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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
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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: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Desserts

Enjoyed my burger and fries. My wife had the meatloaf, she liked it but wished she had ordered the gravy on the side. This is a great place to eat

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2015
janfs0428
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed my burger and fries. My wife had the meatloaf, she liked it but wished she had ordered the gravy on the side. This is a great place to eat

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2 Thank janfs0428
Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Got a hair in the wild mushrooms soup and the sandwich was horrible, burn chicken! Nasty! If you want a decent meal go somewhere else!

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1 Thank Teresa D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a very good place to have a meal where there is no loud music but has some of the friendliest staff, clean and the food is of good portion. Too bad they do not open at breakfast time.

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1 Thank sheila m
Pearl River
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Good home style cooking. The meat loaf was great-moist and flavorful. Other dishes passing by looked to be the same. They bring fresh bread to the table and the salads are fresh. Very friendly wait staff. Great carrot cake. Crlsbad has been swamped with oil field workers for the past several years but the boom has receeded and you don't... More 

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Thank Perry000
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place around 12:30 on a Thursday. It was nearly empty, should've been a warning. We ordered a ribeye steak sandwich & chicken fried steak dinner. The ribeye was really bad, tasted like liver. Didn't eat more than 2 bites. Chicken fry wasn't too bad but the mashed potatoes were awful. I don't know why. We just got up... More 

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1 Thank 5SRanch
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This is a great mom and pop place. The food is great, atmosphere is wonderful, kitchen is very clean!

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Thank Kellie S
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stopped in late in the day, and the folks that worked there insisted on allowing us the time we needed to eat... unusual in any situation. The décor is American humorous and we really liked the food - good, plain and nutritious - well cooked and served. I would recommend this place to anyone driving through... we will be going... More 

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Thank Kevin H
Frisco, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

While in Carlsbad, NM, we visited this kitschy little diner based on local reviews. What a gem! The food was fantastic, the staff was nice and the prices were just what our budget needed.

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Thank micheleh227
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is definitely a lunch spot. We loved it. Wish we had had room for the dessert. We had onion rings (very good) and a cheeseburger (we split it and glad we did as it was HUGE). Reasonable price. I highly recommend this diner!

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Thank Mery C
Plano, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We arrived in Carlsbad late afternoon after a 7-hour drive. We always try to eat at local spots. The reviews for No Whiner Dinner stated that the food was good, although atmosphere is nonexistent. No problem. We were tired and it was nearby. Yep, the interior is bare basic, although the owners have attempted to cheer it up by posting... 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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