We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dolan House


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner

Location and contact

Built in 1883, The Dolan House is nestled in the beautiful Rio Bonito Valley in the famous town of Lincoln, New Mexico - brought to fame by the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid, who roamed the surrounding area and broke out of the near by jail. In 2007 we purchased and renovated this historical house making a small restaurant serving home made American and Mexican food and lots of home made desserts. We also have a gift shop selling antiques, jewelry, leather goods, souvenirs, specialty teas and snacks. We are open for breakfast and lunch.
$8 - $12
Lunch, Breakfast
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Reviews (72)
Filter reviews
72 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews lunch cornbread chicken salad sandwich frittata homemade desserts chilli pulled pork beans historic place a small gift shop green chile burrito lincoln county war home cooking love history service was great new mexico billy
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 72 reviews
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We ate lunch at the Dolan House during our stop in Lincoln to see the history. It's a small place, with only 3 tables (seating from 4 to 8 each). The food was very good, especially the King Ranch Casserole. The chili hit the spot...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tx4stamps
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Enjoyed eating lunch at The Dolan House. Had the chicken salad sandwich and pecan bread pudding. Food was very good!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue D
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I love history & seeing who, what, where & how. The Dolan House took me back in time & made me feel like Billy The Kid would walk in at any moment!!!

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank jacquelineh72
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

What a unique experience this was. The food was wonderful. Especially the pecan bread pudding. Wow! What made it so unique is the story of the Dolan House (look up Dolan House in Lincoln or Jimmy Dolan) and then the fact that there are only...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank hagerbaker
Reviewed June 25, 2018

While touring Historic Lincoln with my 8 year old granddaughter we decided to stop in at the Dolan House for lunch. It proved to be a good choice. I had the Green Chile Chicken Casserole which was delicious, not overly hot chile, just right. It...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank shelbylynn66
Reviewed May 31, 2018

Located in historic Lincoln across the street from the Turnstall Museum is the historic Dolan House built in 1883 which has been restored and now has a dining room, huge gift shop and one room which they rent out nightly as a bed and breakfast....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Joan W
Reviewed May 9, 2018 via mobile

Lynn and I recently had lunch at Dolan’s while touring historic Lincoln. This is a tiny, but terrific little place. I had the Frittata which was really good and came with fruit. Lynn had the Chicken Green Chile Burrito. She had never had a burrito...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Radiohutch
Reviewed May 6, 2018

While on a trip to visit Ruidoso we drove the “Billy the Kid Trail”. The little town of Lincoln holds a lot of the history of The Kid. We had been told at the Billy the Kid visitors center in Ruidoso there was no place...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank William G
Reviewed March 24, 2018

The couple that owns this picturesque and historical bed and breakfast is so charming, it's definitely worth the visit. The food is acceptable, but Beverly's desserts are to die for. I had the pear bread and despite its humble name, it was the best tasting...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank bevhearn
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are happy that you enjoyed your lunch here. We hope that you will visit us again soon.

Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Right on the main st easy walk stopped in again lunch specials are pretty simple but good owners are usually there very clean and good service has a small gift shop and you can also stay overnight as it is a band b alsoMore

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Dan70bbq
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2018

Thanks for your review. Glad that you stopped in. Our winter menu is limited because it is slow in the winter. We do change the menu during the year and add additional items in the summer (our busy season). All of our food is home...More

View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
The Wortley Hotel
90 reviews
.17 miles away
Smokey Bear Motel
52 reviews
11.54 miles away
Best Western Pine Springs Inn
515 reviews
17.12 miles away
Bestway Inn
8 reviews
17.71 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4 nearby restaurants
Annie's Little Sure Shot Mobile Espresso House
35 reviews
.11 miles away
Oso Grill
92 reviews
11.34 miles away
Tinnie Silver Dollar Steakhouse & Saloon
34 reviews
12.84 miles away
Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Entertainment
135 reviews
17.14 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 4 nearby attractions
Hurd-LaRinconada Gallery
11 reviews
4.83 miles away
Fort Stanton Museum
83 reviews
8.02 miles away
Lincoln State Monument
220 reviews
9.36 miles away
Fox Cave
23 reviews
10.96 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Dolan House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing