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Penny's Diner

American, Diner
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1608 W Business US Highway 60, Dexter, MO 63841-2837
+1 573-624-5800
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Advance, Missouri
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at Penny's is pretty much what I'd expect at a 50's style diner. Theres not a thing wrong with that. Its got charm and a nice greasy spoon vibe. My only complaint is that the couple of times I've gone in, regardless of how busy, it seems to take quite a while to get our food cooked, Which... More 

Thank Djhawc
Taipei, Taiwan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Service was slow. Had to ask for check and coffee several times before we actually got them. They were not very busy when we were there so that was not a reason for poor service.

Thank JNoble2013
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the food was not bad. We had breakfast. Good size portions. Not the biggest dining area, but we did not have a problem getting a seat.

Thank Susan C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I am looking forward to contacting someone from Oak Tree In on the Penny's Dine location in Dexter, MO. I had a service call in the area and my wife and I saw this location and decided to stop and get something to eat.... I knew I was in trouble when it took the waitress almost 10 minutes to bring... More 

1 Thank Michael P
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We waited forever for breakfast. The omlets were just ok, not great. Waiting staff could be seen eating behind the grill and were not attentive.

Thank AngieW4
Mountain Home, Arkansas
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82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

This place is in front of a hotel that caters to Train Crews - they swap and flip flop between Pine Bluff AR and Rockford IL (?) - This Diner is very tailored to appeal to them. Simple good food. Friendly staff that caters to regulars. They food is nothing special, but it is good.

Thank NorforkFisherman
Sikeston, Missouri
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

Food was just OK. Service was not right. A lot of Food on the floor where your feet are. Just not a well managed place. Cute outside, that is why we went. But turn away.

Thank 4wheaties
Mountain Home, Arkansas
Level Contributor
97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent and the price was very reasonable. I was was really surprised at the quantity of food that you were given. He waitress was slow to come and wait on me at first. But the food was worth the wait. I would highly recommend it.

Thank David J
Adrian, Missouri
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111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Setting is real old school. Peaceful and enjoyable. Worth it just to experience the atmosphere of the restraunt. Food wasn't bad, prices good. Very fun.

Thank shamrockofthesky
Missouri, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This restaurant had a nice décor but that's about it. The waitress was very nice and she tried but she was the only waitress there and she was also ringing out customers at the register. The cook appeared to me like he really didn't care whether he was there or not. It took at least 1/2 hour to get our... More 

Thank FoodLover880

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 W Business US Highway 60, Dexter, MO 63841-2837
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Dexter
  • Phone Number: +1 573-624-5800

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