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Penny's Noodle Shop

950 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60614 (DePaul)
(773) 281-8448
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Ranked #1,389 of 8,264 restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery
Neighborhood: DePaul
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English first
Sanibel Island, Florida
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Wonderful local restaurant. Service was fabulous, Pad Thai was very good, reasonable prices and great service.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Penny's Noodle Shop never disappoints. It was one of my favorites, if not my favorite restaurant, when I lived in Chicago. Now that I live out of the area, its one of two must eats when I am in town. The service is always great and you can not beat the prices. The crab Rangoon is the best of anywhere... More

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I were looking for a place to have dinner while we were in Chicago for a couple of nights. Given that we were part of a convention, it was our only night free where we could choose our restaurant. We wanted something delicious, but simple and not expensive. I spent almost an hour online, looking at groupon... More

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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is a great place to grab a quick dinner, especially if you enjoy spicy food. There are some great noodle dishes that will make you sweat. Price was good too.

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Chicago
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I like the pad thai and spicy noodles. The broccoli salad is just cold broccoli, so skip that. BYOB. Nice outdoor seating but we usually get take out.

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Marco Island, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

The place is very tiny, but you can bring your own drinks if you wish. It's nice to sit out during the warmer months. I wouldn't call this authentic Thai, but the food is always fresh, clean (meaning not a lot of ingredients or additives), tasty and pretty cheap, too. They aren't always the friendliest there, but if you give... More

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Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

I first had Penny's Noodles when i was a college student at DePaul University. It was my first introduction to Thai food. And I have to say, more than 10 years later, Penny's Noodles is still my favorite Thai place. I've lived within 2 blocks of Penny's for years, and pass by every time I get on/off the Diversey "L".... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2008

Cheap eats. It's OK. The ambiance at this particular location was nothing special. The food is fine. Again, nothing special here but the prices are low.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2008

Crappy, cheap food with bad service. Yum...not.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2008

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