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Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant

1201 S 2nd St, PO Box 338, Raton, NM 87740-2201
+1 575-445-9811
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Ranked #7 of 27 restaurants in Raton
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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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English first
North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
1 review
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Raton, New Mexico
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The place has an old folks home feel to it and the wait staff is s,l,o,w,,,, The food isn't anything to write home about either. It's not bad, it's just not very good. The hours are kind of strange and the name says it's a sweet shop. But it's not. It's just an old boring restaurant lacking any energy.

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Restaurant is old - for me, an enjoyable place. The interior is dated, which I found charming. Stroll around and check out the photos & stuff hanging on the walls while waiting for your food...The waitress was super fun - friendly and personable, and that always makes me enjoy a place. The food had a "home made" taste; desserts were... More

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Long-time family owned restaurant. My husband and I ate there twice during our stay in Raton. We were the only couple in the place, but we eat early (around 6:00-6:30). The restaurant is old, worn and dark. Looks like it used to be a fairly large supper club with a long bar. The food was average. The waitress was friendly.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great green chile cheeseburger and french fries. Nice to find a locally owned restaurant in the midst of all the chains here in Raton.

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

Based on some reviews, we tried this place for supper while in Raton, but were not too impressed. The service was friendly, but seemed a bit slow especially given that we were one of only three tables occupied in the restaurant, which was a bit dark and dated. They apparently had a full in bar in earlier times, but they... More

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Bryson City, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

A local joint owned by the same family for 78 years, coming from the old coal town of Dawson. Had lunch and the food quality was quite good

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