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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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Saturday
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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 lunch place, good sandwiches and soup

This is a nice lunch stop with very friendly staff on the main drag of Carlsbad. I've been twice, and both times had a sandwich from the menu. They were tasty and fresh. I also had a chicken pepper pot soup as my side which was extremely good and spicy. Meals were served fast and there was no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
JGreg61
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West Jordan, Utah
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  • Families with children
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Jordan, Utah
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This is a nice lunch stop with very friendly staff on the main drag of Carlsbad. I've been twice, and both times had a sandwich from the menu. They were tasty and fresh. I also had a chicken pepper pot soup as my side which was extremely good and spicy. Meals were served fast and there was no waiting for... More 

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Staff was awesome! Lots of variety on the menu. Salads are HUGE! Great blue cheese if you like blue cheese. ORDER THE ONION RINGS!!!

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New York City, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We met two Carlsbad cops on their way out, as we were going in. Started chatting, so I asked if the place was any good. One cop told us it's the best place in Carlsbad (that tells you something, it's just a diner!) and he said, "Always eat where the cops eat!" Anyway, we did have an excellent lunch. Both... More 

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Cibolo, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

My fiancé and I were looking for a place to get coffee, maybe an appetizer, and review some notes before a meeting. We drove up to the "diner" at 1:38 pm. The front of the restaurant is mainly windows, so I watched the waitress see me drive up then immediately walk over to front door and flip the open sign... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The staff is friendly and helpful. They have several interesting and unusual choices on their menu. I am willing to bet this is the only place in all of Carlsbad you can get Rocky Mountain Oysters. The cost is on the lower side, and they have a good location, easy to find. Your order comes to the table quickly. I... More 

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Pasadena, Texas
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96 reviews 96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It doesn't look like much but oh my goodness! We were seated with a smile immediately. Our drinks came shortly after that. We both order the senior meal which included the drink for only $9.50. Our salads came out crispy & cold on a cold plate. We were offered fresh ground pepper on it...surprise no 1. I had the steak... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Prime Rib dinner for each of us. Perfectly done medium rare with vegetable medley, instead of potato. Horseradish freshly ground in the kitchen: Watch how much you use(!). Pick your salad dressing; all are house made. Say yes when server asks you about bread and you'll get a small load bakes on site. Wish I could tell you about the... More 

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

Wide array of menu items and it was all good. There was six of us in our group and we ordered a wide array of food. No complaints and lotsa good comments. They even have superb Rocky Mountain Oysters. Be brave. Try 'em!

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

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
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

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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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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