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WOW Diner

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American, Diner
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1300 Motel Drive, Milan, NM 87021
+1 505-287-3801
06:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 06:00 - 00:00
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Classic 50's Dinner w/fantastic customer service. Great for travelers taking a break, news and weather available on two big screen TV's. I Had the chicken strips with mashed potatoes & steamed broccoli. Homemade desserts and soups. So good!!

Thank Bernard2013
Silver City, New Mexico
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love their food - service has gotten slower but is always busy - try their Brownie if you have room for dessert; Has ice cream melting on the top and lots of chocolate.

Thank ricky m
Semmes, Alabama
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Coming back from the Grand Canyon stopped in Milan, New Mexico to fuel up and noticed this diner across the street. Was on the run so my wife and I got this in a carry out. Took a few minutes because it was made fresh which is fine with me. Stowed in the travel trailer and kept on rolling. Stopped... More 

Thank JosephHampton
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I was totally surprised to come up on a diner. It was the neatest experience for me. It was snowing outside, my husband and I had milkshakes and fries. It was a definite bucket list check off for me. The service was great. Very attentive and home like. If we pass through again, Wow Diner will be a must stop.... More 

Thank Robin C
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Lunch there is average so it wasn't generous popular place with the locals but not too impressed with it serviced was sort of slow

Thank darrellstravel
Centennial, Colorado
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Wanted to skip on Denny's in Grants,NM and saw WOW on my map app. Glad I went there instead. Waitress was very friendly and made feel at ease immediately. The menu is top notch and the food was great. Ordered the burger and thought I got a mini steak instead! Very juicy and flavorful. If your looking for a great... More 

Thank Brian B
Olathe, Kansas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We arrived in Grants, NM on November 17th and were surprised how COLD it was in Grants. It was late and we were tired and didn't want to get out again for dinner. We were told that this restaurant delivered so we called. We spoke to the manager who took a great deal of time to tell us what kind... More 

Thank Suzanne G
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Looking for upscale dining? Wrong town. The locals will direct you to the Wow Diner, the best there is in the area.It's good diner food with large portions. Do order the chicken fried steak, it's one of the best.

Thank Carlton B
Grants, New Mexico
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Varied menu including Italian, American, steak and seafood. As good as any fancy "haute cuisine" restaurant in Albuquerque!

Thank mhgmd
Queensland, Australia
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Wow Diner is one of those special places that stay in the memory for all the right reasons. We visited on a Sunday lunch when all the locals were there, and what a top time we had. Our server was the friendliest girl of our trip, brilliant service, quick and easy. Our food and drinks were served in good time... More 

Thank Perry W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 16
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1300 Motel Drive, Milan, NM 87021
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Milan
  • Phone Number: +1 505-287-3801
Wow Diner is a 1950's upscale diner. Featuring traditional diner cuisine, plus seafood, steaks, pastas, oriental, and much more. Opened Tuesday through Sunday 6:00 a.m. until midnight. Fresh donuts made daily. Very friendly atmosphere.
Daily Specials. Come let us Wow you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?