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$12 - $20
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American, Cafe, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews biscuits and gravy home fries eggs benedict ham potatoes clam chowder breakfast spot hollandaise sauce indoor and outdoor seating bloody mary worth the wait love this place great food and service pismo patio bite line
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic breakfast , went back the second and third day. had my dog with me and they were more than sweet about it.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

On our way out of town we stopped here for breakfast. The wait was around 25-30 mins but it was Labor Day and only outdoor seating allowed. Had a basic eggs sausage and hash brown breakfast. All cooked well and service was good.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 23, 2020 via mobile

This restaurant was good. Do to the pandemic we wanted a restaurant with out door seating. This place had out door dinning and friendly safe staff. We didn't wait long to be seated and the food was sent out quickly. The clam chowder was fanaminal....My son had a simple cheese burger that tasted fresh and I had the Penny's Club it was so good chicken amazing! I highly recommend.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 27, 2020

The best chicken fried steak in town. Ask for the John Wayne style. Great atmosphere blocks away from the beach.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 19, 2020

We are local, when out of town guests arrive, we often take them to Penny's for a delicious home style breakfast! Always friendly, it is worth the long lines on summer mornings... we always enjoy our experience there!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 11, 2020 via mobile

Really good food and nice people. GIANT home fries. This is a place that your eyes are bigger than your stomach. I wish they could expand their property so there’s more room.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 3, 2020

If you are looking for a nice place to get a basic breakfast platter, Penny's is your place! Super popular so you might have to wait in line but it is worth the wait.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020 via mobile

This place is just too cool for words. Great vibes when you enter. The food smells coming from the kitchen are amazing. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Penny’s takes care of business. The staff are over the top friendly. Coffee...amazing and none of the mugs matched. Way cool, like far out man. Eggs, bacon, home fries and OJ excellent. Everyone had a good time there and we are counting the days until we go back up the Pismo. Thanks everybody !!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

Haven't been here for awhile. A friend of our works use to work here. It was crowded. Menu is higher than most. Food average. Service average.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

excellent experience. friendly staff, great food. it was within walking distance of our motel on the beach. only open breakfast and lunch

Date of visit: January 2020
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Sonji D
June 28, 2017|
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Response from pennyscafe | Property representative |
YES!! You can get a burger at 6am or breakfast at 2 pm.
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