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Penny's Diner
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Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
Description: on Hwy 285
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1 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2014
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Fasolateedo121
via mobile

Stopped here on purpose because of the reviews. Yeah it's a kitschy diner, with zero old diner charm. The waitress was absentminded at best, at worst she was just negligent. The food was... read more

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on purpose because of the reviews. Yeah it's a kitschy diner, with zero old diner charm. The waitress was absentminded at best, at worst she was just negligent. The food was insanely overpriced for standard diner fare. It was also cold, bland and super awful. The pancakes were huge, and heavy, dense grossness. The hash browns were literally... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

it was over 11 years ago now but man it was cool we was lost in the middle of know were on are road trip.and we found this place it was late ..but man the food was great and the breakfast pancakes were to die for..we still use the coffee mugs we brought after all this time..and on are next... More

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denver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

good burger & breakfast. not many choices in Vaughn. service good; food was hot. could use new stools at the counter

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I was on a coach trip and I think the tour manager had phoned ahead to Penny's to tell them to expect 30 people for breakfast. I don't know if they had got extra staff in for the occasion, but the service was quick and friendly and I had a classic American breakfast in a classic diner. Vaughn seems to... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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105 reviews 105 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The only place to eat in Vaughan Penny's is a classic replica of old time diners. My husband and I split a Club Sandwich. It was okay and the contents generous but fell apart when we ate it. Menu is typical with blue plate specials, many of them Mexican since it's located in the SW. A plate of Nachos with... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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41 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were coming from Fort Stockton to Santa Fe for the International Folk Art Market and in the small town of Vaughn, only a cross roads but with my TripAdvisor app I found Penny's and was not disappointed. With the family we had the special hamburger, green chilies hot dog, enchiladas and Philly cheese steak. All were real old fashion... More

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66 reviews 66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This diner is the only show in town. The food is good. Service was ok, but since we were the only ones in the diner, I guess they expected us to "yell" if we wanted anything.

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

My wife and I live in Houston and drive to Santa Fe twice a year for vacation. There are many ways to go -- through Dallas and Amarillo....or by taking HIghway 36 and going through Abilene and Lubbock, or Interstate 10 to Fort Stockton and then north, which is the only route we take since we discovered Penny's. We love... More

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Santa Fe, NM
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Excellent fare for the price. Not only is this the only restaraunt in Vaughn, but it is probably the only restaraunt for 50 miles in any direction. Having that kind of monopoly one might ask "why would they care"? Apparrently they do. They were happy to make some off-menu items for me and the green chili cheese burger competes with... More

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Sparta
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Nobody in the kitchen is going all Cooking Channel on you here -- the fare covers all the bases of a standard diner. That said, the ambiance is adorable -- it's a retro diner they bought in a kit. You look out at the busy railroad tracks -- the heart of Vaughn and an important part of its history. (Lots... More

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Additional Information about Penny's Diner

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

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