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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sausage gravy” (10 reviews)
“pie” (9 reviews)
“hash” (4 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
07:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 4 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 28 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
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Excellent meal! Generous portion of home fries and perfectly prepared eggs! I would highly recommend eating here, don't let the size of the building scare you off.

1  Thank spot522
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Got there a few minutes before they closed. The breakfast sandwich consisted of a fried egg and a slice of cheese between two slices of bread. A sandwich I guess. The coffee was simply awful. They had coffee from a local roaster available for sale....More

Thank TorontoMichael
Reviewed 19 May 2017

In order to do a full day of wine tasking you need, like any athlete, to carb up in the morning and the Penn Yan diner is just the place to do that. Just a block off the Penn Yan main street the diner is...More

Thank Stephen K
Carrie A, Owner at Penn Yan Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Stephan, thanks for the review! We love this area and all the Finger Lakes have to offer and live vicariously through your visits to the diner. This region is just as visually beautiful as your description of our food. Don't wait too long to return...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Always great coffee by a local company to go with my favorite breakfast place for burrito or homemade corned beef hash, but sometimes I go for lunch!More

1  Thank annhawk
Carrie A, Owner at Penn Yan Diner, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Ann, We use Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters Canandaigua Blend as our regular. I wonder if you had one of their flavored coffees on this visit. It is always a fun day when someone comes in for the opposite meal of their usual and they find...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Very small, but great food and very helpful owners. Gave us some tips on what wineries and breweries we should check out. Love help from locals!

1  Thank Demitria R
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Your hosts Sean and Kari are dedicated to providing an authentic diner experience. The atmosphere is cozy and the food delicious. If you love history and you enjoy stepping back in time you will love this railcar diner.

1  Thank Antoinette M
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This the kind of place we look for when we are traveling with its local charm. The Meghan omelette hit the spot and my wife enjoyed her breakfast too.

1  Thank Gary C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Very small and quaint inside so if you don't like bumping elbows find another place to eat! Very charming and service was good. We went on a Saturday about 10:30 am and were seated right away. Menu is small but covered lots of options. We...More

1  Thank momand5kids
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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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