Penn Yan Diner
RESTAURANTDOWNTOWN PENN YAN | DINING
Now approaching its 100th birthday, the Penn Yan Diner is a classic example of the post WWI prefabricated eateries designed to resemble railroad dining cars. Once a fixture in nearly every American town, the trolley-shaped diners are rare today.
The diner is currently owned by Anna Sweet, Nate Salpeter, Alicia Avellaneda and Cameron Mills. Anna, Alicia and Cameron grew up in Penn Yan. Nate grew up in Florida, but fell in love with Penn Yan after marrying Anna and spending time at the lake. When the diner went up for sale, the group decided to go into business together as friends and partners, to ensure the diner continued its long tradition of being an important part of the community.