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Penny's Diner

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

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  • 6
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendly and Good Experience

My children and I stopped in here on our way home. It's about the halfway point from our house and where we were coming from so the kids were getting pretty antsy anyways. It wasn't busy and we got quick and friendly service. The food was good also. Their fries are yummy! I got chicken strips.. you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
Brittney D
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Hobbs, New Mexico
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Hobbs, New Mexico
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

My children and I stopped in here on our way home. It's about the halfway point from our house and where we were coming from so the kids were getting pretty antsy anyways. It wasn't busy and we got quick and friendly service. The food was good also. Their fries are yummy! I got chicken strips.. you could tell they... More 

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Thank Brittney D
Florida
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359 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Without much around these guys don't have a real reason to be good, except that they are! A good and varied menu with lots of options. Great prices as well, especially for their breakfast dishes. Well worth the stop if you're passing through this town.

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Thank DeanneHA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I got into Vaughn late and found this cute little diner! The food was very good and the waitress was very nice and sweet! And they're open 24 hours!

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Thank melodyandjr
Rural WA, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Kinda covered this in my hotel review but ... The food is good and the staff is very friendly. If I have to do 100 characters ... The decor is cute.

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Thank Vicki H
Cameron Park, California
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141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were passing through Vaughn headed north out of Roswell looking and hoping to find a place to have dinner. We spotted Penny’s and pulled in. I always wanted to eat in a diner that looked like a stainless steel railroad diner’s car. I was not disappointed in the interior either. A long counter with stools and booths along the... More 

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Thank hortaegg
Vidal Junction, California, United States
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76 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Thank Boots K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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110 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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Thank Merrill C
Norman, Oklahoma
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank revDB
Gardner, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

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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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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