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“Don't judge a book by its cover!!”
Review of Earl's Restaurant

Earl's Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 108 Restaurants in Gallup
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed May 27, 2013

During a recent overnight stay in Gallup, our group traveled into town on Hwy 66 looking for dinner. We pulled into the parking lot and it was NOT a unanimous decision to eat here just based on the appearance. When we approached the front door, we were met by several Native Americans selling there wares outside on the sidewalk. They were friendly, not pushy and very reasonably priced. After making a purchase, we went into the restaurant. The place was packed but our group of 4 was seated almost immediately. A teenage Native American waited on us and was very friendly. The menu is massive. Anything and everything from typical Mexican to burgers to fish and chicken to bbq. We ordered 4 Mexican dishes from the specials. The food was excellent and portions were very large. While you are eating, the Native Americans will bring around their wares to your table for viewing. They were very polite and not intrusive. A simple "no thanks" and they smiled and walked away. Order a batch for "fry bread" similar to a Mexican sopapilla. Served with honey, this was very good. As I said, It was not unanimous to stop here but it was unanimous that we each enjoyed the food and were glad that we stopped.

If through the area again, I will be stopping at Earls!!

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Reviewed May 22, 2013

I try to ask the locals where to eat and this is where I ended up. Large Restaurant and even large menu. I'm talking they have it all. We had service from a relatively new server but he was very anxious to do well and got our order to us quickly. Food was great and very reasonably priced. I don't think you can go wrong with this place when in Gallop.

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Thank rayboy
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Reviewed April 23, 2013

If I was rating it stictly for the food it would be a 3 maybe less at times. Earls has one of the most unique dining experiences you will ever have.

I have been coming here at least 2 times a year for the last 10 years. we average at least 3 trips in each time.

The service is always friendly and good, the food is quick coming out. the food...well lets say there are some good and bad choices, they can be one in the same depending on the day or time ordering them.

So what is the attraction if it isn't the food? You get a lesson in culture. The local tribal members and some not so local, sell their wares. They will come to your tables one at a time, always polite in their aproach, if you don't want them tell the waiters, or just wave them away.
If you want to see some very fine native made products allow them to come to your table. On any given day you can see some very nice bead work, some local silver work., pottery, to painted feathers. Sit back and enjoy the seemingly never ending locals bringing their beautiful work to you. The prices are very good, Gallup being one of the largest areas in the country for selling native goods. If you have a store , or just love the native art work, you need to make this a staple in your visit to Gallup

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Thank j p
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

While the service was good (fast, attentive, friendly) the quality of the food was below average. We had two mexican dishes. Too greasy, and the taste was nothing compared to food we got elsewhere. For this quality, the price was too high.

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Thank Oliver S
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great place to enjoy a Navajo taco.
Great service. We stopped here with a friend who lives nearby as he recommended it. We were not disappointed. They allowed local artists to try selling their jewelry, etc. in the restaurant, but that was not a problem.

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Thank wonderlust1017
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