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Penny's Diner

Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (8 reviews)
“tots” (2 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Diner
Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for lunch on the way NOrth. Was excellent variety of food. Very good food . Fast Efficient service. Would recommend this small Diner as a great place to stop and eat for couple or families!

Thank Lois C
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is along my route between Fredericksburg, TX and Albuquerque. I have stopped here many time, most recently in December. The breakfast is always good, coffee too.

Thank CrystallinePhoenix
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

The staff was more interested in conversing among themselves. They were out of some common items like cream for coffee. The food was so so.

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Small diner with not enough staff. The food was fine but the service was super slow. Our dining experience took quite a long time, starting with the fact that 10 minutes passed between the time we sat down to the time we were greeted and...More

Thank MooreUSA
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We stopped in on a whim because this places was so shiny and looked well maintained. We were not disappointed! The booths seemed new (and comfy) and the staff was very friendly. The food was solid. I was impressed at how good the oatmeal was....More

Thank CopperLeah
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Loved this classic diner. Open 24hrs. It made a great breakfast stop on the way south. Gets passing tourist trade however lots of locals to. Great place to soak-up small town america

Thank GlynCarre
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This places served good, honest food for a good price and their pie is delicious! Driving through Vaughn we saw a lot of very old and mostly abandoned buildings. There really isn't much here but Penny's Diner is like a shiny dime in the dust....More

Thank Yessyhara
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our bus group, Heartland Travel ,enjoyed a great evening meal at Penny's Diner on Sept.9, 2017. Henrietta did a wonderful job taking care of our bus group.

Thank wildcat13
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Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

The wife and I decided to stop here to eat breakfast on our way back to Texas. I have driven by this Diner countless times in the past 7 years and kept telling myself I wanted to try it. They were cleaning up the grill...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We had a almost five hour trip across NM and this was it for eating. It is a typical 50s diner take off. Decorations are cute and interesting. The staff were polite and helpful. Food was at least adequate. We were just glad to get...More

Thank bagenloe53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Vaughn
on Hwy 285
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