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No Whiner Diner

1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
+1 575-234-2815
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“onion rings” (15 reviews)
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1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
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Reviews (180)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A friend ate here in February and said they had the best apple pie she'd ever eaten, so we stopped just to try the pie. It was excellent, and I made a mean apple pie. But don't get it warm. They microwave it and it...More

Thank thebeejer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for lunch on a Tuesday. No waiting. Service was quick and friendly. The decor is fun with lots of signs to read. Clean. I had half stacked tuna sandwich and salad and it was good. Have to say it was the smallest portion...More

Thank Miranda K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here before Carlsbad Caverns and had a great meal. A local favorite with great lunch specials and good home cooking. I had meatloaf and mashed potatoes. They bring a loaf of bread with butter to the table before you eat. Great place, and...More

Thank Rambler541
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there after a long day hiking 20 km. We were all pretty hungry and were not disappointed! I had the tuna sandwich which was great and the fries were good (but had better elsewhere). But I can tell you that their onion rings...More

Thank Pascale D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First the catchy name get you. We have had the best food at a diner. Simple atmosphere, but clean and roomy. You are not sitting on top of the next table. Our waitress as great and attentive. Our food came out quickly as ordered and...More

Thank Janelle H
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Driving through Carlsbad we came across the No Whiner Diner. With a name like that, we had to check it out. The menu had typical diner meals, but also had some healthy options. The seafood salad was great. My hubby had the grilled chicken salad....More

Thank GhostWriterPerson
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great lunch specials with great homemade taste. Service is better than most in Carlsbad. Check out the turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy! Meatloaf meal is good for a meal. Desserts warm are gray with coffee.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nothing fancy here, just good old fashioned home-style cooking. If you are hungry for country fried steak or meat loaf, you will enjoy this place. Food was good, service was fast and friendly, so we were well pleased with our dinner.

Thank nealf470
Reviewed 31 March 2017

we were so exhausted from the Caverns that this was something we needed. A totally laid back experience and amazing food. Kids and husband had the chicken fried steak, super yummy fried pickles. I had the fish & fries since it was Lent Friday. Park...More

Thank Erica d
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I were traveling to the Carlsbad Caverns and were looking for some takeout to eat on the way So, we saw the No Whiner Diner and checked out the excellent menu. I had a HUGE BLT sandwich served on marble bread (I...More

Thank SteamboatBob53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-234-2815
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