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1201 S 2nd St, PO Box 338, Raton, NM 87740-2201
+1 575-445-9811
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Description: Family owned restaurant in business since 1923. Have recently remodeled to...
Family owned restaurant in business since 1923. Have recently remodeled to update with the times. Coffee Shop has mostly homemade items with include our specialty sandwiches on homemade bread. The back of the restaurant is available for larger parties and receptions. Beer and Wine are available
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Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Charming diner with friendly staff, interesting history

It's nice to find a nice place to stop on a long road trip that's not fast food - we found Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant simply by cruising through tiny, quiet Raton after dark. Be sure to check hours that they're open (it's quite limited in the evening), but if they are open, it's worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Jeremy822
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Kingston, Jamaica
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Kingston, Jamaica
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's nice to find a nice place to stop on a long road trip that's not fast food - we found Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant simply by cruising through tiny, quiet Raton after dark. Be sure to check hours that they're open (it's quite limited in the evening), but if they are open, it's worth a stop! The food was... More 

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Bossier City, LA
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6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We stopped here on our way to go skiing. They were so sweet & friendly. The food was wonderful--good 'ol diner-type food. Burgers, fries, etc. I'd highly recommend!

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Denver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have to admit that we typically dread stopping for lunch in Raton. The pickins are typically pretty slim. We travel through that area typically once a year. Today we took a chance on Pappa's Sweet Shop and it payed off. It was like stepping back in time. The decor is retro, the service was exceptionally friendly and the food... More 

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Top Contributor
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88 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

When returning from a trip to Colorado recently I stopped at Pappas' in Raton for breakfast. Years ago when I lived in Cimarron we used to eat there when we went on shopping trips to Raton. I was delighted to see that the restaurant is still in operation, since many places in Raton seem to have closed down or changed... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

The staff here is great, but the food leaves a lot to be desired. Two menu items we wanted were not available. I asked for cheddar cheese on a grilled chicken sandwich and got American instead. Overall the place was just average -- we would not return.

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Keller, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

On our way to Colorado and on our return home, we stopped at Pappas' Sweet Shop based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. We had breakfast on both visits. My wife had the one egg breakfast with an egg, hash browns, bacon and homemade bread. It was excellent and almost more food than she could eat. I had the... More 

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North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The breakfast was very good and not expensive ...service was excellent...the homemade chicken salad sandwich is a must very tasty. I will return on many occasions

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As I was traveling through Raton, New Mexico I stopped at a cute place called the Sweet Shop. I must say the service was great; the waitress was friendly and very helpful. The food was very good and the homemade bread made the sandwich so very good. I enjoyed the history of the place and the town. If you pass... More 

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Raton, New Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

My wife, being a Raton native wanted to take me to Pappas. I had read the book written about the old restaurant and candy shop. I had high expectations going in. I wasn't disapointed! The food was excellent, prepared perfect. The homemade bread is amazing. If you love good food, good service and history, the sweet shop is for you.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I'm at Raton native...once upon a time, this restaurant was a good place to go to. While its got a nostalgic charm, a restaurant is for eating...the food, at best, is mediocre...the service is painstakingly slow. Sad but true; I'll likely never eat there again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1201 S 2nd St, PO Box 338, Raton, NM 87740-2201
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Raton
  • Phone Number: +1 575-445-9811

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Family owned restaurant in business since 1923. Have recently remodeled to update with the times. Coffee Shop has mostly homemade items with include our specialty sandwiches on homemade bread. The back of the restaurant is available for larger parties and receptions. Beer and Wine are available

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