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HopCat - East Lansing, East Lansing, MI

HopCat - East Lansing

4.5
4.5
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our second ever HopCat location opened back in 2013! Located right outside of Michigan State University's campus and around the corner from the MSU Union, this location features multiple TVs to make sure you’ll have the best seat in the house to catch the Spartans.

HopCat was founded on the principles of bringing local craft beer a bit closer to the communities we love. We’re known for our award-wining Cosmik fries, which are beer battered, sprinkled with our signature cracked black pepper seasoning, and served with a side of warm cheese sauce. From burgers to tacos, our menu offers a range of delicious options.

We live the craft lifestyle - beer, cocktails and even craft food made from scratch. With a dedication to local breweries, sustainability and community engagement, HopCat offers craft beer and great food in a vibrant atmosphere for an inclusive, unforgettable experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (517) 816-4300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We now offer private catering! We make it easy to plan your next event with online ordering. Place your order directly at https://www.ezcater.com/catering/hopcat-east-lansing<br />
  • Private party facilities
    For any groups over 10 guests, catering events, or catering orders, please visit us at https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/hopcat-east-lansing/hello
  • Neighborhood
    East Lansing
  • Cross street
    Grove and Albert Ave.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Good for groups

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Hot spot

  • Lansing

    Best Overall

  • Lansing

    Best Food

  • Lansing

    Best Service

  • Lansing

    Best Ambiance

  • Lansing

    Best Value

  • Lansing

    Good for business meals

  • Lansing

    Good for groups

  • Lansing

    Neighborhood gem

  • Lansing

    Good for special occasions

  • Lansing

    Most Booked

26 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was so helpful! And dealt with my dad's corny jokes so graciously lol
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on May 9, 2024
    Thank you for the 5 stars! Cheers!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I’m Going weqrqeo with a little bit w W but w Powep

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great selection of beers! Food was good- large portions. Service was also great! It is loud inside by nature of building and area but not crazy. Reservations highly recommended as this is in busy area of East Lansing.

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  4. WendyS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostesses were so kind getting us a perfect table on the first floor quickly for my senior citizen father. It was a busy weekend at MSU and the girls there couldn’t have been more patient, thoughtful and kind- Hostesses and server. A great experience!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently good and the service was great.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hop cat has decent food, good drinks and fun atmosphere. Perfect college bar.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on March 25, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! If there is anything we can do to make it 5 stars, please let us know at jambler (at) hopcatcom

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  7. John

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The grilled cheese and poutine were ever good, though the poutine is not very authentic. The burgers were good. The Nashville and southwest salad were just ok. Service was a little slow - particularly waiting for check w/payment to be picked up.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on March 21, 2024
    Thank you for the positive review! If there is anything we can do to make it 5 stars, please let us know at jambler (at) hopcatcom

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  8. Jen19

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks, we particularly liked their truffle fries. Josie did great serving too!
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on February 26, 2024
    Thank you for the feedback! The truffle fries are very yummy! We will be sure to share that with Josie!

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  9. KentW

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First off, the staff when we arrived was smiling, laughing, and in a great mood. Our server was helpful, patient, and his accuracy on orders a d drinks were spot on!!
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on February 24, 2024
    Thank you so much for the feedback Kent! We hope to see you again soon!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great beer and excellent food! Would recommend and come back!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a reservation at 12:30 pm on a Sunday. It was two adults and three kiddos. The server was sweet and gave us three donuts right of the bat because she must have know it was going to be a long wait for food. It took over an hour to get food. They actually switched out my daughter’s plate because it was so hot and they forgot the bacon on it. It was obvious our food died in the window for awhile- ick- everything was withered.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservation for our group worked perfectly. We were seated quickly at a busy time.

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  13. Bells

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Our food came out quickly and it was a busy Friday night.

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  14. LindaG

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was poor. Our server forgot my son’s drink until the meal was nearly over. I had to ask another service for an iced tea refill. She never refilled my daughter’s, even when we asked. Good food as alwaysz The bathrooms were filthy. The place needs to be cleaned. I have been to other Hopcats and they are not dirty like this.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on January 29, 2024
    This is certainly not our standard. Would you mind sending me an email with a few more details such as date and time of your visit/order. I would love the chance to follow up with you personally so we can make it right. I can be reached directly at jambler(at)hopcatcom. Thank you in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch place, fun college town vibe and our group of 6 tried all different brunch entrees and we all loved our food (and tasted each others). All were very unique and tasty dishes and our waitress was friendly as well!
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on January 16, 2024
    Thank you so much for taking time to highlight your experience with us!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was attentive and prompt, checking on us often even though it was quite busy. The food was delicious. We really liked the elote queso. There was an event going on, which I think contributed to the volume, which otherwise was a typical Saturday night near a college campus. It was not unbearable, but inconsistent, so at times slightly startling. But we were able to hold a conversation, so overall not too intrusive. But the food and service were stellar. If noise is an issue for you, perhaps avoid the weekend evenings.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on December 4, 2023
    Thank you for the positive review! We are so happy you enjoyed your visit with us. Cheers!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The only disappointment was the limited lunch menu. I am on a keto diet. The limited lunch menu only had 1 salad on it, Caesar which is not Keto!! Other wise everything was fine!!
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on December 6, 2023
    Thank you for the positive review and 4 stars! We apologize for the limited offerings, as we are on of two locations testing our new brunch menu from 10am-3pm every Saturday and Sunday. Please come by any other time we are open to be served from our full menu :)

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  18. Idoc

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and beer selection. Our waiter was attentive and the food was great. Will definitely return.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on November 21, 2023
    Thank you for the awesome review, Idoc. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Cheers!

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  19. EbonyT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We toured MSU this particular day! What better way to end the Go Green festivities! Great time to be had

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  20. ckone

    Detroit

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Took far too long to get seated
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on October 24, 2023
    Ckone, thank you for leaving us this feedback so we can make sure to address this issue. We hope to see you again soon so we can provide you a better experience.

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  21. Michael

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, really great location and atmosphere. Made a great place for a first date.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on October 24, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars, Michael! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and providing honest feedback about your experience.

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  22. SarahB

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great burgers and fries. Music a bit loud but we got in and out quickly.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on October 24, 2023
    Thank you for the positive review, and honest feedback about your experience. We will keep the music volume in mind for future lunch shifts.

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  23. Adam

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I asked the staff ahead of time for a special request and they fulfilled it with no questions. I was also treated very kindly by the staff and the food, to no surprise, was absolutely delectable. Needless to say, I will definitely be eating here again!
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on October 24, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars, and recommendation! We are overjoyed to hear you had an excellent experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We chose Hop Cat for my husband’s fifty two year birthday and we had a great time and enjoyed the food service and company and the food and caramel cheesecake was creamy dreamy delicious.
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on September 12, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars! Happy belated birthday to your husband! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review :)

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  25. TexanInMI

    Austin

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great beer selection and perfect fish and chips. Our waiter Nick was great and everyone left happy and full!
    HopCat - East LansingResponded on October 5, 2023
    Thank you for the 5 stars! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to leave a review and providing feedback on our great serving staff. Cheers!

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  26. DavidH

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a party of 5 so tried various things. Nachos had some stale chips but other than that- hamburgers, fries and chicken sandwich got high marks.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from HopCat - East Lansing using the Order Online button. HopCat - East Lansing also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. HopCat - East Lansing also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (517) 816-4300.

HopCat - East Lansing is rated 4.5 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for HopCat - East Lansing

300 Grove St, East Lansing, MI 48823-4327

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Grove and Albert Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    East Lansing
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Happy Hour Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–5:30 pm Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Burgers, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (517) 816-4300
  • Catering
    We now offer private catering! We make it easy to plan your next event with online ordering. Place your order directly at https://www.ezcater.com/catering/hopcat-east-lansing<br />
  • Private party facilities
    For any groups over 10 guests, catering events, or catering orders, please visit us at https://app.perfectvenue.com/venues/hopcat-east-lansing/hello
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