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Penny Black

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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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Rochester, Michigan
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

Thank lauram0625
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

30 minutes waiting with several empty tables ... Simply not capable to manage the front desk of the restaurant... Will come back, maybe, when the management will change. The menu was not promising in any case so good for us to go to a better place.

Thank AndreAndreUSA
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Passed by this place in the winter while walking to the festival of lights. Couldn't get over the crowds flocked outside on the patio, in the middle of winter no less. Knew we had to try this place. We were totally pleased with our drinks (beer and margarita), Cuban sandwiches and of course, the mac and cheese. Great atmosphere, service,... More 

Thank Renee F
Rochester, Michigan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Had not been here for a couple of years. Restaurant is very family friendly while at the same time nice decor for a casual couple dinner. We were a little put off by the two employees sitting on the steps to the front door smoking. The chicken tortilla soup is excellent. My wife ordered a beef tip appetizer with sauce... More 

Thank Fred H
Auburn Hills, Michigan
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259 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was very disappointed that they dropped the Ruben from the menu. I felt they made the best sandwich out there, but our server told us it was the least ordered item. I had the pulled pork which was very good. My friends had the fish taco (very good), the chicken Caesar Salad (very good) another pulled pork and then... More 

Thank kathy203
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Penny Black is one of the places my husband and I like to go when biking the paint creek trail. The food is interesting in a very good way. Whatever I have tried has been a fresh and unusual take on a recipe I thought I knew. The portions are just right as in not overly large but enough to... More 

Thank Amy J
Shelby Township, Michigan
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144 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Penny Black is a nice, decent place to get a bite to eat and some drinks. The location is right off Downtown Rochester, and there are plenty of lot or street parking options. The interior is very modern, clean, and new looking. Both the food and drink menus have plenty of options. I would say the food is just above... More 

Thank Chad1640
Rochester Hills
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Penny Black has done an amazing job in intertwining into downtown Rochester, with owner changes a few years back it was questionable but they have made it and every time the food is amazing the atmosphere spot on no matter if you are there with friends to watch a game or have a romantic evening with your someone special there... More 

Thank A C
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

Had a few drinks at the bar yesterday afternoon.... Good beer selection.... But had the Chorizo Bean Dip... Hard to do wrong unless it's old and the chips are completely stale... Which were both the case! Canned beans with a few hunks of cheese on top. No chorizo that I could find.... Beans tasted of tin... Chips were totally stale.... More 

Thank siandjas
Shelby Township, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Nothing really wrong with this place, just nothing really special about it. Servers are friendly and attentive, but food is average. Flatbread was burnt. They used to have a salmon dip that was out of this world but was no longer on menu last week. They do have a good beer selection if you are into that. They have a... 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
US$ 14 - US$ 30
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, 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?