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Potbelly Sandwich Works

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233 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4323
+1 517-203-4278
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Very easy to work with. All the staff was friendly and polite. Ordering was very easy and everything arrived hot and on time!

Thank NRJ80
Anchorage, Alaska
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100 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a great little sandwich shop right across from the campus of Michigan State University. Very friendly and appears to be staffed mostly by MSU students. I stopped there during Homecoming Week for a quick bite to eat and got the best BLT ever. I had ordered the smaller size and it was so good I came back the... More 

Thank hookedonBristolBay
Durham, NC
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

A fun place to enjoy the college scene while enjoying tasty sandwiches and salad -- lots of choices and options, good prices, quick service. I don't think they recycle their plastic ware (including plates and bowls) -- I asked and they said they didn't.

Thank Maria M
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697 reviews
365 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch as a first time patron. The restaurant has high top tables, booths and small 2 person tables. We managed to get a table but it appears to be quite popular. There was a guitarist playing today. I had a skinny pick 2: smoked ham with Swiss on multigrain with broccoli cheddar soup. Very good except my... More 

Thank Lisa S
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Came here twice while on a short visit to the city. The subs are great, and you can get a different kinds of bread with the sandwiches. Love the fresh veggies, and it's great that avocado can be added to everything for a modest price. The soup was also very good, as was the service.

Thank Ines Z
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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186 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Great place to grab a bite to eat while in town. Clean, fast service, friendly. A bit pricey but worth it. Easy to walk to from MSU campus and good parking nearby

Thank teresa5993
Saint Johns, Michigan
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Working on campus, this is an easy walk to get to. Friendly and fast staff. Always good food. Like the live music. Will be back again and again.

Thank jjbeagle95
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Walked around the area all week and kept passing Potbelly by. So I decided to try it one afternoon for a late lunch and it was a great decision! Good menu and better food! Don't second guess yourself, check it out!

Thank Andrew A
Flint, mi
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1,113 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 534 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

The first time I ate here I thought that the prices were a little high, however the prices seem to have changed very little since the time that this place opened quite a few years ago while the prices at competitor's have gone up a bit. The subs are served hot and fresh and are of better quality than the... More 

Thank flintjarvis
Bay City, Michigan
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Looking for a sub shop and found a good one right across from MSU. I had a bowl of broccoli cheddar soup ($4.50) the wreck big sub with everything on it ($6.00) and the largest dill pickle known to mankind ($1.00). Everything was very good and filing and a good price for being on campus. Yes, there are tons of... More 

Thank Nyormirror

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Fast food, Soups, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823-4323
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ingham County  >  East Lansing
  • Phone Number: +1 517-203-4278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?