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Penny's Diner

Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Diner
Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Regular stop for us although they have changed their menu. No longer have specials or Mexican food and prices have increased. My husband had a BLT w/ tots which was okay - bacon cold and requested bread wasn't really toasted. I ordered a mushroom Swiss...More

Thank ChefJ_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great find thanks to TripAdvisor! Waitstaff was quick and friendly! All three employees were helping each other making sure all customers were happy. The food was great! We had the cheeseburger, patty melt, and chocolate malt. The diner was clean and neat. The bathrooms were...More

Thank aleece_03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at this diner on the way to Roswell, NM. What a treat! The place was super busy (good for them) and everything made fresh to order. Loved our Penny burgers. Fries were fresh, but a little undercooked. Staff were pleasant and visibly overworked. Enjoyed...More

Thank Viffy10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Vaughn NM is basically a place to get gas, go to the bathroom and grab a beverage or snack on the way to someplace else. There are some older motels and one newer one with Penny's Diner out front. A silver gem in a sad...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our road trip in NM we stopped at Penny's for breakfast. It seems to be in the middle of nowhere so it was a nice surprise to get a good breakfast in a clean and friendly place.

Thank vschlatter
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I stopped here on the way to Raton, NM, as well as on the way back to Alamogordo, NM. It was early evening, and the Diner was not crowded. Everything is cooked to order, so it takes awhile to get served. The menu is fairly...More

Thank travelady56
Reviewed 29 April 2017

We just happened to find Penny's as we were driving from Roswell to Santa Fe..What a little gem. We shared a BLT and fabulous French fries. Service prompt and friendly!

Thank Scook112301
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This was probably my third visit to Penny's. There aren't a lot of choices in Vaughn so the place is always busy. The service is friendly and the menu has a wide variety of choices. They serve breakfast all day so this time I had...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

24 hour places tend to be dirty, but not this one. The place was clean, the food was good and plentiful and the prices were low.

1  Thank dqdick
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We like to stop at Penny's on our way from Albuquerque to points SE. It's got a good menu with breakfast served at all times. Service is good and the place is always clean. Typical diner fare. Good rest stop.

1  Thank RHYS W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 285, Vaughn, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Vaughn
  • E-mail
on Hwy 285
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