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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
11:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 23:30
Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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West Lawn
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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!

Thank lasPa
Big Spring, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank Matthew B
Reading, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank pagambler
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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 

Thank kc1511
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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.

Thank Mary Beth G
Reading, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 

Thank rm2611

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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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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