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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Smiley faces everywhere and some great home cooking to boot!

Great hole-in-the-wall diner on the south side of Carlsbad. Excellent home cooking, huge breakfasts, and very reasonably priced. Did I mention that the staff is very friendly, as well? The locals eat here and we loved it. Nice non-chain place. Check it out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
texascaver
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Mesquite, TX
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Nashville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Stay away from this local dive unless you have plenty of time to wait, and wait, and wait. The restaurant looks like a dive, but we decided to try it anyway. It's about as good as it looks. My husband got a cheeseburger, which he said was good. I got chicken fingers that were heavy breaded, over cooked, and had... More 

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Mesquite, TX
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great hole-in-the-wall diner on the south side of Carlsbad. Excellent home cooking, huge breakfasts, and very reasonably priced. Did I mention that the staff is very friendly, as well? The locals eat here and we loved it. Nice non-chain place. Check it out!

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Coppell, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The title says below average. But in there defence I think that's what they are shooting for. Not much to say after that, the place looks dirty the widows were smudged up. Food was horrible. The people were about the same. If your looking for a place like that, Happys should make it just that for you. Hum hum bad.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Food is mediocre at best. Unfortunately after I ordered I witnessed an employee putting in a new stack of Styrofoam cups at the soda fountain. He dumped them all over the floor, picked them up and put them in the dispenser for everyone to use. The cashier watched him and did nothing. The floor is filthy. A customer told the... More 

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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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425 reviews 425 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?