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Happy's

American, Diner
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4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 505-887-8489
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06:00 - 19:30
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Mon - Sat 06:00 - 19:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Such a Pleasant Surprise! After a day of touring Carlsbad Caverns, we decided to get away from the crowds and drove up to Carlsbad for a very late casual lunch. Happys reminded us of a fantastic diner in Hardy, Arkansas in that it's a revamped filling station converted into a GREAT DINER! HAPPYS gives you over-the-top portions of some of... More 

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Thank Robert C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Had lunch here. Very cool place to eat. Looks like its been there forever. The wait staff was great, felt at home.

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Thank marksalida
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't eat here. Just don't. Food was not good. The locals all love it, but our breakfast just wasn't anything to get excited about. Maybe lunch is better?

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Thank Okiemom61777
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Burgers are huge and reasonably priced. Meat was so tender and had loads of flavors. Fries were outstanding and perfectly cooked. Only issue is that a normal order didn't come with much fries. Not exactly a nice diner but food definitely makes up for it.

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Thank Isaiah H
Fort Worth, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a burger & fries here. Came highly recommended by the host of our B&B. It was fine but nothing special. In an old Stuckey's, some nostalgia here but seats are ripped & just all looks old. They were having staff problems so service was slow (25 minutes for burger & fries). Food was hot and fresh. Fries have a... More 

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Thank Janet B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on our way through town. The burgers were good, big and on a toasty bun. You can see them cooking/frying everything up fresh from the order counter. The place itself is a bit run down. Could do with some basic repairs/updating. Seems like a popular local choice as it was pretty busy during our visit. If back... More 

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Thank Pablo N
Liberty Hill, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While no one ordered the hamburger go figure. I had a breakfast for $7 plus drink. It was ok 2 little sausage links. Wife got the chicken fried chicken, would not recommend that. BLT was pretty good. Onion rings are pretty good. Try the hamburger!!

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Thank Ran120
Golden, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Happy's is another local diner that specializes in home cooking with generous portions. Many locals were there while we were dining and it did have a nice, friendly feel. The food itself was bad but wasn't outstanding either and the bathroom was in need of some maintenance and repair. I would eat here again, but I wouldn't go out of... More 

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Thank Zane5100
Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Drove 3 hours from Texas didn't eat before we left. Hotel/food/we land at Happys. Dam good burger/catfish also good. 3/4 llb burger will get u ready for hitting Carlsbad caverns. In a pinch or starving or just craving a burger this is the spot. Definition of a greasy spoon/ dive. Loved it will eat here again👌🏻

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Thank BrockBstarQ
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast on our way to the Caverns so we didn't have to go back into town. The food was gross. The "potatoes" were chopped up crinkle french fries. The plop of dry beans were refried straight from the can. Our food was served to us on Styrofoam plates and had to clean up after we ate. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 9
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
06:00 - 19:30
Tuesday
06:00 - 19:30
Wednesday
06:00 - 19:30
Thursday
06:00 - 19:30
Friday
06:00 - 19:30
Saturday
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 505-887-8489

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