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Penny's Diner

2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
+1 432-837-5711
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good34%
  • Average28%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“patty melt” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 AM - 11:59 PMAll hours
American, Diner
2407 E. Hwy 90, Alpine, TX 79830
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Locals told us it was unusual for the diner to be this busy but on the Sunday night we went it was very busy. It was of the few choices due to most restaurants being closed Sundays or open limited hours in Alpine. Four of...More

1  Thank Tj W
Reviewed 27 April 2017

really good food, friendly people, the menu was very reasonably priced. We had breakfast which was wonderful.

Thank debbiepdlabs
Reviewed 26 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 30 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 29 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 26 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 26 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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