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Jimmie Kramer's Peanut Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$American, ,
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
+1 610-376-8500
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“cheese balls” (10 reviews)
“wings” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
332 Penn St, Reading, PA 19602-1010
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In town for the Fire & Ice Festival, but by about 8:30 pm we ducked in Jimmie Kramer's to warm up and for a bite and beers. When ever we are in town we try to visit our favorite places, this being one of them,...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here last month and really enjoyed it! Our filet was excellent and prepared exactly as ordered. Our server was very attentive and service was prompt but we never felt rushed. Will definitely return!

Thank jstr3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Peanut Bar is a long-revered Berks County tradition, owned by the same family for generations. The food is always good. The service is generally good, but can be a little slow when the place gets packed. Easy parking in the back of the restaurant.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined in casual attire for a delicious crab cake dinner & sides. Great crab cakes & enjoyed the company of many from all types of customers who came for seafood & steak special. Hot wings are good & tangy tasty! Peanut Bar was known for...More

Thank 553gradyh
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the Peanut Bar for years. The food is excellent and the atmosphere laid back and relaxing.

Thank dayghter
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We ate dinner here before a concert and for me it was a little different. I have eaten and other places that throw the peanut shells on the floor and I have always kind of liked that. Start with the food I had a type...More

Thank twmUpstatePa
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Great downtown restaurant. Parking lot with security makes for safe passage. Food was good service was excellent and the peanuts a real plus. Decore brought back memories of my much younger days and Readings history. Recommend you go and enjoy a good night out.

1  Thank ltjumper2016
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I haven't eaten here in years. Not as good as I remembered. The lump meat crab cakes were so so. The real pretty good. As always I liked the atmosphere.

Thank anywho
Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Peanut Bar is kind of a local landmark...it's somewhere we always take out-of-towners because of the peanut shells on the floor. But it also has good food, a good selection of entrees and wide selection of beers. It's not gourmet dining, but it's also...More

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing wings, the wing sauce is incredible, also can make a great burger. Nice atmosphere for different beers. Staff is nice and hustle your orders out. Park in the rear

Thank Douglas B
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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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