Where to Eat in Gallup: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Russell Mellin

Located in the heart of Native America, Gallup is enriched by the cultures of numerous First Nations, including Zuni, Hopi, Acoma and Laguna Pueblo and Navajo people as well as Latin American communities. The city boasts vibrant native arts, ceremonies, jewelry and cuisine representing its blend of cultures. The land surrounding Gallup holds many mysteries and adventures as well, from the High Desert Trail System and the Mentmore Rock Climbing area to sacred Mt. Taylor and the Church Rock Trail.
Things to do in Gallup

1. Jerry's Cafe

406 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6402 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, American, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-722-6775
Excellent
63%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 534 reviews

Jerry's Cafe

Reviewed By antzinpants - New Jersey

This was recommended by our hotel staff as well as trip advisor. Small place on side street, clearly a local favorite. Good food friendly efficient staff. Some local vendors walk they restaurant selling wares from pillows to purses to jewelry. Personally I prefer Earls to Jerry’s but you cant beat the Mexican food here

2. Glenn's

900 West Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301 Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-722-4104
Excellent
58%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

Glenn's

Reviewed By P F B - Edison, New Jersey

Stopped here early in the AM because no other place in Gallup was open. Glad the others were closed. Friendly staff. They serve more than just baked items – also have sandwiches, subs, burgers and of course a good selection of donuts and other baked goods. There are tables for sitting. Service was good – burrito was served quickly and was excelent. Also had a donut, which was delicious.

3. Gallup Coffee Company

203 W Coal Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6305 Parking Available, Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe Dinner, Drinks SGD 7 +1 505-410-2505
Excellent
67%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 52 reviews

Gallup Coffee Company

Gallup Coffee Company is a micro-roaster coffee shop that serves high quality coffee and espresso beverages, as well as teas and other drinks. Coffee is roasted on location, and baked goods are made in house and available all day.

Reviewed By CasHoefman - Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup Coffee Company is one of two great Coffee Place in Down Town Gallup, the service is great and the coffee and snacks are awesome!Thank you!

4. Badlands Grill

2201 W Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-6809 Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 46 +1 505-722-5157
Excellent
62%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 672 reviews

Badlands Grill

Not a chain, Badlands offers true New Mexico hospitality and taste- for those of you traveling through, it's the place where locals go when they want a meal that's truly a cut above the rest, and relax with friends and neighbors. There's no dress code...no pretentiousness...just beef that's been wet-aged for 21 days, cut in-house and cooked to order...combine these with an ice cold beer or excellent bottle of wine... and you've got the stuff a cattleman's dreams are made of!

Reviewed By 1234texas - Dripping Springs, Texas

We get to Gallup once a year for our Indian jewelry buying requirements. It is a busy few days, and we get a chance to try a number of different places in town. We have definitely have our favorites! Although the Badlands is not the...MoreThank You! We hope to see you soon. William

5. Blunt Bros Coffee

1307 E Historic Highway 66, Gallup, NM 87301-4931 Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Lunch SGD 13 +1 505-695-2767
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 16 reviews

Blunt Bros Coffee

Gallup's ONLY drive thrus coffee hut serving WORLD CLASS espresso drinks and teas from around the world!

Reviewed By 1lacrosse - Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

We stopped here at 10 AM on our way to Flagstafff.......and since we had already had our morning coffee, treated ourselves to two large Mocha's for our drive West. They were expertly prepared by a friendly barista, and we were set for the ride. Awesome. Don't miss this small outpost close to Earl's Diner - North side of Rt. 66. If you pass it, it is easy to turn around and return. (I am well experienced !!)

6. Genaro's

600 W Hill Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-6568 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, Southwestern Lunch, Dinner +1 505-863-6761
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 164 reviews

Genaro's

Reviewed By Richard W - Show Low, Arizona

I had a late lunch here recently and the positive reviews are very accurate. It's a nice little place and even at 2 PM it was very busy. It's in a residential area, and has a sizable parking lot and there's also plenty of street parking around. I started with the chips and salsa and they were very good. Their salsa was excellent and very flavorful with just the right amount of medium heat. I ordered the stuffed sopapilla and it was very good. I asked if I could have half and half of the red and green chili, and they happily obliged. Both were very good, but the green was hotter and more flavorful. It was excellent. Next time I go I will have the sopapilla with chicken rather than ground beef. I think it will be even better. I also noticed some wonderful looking tacos and enchiladas, but the sopapilla was more than enough to fill me up. The service was very attentive and I didn't have to ask for more iced tea or anything else. I highly recommend Genaro's for anyone hungry for authentic Mexican food.

7. Cracker Barrel

1480 W Maloney Ave, Gallup, NM 87301-3304 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-726-2992
Excellent
40%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 391 reviews

Cracker Barrel

Gallup, New Mexico location of the Cracker Barrel chain restaurant.

Reviewed By Dennis720 - Fort Collins, Colorado

We have had very good luck eating at Cracker Barrel Restaurants when traveling. Their menu offers good home cooked meals that are reasonably priced. Service is very good and it’s a good safe bet for dining when traveling. I highly recommend this restaurant chain.

8. Earl's Restaurant

1400 Highway 66 E, Gallup, NM 87310 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Mexican, American, Diner, Native American, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-863-4201
Excellent
34%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
6%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 419 reviews

Earl's Restaurant

Reviewed By Adam C - Locust Grove, Virginia, United States

Earl's is a must stop when traveling on Route 66. This historic establishment maintaines the atmosphere and feeling on an Americana Diner. The wait staff is VERY pleasant and delightful (Jamie is just a joy!) and the food is delicious. My only complaint (if you could even call it that) is that the portions are huge!!! (And they include the Salad Bar) I was too full to order desert so I plan to stop by tomorrow afternoon for a piece of pie and cup of coffee.

9. Westend Donut & Deli

3006 W. Highway 66, Gallup, NM Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Delicatessen Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 505-722-3233
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 56 reviews

Westend Donut & Deli

Reviewed By Dot S - Santa Fe, New Mexico

West End Deli is just off I-40, I’m so glad we found this little gem. We stopped for a late lunch, I had a delicious Turkey sandwich. The kitchen is open and super clean. Next time we are near Gallup we will certainly stop again.

10. El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

1000 E Route 66, Gallup, NM 87301-5559 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mexican, American, Southwestern, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +1 505-863-9311
Excellent
27%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
8%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 493 reviews

El Rancho Hotel Restaurant

Reviewed By momdzall - Washington, Pa

Walk through the doors and step back in time! Lobby with double curved staircase is gorgeous. Wish there was a fire in the fireplace. Upstairs are hundreds of pictures of stars from the past.....just amazing! Felt the gift shop was overpriced. Dinner was great. Hubby had the fried catfish and said it was amazing. I had the Ricardo Montelban, very tasty. Service was good.

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