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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
Closed
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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
Good for:
Families with children
Lunch
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 39
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Most recent review
Good basic comfort food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Keith D
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Hellertown, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hellertown, PA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
43 helpful votes 43 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
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
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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 via mobile

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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Bluefield
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Looking for a local family owned diner with good, simple fare at a decent price? This is it! Food is good and wait staff is friendly.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Unique food, great taste, Extremely friendly atmosphere. Can't beat the place. They have their own recipes and don't buy pre-packaged ingredients from a central location.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place has the best lunch in town. The owner has a beef with local politicians, and posts sarcastic signs outside the place, but it's really a great place to get lunch while you're there.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food is always really good, the waitresses are always nice and polite, just a great place to sit down to relax and eat. And they have the funniest signs hanging up also!

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?