Welcome to the Copper Penny

Located in historic downtown Wilmington, the Copper Penny offers an eclectic mix of appetizers, salads, and sandwiches along with an extensive selection of mixed drinks and beers.

Serving up some of the best affordable food and drinks in Wilmington, the Copper Penny’s relaxed atmosphere is the perfect place for lunch, dinner, or drinks with friends.


As featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

When Guy Fieri visited Wilmington in early 2018, he made a visit to the Copper Penny. During his time with our staff, we were sure to serve him three of our favorites: our Hot Roast Pork Sandwich, the 109 Chestnut Chicken, and our Homemade Beer-Battered Onion Rings.

“Keep those onion rings away from me,” quipped Guy after he couldn’t stop eating them. “I never want to see them again!”


Quality Disclaimer

We believe in the quality of all of our food, and we take every measure to uphold our standards. We change our fryer oil daily, sometimes even twice a day. During our peak hours, we may be changing our oil, resulting in a delay of preparing your fried items. We appreciate your patience during these time periods.


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109 Chestnut St. Wilmington, NC 28401

  • Phone

    (910) 762-1373
  • Fax

    (910) 762-1384
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