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3800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-242-7866
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hot turkey like mom made

The hot turkey sandwich plate is reasonably priced, and all white meat. Just be sure to get extra gravy because it doesn't come with enough. Had apple pie also, and it was yummy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The hot turkey sandwich plate is reasonably priced, and all white meat. Just be sure to get extra gravy because it doesn't come with enough. Had apple pie also, and it was yummy.

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Buffalo, New York
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A group of 6 of us stopped here on a Saturday evening. We were one of three occupied tables, yet it took 40+ minutes for us to get our food after ordering. And when it came out, several things were not right. Ordered two baskets of fries, they were extremely overdone - couldn't tell there was any potato in them,... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We've been here plenty of times. A theme that we notice are that you don't want to sit up front with the juke box and hop scotch in the floor tiles. Parents who have no apparent control over their kids will allow them to bang on the juke box buttons and pay hop scotch a few feet from you while... More 

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salt lake city
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Let's start with the bad. Very bad service it was extremely slow. The waitress could not even repeat the order correctly. Eight of us ordered a good amount of food. An hour and a half later we were served. The salmon chowder was nasty, the corn chowder, extremely salty. Stay away from the Kansas City, dry, dry like saw dust.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was by far the WORST service & food my friends have experienced in the ABQ area! Not only was the manager/owner a complete unprofessional, uneducated, and totally non customer service oriented he was disrespectful to my party even after an hour and a half wait for our food! Never will return

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Albeit, a great theme with the atmosphere to boot, the amount of money I spent made me rethink shopping and cooking for myself. This is just a burger joint without any frills. When you buy a burger, that's what you get. All of their burgers will get you a bun with a meat patty, lettuce, pickle, tomato and onions, but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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 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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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: 505-242-7866
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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