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8050 Academy Rd. NE, Ste 101, Albuquerque, NM 87111
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Ranked #9 of 1,540 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Diner, Hamburgers
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Good food, comfortable environment and an inspiring story regarding the owner who has Down's
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English first
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I took my mom here because we had seen it on food network. Tim is GREAT! The food not so much. In fact, if not for the amazing story and the great staff, I probably would have rated this as "poor". We ordered the fried green tomatoes with jalapeno ranch and it was so greasy.....yuck. The jalapeno ranch was inedible... More 

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The O.C.
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77 reviews 77 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This restaurant has ALWAYS been on my 'to do' list, but finally my husband Barry and I made time to go and check it out!!! Tim Harris (like, you know, the 'Tim' of Tim's Place) greets you at the front with a huge hug and I tell ya, it turned my attitude around 180 degrees. Barry ordered the Happy Day... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We went one morning for breakfast. Food was good. Was nice to see Tim there who came over to thank us for visiting - where else do you get that? Good food, good service, free hugs in a beautiful location. What more do you want?

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Upstate NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This restaurant is proudly owned by Tim, a charming young man with Downs Syndrome (look him up...you'll find stories all over the web). Our party of four had the distinct pleasure of spending time with the owner, Tim, for about 1/2 hour while we were at his place for breakfast. Being somewhat of a celebrity, as we finished out time... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

the food is average. So sorry to see the high ratings based on emotion. It's great to see Tim & all that he has accomplished, but I want delicious food when I dine out.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Fabulous greeting, fabulous food, fabulous service, fabulous atmosphere! We will be back, thank you, Tim's Place, and Trip Advisor for helping us discover this fabulous spot!

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Petaluma, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We were passing through (MS to UT), and I wanted to try a local restaurant to get a taste of New Mexico cuisine. We decided to stop at Tim's Place for breakfast. We didn't have time to read reviews, but it was ranked #2 on TripAdvisor in Albuquerque (how can you go wrong?). The restaurant was very clean and tidy,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

Very attentive and polite staff. Clean and tidy. Great for families. Lots of room and big tables are available. Cody provided great service. Tim visited all the tables, took photos with guests and lavished hugs on us all. He's got a great place. I recommend a visit

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We are all satisfied with our food and Tim gave a warm hug to my daughter which is the restaurant's famous for. I love their customer service. I will definitely come back to dine more!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place for breakfast, and every meal comes with a hug! Tim is a young man with Down Syndrome who owns this well-run and friendly restaurant! Good food and great people. What a model he provides for young people with disabilities!

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Additional Information about Tim's Place

Address: 8050 Academy Rd. NE, Ste 101, Albuquerque, NM 87111
Phone Number: 5058561005
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Diner, Hamburgers

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