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Route 66 Malt Shop

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3800 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
505-242-7866
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11:00 am - 8:00 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Delicious!

This place was delicious we stopped here for lunch after hiking and we're not disappointed. They were very busy 3pm. Our server was very attentive. The shakes are a must. If you haven't had green chiles before get them on the side as we were unprepared! Spicy! Cute place and good food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Meagan E
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Newark, Ohio, United States
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Newark, Ohio, United States
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place was delicious we stopped here for lunch after hiking and we're not disappointed. They were very busy 3pm. Our server was very attentive. The shakes are a must. If you haven't had green chiles before get them on the side as we were unprepared! Spicy! Cute place and good food.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Passing through Albuquerque on vacation and got off to visit this place due to the great reviews. Unfortunately, it is closed, and calls to the listed number aren't answered.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had a great experience at Route 66. We had free milkshakes through the ABQ Trolley so we stopped by for those. They were the real deal. We also ordered hamburgers. They had great flavor. The meat was well-seasoned and juicy. My son had the Route 66 fries which were covered with queso and green chiles. He was quite impressed.... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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29 reviews
14 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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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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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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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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51 restaurant reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

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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