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Penny's Diner

American, Diner
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2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
+1 432-837-5711
00:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 00:00 - 23:59
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I always go into a place with an expectation that matches the place I am going to. If I go for a fast food burger I do not judge by a gourmet burger place. With that in mind let's do this diner. I ordered the chicken fried steak. It came with the steak with cream gravy, dinner salad, choice of... More 

Thank lbhorton1953
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Classic diner , everything you would expect from a 60s diner. Good breakfast, good coffee. Decent blt. Service a little slow but not to bad . Employees all had good attitudes. We will go back.

Thank Lee L
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Like entering an episode of Twilight Zone. For a diner that fries a lot of its offerings, we once had chicken fingers served that were raw inside. Sit down, and watch as waitresses walk past several times, and never even acknowledge you're there. It's hilarious. You WILL wait 30-40 minutes for your meal. Stick to regular breakfast, or burgers. The... More 

Thank old5andymer
Durham, North Carolina
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Penny's offers typical diner fare with a a bit of a Texas twist. I can recommend the chicken fried steak and the salads are pretty good too.

Thank JimChee
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you enjoy old style diners, you'll like this one. You can sit right at the counter and watch you food being prepared on the big gas griddle. I enjoyed it.

Thank geist4
Houston, TX
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped at Penny's Diner one night around 9 pm. Unfortunately, the grill cook was starting to clean the flat grill, so we were told that our order would be started in 15 minutes. We decided to go ahead and order. I ordered the "generous" portioned Chicken Fried Steak, which I thought was average sized, as far... More 

Thank travelr1961
Hurst, Texas
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204 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

When I asked my innkeeper who offers cooked to order breakfast, Penny’s was the closest choice. I’ve seen this place since it was built open and close and open. It’s one of those stainless steel tractor-trailer sized diners, not common in Texas, with mostly counter seating and a tiny few booths. I went on over there and I first noticed... More 

Thank Arnold_Ziffel
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246 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

The food & the ambiance at Penny's Diner in Yuma, Arizona is much better. They are open 24 hours & in a small town like Alpine this is good.

Thank JYPA
New Braunfels, Texas
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238 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We tried to eat here late at night but they were closed. The phone number is actually hotel next door. They are not a 24 hour place as they advertise.

Thank BJL83
Spicewood, Texas, United States
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Good grief! We sat at the counter of this cute diner. The other end of the counter needed to be cleaned but there was only one waitress working. It wasn't crowded. It was fun to be able to sit there and watch the cook prepare our food. The problem was, he had a dip of snuff in his mouth and... More 

Thank Kara B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 432-837-5711

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