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“Fun diner style” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Owl Cafe

Owl Cafe
Ranked #17 of 1,778 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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108 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Fun diner style”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Great atmosphere. We have come several times. Only had one thing we didn't like
Green chile burgers are awesome and their enchiladas too. Oh and chocolate cream pie...omg i dont even like chocolate cream pie and i love theirs....:) never had a great waitress though. All seven or so we've had we're less then thrilled..not much effort and seemed out of place in such a fun looking diner.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Nashville, TN
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146 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“You better be really hungry for breakfast here”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Seven of us stopped here for breakfast before heading to Hatch for the Chile Festival. The restaurant is really not set up to handle a group larger than four, but we made do by moving a table up against a booth.

Staff was friendly & attentive.
Portions are large - four of our group split two entrees.
The Huevos Rancheros are ok; I recommend the Hash Browns instead of the Home Fries.
The Cinnamon Roll is served swimming in frosting - the roll itself seemed stale.

All-in-all, it was okay, but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat here again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New Mexico
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great little diner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

After a long day at the zoo with our kids, we needed somewhere casual and low-key for dinner, and the Owl Cafe was perfect! We had green chili cheeseburgers that were delicious, and the kids had grilled cheese and pbj sandwiches! We all enjoyed milkshakes. The staff was friendly and helpful, and we will definitely return the next time we're in town.

Visited September 2012
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Thank MK W
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Building is shaped like a giant adobe owl”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Popped in for lunch while at a class nearby. Could not pass up an Original Green Chile Cheeseburger. It did not disappoint. Whether the Owl Cafe originated the GCCB, I could not say. I can say that the Owl Cafe is bright, well-decorated, and a place you should try to hit if you're in the area. I imagine I'll return on my next trip to Albuquerque.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Decatur
2 reviews
“Awesome Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stopped here because we liked the way the bldg looked and eneded up liking the food better! The guacamole was excellent as was the California burger. The wait staff was very friendly and the owner is the perfect host!

Visited August 2012
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