As one other review stated very accurately, this is an all American, family style place. I live here so wasn't on vacation, just out for lunch with a good friend. Our locals go here because it has been around for so darn long. The Kiwanis, the Realtors, and other groups take advantage of it's large meeting rooms. We opted for the salad bar minus the soup. In my opinion, it has everything you need for a wonderful salad. The lettuce was a pleasant mix, not just cut up iceburg lettuce. Things were fresh and nice and lots to choose from including several fresh fruit items, cheese, you name it. One doesn't need much service for a salad bar but our waitress did everything right.
The location is good for the modest budget because it is in the middle of Silver City with several older, reasonable motels nearby. Don't come here for the view or new age appeal. It is close to historic downtown and easy access to our wilderness area and Pinos Altos ghost town. If you have a few extra bucks to spend and are looking for a more refined dining experience, I would go to Diane's. Our choices are limited here in Silver City.