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Brandy's Fine Food and Cocktails

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1519 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-220-1744
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 89
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
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My fiancé and I have been going in to Brandy's for over a year, once we discovered the place. We always get great drinks( made by Jason) and the food is top quality every time we've been there. We've had several things on the menu and everything is good, but my favorites have to be the bison ribeye... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Curt P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My fiancé and I have been going in to Brandy's for over a year, once we discovered the place. We always get great drinks( made by Jason) and the food is top quality every time we've been there. We've had several things on the menu and everything is good, but my favorites have to be the bison ribeye and the... More 

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Thank Curt P
Granville
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We went here for brunch because we had heard good things about the brunch and we had a gift certificate. The French toast was incredible as was the cinnamon roll they provide as an appetizer! The biscuits and gravy were excellent and you could even see and taste the sausage in the gravy! You do not find that everywhere. The... More 

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Thank Ron T
Quad Cities
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Brandy's is a true gem of the Peru area. This is the second time I've been to brunch with friends at Brandy's. The food is fantastic and so are the cocktails!!! Fresh monkey bread is brought to the table to munch on while you wait for your food. It is to die for. At our table we ordered the french... More 

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Thank Katie S
Chicago, Illinois
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210 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We tried this restaurant for its very good reviews on T/A. The place was too noisy for my taste. We had sword fish (Very good), prime rib (Too fatty, could not eat nearly half) and double baked sweet potatoes (More like a dessert). Bread was nothing special. Service was good. Prices were somewhat above average. The beer list had no... More 

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Thank ryokogasuki
Rayne, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This is our favorite place for dinner with family when we are the area. It is always a sure bet as far as excellent food goes. It is a bit loud at times but that never bothers us! Can't begin to enumerate the wonders on the menu. Everything we have ever tried has been perfect. The one dish that really... More 

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Thank Carole G
Urbana, Illinois, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Brunch is my game. I could brunch all day long and have on a few occasions. Considering this is a small town joint, it was good. Worth the price. Good food, but didn't blow my mind. Bloody Mary was good, cinnamon rolls were amazing and coffee was nice. I was satisfied, but left feeling normal, unlike my usual brunch high.... More 

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Thank AdventuresofNomNom
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were in the Peru, IL area, visiting Starved Rock State Park in celebration of two birthdays. We been out on a 3-1/2 hour guided hike earlier in the day and had worked up quite an appetite. We got onto the Internet in search of "The Best" restaurant in town or something mighty close. We found it! Brandy's has only... More 

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Mokena, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My wife and I visit Peru about 4 time a year. We always stop at Brandy's and the food and service are excellent. We tried their bison and I have never taste a better piece of meat. The place is a little noisy but every one seem to be having a good time. The cocktails are very good.

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Thank mokenavince-11
Princeton, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This is are favorite local fine dining (but casual attire acceptable) in the area. Great menu that has weekly specials; the food is superb in every respect. Nice selection of wine and spirits. Also very good for special events (like birthdays and anniversaries). Well worth it. Sunday brunch is spectacular (especially the Bloody Mary's).

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Thank dsharil
Peru, Illinois
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Love going here to have Martinis and there atmosphere is great too. The steaks here are awesome and very good portion size.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1519 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-220-1744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?