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You’re in Luck with this Restaurant – Lucky Penny

A cozy pub type restaurant with booths, tables, an outdoor dining area and another room that can be used for large groups or busy times.

1822 of 43 reviews

The Black and Bleu Burger is so good. I am now a Bleu Cheese lover. If you like spicy try their spicy chicken soup.

Love the ahi tuna with angel hair pasta and sauted spinach. Great atmosphere and love to sit outside. My husband also loves the Tator Tots.

We’ve never eaten here before so decided to stop in for lunch on a Monday. It wasn’t busy, about 5 other tables at the time. It appeared that there were only 2 waiters, which isn’t bad for the amount of people that were there. I saw other reviews complain about the service. Our waiter was maybe a little slow for my liking, but she wasn’t bad. So we did not experience the bad service.

The food was good and moderately priced. My mom got the reuben and fries, which she liked. I got a custom pizza with 2 toppings: $11.25 before tax. That is a little pricey for pizza, but it’s brick oven fired and 12″. As someone who gets full from 2 slices of pizza, the 12″ pizza was enough for 2 meals for me. Only thing I would improve on the pizza is more sauce.

We enjoyed our lunch and will be coming back.

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Lucky penny cedar rapids

Lucky Penny finds home in Hiawatha
by Alyssa Vicente · July 29th, 2016

On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Lucky Penny opened its doors at its Boyson Road location in Hiawatha. The brand-new restaurant is a wonderful addition to the Hiawatha community and contributes an “upscale, casual” atmosphere.

The owner, Graig Cone, is a man of many talents. In addition to Lucky Penny, Graig Cone owns Conveyor Engineering, Black Sheep, is a co-owner to a couple of local bars in Cedar Rapids, and is a real estate developer.

His first leap into the restaurant business began with the Black Sheep, a restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids, sparking an interest to open Lucky Penny in the Hiawatha area.

The General Manager, Mitchell Springmann, has been in the restaurant business for twenty years, with experience working in all areas of the restaurant. While he is skilled in all areas, he is most passionate about bartending.

“I really enjoy being the better part of someone’s day and I always attempt to make people feel as comfortable and as welcome as I can at any establishment I work at,” says Springmann.

Lucky Penny is described as being “an upscale, yet casual, restaurant and sports bar.” The menu features a variety of delicious appetizers, soups and salads, wood-fired pizzas, and several entrees to choose from. Springmann says that the restaurant focuses on serving regional favorites and using fresh, local ingredients whenever possible. In addition to the impressive food menu, Lucky Penny is equipped with a knockout beer and cocktail menu.

“Our cocktail menu is made with all fresh-squeezed juices in-house and features seasonal selections created by our bartenders and a rotating menu of lesser known but fantastic tasting classics. We also feature 12 draft beers and 50+ bottles,” says Springmann. Lucky Penny’s “Happy Hour” is from 3 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. They also have a changing soup, grilled cheese and bratwurst special every day.

In the fall, they plan to open on Sundays, perfect for football fans looking for a place to enjoy a beer and watch the game. “We are possibly looking at getting OnIowa to do their Iowa Football broadcast from here,” say Springmann. When asked about the choice to locate to Hiawatha, Springmann had nothing but kind words to say about the city and its wonderful people.

“We feel like Hiawatha is a great place to work to build a better future, raise a family, and to enjoy the simple things in life,” comments Springmann. “We really just wanted to open a place that people from the surrounding neighborhoods would feel welcome coming into for lunch or dinner and grab a bite to eat, catch a game, or have a drink and relax with their friends and family.”

Lucky Penny seeks to adapt to the needs of the community. They are always open for suggestions and communication with patrons. The Lucky Penny mission is to provide the locals a “comfortable place to gather and enjoy each other’s company.”

Lucky penny cedar rapids Lucky Penny finds home in Hiawatha by Alyssa Vicente · July 29th, 2016 On Thursday, July 7, 2016, Lucky Penny opened its doors at its Boyson Road location in ]]>