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Penny's Diner

American, Diner
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4000 Siskiyou Ave, Oak Tree Inn Dunsmuir, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
+1 530-235-4100
00:00 - 23:59
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

James was rockin' it out solo today when my husband and I stopped for lunch. Not only did he make us an amazing lunch (the Penny's fries were to die for!), he also served other customers, ran the register and kept us entertained in conversation. Penny's Diner is very lucky to have James as part of their staff!

Thank Lovey618
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great place, spotlessly clean, fresh ingredients, great diner food. Had breakfast here after our nights stay at The Oak Tree Inn. Food was amazing! Fresh ingrdients cooked on the flat top while you watch. THe breakfast wrap was amazing, took 1/2 in a go box! Making this a permenant pit stop on our driver from Oregon to visit family! Going... More 

Thank greenstop
Redding, California
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Traveling through Dunsmuir gives one several great places to eat. I happened upon Penny's Diner on my way to Hedgecreek Falls, a short hike that takes you behind a great waterfall. It was almost 2:00pm and my son and I needed a warm meal after having spent the morning in the snow. I am so glad we found Penny's! I... More 

Thank Jeff E
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

This diner was just what we needed after a long day on the ride: a no-fuss, down home style of diner. It was a rainy night when we got there and there were only two other booths with people. The woman who was cooking and serving us was very friendly. The food was good and filling and we were made... More 

Thank Jim L
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The hubby and I had just driven a good four hours thru rain and hail when we checked into the Oak Tree Motel in Dunsmuir CA. You have to check in through Penny's Diner, a really cute, clean diner that looks like it materialized out of American Grafetti. Except instead of being in the center of town, it's tucked up... More 

Thank Msalexhill
Portland, Oregon
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We found the diner sort of accidentally, it being at the far north end of Dunsmuir, in mid-afternoon. It was spotlessly clean and the staff was personable. Chef Alex prepared our meals with care, making suggestions for enhancement to my chicken rollup sandwich as he prepared it. My husband's chicken-fried steak breakfast was delicious - the meat crispy around the... More 

Thank Beachflower_43
Kettering, United Kingdom
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223 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We called here for breakfast and it does fit the stereotype of the typical 1950s American Diner. It was fairly busy but not ridiculously so. The service was extremely slow. The cook/ waiter kept apologising but did nothing about it. We had to wait an age for the food and then to get all the cutlery. It just seemed very... More 

Thank Michael E
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

A quaint little 50s diner that had a menu that reflected that era. Portions were super large so you definitely don't go away hungry. Service was great, greeting was warm & friendly, food was delicious, and some place we'll return when given the opportunity.

1 Thank stevecarolyn2016
Spokane, Washington
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Wow, it is like we were in the 1950's. Lots of charm. Clean, clean, clean! The staff, James and Barbara could not be nicer. James, the cook deserves lots of kudos for being so attentive to my gluten free needs. Yes, they offer gluten free items. It is a place I will highly recommend and if we ever come back... More 

Thank Keka W
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

This place is open 24x7 and if you live in their lodging which is Oak Tree Inn they have discounts for the breakfast. We had breakfast for both days we stayed there, pretty standard although it's freshly made.

Thank Ajinkya K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Siskiyou Ave, Oak Tree Inn Dunsmuir, Dunsmuir, CA 96025
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Dunsmuir
  • Phone Number: +1 530-235-4100
  • This restaurant is at Oak Tree Inn Dunsmuir

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