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Penn Yan Diner

131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
+1 315-536-6004
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (17 reviews)
“sausage gravy” (11 reviews)
“hash” (5 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
131 E Elm St, Penn Yan, NY 14527-1641
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little diner with good coffee and food. Pleasant experience. I had a chicken salad with cottage cheese and applesauce and it was the perfect size and delicious. Service was friendly. Husband had an omelet with lots of veggies—-would have been better if they had...More

Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little old diner in Penn Yan. Great food friendly staff. Quaint old decor takes you back to a simpler time. You won’t be disappointed. If your in Penn Yan and looking for a fun place to eat the Penn Yan Diner is the place...More

1  Thank Alexander L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Had the Reuben and the chicken sandwich. The Reuben was great. Lots of flavor. The chicken sandwich was a little bland. Never had so much bacon with no flavor. Same for the onion rings. They lacked flavor.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

Everything I have ever eaten here has been excellent. We usually go for breakfast. Hard to choose between the Eggs Benedict and Sweet Cream Pancakes. Home fries are so good. Bacon is always cooked perfectly. Great coffee!

Thank Judy F
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Deeeelish omelette, wonderful and quaint environment with much history shared as well as superb service! Will definitely go back as they had great gluten free toast. Hooray!!

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Great breakfast spot. Super service and awesome ambience. Server told us history of this adorable spot and we were drawn in. Hope to get there again next time in Penn Yan.

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is a very original old wooden diner, which hasn't been changed much in the intervening years -- and that's the good news! There was a line to get in, but the tables turned quickly. They have an app that will text you when your...More

Thank overeasy
Reviewed 2 November 2017

My daughter and I visited this restaurant to see what was so special about it and learned that it is true - it is special! I had a great breakfast with their home made hash and had enough left to take a meal of the...More

Thank Sharon N
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Good breakfast. Not big menu but enough choices. Local favorite where locals text reservations to hold a table.

Thank HabuSR71
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stopped in for a late breakfast while visiting the Finger Lakes...a breakfast sandwich and poached eggs with toast. Everything was good and freshly prepared but certainly not inexpensive (total bill was $19). The décor is absolutely adorable...a step back in time...and very clean. We came...More

Thank PamelaK O
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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
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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