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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

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££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub
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332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
Today
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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!

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Thank lasPa
Big Spring, United States
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of Reading oldest bar landmarks that is always a fun time to go to. Lots of special and events and the food is excellent at a reasonable price. Over the years we have grown to love their wings. They use a special sauce that give you a little tang and a little spice. AYCE night are great.... More 

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Thank Matthew B
Reading, PA
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Throw your peanut shells on the floor! Food is always good but a little pricey! Menu is varied. Quick service!

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Thank pagambler
Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the Peanut Bar many times, and it is a classic Reading landmark. Guests are served peanuts at tables and at the bar, and are invited to throw their peanut shells on the floor. The food is very good, although I'm not sure it is commensurate to the prices, which seem a bit high to me. That said,... More 

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Thank kc1511
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great family, special occasion or everyday fun place. Annie's crab cakes and the house made pretzel ice cream cake are two of my favorite choices. You will see a mixed crowd or hockey fans and symphony goers. Local flavor. Plenty of off street parking behind the restaurant.

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Thank Mary Beth G
Reading, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I've been in and out of the peanut bar for many years. The food is ok but the part the strikes me the most is nothing was ever redone inside the restaurant. New paint, wall paper anything would be nice. The food is average the peanuts are good but I think they would do better if they undated the interior.... More 

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Thank rm2611
Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I was so bummed. When I first came to visit family in this area we were frequent customers and I loved this place. Then time went by, I ended up moving to area, and forgot about it until recently...and went unexpectedly. ..and won't be in hurry to go back..sad because I had such good memories of the food!

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Thank 753kathleent
Mohrsville
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79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We love the Peanut Bar!!! It's been our after holiday parade tradition for more years than I remember!!! Very highly recommended!! Especially love the cheese balls and French onion soup!!!

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Thank Kellyinthewoods
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

The Peanut Bar Restaurant is a historic gem in downtown Reading. The ode to tradition standard PA Dutch style menu is a great local offering but, the daily rotating specials menu is true prize here. With the kitchen consistently executing perfect Risotto's, Mahi Mahi, Pan Seared Scallops, Chilean Seabass,and more. Highly recommended!

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Thank John D
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Peanuts everywhere! If you have a nut allergy this might not be a good place for you. You can eat peanuts and throw the shells on the floor (a unique touch). Can get crowded depending on the time and day of the week. Business picks up when there is a large event at one of the three major venues in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$28
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?