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300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4327
+1 517-816-4300
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“crab fries” (70 reviews)
“burger” (68 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4327
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can get any kind of beer here and if they don’t have your favorite, they’ll point you at a similar one that may replace your old one. Great appetizers, too.

Thank janicewriting6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic fries. Hot fresh and tasty. Beers cold and great tasting. Quick stop after visiting the campus. A must go in East Lansing.

Thank linda716k
Reviewed 24 June 2018

You won't find a better beer selection in mid-Michigan. And I highly recommend the Sloppy Crack Fries.

Thank Jef R
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We were visiting MSU in East Lansing and wanted to sample some off campus fare. We chose HopCat for the crack fries and was not disappointed! We ordered Tilapia Tacos, sloppy Joseph Crack Fries, M.A.C. n cheese and and the grand royale. All were amazing...More

Thank Jill A
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We live going to the Hopcat! Great food and selection. Staff was amazing. My kids had a good time too.

Thank Nashoba S
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Greeted by a cheerful hostess, seated immediately. Shelby (our waitress) was wonderful. Had a burger which was delicious. Fries were crisp and tasty. Shelby handled our custom requests with grace and success. Completely wheelchair accessible. Would definitely return.

Thank jwbaumann
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Came here for drinks with a few friends last night. Huge beer list, but kind of pricey. Crack fries are so delicious!

Thank Nate D
Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is the place for great beer selection with a staff that is very knowledgeable or willing to find the answer. Ask for tastes if you are unsure and they are happy to accommodate. The service started off shaky when first open but now is...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our burgers and fries at this noisy college place— but our mixed drinks really were not good. Service was great, and replaced our drinks. I’d stick with beer or wine.

Thank rosellamichigan
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We went to HopCat when it opened several years ago. We were underwhelmed with the decor and art work. It was apparent that money was an object in the decorating budget. The beers were slightly overpriced, but most were pints and overall we thought it...More

Thank edgewater99
Bethany G, Guest Relations Manager at HopCat, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

We're sorry to hear we fell short with beer expectations -- it's possible your last visit fell during a time that our constantly-rotating tap list featured more beers designed to be served in tulips. We work really hard to ensure we serve beer with the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4327
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-816-4300
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