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Copper Penny Grill

146 E Main St, Forest City, NC 28043-3101
+1 828-229-3330
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“spinach dip” (5 reviews)
“panini” (5 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
146 E Main St, Forest City, NC 28043-3101
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a holiday visit with family in the area, we needed a place for our group of eight for a weeknight dinner. Reservations were made for us at the Copper Penny for an early dinner. We arrive at the restaurant only to find a large...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank studebhawk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My hubby and I happened across this place after attending a horse show. We had a fabulous dinner! Sage took great care of us for our visit. The spinach dip was great - you can get both chips and pita bread to go with it....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mariannemjones
Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Our monthly girls day out and decided on The Copper Penny and it was really good. Being vegan I just had the house salad and the salad was huge and fresh. I also ordered a side of broccoli steamed . My friend ordered the rib...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sheran59
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Travelling from Charlotte to Asheville N.C. we got peckish & decided to pull off the freeway. After driving along the main street we picked this charming and popular cafe. Not wanting much we picked panini & deep fried mushrooms. Both were ample, well prepared and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Paul U
Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

The dinner was ok. It got really busy as we were leaving. But, it was fun. And , they were friendly towards my kiddo.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank stephanieh675
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

In town for nephews wedding and Copper Penny was recommended by my sister in law. We went to the one in Forest City. It was great. The staff was so friendly and attentive. The food was amazing. Drinks were perfect. Can’t wait for our next...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan T
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I've been to the Copper Penny twice now and have not been disappointed. Very good American food, wait staff is super firendly and helpful, lots of menu choices. The place can be busy and boistrous but you can also sit outside if the weather suits....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dwimmerlain
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Their lobster bisque is too die for! And they had carrot cake from a local bakery, from whistle stop bakery that is out of this world! A deffinite must!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Bugladyoutdoors
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We felt lucky to find this restaurant. Service was very good. Nice family atmosphere. We have cedar plank salmon and the filet and it was excellent. Would go again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gss56
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Really nice place. Good food and drinks. Lovely town too. We had a wonderful afternoon in this sweet town. I loved everything about it but it did have Fox news on. Who needs to eat by that. If they loss Fox News I would give...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 E Main St, Forest City, NC 28043-3101
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Forest City
  • Phone Number: +1 828-229-3330
  • E-mail
An eclectic blend of delicious American cuisines with a touch of Southwestern variety - specializing in our signature burgers, juicy steaks and savory pasta. Don't forget to check out the bar, where we have several locally brewed drafts, house wines and hand mixed cocktails you'll only find at the Copper Penny Grill!
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