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Owl Bar Cafe & Steakhouse

77 Us Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832
575-835-9946
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Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Farmington, New Mexico
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64 reviews 64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The owl is the home of a great green chili cheeseburger. My advice is to get the double. The patties are homemade and its a real treat. You may not like their burger the best but you will have to admit its pretty darn good. Its in an old bar and the bar was hopping at lunch. Gives it that... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We tried the competition across the street earlier this year but kept hearing and reading good reviews on The Owl. We arrived a little after 1 PM and entered the restaurant. The history of the area and the restaurant is prevalent throughout the entry and the dining area. We were seated in a booth that had the history of the... More

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I've heard many good reviews on this place and my experience confirmed them to be true. Different GCCB from Sparky's but also very good. The burger is a good old fashion "splat" burger and I recommend two patties so it's goodness doesn't get lost in the green chilies, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. love the bun and fries. Love to sit at... More

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Tesuque, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

I've been to the Owl Bar & Cafe several times over my time in NM and must say that I really don't get it. I won't be going there any more. The atmosphere is fairly cool (old rural NM) and its easy to get to off I-25, but seriously, what is it about the Owl Mystic? This will pretty much... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We love the Owl! We've been here many times for the Green Chile Cheeseburger, but this was our first breakfast. We missed the cut off for breakfast at the fast food joints in Socorro but we still wanted eggs at 11 am. We ordered take-out at the Owl's front counter and our food was ready in less than 10 minutes.... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

There’s a lively debate over the best green-chili cheeseburger, with 2 of the major contenders across the road from one another in the unlikely spot of San Antonio, NM. This review applies to both the Buckhorn and the Owl; we ate at both on the same day in order to judge. I expected them to be similar; I was surprised... More

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Germany
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Loved the green chili cheeseburger! I went here after visiting Trinity, the site of the first ever nuclear bomb explosion. They only open the site twice a year. I thought I would stop at the Owl on the way home...so did everyone else. Great, friendly service, Hilton's very first bar, a picture of Elvis on the wall with the owner,... More

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Who cares if it's "not the best" (tho I think it is)..... it is really darn good and worth the drive. On a cold night with the wind whipping, it warmed the belly and the soul like a hot stove. I eat here whenever I'm in San Antonio, and have been known to make it there just as a special... More

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Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Went here two nights .. you could taste the burger ... it as not overwhelmed by the green chili ... second night sirloins were excellent ... good service .. including the owners were out cleaning tables and waiting on folks

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I travel all over New Mexico for business. I am on the permanent search for the best green chile cheeseburger. Well, I found it. here at the Owl. I had a client that recommended it over a site across the street. The other place has had more publicity. BUT, if you want the real deal, go to the Owl. Nothing... More

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