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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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Sunday
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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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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Popular Local Diner

Very popular local "diner" on the main drag of Carlsbad. It has very nice diner food and a good variety.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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  • Families with children
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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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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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Plano, Texas
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
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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Arvada, Colorado
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I've had better chicken fried steak but it wasn't too bad. Fries were good, cheese sticks were great and the bread was pretty awesome. Nice friendly staff and even though it was super busy, not bad service

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Ada, Oklahoma
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Drove all day from Oklahoma. We had hoped to find nice diner. This diner is clean and friendly staff. Food is average. My son got shrimp. This mashed potatoes were cold. I got the Chicken Alfredo, it too was cold. There are signs everywhere urging customers not to complain...we didn't. But, we will not go back! ( My husband ate... More 

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Evanston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

From the greeting at the front door to payment upon departure, it was a wonderful lunch time dining experience. Our BLT's were perfect and my corn chowder with chicken was superb. Everything is made at the restaurant including the salad dressings of which the Dijon vinaigrette was a knockout. We shared a slice of carrot cake for dessert and it... More 

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Dallas, TX
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went there three times during posted hours. Each time the restaurant was closed with a hand lettered sign on the door promising it would re-open the next day. It did not.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very popular local "diner" on the main drag of Carlsbad. It has very nice diner food and a good variety.

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Deming NM
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Overall this place is nothing to whine about. Friendly staff and owners. Place is dated but has the feel of a route 66 diner off the beaten path. My family was happy and what else can one ask for.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The food is very good. We had soup and sandwich. We loved reading all of the cute little sayings even in the bathrooms. Someone has a great sense of humor!

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Additional Information about No Whiner Diner

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

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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?