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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pancakes” (21 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (12 reviews)
“pie” (10 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed our simple lunch at the Penn Yan Diner. The toasted bacon and tomato sandwich hit the spot. Service was excellent. The place has a lot of 1950s charm.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 251ceh
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Their food is amazing & great service not to mention the unique atmosphere! It’s our go to Saturday morning breakfast spot!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nisgurl94
Reviewed October 26, 2018

A group of Keuka grads were vacationing together, ended up in Penn Yan for lunch. None of us had ever eaten at the diner. We all enjoyed our sandwiches....some had dessert. I wish I had!! The pies are homemade and filled with berries or apples...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BJL2342
Reviewed October 25, 2018

A little diner in an old railroad car, in business since 1925. Cozy with very friendly staff and nice owners. My wife had breakfast (served all day) including fantastic pancakes (buckwheat & sweet cream) with real maple syrup and blueberries. I had a great veggie...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 379David379
Reviewed October 23, 2018

Very small- old train car. Very unique and very good service and food. We actually went back a second morning because it was so good . Sausage gravy/diner food

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank clong482
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

On our first morning of a week long stay in the area we had no food in the house so we went to this diner for breakfast. It is a tiny place but has an extensive menu. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Allen S
Reviewed October 7, 2018

Visited Penn Yan for a wedding. After walking about 7 miles on the Outlet Trail we decided to stop at the Penn Yan Diner. We both immediately knew we made the right choice. This is a true diner. The server told us it was 93...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank j0elc103
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Good people, good food! Very small although this summer they added sidewalk tables. I remember coming here in the 1950s with my Dad to get a piece of pie. Their pay is still excellent with a big variety.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank emcb926
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant breakfast at this quaint 50’s style diner in Penn Yan. The food was delicious. We had eggs, toast, home fries and coffee. There are some surprising prices. $2.29 for coffee and an extra 99 cents for onions in the home fries...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Nick R
Reviewed August 20, 2018

The Penn Yan diner is a small establishment, so my wife and I made sure to get there early for breakfast when we were in the area visiting the finger lakes. The waitresses and service were outstanding, and our breakfast was delicious. They had your...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BG101MG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penn Yan
  • Phone Number: +1 315-536-6004
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Simply Retrolicious - From OMG omelets to burgers on Dinemade rolls, everything old is new again at this quaint, nostalgic Penn Yan icon. Breakfast and a smile served all day.
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