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Del's Restaurant

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1202 E Route 66 Blvd, Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3039
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Yummy and nostalgic!! We had chicken fried steak as big as your head! The Mexican dinners looked wonderful, too. Would definitely recommend when visiting.

Thank Gerald T
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw this place on D, D & D. We stopped for a late lunch. The place was dated but did reflect that Rt 66 feeling. We decided to order a platter. Hubby ordered the roast beef dinner and was quite pleased with his dinner. I ordered the Hickory Chicken which was very tasty and tender. However the greens on... More 

Thank 2268cs
Plainfield, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While traveling Route 66 recently, our goal was to be able to walk to dinner (after having traveled by car all day). Del's was recommended to us by our motel. The food was very good. I had soup and salad bar and the potato soup was excellent. The service was relatively ok. Our server had a bit of a sarcastic... More 

Thank mokigrand
Slough, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived in Tucumcari early at what we thought was 12:30pm (actually 11:30am, cos the clocks go back as you cross the State Line from Texas!), so we had lunch at Del's ahead of checking into the Blue Swallow Motel across the road. I ordered a couple of cocktails (Mojito for me and Pina Colada for Sharon) as we checked out... More 

Thank PathManSlough
Tulsa, OK
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for dinner based entirely on Trip Advisor reviews and we were not disappointed. You kind of have to get into the Tucumcari vibe - everything's based on Route 66 and the "old days", so the decor was definitely something you'd see in a old restaurant - lots of old photos and posters on the wall, old tables... More 

Thank yahoody
Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Old fashion diner with loads of comfort foods on the menu. We tried the chicken fried steak which was excellent. Outstanding salad bar. Service was friendly and quick. We would highly recommend.

Thank marnsaz
Murrieta, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling through New Mexico we stopped for lunch at Del's restaurant based on trip advisor reviews. We both had the chicken crispitos which was very good with rice and beans. Nice clean restaurant with a nice gift shop and friendly staff. I only gave it 3 stars based on what I ate only.

Thank Judy H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on our way through New Mexico and stopped in Tucumcari for the night. We chose Del's based on trip advisor reviews, and are so glad we did! The food was fantastic and fresh, the server, Chase, was very friendly and personable. We watched him at another table where English was not their first language, and he was very... More 

Thank alice-and-frank
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Del's is one of the very few sit down restaurants in town open after 2pm was not our first choice. The service was just average as was our meal of pot roast and petite sirloin. There is a salad bar for those who order fish, beef,or chicken but it was not very appealing. I think I would have preferred Denneys.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sandusky, Ohio
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was in walking distance from the Roadrunner hotel. We were very happy with this place! The food was delicious!! The service was friendly. We enjoyed the authentic well priced gifts in the gift shop.

Thank mslyss

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Mexican, American, Soups
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1202 E Route 66 Blvd, Route 66, Tucumcari, NM 88401-3039
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Tucumcari
  • Phone Number: 15754611740
Since 1956, Del's Restaurant has been a destination break on Historic Route 66. Stop in and meet our friendly staff and enjoy delicious food, an attractive setting and over the top service. Whether your hunger is more on the light side, or you've worked up a vigorous appetite, we have a delicious fare for all. Make Del's Restaurant a major stop when seeking the flavor of Historic Route 66, you'll be glad you did!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?