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Penny's Diner

2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
+1 432-837-5711
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good33%
  • Average28%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“patty melt” (4 reviews)
“chef salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:59All hours
American, Diner
2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

Having driven from San Antonio we were tired and hungry. It was mid afternoon and we were worried that nothing would be open. Well jus upt the road from our hotel was Penny's. An Oasis. It is like going back in time. A real old...More

1  Thank texasboy57
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Whenever we head into Alpine, we stop at Penny's Diner and for years it was a good place to eat. The cook is great taking on waiting tables as well as doing all the cooking since the actual waitress is terrible. But the thing that...More

Thank ARCHIEW856
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Our family went here twice. The first time was after a star party at McDonald Observatory, so it was around 11:PM. The food was excellent, but with only a couple of people working, the service was slow. The next day we went at about 11:00...More

Thank Eloi N
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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...More

Thank Kentucky_Porchmutt
Reviewed 27 March 2017 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...More

Thank fghdcp
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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...More

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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
Reviewed 14 March 2017 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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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