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4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 505-887-8489
Today
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Big delicious!

From the outside, this place looks like a total dive. It's located on the southern end of Carlsbad off of 285. Actually, it looks more like a truck stop of sorts. The building is old and a bit run down. Looks don't always dictate the experience. Upon entry of this restaurant you are greeted with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Wesley M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

From the outside, this place looks like a total dive. It's located on the southern end of Carlsbad off of 285. Actually, it looks more like a truck stop of sorts. The building is old and a bit run down. Looks don't always dictate the experience. Upon entry of this restaurant you are greeted with smiley face decor, and the... More 

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Mobile, Alabama
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283 reviews 283 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

One burger an order of fried pickles and an order of onion rings came to almost $20. $4.50 for 7 pieces of pickle that the coating was falling of off. $4.50 for an order of 5 pieces of onion rings that were partly burnt and the coating falling off? The burger was okay but I left the rest of the... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We ate at Happy's twice, once for dinner and once for breakfast. It's an authentic down-home American Diner obviously loved and frequented by locals. The food was good and plentiful. You don't REALLY want the biggest burger. Trust me; take the smaller one. It's plenty. It's so nice to find a place that understand what you mean when you order... More 

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New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The best hamburgers ever, great friendly staff and the local people are delightful. The decor is "Happy!"

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denver
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

wanted a chicken fried chicken 'meal deal'. apparently not available. got the chicken sandwich. walking distance from the M-6

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Cleburne, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Just a great burger! Lots of sides, too. We wanted to eat somewhere local, instead of a chain...glad we chose Happy's!

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Blanco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Kind of pricy for a hamburger joint but they give you so much food you can easily share. The hamburgers are the best. Fresh patties not frozen. Not something you came across much these days.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Came in from a Caverns visit and wanted to try something local. Plenty of cars in the lot and a bunch of employees. Kind of slow in delivery. The young boy delivering trays keep picking his nose and was never told to wash his hands. It took almost 20 minutes from food order to delivery & it's just ok

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El Paso, Tx
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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 505-887-8489

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 9
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 7:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?