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Route 66 Malt Shop

3800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-242-7866
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Waco, TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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287 reviews 287 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
172 helpful votes 172 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Really up there with the best of the 50's diners. Genuinely friendly, food innovative and good-tasting. Worth a stop for locals and visitors alike.

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Irvine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

We stopped by for lunch this afternoon. Awesome burgers- great home-made fries, and yummy hand-dipped malts. Everything was delicious. It's on historic Route 66 which is neat. Pop by here if you're passing through Albuquerque on I-40. You won't be sorry!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This was my first time here,. I was used to going to the malt shop near downtown. This one was a little warm for me at the first but the food and drink was great. My husband even said the chili was really good and hot.

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