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No Whiner Diner

American, Diner
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1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
575-234-2815
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5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and great service....

This review would've been 5 stars accept for the fact that they should ditch the carpet and fabric doctors office type chairs. The carpet and chairs are just dirt magnets and not food establishment friendly. Imagine food being ground into the carpet and chair arms. My suggestion would be black and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
KarryLee
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Caddo Mills, Texas, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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El Paso, Texas
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I occasionally travel to Carlsbad for work, and the choice of restaurants in this town is limited. I have eaten at most of the restaurants in town, and recommend giving the No Whiner Diner a try for anyone spending much time in Carlsbad. The food is good and affordable, and the service is excellent. Also, the food is served quickly....so... More 

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Caddo Mills, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This review would've been 5 stars accept for the fact that they should ditch the carpet and fabric doctors office type chairs. The carpet and chairs are just dirt magnets and not food establishment friendly. Imagine food being ground into the carpet and chair arms. My suggestion would be black and white checkered floor. That being said... The food and... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We were with friends on a 600 mile drive from Del Rio Texas to Santa Fe New Mexico. My friend had us get up super early in order to reach Carlsbad before this restaurant's closure at 1:45 for their afternoon break. It was absolutely worth it!

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I really enjoy this little diner. Its not your average big chain restaurant but I think that's why it makes it a must stop spot. The service is always friendly and fast and the food is always great and tasty. they also have a lot of historical pictures that hang around the restaurant and its neat to go through them... More 

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Hellertown, PA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Not much to choose from when dining in Carlsbad. Picked the diner because it was simple and quick. Enjoyed the meal. Reasonable prices, good efficient service. Portions were more than ample. Had soup, which was homemade and delicious. Had meatloaf (for me a comfort food from my youth) which was also homemade. I'm glad we chose the diner for our... More 

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CArlsbad, NM
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good food, No Whiner Diner is known for its prime rib and catfish dinners, pasta dishes and a variety of sandwiches. It also has at least three different soups daily. The portions are ample and the prices are very reasonable. It is an inviting dining environment. The service is excellent. I have never had a bad meal here.

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US expat in Middle East
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10 reviews 10 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014 via mobile

It was fun to eat at a local diner on our way through. We had great service. My wife and son were happy with their burgers. My daughter loved her tuna melt. The fettuccini was a little bland (it probably would have been great with the optional green chile sauce offered on the menu) and my salad was just ok... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Family owned and run, the husband cooks, the wife runs front of house. The food quality is excellent, the range of the menu very good and the service is right up there AND all this in Carlsbad NM where food is always less than average and service usually sucks. My only complaint - limited opening hours and closed at the... More 

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Las Cruces, NM
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The menu was full of good choices and the diner had lots of catchy posters and mugs. We had pulled pork sandwiches and onion rings - good! They are honest about the pies they offer--they do not make them at the restaurant but the pumpkin pie was very good.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I enjoy the chicken fried steak. My husband enjoys the pasts dishes. They have a children's menu, and my kids enjoy the pizza.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 575-234-2815

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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