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Penny's Diner

American, Diner
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Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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249 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is NO Where---there are only a couple of buildings and no town but the diner was excellent. Big surprise. We had sandwiches and they were filling and well prepared. Service was good. If you are ever in this area, don't miss this interesting place.

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Houston, Texas
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Stopped and ate about 2P on a Sunday on our way through NM. Good enchiladas, all day breakfast was helpful for kids/vegetarians. Would stop in again if we were nearby.

1 Thank TRP1836
Santa Fe, New Mexico
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

My husband and I were traveling with our young children and stopped in at Penny's for what we hoped would be a quick stop. We waited an hour for our food. Our waitress was friendly and did bring us our drink order fairly quickly , and the food was good when it was finally delivered. However one staff member (who... More 

Thank Renee B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Food was quickly served and nicely prepared. Price is reasonable. Open 24 hours so very convenient to travelers. Husband had chef salad. I had chicken breast over lettuce and tomato with cottage cheese. The chicken breast was tender and properly cooked. Not dry at all so very pleasant.

Thank Patti D
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

We were getting gas and we were hungry. As we left the gas station, I saw a sign for Penny's Diner. Made a quick u-turn and went up a drive way and here sat a silver diner. We waled in and were greeted right away. Sat at a booth. Could have sat at the counter. We like booths. I had... More 

1 Thank Melinda N
Roswell, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Penny's Diner is about the only place to eat in Vaughn. It is better than I expected. I actually stop here every month or so, on the long lonesome road between Roswell and Albuquerque. This time, I ordered green chile cheese enchiladas. The sauce was very tasty without being too spicy. The plate came with pintos, salad, and rice. The... More 

1 Thank Kathleen215
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

I had been on the road all day and was dying for a meal. The food was (especially for the price) terrible. I ordered a sandwich with fries. Fries undercooked and mushy, bread over cooked and dry. Portions unimpressive. In retrospect I would have gone across the street and bought a pre made sandwich at the gas station. The building... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016 via mobile

Just what the doctor ordered. Long day. Long drive. Only a couple of hours left. Wasn't expecting much. Got a lot more. Will stop again.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

They are literally the only place to stop (at least on our trip) in a four hour stretch so we did. Diner is neat, very nostalgic. Clean, as are the bathrooms. Menu is typical diner but more is written on the whiteboards above the seats. Our food was just ok, but at least we didn't go hungry (taco salad and... More 

1 Thank cpschu
Hobbs, New Mexico
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24 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Vaughn
on Hwy 285

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?