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Happy's

4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
505 887 8489
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Ranked #14 of 58 restaurants in Carlsbad
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
El Paso, Tx
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This place has it's own way of doing things. It's not fast, but the burgers are very good. I'm not a burger lover, but the burgers here are delicious and some of the best I've had anywhere. But it's definitely not the place to come if you're in a hurry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Happy's is great if you don't mind waiting for 40 minutes at a table that they might have wiped at yesterday for the wrong order to be served by someone who obviously hasn't done laundry in a while. the food itself is actually not bad if you are willing to eat whatever they bring you and can't remember far enough... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We like to visit hole in the wall places, and this is a must visit. The food is cooked on an old stove, tastes homemade and the prices are reasonable. Food is served on disposable plates, and you use plastic forks, but it was great, easy clean up for us, and we enjoyed it.

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Santa Cruz
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Local folks/homey. good food and great big hamburgers-yum! And went back for a full breakfast-very good and great value. Order at counter, staff served and plastic forks/knives/spoon

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El Sobrante, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My twelve-year-old boy and I were about a quarter way through a two-thousand mile adventure through scientific sites, historical sites and geological sites through the Southwest. We were staying at a nearby hotel that we thought included a breakfast meal (ick!!) before we headed to see Carlsbad Caverns. We wanted a good breakfast so we were prepared for our adventurous... More

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice selection, and they are willing to make substitutions or omissions. Food was served fairly quickly even though they were busy. We enjoyed the flavor of our food.

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

I had thought this was a real café, but it's a walkup and order at the counter. it's in an old stuckey's building, or something similar. first they tried to charge us $40 for two breakfasts, then they corrected it to $21. I couldn't figure out how two 6.00 breakfasts came to $21, but didn't figure it out until later.... More

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Kingwood, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were in Carlsbad, New Mexico vacationing. After a long day we were hungry, but not in the mood to eat a heavy meal. Since Happy's was close by we stopped in. My wife and I each had a hamburger, and they were large, juicy, and delicious. We love eating at a locally owned restaurant, and Happy's was a nice... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

Bad mass produced coffee, great burrito, but low quality food... Atmosphere is truck stop feel, fun & unique, but low quality food ruined it for me... Friendly staff took smoke breaks on front patio.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Great breakfast! We had driven by to and from Carlsbad Cavern National Park and were sorry to discover it on our way out of town. Be sure to ask about the owner's acting career and look at the décor.

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