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Penny's Diner

American, Diner
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2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
+1 432-837-5711
00:00 - 23:59
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Murray, Kentucky
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was just a short walk from our hotel, so we hiked to the diner and arrived about 7PM. The tables were perhaps 75% occupied. We ordered an omelette and a burger that arrived at 7:40. Server never returned to bring us a check, so at 8PM, we stood at the register to pay and the server could not remember... More 

Thank Kentucky_Porchmutt
Cutler, Maine
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You can get a good breakfast here but be prepared to wait. The busy diner was understaffed with but one server, one cook and a slow-moving manager on a Sunday morning. Watching the very efficient chef behind the counter keep the meals coming made the experience less than an all-out endurance contest.

Thank fghdcp
Vancouver, Canada
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601 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice little traditional dinner, with booths and bar stools. Lovely atmosphere, very laidback and unassuming. Their burgers are great - they taste like homemade burgers, with all fresh ingredients.

Thank MonkeysandWine
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not trying to insult Penny's with that title since it does have its own charm of another era -- sort of a "Waffle House" with an extended menu. The problem is that Alpine is amazingly short on decent dining options. We wanted something basic and all-American on our last night on the road, and this certainly hit the spot.... More 

Thank Doug G
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure if it depends which cook is on shift, but our burgers took 50 minutes to arrive. When they did, they were good. Right next door to the Quality Inn where we stayed.

Thank FulhamPete
Humble, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Actually we had a good time at the diner. They were out of some items we wanted, but we were tured and really couldnt care at that moment. The staff was pleasant but didnt want to be bothered with conversation.

Thank Timothy N
San Angelo, Texas
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a delight to eat at this fabulous establishment! It's a bright spot (literally) on Highway 90 to get a great breakfast 24 hours a day. If you're in a hurry, come a little before or after 2:00 pm... that's when they clean the grill.

Thank Jochelle313
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

During a family vacation to Big Bend, we stumbled across this treasure. Loved the throwback to the 50s and 60s... As well as the best breakfast I ever had, also best Patty Melt... Heavenly food that is to die for.

Thank Jaron C
San Antonio, Texas
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Arrived late in the evening and still had breakfast. The grill was right there to watch and the cook took great pride in his perfect sunny side up! Inexpensive and friendly.

Thank Leslie D
Houston, Texas
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502 reviews
290 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you are feeling like a greasy burger and fries, this is the place. I like to order a patty melt on our travels and this one was good. It looks a little tired inside, but does the trick.

Thank houstonnative47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Alpine
  • Phone Number: +1 432-837-5711

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