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Brandy's Fine Food and Cocktails

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1519 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
+1 815-220-1744
09:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Rayne, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brandy's never disappoints! This was a repeat visit, a year apart, and it was absolutely wonderful! This has become an annual visit when we are up north. We had the prime rib and it was perfect. My favorite things are the spinach salad and the sweet potato. The only problem with the sweet potato is that is so ungodly hot!... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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129 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Unexpected space along the river in what you'd assume is a typical small town bar. The atmosphere is a touch swanky and our service was fast and friendly. None of us loved our breakfast...except for the complimentary cinnamon rolls that were brought to the table. Those that could eat them, loved them. Keep a few loaves of gluten free bread... More 

Thank Julie C
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome meal! Breakfast burritos and American fries! Would order it every time! Great service, an reasonable prices. Make reservations!

Thank Billybuc
Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon Brandy's today when we were in town and decided to try their brunch. The place was small and really busy, but the waiters and bartender were attentive and friendly. The portion sizes were huge and the food was delicious! The Bloody Mary's were also really good, and the string cheese on top was a cool addition. Although... More 

Thank Mo C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The staff is always warm and friendly they've got ice cold beer and a very fine selection of wine and whiskey the food is always top-notch I will go back and I really like this place

Thank Vincent D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Good Food, great drinks, fun place! You have a huge variety of martinis and the bloody Mary's are like no other. A must try!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and i've never had a bad meal. My favorite is the Blue Crab Claws and the Bone-In Filet. No matter what you get you will not go home hungry. Huge portions, especially the pasta dishes. The martinis are fantastic and such a big selection. I recommend the Lemon Basil Martini, not too sweet but... More 

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Geneseo, Illinois
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Brandy's is a great place for Sunday brunch with friends and/or family. The space is small, but comfortable. Reservations are needed due to limited space. We love the biscuits and gravy and french toast! They always have really interesting features and great brunch cocktails too. If you are near Peru, give this place a try. We drive an hour every... More 

Thank Katie S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Met up with some classmates before a get together and decided to stop at Brandy's for some drinks and appetizers beforehand. The martinis were excellent and the appetizers delicious. The oysters are served both raw and baked and are out of this world. The spinach and artichoke dip is excellen. The portions are generous. We definitely will be back for... More 

Thank Lizabeth C
Springfield, IL
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Large food portions - you never go away hungry. You definitely get you bang for the buck. Out front parking, Reservations required

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1519 Water St, Peru, IL 61354-3562
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru
  • Phone Number: +1 815-220-1744

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