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Penny's Diner

Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (8 reviews)
“tots” (2 reviews)
“burger” (12 reviews)
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American, Diner
Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on way to Roswell. Only option in town. Open 24 hours. We had breakfast and it was just as expected. Service was great. We appreciated that they brought the food out as it was ready - within minutes of each other...More

Thank Michele S
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

... of the food quality scale for a railroad diner (associated with a motel mostly for BNSF crews). Stick to the burgers and sandwiches and you will probably be OK. The other stuff definitely comes directly off the Sysco truck to your plate via the...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Regular stop for us although they have changed their menu. No longer have specials or Mexican food and prices have increased. My husband had a BLT w/ tots which was okay - bacon cold and requested bread wasn't really toasted. I ordered a mushroom Swiss...More

Thank ChefJ_11
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Great find thanks to TripAdvisor! Waitstaff was quick and friendly! All three employees were helping each other making sure all customers were happy. The food was great! We had the cheeseburger, patty melt, and chocolate malt. The diner was clean and neat. The bathrooms were...More

Thank aleece_03
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped at this diner on the way to Roswell, NM. What a treat! The place was super busy (good for them) and everything made fresh to order. Loved our Penny burgers. Fries were fresh, but a little undercooked. Staff were pleasant and visibly overworked. Enjoyed...More

Thank Viffy10
Reviewed 1 June 2017

Vaughn NM is basically a place to get gas, go to the bathroom and grab a beverage or snack on the way to someplace else. There are some older motels and one newer one with Penny's Diner out front. A silver gem in a sad...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 28 May 2017

On our road trip in NM we stopped at Penny's for breakfast. It seems to be in the middle of nowhere so it was a nice surprise to get a good breakfast in a clean and friendly place.

Thank vschlatter
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, 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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