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Tim's Place

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American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Diner
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8050 Academy Rd. NE, Ste 101, Albuquerque, NM 87111
5058561005
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7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Good food, comfortable environment and an inspiring story regarding the...
Good food, comfortable environment and an inspiring story regarding the owner who has Down's
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  • 70
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  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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My daughter had saw the you tubes video about this restaurant and the story about Tim's hugs. His story was so inspiring that we decided to go there for breakfast. Tim was there to greet his customers and gave hugs as requested. He was willing to take the time for photos too! We didn't know what to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 11, 2014
Tammy D
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Lewisport, Kentucky
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Lewisport, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My daughter had saw the you tubes video about this restaurant and the story about Tim's hugs. His story was so inspiring that we decided to go there for breakfast. Tim was there to greet his customers and gave hugs as requested. He was willing to take the time for photos too! We didn't know what to expect for the... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My wife and I showed up on a Tuesday, which is of course the one day out of the week that Tim was not there, but we still had a great experience. The food was delicious and the workers were very friendly. I had the chicken fried steak and my wife had the southwest grits. Both highly recommended.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited ABQ last week to visit some friends and while on vacation we were taken to Tim's Place. Who would have knew that this Breakfast/Lunch spot could be so special. Tim’s Place is owned and operated by Tim, a young man with Down syndrome. From the minute you walk in you are greeted like you are... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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143 reviews 143 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were greeted the moment we walked in the door. A server took us to our seats and obtained our drink orders. We were enjoying all of the pictures and history on the walls we neglected to look at the menu. I ordered chicken quesadilla's. Tim came over to say hello then headed on to his other tables. He then... More 

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Fowler, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After seeing the video about Tim's Place, it only took about a year to finally eat there. My daughter lives in Albuquerque. But because of the hours of operation (7am-3pm) it made it a bit harder to actually find the time. Upon arriving, Tim greeted us with hugs and pictures. My daughter was wearing a Bronco shirt which delighted Tim.... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Yes, we decided to eat at Tim's after seeing the video about it, and every bit of what the video suggested was true. Tim's is the happiest restaurant! Tim greeted us with a smile and a genuine, warm welcome. We were served by the friendliest, kindest staff I've ever experienced, and the food was fantastic. (Give the green chili grits... More 

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Albuquerque
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Tim's is based upon the politically correct (PC) premise that a man with Down syndrome who likes to hug his customers can successfully own and operate a restaurant business. And, in this case, the PC premise is indeed correct. Tim has done so. And he doesn't press his hugs upon those that are not eager to hug him. But, without... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

It truly is the world's friendliest restraunt. Tim is great and the food is delicious. I enjoy giving him my business rather than the big time companies.

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Del City, Oklahoma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a great time at Tim's Place even though Tim was out of state at the time. Great service, good food and we enjoyed looking at the memorabilia of Tim and his Special Olympics medals. Very friendly staff!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8050 Academy Rd. NE, Ste 101, Albuquerque, NM 87111
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 5058561005

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Hamburgers, Diner

Description

Good food, comfortable environment and an inspiring story regarding the owner who has Down's
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?