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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese balls” (12 reviews)
“wings” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the iconic restaurant/bar you want to visit in Reading. It is filled with history and has great beers on tap. Eat your peanuts and be sure to throw the shells on the floor. For an appetizer, you HAVE to try the cheese balls!

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up in Reading so it is fun to have lunch and watch the slide presentations on the TV screens. Brings back lots of fun memories. The service was really good and the food was delicious. Portions were great - brought half of mine...More

Thank Donna J
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Very nice, great service and wonderful food. Great Price and wonderful atmosfer and just very nice happy hours and a great place for food, laugh, drinks.

Thank dianebD8505BU
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Awesome wings that are AYCE on Mondays. Everythng from pub grub through fine dining. Great crabcakes, and a very large selection of draft beers including craft beers. Noce wine list as well. Friendly bartenders, and attentive wait staff.

Thank kimberlyf114
Reviewed 19 June 2018

You can't say you've fully visited Reading PA unless you've visited the Peanut Bar. Located in the heart of downtown, it is a local gathering place where, even if you've never been there before, you feel at home. It's right across from the local newspaper...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Eclectic atmosphere. Great food with a widely varied menu. Free lot parking behind the building. Reservations suggested especially for large parties or show nights at Santander.

Thank kittykats84
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch. They have a varied menu. It’s very casual, with shelled peanuts on the table and the floor covered with shells. There’s a full bar. Friendly staff, good size parking lot in the rear.

Thank Polly H
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

The Peanut Bar has been a tradition in Reading forever. Lol. The food incredible and the atmosphere. Great place for friends and family. Not expensive

Thank KIM W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This place is a staple for us. Wings are excellent! Limited flavors, but that’s ok because they are great. Service/price /portions are all great!

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 26 May 2018

We were among a few families in town for a tournament, and took a recommendation from our hotel to try the Peanut Bar. The concierge called ahead for us, and by the time we walked a few blocks to get there, they had a table...More

Thank splendidcheddar
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Gail C
20 September 2015|
Response from KramersPeanutBar | Property representative |
Thanks very much for your inquiry and interest in The Peanut Bar Restaurant! Unfortunately, we are not open on Sundays as we've always wanted to provide our staff with a family day they could count on. We are open Mon-Fri... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +1 610-376-8500
  • E-mail
Featured on the Travel Channel, this classic Reading landmark has been serving up plenty of fun and peanuts since 1924. Great American cuisine ranging from casual to gourmet. Voted "the Best in Berks" in numerous categories. Chosen 1 of USA TODAY's Top 10 Restaurants in the Nation for Wings! Reservations suggested. Plenty of attended off-street parking. Family friendly-casual atmosphere. Yes, you can still throw peanutshells on the floor. The Peanut Bar Restaurant, where peanuts are just the beginning!
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