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Penny's All American Cafe'

1053 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449
(805) 773-3776
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Ranked #6 of 89 Restaurants in Pismo Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
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117 reviews 117 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Went here for breakfasr. Wife had French toast and egg while I had the oatmeal. This is just an average place with good service and ambiance. Just don't get it with some of these TA reviews unless they are salted to make the place look good. After all, what makes one egg different from another egg somewhere else. And oatmeal... More

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Lompoc, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Always packed there which should tell you something. Good breakfast, fast service, reasonably priced.

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Frazier Park, California
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170 reviews 170 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I can echo the reviews of the other patrons. Penney's food and service was surprisingly good. I had oatmeal for breakfast, and it came in a commodious bowl with fruits, raisins, butter, brown sugar — all that good stuff. The restaurant's decor is worth noting: Our foreign visitors might be astounded by the abundant use of U.S. symbols everywhere —... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

very homey-good, no nonsense food. Uses fresh, local berries in their recipes. Very popular on weekends, especially.

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We tried Penny's for the first time on our many visits to Pismo Beach. The food here was great and no one will ever accuse Penny on skimping on portions. The service was great and the staff were very accommodating and patient considering we were dining with my wife's grandparents who require assistance. I highly recommend Penny's omelet and substituting... More

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San Diego, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is really small with only 12 tables inside and a tiny little patio but it is a great place to get real home cooked meal. A true little locals café! All the staff were very energetic, friendly, and attentive. I even saw another customer who didn't like her order and the waiter let her order something else without... More

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

We were introduced to Penny's by locals which is always a good sign. Owned and operated by a family they take pride in both service and quality. Breakfasts are delicious, my husband lives their Chile Verde Omelet. Their home fries and toast awesome. Yes toast! Make sure you check their board for daily specials. I highly recommend Penny ' s... More

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Kingsburg, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

So good but it's so little of a place it's totally worth the wait outside. Once you get in you forgot you waited those are the places you want to go to.

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Visalia, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Penny's is a nice little place for a bite to eat. Clam chowder is full of clams, potatoes and beautifully thick. The chowder itself is enough reason to go to Penny's, but there are also tasty burgers, salads and fries. I have only eaten there twice but both times the food was excellent. The staff seem a little over-whemled but... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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151 reviews 151 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were going to eat at The Honeymoon Cafe, but they do not serve pancakes except on the weekend... or so we were told. They said, "Try Penny's". Glad we did. Very good breakfast, even with the 4th of July tourist traffic. The honey-wheat pancakes are delicious. We ate on the outdoor patio, and asked for the heater to be... More

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