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No Whiner Diner

American, Diner
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1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 1:45 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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166 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us went for an early dinner, 2 of us had the prime rib, it was cooked right, but had no flavor. I can't use the au jur, which is what added flavor so my prime rib was extremely bland. My sister had fish, and said it was very good, my hubby had Chicken fried steak, and really enjoyed... More 

Thank Robin C
Dallas, TX
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for dinner after reading the reviews here, and it delivers decent food at a goo d price. I had the 8 oz. prime rib and although it was ordered it came out pushing well done. Still, it was tender and tasty, and a good value at 12.95. My wife had fried shrimp which were obviously frozen, but... More 

Thank wtw9
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the senior portion dinners - chicken fried steak with cream gravy and the ribeye, both with onion rings. Apple plus and a cup o Joe and we're back on the road headed for Colorado. About $25. It delivers what it promises.

Thank CaliTexan22
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice menu, good soups, and a bargain for senior citizens $9.95 for a full meal, salad, soup, & drink including a steak choice.

Thank Derek N
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I brought our two grand children to see Carlsbad Caverns and we got back to Carlsbad and recognized that there weren't many franchise restuarants in the area so we went to the internet. I am always skeptical about "MA & Pa" type restuarants and the possibility of them padding the online reviews from local friends cell phones... More 

Thank Carla Y
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here, but it has been several years. Staff is friendly and the food is great. We didn't have to wait long for our food after we ordered and the portions were large. The prices are reasonable also.

Thank myrtle1949
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

The food we ordered, Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and Salisbury steak with mashed potatoes, were definitely NOT homemade!! The sign outside advertised homemade food, it was not the case. Service was good, food was heated up frozen and instant mashed potatoes at best!

1 Thank rllrcstr
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

The decor is a classic diner with booths. The food is very good and served very quickly. Three of us enjoyed lunch together, especially as the diner was quiet enough to carry on a conversation. One had the lunch of half soup/half pasta, one had a sandwich and soup and one had a sandwich and fries. There were three homemade... More 

Thank Mary S
Carmel, New York
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48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We went here based on the prices. It outdid it's self in service and quality. We arrived and were seated immediately. Service was very quick. We had our drinks and placed our order in with in 5 minutes. We had our appetizers in the next 5 minutes. By the time we were ready for our main course it arrived. I... More 

Thank Skibear225
Pasco, Washington
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39 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Good sandwich and soup. Heard it was busy, got there early for lunch, quick service. no changes to order, hence the no whiner moniker.

Thank bizeesheri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 7:45 pm
11:00 am - 1:45 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: 575-234-2815

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?