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Penny's All American Cafe'

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$$ - $$$
American, Cafe, Diner
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1053 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2535
+1 805-773-3776
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07:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:00 - 14:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 14:00
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Bakersfield, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Meal was but it seems to me that they cater to the locals and just put up with the folks from out of town. I say that because we have been there a couple of times just to make sure we weren't wrong the first time.The waitress was so busy laughing and talking with some of the customers she seemed... More 

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1 Thank Gradypowell
pennyscafe, Owner at Penny's All American Cafe', responded to this review

I am so sorry of your disappointment. Can you tell me what your server looked like? I take my customers comments very seriously and my crew try very hard to make everyone feel welcome. I do admit we are not perfect but I hope you let us invite you back. All my Best, Penny More 

Fremont, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent trip to Pismo Beach we stopped at Penny's. We had the eggs Benedict and the John Wayne chicken fried steak and eggs. Simply the best we have ever eaten. I recommend this restaurant 100%. Enjoy

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Thank dtouirst
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is a funky, local breakfast spot in a lovely beach town. Clearly a very popular spot that was bustling with good energy, pleasant service and inviting smells! My husband and I always split our entre and we were not disappointed with the portions. We had a vegetable omelet that had fresh seasonal vegetables with a tasty side of hash... More 

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Thank Buzzard100
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This awesome indoor and outdoor diner was just a block from our VRBO. It's obviously very popular as it was packed. Great selections on the menu and a staff that aims to please. The prices are great and the food was delicious! I think you'll love this Pismo beach favorite.

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Thank Scott J
Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We loved this place....it is truly a "diner" atmosphere with great food and plenty of it!! The wait staff is friendly and work hard. Loved the "American" memorabilia décor and extra outside dining area. Definitely recommend this diner if you are in or near the Pismo Beach area.

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Thank admspaa
Libertyville, Illinois
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Penny's was recommended to me for scrumptious clam chowder, and it did not disappoint. Nice and thick with more clams than I've ever had in clam chowder which was refreshing(usually more potatoes than clams,has been my experience at other restaurants)

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Thank lesyukon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, friendly staff, hopping place! Definite rerun business in future 😀 Location is off the beaten path and a locals spot.

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Thank Nancy K
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Excellent food, service, a fun place to eat, very friendly. Chris was our waiter, excellent service, down to every detail, Sunday Morning, very crowed, and yet he was catering to our every need. Food was delicious! Will be back!

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Thank Joyce C
Beverly Hills, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I saw the fantastic reviews for this place and decided to check it out. I ordered so much food that I had to move to a bigger table to accommodate it. Highlights included a seafood omelet packed with crab and shrimp, biscuits smothered in sausage gravy and extra crispy hash browns. Also, in the "little big things" category, they asked... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We have passed by this restaurant a few times. Our family was very happy that we did stop in. The clam chowder was great. The burgers and sandwiches had very red, ripe, delicious tomatoes on them. Great service and reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Diner
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
Monday
06:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 14:00
Thursday
06:00 - 14:00
Friday
06:00 - 14:00
Saturday
07:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 Price St, Pismo Beach, CA 93449-2535
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Pismo Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 805-773-3776

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?