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Del's Restaurant

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1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
575.461.1740
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 180
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    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 13
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fry bread

My wife and I were here for dinner. She had the chicken tacos and i had the salad bar. We were both pleased with the food. Very clean and well kept up; very reasonably priced. I thought I remembered the place from a cross-country trip from my childhood, sixty years ago. Attentive, friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Robert T
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Whittier, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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Whittier, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I were here for dinner. She had the chicken tacos and i had the salad bar. We were both pleased with the food. Very clean and well kept up; very reasonably priced. I thought I remembered the place from a cross-country trip from my childhood, sixty years ago. Attentive, friendly service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food was really better than expected. Not sure why I thought Mexican food at a restaurant in a motel section of town that advertises more as American style would be suspect. Very well managed and busy. Service was awkward since both the host and waiter seemed to be very new and were not confident in what they were doing. But... More 

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Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Everything we ordered (fish and chips, chicken fried steak, chicken livers, and bacon wrapped chopped sirloin) tasted great, was piping hot, and plentiful. Our server was friendly and efficient during the busy lunch hour. Our entire group was glad we stopped here on our drive through the state.

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Palm Springs, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good dinner, although slightly curt service. Grilled chicken breast and chicken fried steak were both good, even at opposite ends of the healthy-eating spectrum. Best salad bar I've seen in a long time

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Tulsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Steak fingers are not something I would normally order, but I wait all year just to have them at Del's. Easily enough for two people to share!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I question if my steak was actually bad. It did not taste good at all. I took it togo & refrigerated it. I took it out the next day and it smelled bad so I threw it away. $20 wasted. Server was very nice but I didn't complain about the steak.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Dels is a family dining adventure. The soup and salad bar offered taste selections but wasn't a large salad bar. The chopped sirloin was good and cooked to my satisfaction. The rib eye steak was cooked to order and reportedly, quite flavorful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We walked across the street from our motel..( the Roadrunner Motel ) for a nice dinner with good food and service. What I would call when I was a kid......a nice restaurant. It's like you're back in the 50's or 60's. So fun!! Even spent a little money in the gift shop as they had some really cool Route 66... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stopped here for dinner while driving through town. It was very good. Fun place with friendly staff. The food was exceptional for a small town diner. I had the roast beef dinner with real mashed potatoes. Each dinner entree comes with salad bar which had many good items. I had a glass of wine which was a more than... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After we checked into our nearby Route 66 motel, Del's was recommended to have a good supper. Was not disappointed. The meal was good and the salad bar was really good. If you ordered a meal, the salad bar was included. Del's has a large seating capacity and it is fully staffed. It has a comfortable feel to it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1202 E Route 66 Blvd., Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: 575.461.1740

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?