Nebraska January 23, 2018
You’ll Absolutely Love This 50s Themed Diner In Nebraska
With the way the world is today, isn’t it nice sometimes to retreat into a time when things weren’t quite so frenzied? Step into this 50s themed diner and you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time to an era when a cheeseburger and a chocolate shake were all you needed to put a smile on your face.
Penny's Diner in North Platte is modeled after the trailer-type diners that became popular in the US almost 100 years ago. Don't worry, though - this diner is much newer than that.
There are 28 Penny's Diners altogether, all of which are located next to Oak Tree Inns. Although we don't usually feature chain restaurants, Penny's is the kind of place that calls for an exception.
From the moment you walk in you know that this place is pretty special. From the black-and-white checkered motif to the ample chrome and the line of stools at the counter, it really does feel like being in an authentic diner from the past.
The walls are adorned with interesting little bits and bobs from decades ago.
Whether you choose to take a seat at the counter or make yourself comfy in a booth, you'll be able to watch your food being prepared in the open kitchen. That's one of the simple joys of eating in a real diner.
Penny's is open 24 hours and the full menu is served all the time. If you get a hankering for biscuits and gravy at 9 p.m., they've got you covered.
The coffee is always hot and fresh, and it's got the delicious flavor that only diner coffee has. What is it about this stuff that makes it so
The menu selections are anything but complicated - just the way true diner fare should be. You can never go wrong with a plate of French toast or pancakes accompanied by a side of crispy bacon.
If you're in the mood for something a little heartier, try a hamburger. There's nothing highfalutin' about these burgers - just meat, cheese, and a couple of veggies on a bun.
No diner meal is complete without something sweet. A root beer float is always a good choice, but we wholeheartedly recommended a hand-dipped shake or malt. They're perfectly thick and come with a dollop of whipped topping.
Whether or not you're staying at the hotel next door, Penny's Diner serves the kind of comfort food that's definitely worth stopping for.
You can find Penny’s Diner in North Platte at 473 Halligan Drive. For other locations (including two more in Nebraska!) check out
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