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Penny's Diner

Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good37%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“burger” (10 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
“rice” (2 reviews)
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American, Diner
Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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Reviewed yesterday

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
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...More

Thank travelady56
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
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...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 6 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
Reviewed 8 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
Reviewed 2 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
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Marcel9999
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank rajeev2liz
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Hewitty15
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
  • E-mail
on Hwy 285