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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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202 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast enroute to Big Bend National Park. It's a small place with mostly counter seating. There are a few two person booths and one larger table in the back. The menu is typical diner style food. We ordered egg dishes, pancakes and chicken fried steaks. All the platters were pretty large and filling and the food... More 

Thank Kevin M
Los Fresnos, Texas
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

i have never given a bad review, but the food was just not any good. i went for breakfast and left most of my food. the staff was so nice though, but i'd hate for anyone to spend their money and not get a decent meal. i feel so bad. :(

Thank Lisa K. E
Fredericksburg, Texas
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good food, pleasant staff. Interesting setting. Typical diner, appears to have a number of regular clients.

Thank Virginia S
Honey Grove, Texas
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286 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The town of Alpine isn't blessed with a lot of good places to eat, so Penny's Diner is about as good as it gets here. The food isn't bad and the service is about average, so I have no real complaints.

Thank BobShelton
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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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9 reviews
7 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 20 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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 

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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
Kids, Cheap Eats, 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?