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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (11 reviews)
“hash” (5 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great breakfast spot. Super service and awesome ambience. Server told us history of this adorable spot and we were drawn in. Hope to get there again next time in Penn Yan.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very original old wooden diner, which hasn't been changed much in the intervening years -- and that's the good news! There was a line to get in, but the tables turned quickly. They have an app that will text you when your...More

Thank overeasy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I visited this restaurant to see what was so special about it and learned that it is true - it is special! I had a great breakfast with their home made hash and had enough left to take a meal of the...More

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good breakfast. Not big menu but enough choices. Local favorite where locals text reservations to hold a table.

Thank HabuSR71
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Stopped in for a late breakfast while visiting the Finger Lakes...a breakfast sandwich and poached eggs with toast. Everything was good and freshly prepared but certainly not inexpensive (total bill was $19). The décor is absolutely adorable...a step back in time...and very clean. We came...More

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed October 6, 2017

I knew this place was popular when we had trouble finding seats mid-morning on a weekday. This is a true old fashioned diner. If you like diners, you will be happy here. It was crowded with regulars. Everyone from the staff to the regulars are...More

Thank Vivere731
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Although this place looks old and decrepit on the outside, it is just the facade of an old diner. It is quite small inside causing a 20 minute wait, but the service and food were above board. Don't let the looks deceive you. The food...More

Thank TJPeeker
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Adorable little historic diner. A ww1 era trolley diner. Food was good. A bit pricey for the standard eggs/toast/coffee.

Thank TammyK58
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Arrived around 9 and only had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table. They fly a Trip Advisor flag out front...a good sign! Their blueberry cream pancakes are known far and wide and they lived up to their reputation. A small gem in...More

Thank dreamweaver11
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting the Penn Yan diner if you love a good old fashioned diner breakfast. My husband and I were visiting the Finger Lakes for a long weekend and had already seen rave reviews about this local gem. It did not disappoint. We both...More

Thank Mickie C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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