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No Whiner Diner

American, Diner
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1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
+1 575-234-2815
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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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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111 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wondered about the name, but staff didn't know. Exceeded our expectations. Prime rib was the nightly special and it was delicious. Blackened catfish was a surprise. Absolutely enjoyed it. Would not dream of whining.

Thank Julie K
Pacific Grove, California
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191 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Good menu selection of decent food. I had the meat balls and spaghetti, very tasty. My wife had a tuna sandwich which she enjoyed.

Thank RickThePick
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

The prime rib was rare and tender. The summer pasta dish was fresh and tasty. The salad was a little tired and the chicken soup was too salty and spicy. However, the chocolate tart made up for the negatives.

Thank Marge H
San Antonio
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80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

We stopped here for dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews. I had the Salisbury Steak and my wife the meatloaf. The meatloaf was so-so with little or no flavor. The Salisbury Steak was a complete hunk of mystery meat. This consisted of two hard little patties with what looked like fake grill marks. This reminded me of old time TV... More 

Thank Dolphin913
Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

No knife needed for the tasty and tender chicken fried steak. Very good value and good service. Go and get you some!

2 Thank Philip V
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320 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

When we drove by this restaurant, we just had to try it with such a great name! Like any diner, it has a lot of basic menu options. The food looked great and tasted good. Not great, but good. The portions are large, so we were glad that we had shared a fettucine dish. It was fun to read the... More 

Thank TravelingFan22
Lubbock, Texas
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced. Good service from nice people. "Seasoned" (instead of Senior) pricing so could get a smaller meal. Had chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. Good meat and potatoes. Cream gravy was peppery, but ok. Not up to Texas standards, but still, a good meal after a long day in the caverns. Wanted to try the dessert pies,... More 

Thank erwretired
Paducah, Kentucky
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We had the special, meat Lasagna in the seasoned adult portion. Incredibly good, still a generous portion served with soup or salad. I had salad with homemade chunky blue cheese dressing, my wife had cream of chicken soup. We also had a loaf of wheat bread, still warm from the oven. Our server was very attentive without hovering, all the... More 

Thank Richard G
Okeechobee, Florida
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

After a long drive from El Paso, the No Whiner Diner was the perfect pick-me-up! The prime rib dinner was delicious and the green chili soup was excellent!!!! Big portions at very reasonable price! Warm bread on cutting board was a nice addition. Everywhere you looked there were funny signs and decorations. Wait staff was very attentive. Don't miss this... More 

Thank Ken_Wanda1998
Mansfield, Texas
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60 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

This place is a hole in the wall restaurant. It would be very easy to keep on driving and go to Chili's instead. Do not miss this! It is located in an old building in front of an old motel that has probably been around since the 50's, and was probably never the nicest place to stay. The restaurant is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
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: +1 575-234-2815

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