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The Lucky Penny Public House

75 Big Trees Rd, Murphys, CA 95247-9624
+1 209-890-3122
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garlic fries” (5 reviews)
“crab cakes” (5 reviews)
“hamburger” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
75 Big Trees Rd, Murphys, CA 95247-9624
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is killer! We tried it out for lunch on the Fourth of July, we loved the food! The pub burger is one of the best burgers you can find. It's huge at a half a pound, it's so good you will eat the...More

Thank MickD415
Reviewed June 9, 2018

My wife and I were in the Murphy’s area recently for a wedding reception and were also hoping to find a sports bar with a TV so that we could watch Game 4 of the NBA finals. Purely by chance, we discovered the Lucky Penny...More

Thank knaggs4
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We went into the Lucky Penny and ordered fish and chips and a sandwich. The order took a long time to arrive, the fish was served with garlic fries. The fries were sent back and the fish was finished before the fries arrived. The fries...More

Thank Sandy M
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Hi Sandy M, To begin we apologize for your long wait - we strive to provide a great experience and that includes reasonable wait times. We are currently implementing a few new processes to improve here. As for the chips that come with our Fish...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

The food at The Lucky Penny was much better than expected, especially the fish and chips. The fish was tasty and the Panko crust light and not greasy. We also tried the chicken burger and it was good. A very lively bar scene, as well...More

Thank Scott H
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks, Scott for visiting and this kind endorsement. Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 4, 2018

We had good burgers and fish & chips! Service was good and great variety of drinks. Our friends told us they have amazing bloody Mary’s so I’m sure my husband will need to try one soon!

Thank karenn551
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks for the nice review, karenn551. We look forward to your next visit with your husband, I hope he loves our Mad Mary and Her Three Little Pigs :)

Reviewed February 4, 2018

Not only does the Lucky Penny have great food and drinks, but this fine business offers us the best in local musical entertainment!

Thank Rick L
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Awhhh... thanks, Rick! Hope to see ya soon :)

Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

The food is delicious and drinks are fun not the usual boring items you would see on a menu. Cozy atmosphere and very inviting.

Thank Auceda
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2018

Thanks for the very kind review, Auceda! We hope you'll join us again and bring your friends :)

Reviewed January 24, 2018

We ordered a hamburger and a chickpea burger. While the meat was good the bun was odd and didn't hold together. The chickpea burger was gummy and upset my stomach. The french fries were ok.

Thank LovelyLMP
Reviewed January 8, 2018

The Lucky Penny is a warm and friendly place to enjoy lunch. Their BLT and hamburger were meaty and tasty, but their hit Rosemary, garlic fries were absolutely yummy.

Thank Retiredcouple2018
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Retiredcouple2018 - Thanks for the lovely endorsement! We hope you’ll return soon!

Reviewed December 28, 2017

Very clean inside. Nice decor and bar. Karaoke on some nights. We had Fish & Chips. Good serving and moist. Brought some back and my granddaughter ate the rest.

Thank arn0ld1981
Jolene L, Owner at The Lucky Penny Public House, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2017

Thanks for the kind review, arn0ld1981! Hope you’ll be back again soon :)

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Elizabeth W
September 3, 2016|
Response from Sandra N | Reviewed this property |
I went there before a concert and had no problem getting seated. We were actually going to go to Grounds further down the street, but couldn't find parking. There is much more readily available parking at the Lucky Penny. I... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:59 PM
11:30 AM - 11:59 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Big Trees Rd, Murphys, CA 95247-9624
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Calaveras County  >  Murphys
  • Phone Number: +1 209-890-3122
  • E-mail
Come on in, let's have a great time together! Our friendly team at The Lucky Penny Public House serves up fresh FOOD, handcrafted COCKTAILS, and LIVE MUSIC in a newly renovated, casual setting. Enjoy comfortable indoor or outdoor (dog friendly) patio seating . We're passionate about great food, handcrafted drinks, stellar service, and the local music scene. We believe in sourcing local and organic when possible. And above all else, creating an amazing place where our employees are super committed to giving you the best experience possible. So please let's EAT, DRINK, & DANCE!
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