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3800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-242-7866
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English first
Seattle, Washington
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Can't say enough. Light lunches, such as Chicken Salad just like your mom made. Milk Shakes to knock your socks off. Hamburgers and yes some with Green Chile just like the 66 fries with con queso and green chiles. Chicken Fried Steak hand bread just like I used to get in Houston Texas, yum.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We've visited various Route 66 diners on our travels but this was my favourite. For me, it was like stepping back into Happy Days. The decor interested me: from Marilyn to the Rat Pack. The music complemented the atmosphere really well. After a long, stressful road trip, I suddenly felt relaxed. Our incredibly friendly waitress added to our experience. The... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Service was bad and rude , food was disgusting !!!! Owner refused to take a sandwich with spoiled ingredients off the bill ,

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Do not confuse this place with the 66 Diner, which most people are confusing it with in the reviews. This place might have really good food, I wouldn't know. Why? We stopped at lunch hour to grab a bite, we really only had an hour to eat before we had to go back to work. We ordered and our waitress,... More 

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Waco, TX
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We stopped in for a late lunch and ordered a variety of burgers and sweet potato fries. I ordered the very hot (spicy) green chile burger and it was fantastic (and did I mention VERY hot?). The fries were good (a bit greasy) and for dessert we ordered a shake and a malt. They were delicious! To top it all... More 

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Rochester, MN
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Stopped here for a Green Chili Cheeseburger and Pumpkin Shake, and they were great. The place is true nostalgia, and I felt like I stepped back into the 1950's, even though I am not that old. The food was great, and staff was friendly. Thanks to our Waitress named "Little Teapot" for making our visit enjoyable. Bring your camera, as... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The Route 66 Malt Shop is a quaint, very clean diner and malt shop. The food is home made and delicious. They make their own sodas and the root beer is especially tasty! When you walk through the doors it is like walking back in time into the 1950s. The staff is very friendly, the owner is nice and will... More 

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Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Me and my family recently ate here when we were in Albuquerque. We were looking for something different besides the normal restaurant chains that are available in any larger city. We were very glad we tried this restaurant. Two of my family members are very picky about food and what they will and will not eat. They both loved their... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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292 reviews 292 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This was a great stop for us on rt 66. Went for ice cream for my daughter and ended up with pie a la mode for me and my wife. Very cool shop with lots of photos and pics from my youth. Very clean place. Owner was a pleasure to talk to. Very hip cat with knowledge on the town,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a nicely decorated old-fashioned malt shop. The food is much the same as the 50's. Servings are generous & the service is friendly. Treat yourself to dessert, for sure!

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Additional Information about Route 66 Malt Shop

Address: 3800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Phone Number: 505-242-7866
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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