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4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 505-887-8489
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible14%
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“fries” (13 reviews)
“burger” (30 reviews)
“catfish” (5 reviews)
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6:00 AM - 7:30 PM Hours
American, Diner
4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

I was a regular here. Food and service is on a downhill slide. Too much to hope for to get utensils for a " to go" order. Last week the morning crew was fighting and ranting and unplugged the phone cause they were tired of...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Bob W
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Good food, large portions, free refill bar. Giant hamburgers service is a little slow. Breakfasts are good too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvinlife57
Reviewed July 23, 2018

If you happen to swing by Carlsbad, NM, Happy's is the place to stop and have one of the delicious burgers ever. the place looks like it needs maintenance. You must try this place at least once, because that's all you need to make you...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank LADR16
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Was very dirty. Went at 4 pm. Didn’t look like they had cleaned after lunch rush. Booth seats extremely ripped with large amount of cushion pushing through at every table. Dead flies everywhere plus a million live ones hovering. Food was fair at best. Texas...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Brent R
Reviewed May 5, 2018

Had stopped at Happy's in the past, and vaguely remembered I liked it. I try to go to local places rather than national chains, to get the feel of a place. "Happy's"? Well that's a nice name, easy to find, get in and out of...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Rick K
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Stopped for supper and the bacon cheeseburgers were huge and delicious. I had fries and husband had onion rings. Honestly one of the best basic burgers i have had in awhile. Definitely old diner atmosphere and not for the fancy but we will be back...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Dawn M
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

The ginormous burgers were tasty! Good onion rings! Great chocolate shake! Would revisit if ever in town again!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank katieX2667XF
Reviewed September 16, 2017

I wanted to No Whiner Diner but of course it was closed. The line to order was pretty long. I got the steak sandwich it was plain. The French fries were plain. Not the greatest

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Traveltoeat17
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

If you want something hearty, but not a tourist trap, then Happy's is the place to visit. Good food at a great value! On the southend of town, near the Skeen/Whitlock building.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Robert H
Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local for great burgers. Couldn't agree more. The hatch chilis were a nice add. Friendly service. Don't expect the food quickly. They cook it to order. Texas Toothpicks were a good choice fried onions and jalapeño, but not spicy hot.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank Fearless718240
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Maribel J
August 24, 2017|
Response from NissanDragger | Reviewed this property |
They have new hours posted inside but not on the site. 6 to 6 m-th, a little later Friday & Saturday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $9
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
6:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 505-887-8489
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