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Penny's Diner

Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Vaughn
Cuisines: American
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Description: on Hwy 285

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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

2 years ago we stopped here for a cheeseburger. It was great. Decided to stop again 12/19/2014 to try it again. Still a good solid tasting green chili cheeseburger and great fries. Cute diner atmosphere with friendly service and served with a smile. Suprising in such an out of the way place as Vaughn, NM.

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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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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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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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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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108 reviews 108 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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Address: Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Vaughn
Cuisine: American

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