About Our Company

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A Rolla Tradition for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!

Originally founded in 1996, Penelope's Restaurant LLC is owned by the original founders, Yilmaz and Penelope Isik. Intially the restaurant operated as a traditional buffet style; however, upon reopening in 2010, the Isik's decided upon a more personal type of service offering a full menu and table service for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Penelope's Restaurant employs a staff of 25.

The Management team for Penelope's Restaurant is as follows:

  • Yilmaz & Penelope Isik - Owners
  • Charles Robinson - General Manager
  • Andrea Barton - FOH Supervisor
  • Cheryl Blackledge - FOH Supervisor
  • Karin Haughey - FOH Supervisor
  • TBD - Kitchen Manager

Large Group Seating

Banquet Room

Penelope's Restaurant offers a private banquet room which seats up to 45 people. Seating is varied and can be configured to virutally any shape desired.

Reservations are available for the private banquet room. For reservations greater than 15 people, a $50.00 deposit is required which is fully refundable with 75% Attendance
of the number reserved. Please contact us at (573) 364-2010 to make your reservation today. ** Please note, we do not take reservations for Sunday's, Mother's Day Weekend, or St. Patrick's Day Weekend.

Regular groups that utilize our banquet room:

  • Rolla Rotary Club
  • Rolla Breakfast Kiwanis Club
  • Rolla Optimist Club
  • Gideon's International
  • Rolla Area Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors
  • SOCOMO Clowns (Shriners)
  • Missouri S&T Athletic Boosters Club
  • Rolla Retired Teachers Association
  • Phelps County Fair Board



This is a modest-looking restaurant with the BEST pizza! Charles, the manager, was very proud of the service and food -- and rightly so! We took our dessert with us, so we extended our dining experience. Mary Beth, our waitress, was a breath of fresh air. Definitely worth future trips!

Allen H. - Sparta, TN
Courtesy of Yelp.com

This is a good alternative to chain restaurants. We went based on Tripadvisor reviews and convenience for meeting up while traveling. The lunch menu was varied enough to satisfy a variety of tastes/dietary needs. The food came quickly and was well prepared. Service was friendly and efficient. We were checked on a couple of times. Restroom was clean.

Edge W. - Columbia, MO
Courtesy of Tripadvisor.com

3pc dried chicken special on monday night was spot on. It was hot and crispy. Maah potatoes are homeade and not outta box. Michelle my server did a great job. I Travel for work so I appreciate good food and service when I find it.

Courtesy of Google.com