Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Penn Yan Diner: Continuing the Legacy of vintage"Small Town Eateries"

As my guests visit Finger Lakes Wine Country and 1922 Starkey House Bed & Breakfast Inn, they always ask me where they might find some interesting places to explore or unique eating establishments.

I am happy to say that I recently rediscovered the old Penn Yan Diner and there now exists another spot to tell them about.

The Penn Yan Diner, with its unique trolly appearance,
arrived and was set in its current location in 1925. 
Purchased by Carrie and Sean Ahearn last March of 2012, this little diner brings you back to the nostalgic early 1920's the minute you walk through the door!


Customers tell of the history that "people lined East Elm Street to watch the car travel the trolley car tracks to be craned into place."
The block glass front entrance of the Penn Yan diner is
the landmark to look for when visiting.


Entering the Penn Yan Diner is a throw back in time,
cheerful, cozy and just a great place to frequent!
I have always been intrigued by diners.
There are so many diners throughout the US  that have historic value and the quaintness of atmosphere they provide is always well worth a visit. The stories that come along with them leave a footprint in history and add value to the experience.

Carrie and Sean Ahearn, new owners of the Penn Yan Diner
carrying on the legacy with a warm welcome.


World War II era menus posted on the wall at the
Penn Yan Diner located
in Penn Yan, NY
Vintage posters indicate pricing mandates and regulations set forth by the Office of Price Administration during the 1940's.

My friend and I enjoyed our delicious breakfasts and look forward to going back.

I will surely tell my guests about the Penn Yan Diner, just fifteen minutes from the Starkey House for their lunch and dinner excursions.