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Penny's Diner

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Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: on Hwy 285

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great hamburger!

Food was good and friendly service. The dinner is also the front desk for the Oak Tree Inn. Not much in Vaughn for eats so do not pass it up!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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Vidal Junction, California, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Food was good and friendly service. The dinner is also the front desk for the Oak Tree Inn. Not much in Vaughn for eats so do not pass it up!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Peggy's Diner looked too "new" to be an authentic diner from the past. I asked. It is a prefab reproduction, but the atmosphere is pretty nostalgic. I ordered a BLT and a malt. The sandwich was below average (very little bacon, almost no tomato, and tiny bread slices) and the malt was runny. The food is over priced - more... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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76 reviews 76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The hash browns are real the chilis not bad the staff is friendly the prices are super good you can't get a better deal in a town this small definitely if you're hungry for breakfast is outstanding good sausage this is a place that is clean well managed and free if you stay at the oak tree motel very good... More 

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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

We were traveling from Roswell NM to San Angelo TX and were looking for some diner. Had stopped for gas at the station at the north end of town and asked if there was some place to eat in town as the twon was looking mostly like a ghost town. I was told that Penny's Diner was the only place... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have eaten at this place many times. If you are hungry in Vaughn, this place is one of two choices to eat if you do not consider the gas station. I like the setup as you can sit at the counter and watch the food preparation. I feel that hygiene practices in a restaurant are as important as the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stayed next door at the Oak Tree Inn, had both breakfast and dinner here. Exactly as advertised- classic American food served up with nostalgia. Good small town greasy spoon joint, big portions!

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Colfax, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

On my way to Albuquerque with a party of 6 very hungry guys. The food was on time positions were ok and staff very friendly would pass through again. A must visit in Vaughn NM.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I love American Diners and try to stop at them whenever I can. Living close to Historic Route 66 I have seen many of these chrome plated American Icons featured on food shows. Such is one that I have driven past for many years as I traveled through Vaughn New Mexico. Vaughn is one of those old time railroad towns... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We pass Penny's Diner several times a year, and rarely stop in Vaughn for anything but gas. My family of four has been there twice and we like it a lot. If you are traveling out in the middle of nowhere that is eastern New Mexico, it is a nice stop along the way. The menu is varied and is... More 

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Anthony, Texas, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Old fashioned diner that has a great feel and atmosphere, and the food that we had was fantastic. My wife had a bowl of the vegetable beef soup. It was a huge bowl, and good. I had one of the best roast beef sandwiches I've ever had. The boys enjoyed a hamburger basket and pancakes. Their chocolate shake and hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Vaughn

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

on Hwy 285

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