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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

) #4 of 272 Restaurants in Reading $$ - $$$ American, ,
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“cheese balls” (10 reviews)
“wings” (36 reviews)
“crab cakes” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:30All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every years at the Berks Jazz fest venue its a must to have dinner at this establishment. Two forks up!!

Thank MrJay183
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The peanut bar is just like it used to be...great! I used to go there often when I lived in Reading and it was always good . Took my family there for dinner recently after many years and it is still good. Everything we ordered...More

Thank LJF747
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a lifelong resident of Berks County I have been to the Peanut Bar many times. Always enjoy my time spent here - great food, great atmosphere. Highly recommend when visiting our area.

Thank Jodie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked about 5 blocks from the double tree hotel for a late dinner. Very welcoming, friendly professional staff. Peanut shells all over the floor--fun tradition. Classic rock played but not loudly. Food was good. Started with a small garden salad. Fresh and good variety of...More

Thank bfbss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fine ambiance for a luncheon or an evening meal, with atmosphere for both. The peanut shells on the floor are indicative of the friendly environment as well as a niche rendezvous. I've had lunches, after-work happy-hours, and evening dinner with family and all were well...More

Thank kerrytt2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite places to dine or just have a couple of cocktails. The staff is always so friendly. They will do their best to accommodate any dietary requirements (gluten free, vegetarian and vegan). There is off-street parking with security.

Thank dawniek
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't been here for a while but decided to catch an early dinner. Food is ok but nothing to brag about. Price is higher then expected and the atmosphere is outdated.

Thank lukey1_11
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been going to The Peanut Bar for almost 30 years. From wings to apple crisp (my favorite), It has something for everyone. The fun starts when you sit down to a bowl full of peanuts. You shell them and throw the shells on...More

Thank kayleen s
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The food at the Peanut Bar is always delicious. It's a fun place. You can wear jeans or be dressed up and still feel comfortable. I high recommend the Peanut Bar.

Thank dayghter
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Met some co-workers at the Peanut Bar, and the atmosphere and food greatly improved the tone and morale during our casual working lunch. Offering great food at a reasonable price with the added benefit of off-street parking makes this a highly desirable spot for personal...More

Thank DotHai
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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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
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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