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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (20 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (10 reviews)
“home fries” (9 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On our first morning of a week long stay in the area we had no food in the house so we went to this diner for breakfast. It is a tiny place but has an extensive menu. Service was excellent.

Thank Allen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Penn Yan for a wedding. After walking about 7 miles on the Outlet Trail we decided to stop at the Penn Yan Diner. We both immediately knew we made the right choice. This is a true diner. The server told us it was 93...More

Thank j0elc103
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good people, good food! Very small although this summer they added sidewalk tables. I remember coming here in the 1950s with my Dad to get a piece of pie. Their pay is still excellent with a big variety.

Thank emcb926
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a pleasant breakfast at this quaint 50’s style diner in Penn Yan. The food was delicious. We had eggs, toast, home fries and coffee. There are some surprising prices. $2.29 for coffee and an extra 99 cents for onions in the home fries...More

Thank Nick R
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Penn Yan diner is a small establishment, so my wife and I made sure to get there early for breakfast when we were in the area visiting the finger lakes. The waitresses and service were outstanding, and our breakfast was delicious. They had your...More

Thank BG101MG
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Small place like out of the 50s but great food. Period. Eat here have a club sandwich and fries. Buddy gas inlet. Place was packed for a Monday.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Seating a booths and counter a little tight but the breakfast fare is fine and reasonably priced and the old fashion diner ambiance is great. Take it from this hobbyist cultural anthropologist - if you have an interest in how things once were and are...More

Thank cm514
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We walked away from the free breakfast at our hotel to see if the reviews of this diner were true. This is a great diner. A fun experience with food that is better than it should be. Basic things like French toast, pancakes, coffee and...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Love this diner ... not a large place so seating is limited. They have added outside seating, however. Love their sweet cream pancakes - a short stack is VERY filling.

Thank Runr4Jesus
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Food was good and service was great. Place is small but has alot of character. Nice place to get a reasonably priced meal.

Thank gregzim222
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, 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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