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American, Bar
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed May 28, 2022 via mobile

This was our first visit to Copper Penny Grill. It had a fun, lovely atmosphere. The food was good. And our server, Courtney, did an excellent job! She was friendly and helpful. We will return.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 18, 2022 via mobile

Got a recommendation from a local to try this place out. EVERYTHING was delicious!!! We had cedar plank salmon for our entree and spinach dip, boneless wings & onion petals for our appetizer.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 6, 2022

We were on our way to Asheville but decided to randomly stop in Forest City instead. We went for lunch and we were not disappointed. The lobster and shrimp bisque soup was delicious. So were the entrees, the pork, salmon and steak. Customer service was...excellent. Our server was so patient and courteous. It was a beautiful day on the patio. Everyone was great!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 21, 2021 via mobile

Let me start by saying the food is great. The service how ever could use some work. Let me explain. The waitresses are good. But we stood around for 30 minutes watching people leave an tables not getting cleaned off fast enough an people still...trying to get a table ! It’s like a circus in there ! An it’s not a big place ! This is just my thoughts on it but if the table are not cleaned off fast enough an people standing around an more coming in your losing money ! I saw people leave because of the wait times ! An one more thing I saw people just sitting there after they were done eating. If your done an you see that others want to eat be respectful an leave. To me it’s very rude to just sit there when you know others are waiting to eat !More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 20, 2021 via mobile

We picked this place of of a map, and it was great. We had both salmon plates and they were good and the price was great. The sweet potato fries were absolutely awesome. Good selection of beer on tap for a local place. We’ll be...back next year.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 4, 2021

On a Thursday night in November it was a wait time of 30 minutes to be seated. That tells you the locals like it. So did we. Prices were more than reasonable. Service was very good and the food was also very good. Would definitely...recommend it.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed July 18, 2021 via mobile

Great food at reasonable prices. Menu has quite a bit of variety. Gluten-free bun is an option. Expect a wait if you go during peak times, but definitely worth the wait.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 3, 2021

So many places I go, I get the same item every time I'm there. But Copper Penny has so many dishes that I really like, I get to mix it up a little when I'm there

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021 via mobile

We brought our group of four plus a youngster to Copper Penny on a busy Saturday for lunch. The restaurant has a unique decor highlighted by thousands of pennies inset into a huge bar, plus various bits of trim and artwork throughout the dining areas....The environment is casual and can be noisy. The menu is extensive, with lots of choices among burgers and specialty sandwiches a highlight. We enjoyed our choices, all were flavorful, the sides tasty and generous, and prices very reasonable. A full bar is available and Coke products are served. Our only issue during our visit was the extended time to be served and receive our food. Luckily we were under no time constraints but our visit easily took thirty minutes longer than would be expected. All things considered, the impressive menu, decor, friendly service and good prices combine with great food to make Copper Penny a top choice in Forest City and Rutherford County. Just...take your time.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed January 13, 2021 via mobile

I have had several business lunches here. And many for pleasure. The atmosphere has always been plesant. Decor of pennies is tasteful. It adds a particular flair to stand out and create its own place to be remembered. Staff was helpful. Our server came around...often in ensure our drinks were filled. It did take a bit of time before our appetizer arrived. Then our meal followed cloae behind. So not much time to enjoy the app. This day we ordered an appetizer of spinach dip with chips and pita. Creamy and delicious. I had the Cowboy burger with fries. Burger was cooked properly. Sause and bacon gave it a good smoky flavor. Fries tasted good, much better than any fast food.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2020 via mobile

Best meal I've had in a long time. Steak was perfect, sides were outstanding and service was totally outstanding. Happy New Year

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 26, 2020

the only thing I like there is the potato slab there chicken sandwich is so small I had more bread then meat.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 11, 2020

The homemade chips were good. We had the queso dip that was just OK, but they served it with potato chips instead of tortilla chips. My black bean burger was good but my wife's pasta was awful. Absolutely no flavor. Will not go back.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2020

The food was delicious and the atmosphere would’ve been perfect if only anyone were wearing masks. They have signs out front reminding people to social distance and wear masks but no one inside did so - all of the staff had a gaiter around their...necks like an accessory rather than a life saving tool. I think it would’ve been great in a pre or post-pandemic world, and I understand why they have such great reviews, but you should be aware of the lack of COVID responsibility inside.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 7, 2020

Returning to Atlanta from Boone, NC, we decided to search for local eatery in the charming town of Rutherfordton so we turned off the main street and cruised the two blocks running parallel to it. That is when we discovered the Copper Penny Grill--a converted...auto repair building with plenty of parking and the old garage doors still intact. On one end of the building is the bar which was warm and welcoming and hopping with activity even though it was only 2 pm on a Friday afternoon. The other end is the restaurant. The menu is a mixture of bar food and family restaurant fare (the daily vegetable was fried okra which I got with my bourbon sauced hamburger instead of fries). Chris waited on us and she was friendly and obviously proud of the food available; when we inquired about the soup offerings, she insisted on bringing us samples of the lobster and shrimp bisque along with a sample of the vegetable beef because "most people are reluctant to order a seafood soup in a small NC mountain town." The bisque was really good. One of our party ordered the homemade potato chips as a side and they were delicious. The menu offers a good selection of sandwiches and burgers all with a little twist from the regular versions you see on menus. The restaurant has several steaks on the menu as well--all at very good prices. I was the driver on this trip, but my companions tried some of the local craft beer on draft and pronounced it delicious as well. This restaurant is definitely worth stopping for lunch or dinner as you travel to or from the mountains. Thanks, Chris, for being such a cheerleader for your restaurant and for being such a lovely server.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Copper Penny Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4