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Penelope's Lil' Cafe

4724 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506-5360
+1 402-435-0998
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (5 reviews)
“fried chicken” (3 reviews)
“after church” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
4724 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506-5360
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Got in a half hour before closing, it was still busy, still served us. Thank you. After that, it went downhill. It's very nasty to have to fight flies, especially in an eatery. The coffee is very tasteless. Someone came to our table during our...More

1  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Pen's has become one of my faves for breakfast. Friendly people, and definitely not a chain restaurant feel. Good food, good service, reasonable prices. Coffee included with some breakfasts (bacon and eggs) but not with others, a little confusing. Nice crispy hash-browns and they know...More

1  Thank Onree
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Have been there several times. Good breakfast at a reasonable cost. Daily specials. Only downside is parking but there are plenty of spaces nearby on the street.

1  Thank dogapproved
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast after church today. There aren’t too many parking spots, but it’s a fairly small place, so that works out ok. The wait staff was friendly and the meals were delicious. Pretty good prices for what you get, and if you want...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Had been there once or twice shortly after they opened. Parking is a premium but there is nearby parking on the street. Any walk is worth the trip. Service was excellent as was there big breakfast with eggs, hash browns, eggs and toast. Also included...More

Thank dogapproved
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Guess the only time I've been there is after church. Always a wait-but not too long. The turnover is fairly quick. Very good breakfasts. Need to check out their fried chicken sometime.

1  Thank pharm78
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great meal! Husband and I both had the hot beef sandwich with Texas toast, mashed potatoes and gravy. It really good. Gave us enough gravy too. They make their own potato chips too.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lincoln like many towns is short on anything but chain restaurants it seems to me (and I grew up but don't live here). Penelope's is kind of unassuming when seen from the street, but when we went on the Saturday after Thanksgiving we had to...More

1  Thank Alobar49
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I was taking my mom out to lunch and she suggested we go to this little café she likes. I had never been to Penelope's but my parents had ate there several times before. My mom was right, Penelop's Café was great. The service was...More

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were headed out of town on a Friday morning and decided that rather than stop at one of the newer chain breakfast places we would try Penelop's. This is the fist time I have ever paid for pancakes that I needed a knife to...More

1  Thank jantraveler9
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4724 Pioneers Blvd, Lincoln, NE 68506-5360
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 402-435-0998
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