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Beggar's Banquet

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
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218 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823-4340
+1 517-351-4540
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gets busy for Sunday brunch so go early. An awesome variety. Great for all sorts of get together. Been there for drinks before too. Good bar atmosphere.

Thank Alexandra S
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine night out turned into a late dinner. Fun atmosphere with lots of room to mingle. Highly Recommend the Poutine as well as Shrimp Tacos.

Thank Sara S
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering Beggar's Banquet, the first thing you notice are the photos that include their fun history, introducing what is bound to be a great experience. This expectation continues with your first glance at the fun menu and doesn't end until your last sip and final bite. I HIGHLY recommend Sympathy for the Devil, their signature medium chili, a perfect... More 

Thank Laura H
Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've never had brunch here on a Sunday, you're missing out. And if you've never had their Bloody Mary, you've never had a Bloody Mary. It wouldn't be East Lansing without Beggar's, this place is a local favorite.

Thank CourtneyCT
Cleveland, Ohio
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Went for a Saturday breakfast and cannot remember when I enjoyed a meal more. Service was outstanding ( waitress was Ellen) food quality, freshness and amount was perfect.

Thank lovestotravel007
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

While in town on business I stopped in. I've spent many evening dining at this establishment. The building is starting to look a little ragged. I don't think there have been any updating in many years. I had the rib eye steak. The steak was flavorless. The sides awful. Plus the prices have done up. Little disappointed in the meal.... More 

Thank Clark W
Columbus, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Went here pre football game. It was packed and the 30 min wait for a table turned into an hour however it was well worth the wait. Very 70's decor and nothing fancy but we had the most phenomenal breakfast. My choice was the best breakfast I ever had-- Big Country--- biscuit with poached eggs, pulled pork, and a chorizo... More 

Thank Go-OSUBucks
Driggs, ID
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I can't rate our experience here highly enough. The staff made everything so easy and they were so accommodating to our group. Our server, Kristen, was just great. Everyone raved about the brunch/lunch menu and the service as well. We had a wonderful family, pre-wedding mini-reunion thanks to everybody at Beggars Banquet.

Thank sandyDriggs_ID
East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is THE place to eat in East Lansing. Harkening back to the 70s, it has ambience and charm. Food is always great, wine list outstanding, specials are consistently good. All it lacks is a way to eat outdoors in fine weather. I hope they can pull it off!

Thank LMV56
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The MSU College of Communication Arts holds it pre-game gathering here the night before the Homecoming game, so faculty and alumni can get together and also watch the Homecoming game. The restaurant provides a very nice selection of hot and cold food, so while I have not eaten in the restaurant as a private diner I can say these folks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Brew Pub, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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