Top 3 Diner food in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

May 29, 2020 Terina Blouin

Discover Restaurants offering the best Diner food in Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. Whether you're into history, culture, outdoor adventures or just in need of some new and unique scenery, Albuquerque offers exciting attractions for all ages and interests, anytime of the year. In the historic section of Old Town, ancient Indian and Spanish cultures come to life through old churches, quaint shops and piazzas, winding brick paths and adobe benches. Browsers can spend a whole day making their way through the more than 100 stores, boutiques and galleries that sell Southwestern goods as well as unique products from around the world. During the winter holiday season, Old Town is adorned with small lit candles and thousands come to stroll through the streets, listen to live music and celebrate. It is truly a sight to see. But the history doesn't stop there. The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center and the Petroglyph National Monument offer a glimpse of old Indian customs and art. Families will find plenty to do at the Albuquerque Biological Park, which features a zoo, aquarium and botanic garden. Outdoor types will find ample opportunities for hiking, biking and golf. After working up an appetite, head to any number of fine restaurants that serve up a choice of hot or even hotter New Mexican cuisine. To top it all off, take a ride on the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway for spectacular views of all this vibrant city has to offer.
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1. Standard Diner

320 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3516 American, Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Fr +1 505-243-1440 http://www.standarddiner.com/
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4 based on 1013 reviews

Standard Diner

Reviewed By 534tatjanak

Being the avid watcher of Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives (Short: Triple D) I was keen to go to the Standard Diner which featured 11 years ago on the show. The diner was only 5 minute walk from our hotel (purely by chance). It has a sort of retro, art deco style. Inside it is rather quite large with further retro decoration and exposed bricks. The menu is small for a diner which I think is a good thing. Service was super friendly and quick. They have a decent selection of craft beers as well. We chose the tempura fried ahi tuna and their “flagship” best seller since DDD rolled into town: The DDD Meat Loaf. Both was great. The tuna was still rare inside and came with a sticky rice cake. The meat loaf came with smashed potatoes, brussels sprouts and a nice gravy. Unfortunately they had run out of the lemon meringue pie but that would have been greed anyway. We returned the next morning for breakfast. Service was friendly but a bit on the slow side. We had biscuits and gravy, a pancake and the avocado toast. I know their forte is probably on New Mexico breakfast fare but I just can’t do burritos for breakfast. The food was ok. The pancake was ginormous! The biscuits were better at the Denver Biscuit Company in Colorado springs.They could invest in fixing some of the booths. They look pretty worn out. And I am not crazy about carpets in restaurants (therefore only very good and not excellent) But the food was very good and the service extremely friendly. So I would come back for that meat loaf anytime.

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2. 66 Diner

1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-4801 American, Diner, Deli Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 505-247-1421 http://www.66diner.com
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4 based on 743 reviews

66 Diner

50's Diner on Historic Route 66

Reviewed By Charles V

What a blast stopping at this place. It's like stepping back in time to when I was a teenager. Guess that's the idea. Loads of fun memorabilia inside and out. Took the wife and granddaughter her for lunch while we were in town for the 2019 Balloon Fiesta. Mainly stopped for the much ballyhooed milkshakes. No understatement to say they may be the best in New Mexico - cold, thick, served directly from the metal blender container directly into an old fashioned tall milkshake-style glass. Can you say brain freeze? My wife and I topped off the shakes with a vegetarian hamburger with all the fixings of an all meat burger and of course fries. Great! The granddaughter loved her milkshake and the grilled cheese sandwich, also served with fries. A fun place serving traditional 1950's - 60's diner food and of course nostalgia. The staff was friendly, helpful and attired in appropriate diner uniforms. They added some great fun to the experience. This place is well worth a stop even if you weren't a teenager during the 50's and 60's.Thanks for stopping by the Diner Charles, and bringing your family along! We're so glad it was a great experience for everyone, and hope to see you again soon!

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3. Owl Cafe

800 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87123-1200 American, Southwestern, Cafe, Diner, Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service +1 505-291-4900 http://owlcafealbuquerque.com/
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4 based on 591 reviews

Owl Cafe

Reviewed By gregcZ54ZW

Heard about the must have green chile burger, it really didn’t do anything for me. Nothing stood out about it. I did try the Bleu Max burger because the wife couldn’t finish it. It was outstanding, flavors popped, you could taste the flat iron on the burger. I would eat it again. Service was spotty and not tentative to small details like bringing napkins. I would go back but there somethings that need working on to “win” me.

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