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Route 66 Malt Shop

1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (Downtown)
(505) 242-7866
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The food was great in this 50's diner. Rootbeer float was out of this world! Very friendly staff and owners. Had green chili veggie burger - it was spicy and tasty. Loved the decor. Great Route 66 memorabilia.

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Waco, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had a great time at this super cute little diner. The atmosphere outperformed the food--we had burgers, fries and sodas-- but it was still a fun place!

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Kingsville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We came in 30 minutes after closing & they still made us a root beer float. Very friendly staff, wish I could have tried the food.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews 80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Had high expectation for this place, but, sadly, it didn't come up to what we thought it would be like from all the other reviews. First, they have moved to 3500 Central Ave. SE. We both had Green Chili Cheeseburgers, hers with blue cheese, mine with cheddar. The burgers were cooked medium, which was nice. The green chili was quite... More

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We enjoyed looking around the restaurant. The food was average at best and overpriced. If we ever go back again we will only get a malt or ice cream sundae. Good to try once and enjoy the 50's & 60's music.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We tried going to a different restaurant, but it was closed...husband was getting cranky, it was getting late. Luckily found this place open still. Had a great chocolate malt! The mint chip shake was very good as well. The green chili stew hit the spot. Very clean, very nice staff.

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San Angelo, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We love visiting this diner. The kids adore the large selection of shakes and malts and we love the old-style burgers and sandwiches. The Albuquerque turkey sandwich is a must-try - the green chile taste overwhelms the turkey a little, but it is still juicy and delicious. The service is always a little slow but that is because the diner... More

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Fast food service. Two burgers with fries and drinks each for 2..$50. Server tried very hard to up sell. Server too flirty. Clean bathrooms. Weird can't cook well done burgers. Don't recommend to most.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I go here at least once a year and get the chili cheese fries with a couple of friends. For the New Mexico visitors, chili cheese fries are not french fries covered in beans, meat, and nacho cheese. These fries are covered in melted cheddar and green chile. Great if you want to broaden your ultra-fatty food palate Route 66... More

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Ventura, Ca.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This was one of this had too stops on our trip... We were in Albuquerque for the 2013 Balloon Fiesta and decided to check out what was left of Route 66... unfortunately very little!!! We found lots of lonely signs for long lost and demolished Motels along Central Avenue (Route 66), very sad sights, but we did find that one... More

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