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Penny's Diner

American, Diner
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Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On our road trip in NM we stopped at Penny's for breakfast. It seems to be in the middle of nowhere so it was a nice surprise to get a good breakfast in a clean and friendly place.

Thank vschlatter
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here on the way to Raton, NM, as well as on the way back to Alamogordo, NM. It was early evening, and the Diner was not crowded. Everything is cooked to order, so it takes awhile to get served. The menu is fairly extensive for Diner fare. A little expensive. The meal was very good. I stopped on... More 

Thank travelady56
Liberty, Texas
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292 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened to find Penny's as we were driving from Roswell to Santa Fe..What a little gem. We shared a BLT and fabulous French fries. Service prompt and friendly!

Thank Scook112301
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was probably my third visit to Penny's. There aren't a lot of choices in Vaughn so the place is always busy. The service is friendly and the menu has a wide variety of choices. They serve breakfast all day so this time I had the Big Scramble. It's basically a meaty omlette, hash browns and a pancake. My food... More 

Thank Kate G
Deming, New Mexico
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487 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

24 hour places tend to be dirty, but not this one. The place was clean, the food was good and plentiful and the prices were low.

Thank dqdick
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We like to stop at Penny's on our way from Albuquerque to points SE. It's got a good menu with breakfast served at all times. Service is good and the place is always clean. Typical diner fare. Good rest stop.

Thank RHYS W
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202 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We came across this place by chance and were thrilled. The burgers were exceptional and the staff were fantastic. Definitely worth going in to eat.

Thank Pete B
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Went here as we drove from Denver to Alamogordo. I have had a burger which was not eatable in my opinion, the servant obviously saw that but did not ask if anything was wrong. Even in the smallest town that is not acceptable in my opinion. My companions microwave- meatloaf was acceptable. I will try to never eat there again....

Thank Marcel9999
Fort Riley, Kansas
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by while enroute to El Paso TX. Its a nice cozy spot. I ordered the tacos and they were ok nothing that spectacular. You get 4 tacos, rice and beans for 8.99 rice was over cooked you can see the stickiness, beans were ok but flavorless then again in this small town that's probably the best you going to... More 

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Buffalo NY
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256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

It looks like Vaughn is a hamlet on life support, but Penny's seems to be living well despite the vagaries of its dubious location. Way in the boondocks and a rough boondocks as well, Penny's is a shiny diner with pleasant staff and good food as well. Disregard the sign advertising possum... it's a joke even though the situation might... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Vaughn
on Hwy 285

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