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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I arrived in town early for the concert. Checked into our hotel early then looked up local restaurants. Chose this restaurant because of location to concert. Very friendly staff , food was good, peanuts a nice touch and priced reasonably. Off street parking in the back. Daughter highly recommends the chicken buffalo cheese steak, very hot but... More 

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State College, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is my kind of place!! Really good food, great selection of beers and good value for money. The place is divided up into a few "sections" inside so you don't feel like you're in the middle of a field like in some other restaurants. If you want to bring a friend or two for drinks, the long bar is... More 

Thank Bob L
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day at our favorite restaurant in downtown Reading. The atmosphere is so unique and we love have fun crunching the peanut shells on the floor as we come and go. We had our picture taken by the staff and received a complimentary gift card for future visits. We love... More 

Thank antjoan
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533 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 619 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My spouse and I visited The Peanut Bar for drinks and a snack on a Saturday afternoon in late October 2016. The restaurant is located on Penn Street in downtown Reading near the Santander Arena. The Peanut Bar is open for lunch, dinner, and drinks Monday through Saturday (closed on Sunday). The restaurant accepts reservations by telephone. The restaurant offers... More 

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Franklin, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saturday nite, bit of a crowd and a large party seated in the other room, waitress was supposed to be a bartender but due to busy schedule she stood in at waitress and did an incredible job. Food was GREAT! Started with the cheese balls, man, I NEED THAT RECIPE!!! Then my wife did the crab cake while I did... More 

Thank Kodiak814
West Lawn
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A great relaxing place to go for good food, drink and a good time. Perfect for groups of either family or friends.

Thank Jacqueline W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A group of friends from our Saturday morning writers' critique group (The Saturday Scribblers) met for an evening meal at The Peanut Bar in honor and memory of our late colleague Elizabeth D. Pitchers of Yuengling lager made the rounds, along with groaning trenchers of favorite pub foods. My favorite is the "Beast", a humongous roast beef sandwich, drowned in... More 

Thank clempage
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Some new "specials" wouldn't hurt ... otherwise, clean, friendly and good food. Just bored with the menu.

Thank SAM0903
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Visited the bar area. End up ordering appetizers that consisted of seafood. The food was amazing. Will go back again!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

We've been going here for many years but recently frequenting more often. Great deal on Friday and Saturday night lobster tail and it's excellent! Cocktails are made perfectly. Safe and secure parking - no worries!

Thank lasPa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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