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Penny's Diner

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473 Halligan Drive, North Platte, NE 69101
(308) 535-9900
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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  • 32
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  • 18
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Food is not bad but too noisy and grill is in bad shape.

I used to go to the diner a lot and knew lot of staff. I enjoyed it was always noisy from huge fans neded to take out grill odors. Now the grill is so black and smells of grease that I don't like going there anymore. Went with a friend last week and not improved a bit.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
cald4cald
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North Platte, Nebraska
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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English first
North Platte, Nebraska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I used to go to the diner a lot and knew lot of staff. I enjoyed it was always noisy from huge fans neded to take out grill odors. Now the grill is so black and smells of grease that I don't like going there anymore. Went with a friend last week and not improved a bit.

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Saint James, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The burgers (beef & buffalo) and French fries were fantastic! The strawberry rhubarb pie a la mode was terrific. French toast and bacon was perfect. The waitresses were friendly, efficient, attentive and polite. Very clean place! Good location right off I-80 next to Whiskey Creek restaurant.

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Powell, Wyoming
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74 reviews 74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Home cooked foods, service with a smile; cleanliness, what more could we possibly ask for? We both would recommend this restaurant to anyone that is looking for above referenced foods.

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Jackson, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We had a good breakfast here while traveling across the country.. Fifties style diner. We would return again.

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Boulder, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Ok, I'm a sucker for the stainless steel diners. We were on another cross country trip and decided to stop in North Platte for lunch. We'd decided on Applebees and saw the diner from the exit as we headed off I-80. Quick confab and we headed for the diner. The menu is simple but what you'd expect - shakes, burgers,... More 

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A Real Breakfast!! Also a great flame broiled Hamburger. They are open 24 hrs a day and Much better then a fast Food joint

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Lexington, Nebraska
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

On contract here in Nebraska I have been missing the food and atmosphere of the Waffle House the southern travelers go to breakfast stop. I am glad to find a place on I80 to take the edge off the homesickness. Small and unimposing as the diner may be the staff makes you feel right at home and swept quickly into... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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134 reviews 134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Three ate here late morning - two had breakfast (available 24 hrs) and one had the foot-long chili-cheese dog. Dog was good. Breakfast skillet was pretty tasty (omitted the jalapenos). The All-American was also good - eggs scrambled flat-top style (on the flat-top, not whisked in a bowl), hash browns were ok - could have used a little more char... More 

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Top Contributor
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Oak Tree Inn where they gave us a complementary breakfast at Penny's Diner. The waitress was a bit sassy but fun to tease. The food was outstanding. We watched the chef make all the meals right in front of us. The prices on the menu were very reasonable. The atmosphere was right out of the 50's... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

First thing you notice when you walk in is the open kitchen exhaust fan roaring like a jet engine, the music blasting to be heard over it, and the employees yelling at eachother to be heard above it all. $18+ for a chicken sandwich, fries, pie and malt. The pie was a frozen Mrs. Smith variety, the breaded chicken out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 473 Halligan Drive, North Platte, NE 69101
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  North Platte
  • Phone Number: (308) 535-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner

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