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Penn Yan Diner

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131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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07:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my sister to breakfast for her birthday! We had the Eggs Benedict and The Sean! Both were very tasteful! Coffee was fresh! Will definitely be back! Great service as well!

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Thank Caitlin A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was so excited they serve real corned beef hash which is becoming harder and harder to find. It was fantastic! The service was friendly and quick, the coffee was good and I'd visit again

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Thank Amy T B
Waterloo, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard a lot about this place so I decided to stop for lunch. Got a seat right away. I ordered a hot turkey and gravy sandwich and got a chicken salad. Didn't say anything because the waitress was too interested in talking to one of the customers. So I just ate the sandwich, paid and left. The sandwich was... More 

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Thank Charlene B
Bismarck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The breakfast at Penn Yan Diner is not to be missed! Omelets so fluffy they would float away if not for the generous fillings. Top it off with a bottomless cup of fresh brewed coffee and you're good to go!

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Thank 1996KC
Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Nice family setting with the opportunity to talk to other patrons and the restaurant owners and other staff.

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Thank KeukaLake1013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic old-school diner like you are back in time great service small but really good food would always come back there again when I'm in the area

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Thank Michael C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Penn Yan Diner was a little hole in the wall, and I do mean little... We waited in line to be seated, and were lucky to snag a seat at the counter relatively quickly. The food took a while to be prepared, but it was worth the wait. The French toast I had was good and my husband enjoyed his... More 

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Thank KCW25
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We love the Penn Yan Diner! The food was very good, reasonably priced and the cook is a great guy! We only ate breakfast, but really enjoyed the simple, comfort food menu. Also, the hashbrowns are particularly good.

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Thank Holly O
Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

out of town for one night to see my daughter play college soccer. Looked up restaurant on google. Place is small, turned many customers away on a sunday morning because it was busy and there is limited seating. The food is cooked with LOVE! Would pick this place again and again if i'm ever in the area. Beats a chain... More 

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Thank R M
Carrie A, Owner at Penn Yan Diner, responded to this review

RM, thanks for the review. I had to chuckle when you commented on our staff being efficient. Recently a friend from out of town visited the diner for the first time and he said we look like we are in a beehive. With such limited working space we all know when to stop and go and that a hot pot... More 

Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

At 10;30am the place was crowded with Locals, Visitors, I don't know!! My Daughter and I sat at the counter and had an outstanding Breakfast. "The Big Steve" was made for Me, Thick and Meaty Sausage Gravy over home fries. Home made taste, Outstanding flavor.

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Thank earnhardtatdaytona
Carrie A, Owner at Penn Yan Diner, responded to this review

Earnhardtatdaytona, thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Keuka College students have been eating at the diner to decades. Within the last year we are starting to have students drive down from Hobart William Smith as well. It is the tradition of home cooking that is the draw far more than the charm to reminisce of years... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
07:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 14:00
Thursday
07:00 - 14:00
Friday
07:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
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
Description
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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