MSU game as it was the only bar around without a line. Reasonable food and beer, however annoying to find that the total amount we signed for on our bill was not the amount which showed up on our Visa statement....More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I went to Beggar's Banquet for a Sunday brunch with family and was very impressed. I had the Beggar's Bowl and it was amazing. I was worried it would be overwhelmingly eggy, but was greatly surprised with this delicious, hearty dish. Not only was the...More

Thank caebennett3128
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant at 10:30 this morning and got a table right away. However we waited 40 minutes for anyone to acknowledge our presence with water and to take our order. Order was placed at 11:15. Food arrived at 12:20. The food was...More

Thank Cynsk
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Looks like a bar but the food is not just bar food. The smoked whitefish dip is excellent and the baked chili a new twist. Lots of good choices. Service is good and it is very casual.

Thank LaneB45
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Food was good, service was good, but honestly the dining area needs an update. The lighting is dim and the interior is tired. Happily the chili is still delicious!

Thank Andrea S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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