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Penny's Diner

$$ - $$$
American, Diner
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2072 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945-7702
+1 530-477-5673
07:00 - 15:00
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Martinez, California
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207 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

This is a big old diner style restaurant. The placements are covered with jokes and trivia, which is actually good since service is almost painfully slow. There is an old fashioned coke machine in the corner (the kind that dispensed glass bottles, for my fellow gray-heads who remember such things) which is fun. The walls are covered with dozens and... More 

Thank Steven C
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Though all I had was the breakfast burrito and coffee, I can say both were great, and I would expect the same from any of their breakfast items. Little touches, like the waitress asking if I wanted onions and peppers with my home fries, coupled with her attention to all the tables, told me this was a place you could... More 

Thank Craig S
Nevada City, California
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Penny's is sort of like a 1950's diner, not real fancy but clean and friendly. It is really popular with the local community. I personally love their salads, they are very large, delicious and well priced. The staff is pleasant and friendly. It is a real hopping place.

Thank Frank H
Penn Valley, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We have been enjoying the food and service at Penny's Diner for some time now and I have not written a review before. I check reviews before I go to new places and felt that Penny's deserved to have people know about our customer feedback. We love this place! It is a typical diner, cute decor, usually busy. We eat... More 

Thank gabbyjack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

My wife and I travel to Grass Valley once or twice a year and have done so for the last 20 years. During that time we have watched many restaurants come and go and have tried almost all of them for breakfast. The good news is that there are several really good places to go for breakfast in Grass Valley.... More 

Thank Vern34
Grass Valley, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Penny's Diner is a friendly, efficient, reasonably priced restaurant, with a fun 50's style décor. I stopped in for a Caesar Salad today and added grilled chicken. It was up there in the top two Caesars I've eaten. I was happy with the salad itself, but found the generous portion of chicken to be perfectly seasoned. I ate it all.... More 

1 Thank Kathie F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This was a cut place with good food and great service. We had breakfast but The lunch menu looked good. It is in a strip mall with the True Value store is located so you have to look for it.

Penn Valley, California
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

We enjoy the diner atmosphere, the food and the prices. I believe it is locally owned and the owner is there most every day. Friendly & efficient service.

Thank janie p
cape coral
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

In town visiting family for the holidays. One of their favorites. Great Breakfast selection. Food was great and good value.

Thank saicu812
Sacramento, California
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We love Penny's Diner! The staff are great people and the food is excellent. Good value and has a very local feel. Penny and her staff take the time to make everyone feel welcome and special.

1 Thank Barbara D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2072 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945-7702
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Grass Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 530-477-5673

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