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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (11 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 2:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Good breakfast. Not big menu but enough choices. Local favorite where locals text reservations to hold a table.

Thank HabuSR71
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stopped in for a late breakfast while visiting the Finger Lakes...a breakfast sandwich and poached eggs with toast. Everything was good and freshly prepared but certainly not inexpensive (total bill was $19). The décor is absolutely adorable...a step back in time...and very clean. We came...More

Thank PamelaK O
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I knew this place was popular when we had trouble finding seats mid-morning on a weekday. This is a true old fashioned diner. If you like diners, you will be happy here. It was crowded with regulars. Everyone from the staff to the regulars are...More

Thank Vivere731
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Although this place looks old and decrepit on the outside, it is just the facade of an old diner. It is quite small inside causing a 20 minute wait, but the service and food were above board. Don't let the looks deceive you. The food...More

Thank TJPeeker
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Adorable little historic diner. A ww1 era trolley diner. Food was good. A bit pricey for the standard eggs/toast/coffee.

Thank TammyK58
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Arrived around 9 and only had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table. They fly a Trip Advisor flag out front...a good sign! Their blueberry cream pancakes are known far and wide and they lived up to their reputation. A small gem in...More

Thank dreamweaver11
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend visiting the Penn Yan diner if you love a good old fashioned diner breakfast. My husband and I were visiting the Finger Lakes for a long weekend and had already seen rave reviews about this local gem. It did not disappoint. We both...More

Thank Mickie C
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Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

If you love the classic diner experience you must visit here! The service is fast and friendly. Coffee is a great and we loved everything we ordered. The sweet cream pancakes are especially good, give them a try!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Literally the best breakfast my family and I have ever eaten and we ate it at 1:00 in the afternoon. All three of my kiddos held up five fingers with mouths full of food when I asked them what they would rate the Penn Yan...More

Thank Trish R
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Make sure and check in on Yelp before going to get your place in line. Went twice last weekend. Good food...service was fair... no one checked on us either time after food arrived and therefore they weren't good on beverage refills... had to flag down...More

Thank DKPil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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
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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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