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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (15 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (10 reviews)
“pie” (8 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our service was very slow. We sat at the counter watching the grill. The cook was training someone and was a little behind. The owner came along to catch her up. Took our order which was up next to be cooked and said "this is...More

1  Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We come here frequently for a yummy breakfast or brunch when we're in town. This is a cozy place with an wonderful classic diner feel. The staff is always friendly. It is a small restaurant, so there is sometimes a bit of a wait, but...More

Thank PamelaWright
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We stopped in on Father's Day so we expected a wait. We were pleasantly surprised to be seated almost immediately and we were seated at the counter. What a fun experience! The hustle and bustle of the servers and the owner are impressive. The food...More

1  Thank barbeegee
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Small mainstay diner serving up fantastic breakfasts and lunches. Retro-like train-car decor will take you back in time. One of the best diners around, and serving up some of the best homemade pies in the area. You can't go wrong here.....

1  Thank Sabre4
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Arrived at closing time, but were welcomed in anyway. The owner was very informative, helpful and pleasant as was the waitress. The diner is pristine, the food was very good (huge portions!), very affordable and the coffee was excellent. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank HeidiErika
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We saw this place the night before and thought it looked a little quirky. But since we like quirky we were there the next morning for breakfast. We were pleased when we saw a lineup as that is usually a good sign. We were seated...More

1  Thank WaterlooFrank
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I finally was able to stop by the Penn Yan diner this morning for breakfast with my dad. Though a bit snug, the retro converted train car concept and overall feel of the diner made for a neat experience. The diner's aesthetics, affordable pricing, and...More

1  Thank Benjamin S
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Cute little dinner. Not many around that original like that one. Had a great breakfast. Sausage gravy was wonderful, servings plentiful.

1  Thank Peg C
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Had lunch here. Started with a cup of outstanding French Onion soup with mushrooms and then shared a smallish but very good Reuben sandwich with fries. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Jay F
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Authentic early 1900's diner. Awesome food and staff and diner ambiance right down to the wall lamps and gingham curtains. Try it - you're going to LOVE it.

1  Thank Nancy S
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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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
07:00 - 14:00
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
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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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