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“It's a bar with good food”
Review of The Copper Penny Bar & Grille - CLOSED

The Copper Penny Bar & Grille
Price range: $5 - $13
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Description: We specialize in taking ordinary bar food and adding a modern twist! We are known for making our own dressings and sides from scratch, cutting our own meat, & using local produce. We are also off a full bar & an array of craft draft beer selections and unique drink specialties. History Established in 2011. We opened January 2011 and are continuously growing, adding on, and striving to make your experience better with each visit! We are focused on providing a great, clean atmosphere for people to enjoy a causal dinner out or a few drinks with friends. We are located across the street from the Old State Capital of Illinois and have a beautiful view of it's grounds where Abraham Lincoln once worked. Our business is located on the grounds where the 2nd State Capital stood before it relocated across the street.
Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“It's a bar with good food”
Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

It's a Bar with good food. They were pretty busy when we got there. Just dont be in a hurry to get in and out here. It was wing night. The guy waiter was very nice. Took a bit longer to get the food. The wraps are good and so were the wings. There chips and salsa was very good.

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Thank Alldigitalsatellite
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“Place to go for the smallest BLT”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I was visiting from washington state, my friends recomended the copper penny bar and grill. I had the BLT at the copper penny bar and grill. It was the smallest BLT i ever had...the bread was thicker than the lettuce, tomato and bacon combined. I have had peanut butter and jelly thicker than this BLT sandwich. Im use to a BLT that is so thick hard to take a bite of the sandwich.

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1 Thank FiremanRichard
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coppergirl84, Owner at The Copper Penny Bar & Grille, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
We apologize for any problems with the BLT/meal you ordered. However, we do not & have not carried a BLT on our menu, ever. We do always try to accommodate the customer, so I'm wondering if we made this by request. However, if it wasn't up to par, we should not have served it. Again, sorry for any problems that occurred & please next time bring it to our attention and we will take care of it asap. Have a good day!

On a side not, I see this is the only review you have posted since 2013....

Amy Gaffney
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Central, Illinois, USA
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great stop”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Enjoyed the view of the Old State Capital while sipping an ice cold beer and munching on some nacho chips. Looked over their menu and plan to go back with family and friends for dinner and drinks. Very clean along with good service.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Brad T
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Vandalia, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good Food, Cold Beer”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Excellent service, very pollite, cool atmosphere, very clean business. Great menu options. Every night has some kind of special.

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Mark M
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Algonquin, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Casual Spot”
Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

As I'm often in Vandalia, I have been here several times. There is a good food selection on the menu such as all-you-can-eat walleye on Fridays AND Saturdays, good burgers, and salads. My wife really liked their asparagus fries, but alas they don't have them any more. There's also a good selection of beers on tap with a friendly waitstaff, though at times a little slow to get to you. If you want a casual night out, you can't go wrong here.

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1 Thank Ragincajn
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