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Tim's Place

8050 Academy Rd. NE #101, Albuquerque, NM
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Ranked #10 of 1,510 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Good food, comfortable environment and an inspiring story regarding the owner who has Down's
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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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

There are a few reasons to come to Tim's Place. First, the food: it is delicious. I like almost all the menu items, and their breakfast selections are great. Also, great sandwiches. Second: it's a local business. As much as you might enjoy Denny's or IHOP, try to spread some love to local places that aren't chains. It's good for... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

Wife got the blue pancakes which are monstrous, dense and amazing! I got the biscuit bowl which was so good and filling. If you are within 100 miles, go out of your way to visit this place. You will not be disappointed.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an incredible place.The food itself is really great. Try the green pepper cheese grits with eggs and potatoes.Fantastic! As you have probably read, it is owned by a fine young man named Tim, who happens to have Down Syndrome. That in and of itself is remarkable, but in addition there is a sense of friendliness and happiness that... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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71 reviews 71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I had breakfast, but it was pretty straight forward. Eggs/potatoes/fruit/toast/cottage cheese. Everything was prepared well and the potatoes were great. I saw more elaborate plates on other tables which looked delicious. Service is doting, professional and efficient. The place was clean, bright and everyone got a fabulous table meet and greet by Tim, the owner. Lovely experience.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I'll get bashed on here for saying what most locals think: it's a decent plate (no matter what you order) at a slightly higher than average price, and a feel good story about Tim. If Tim is in the house, cameras are out, and the tourists are buzzing. If not, it's a storefront near a Walmart with OK food. I... More

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We learned about Tim on a news segment, and agreed that if we ever were in Albuquerque, we would go. That evolved into when we would be here, (as we're from Austin, Texas), so we planned our summer road trip around getting to Albuquerque. Our visit was so much fun! We had Tim's Mountain of Nachos to start... They were... More

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Had been wanting to come to Tim's Place for some time, finally came. The food was GREAT! I would definitely come AGAIN hopefully for Breakfast.

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Dayton, OH
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We met Tim and his mom and both were very friendly. Tim gave is a hug and talked a little about running his restaurant. The food portions were pretty large and tasted great. The restrooms were super clean. We were glad we visited this great success story!

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1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

How can ANYONE say its just about the food???? Let me tell you something, (in my opinion) there is nothing more important in this life than a beautiful smile And a hug. So what if the food is a little bland! So what if it's a limited menu. This is NOT the point of this restaurant, its about giving someone... More

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uk
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed myself and the food was awesome.Tim is such a nice guy. Next time I visit I will definitely be going there again!

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