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Penny Black

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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124 W 4th St, Rochester, MI 48307-2024 (Walnut St.)
+1 248-841-1522
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Detroit, Michigan
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136 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Persons in my party ordered Fish & Chips (one with sweet fries), Black Bean Veggie Burger with fries. The Fish & all Chips (fries) were absolutely terrible. Very very greasy. Actually made 1 person ill. The Black Bean Veggie Burger and coleslaw were good. Service... well I would say the server gave off an underlying feeling that she was doing... More 

Thank k s
Brantford, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Quick shout out to our waiter Mando (sorry if the name spelt wrong). Good atmosphere. Good selection of beers. I recommend the chicken tacos. Very filling. My wife had the fourth club sandwich. She said it was very good also. Hope this helps anyone looking for a good place to eat and relax.

Thank TonyandTammy
London, Canada
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Our daughter is going to school at Rochester college so we thought we try something new for lunch. We had the tater tot appetizer covered in cheese, pulled pork and onion strings not healthy whatsoever but the group seem to like it. For lunch two had the burgers said they were delicious and they were certainly large, my daughter had... More 

Thank Elaine C
Rochester, MI
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151 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I go here about once a week. We enjoyed sitting at the outside bar and relaxing with each other and socializing with others including the bartenders. Very friendly atmosphere and fun to be at in the evening time.

Thank Kurtiemon
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The outside bar really is a big plus. I like being outside weather permitting. Inside the bar area is cozy without being crowded. Clean. friendly. Mainly millennials. Young Professionals. Located in a nice out of the main drag area which I like very much. Good conversation and friendly people. Good food and service. An assortment of new, hip cocktails. I... More 

Thank Lynne M
Rochester, Michigan
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I have no idea how we had never been to Penny Black before. We live in Rochester and frequent downtown but just never stopped in! We (husband, myself, and 2 year old) had dinner last night. We were very pleased! Good happy hour specials on beer, menu with lots of options, affordable kids meals, and easy parking! I had the... More 

Thank Michelle S
Atlanta, Georgia
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47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Want here to meet a buddy. Really happy he picked this place. Nice decor and autosphere. Staff is friendly and does their job well. Reasonably priced and good. I got the 4th Street club. Bread is awesome. Tasted great and served hot. I don't throw out 5 stars unless its great. So it gets a 4.

Thank MCG1238
Rochester, Michigan
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a beverage break with girlfriends outside on patio. Great stop during our girls shopping day; weather was perfect for enjoying time and beverages with a few of my favorite girlfriends.

Thank Saw2013
Waterford, Michigan
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Other than the crying babies in the restaurant that distracted from the atmosphere the service, food and drinks were superb. Their happy hour specials run from 3p-7p and all appetizers are 1/2 off and there are drink specials daily.

Thank JenG1234
Rochester, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We came with a group of 12 people had a reservation got a great table lots of empty tables inside took a long time for our food though… And I never got offered a second drink but our server was good w our group. We do have one issue with the big hair in our salsa- kind of gross –... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 W 4th St, Rochester, MI 48307-2024
    (Walnut St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 248-841-1522
Housed within the original Rochester Post Office, Penny Black offers up a unique experience. The all scratch menu includes favorites such as house smoked bbq, blackened catfish, jambalaya, shrimp fajitas, fried pickles and hand cut sweet potato fries. Come out to enjoy our great selection of craft beer, unique drinks, and live entertainment.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?