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Route 66 Malt Shop

1720 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87104 (Downtown)
(505) 242-7866
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Ranked #311 of 1,503 restaurants in Albuquerque
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Kingsville, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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phoenix az
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great place to stop and treat yourself. Had a wonderful hot fudge sundae. Waiter was so friendly and informative. He told us more about the area, and the items in the restaurant. We met the owner after our meal and he was more than willing to share information regarding the old shake machines that he has. I definitely recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Even though the name of this restaurant is misleading as they also sell burgers etc, it was a nice diversion off Route 66 to enjoy a proper shake with hot fudge. It was so big I couldn't finish mine (especially as they give you the extra shake that doesn't fit into the glass). The service was great but that may... More

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