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No Whiner Diner

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1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
+1 575-234-2815
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 19:45
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 13:45
Fri 17:00 - 20:00
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San Antonio
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here for dinner based on Trip Advisor reviews. I had the Salisbury Steak and my wife the meatloaf. The meatloaf was so-so with little or no flavor. The Salisbury Steak was a complete hunk of mystery meat. This consisted of two hard little patties with what looked like fake grill marks. This reminded me of old time TV... More 

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Thank Dolphin913
Fort Worth, Texas
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No knife needed for the tasty and tender chicken fried steak. Very good value and good service. Go and get you some!

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2 Thank Philip V
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298 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

When we drove by this restaurant, we just had to try it with such a great name! Like any diner, it has a lot of basic menu options. The food looked great and tasted good. Not great, but good. The portions are large, so we were glad that we had shared a fettucine dish. It was fun to read the... More 

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Thank TravelingFan22
Lubbock, Texas
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced. Good service from nice people. "Seasoned" (instead of Senior) pricing so could get a smaller meal. Had chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy. Good meat and potatoes. Cream gravy was peppery, but ok. Not up to Texas standards, but still, a good meal after a long day in the caverns. Wanted to try the dessert pies,... More 

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Thank erwretired
Paducah, Kentucky
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had the special, meat Lasagna in the seasoned adult portion. Incredibly good, still a generous portion served with soup or salad. I had salad with homemade chunky blue cheese dressing, my wife had cream of chicken soup. We also had a loaf of wheat bread, still warm from the oven. Our server was very attentive without hovering, all the... More 

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Thank Richard G
Okeechobee, Florida
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44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

After a long drive from El Paso, the No Whiner Diner was the perfect pick-me-up! The prime rib dinner was delicious and the green chili soup was excellent!!!! Big portions at very reasonable price! Warm bread on cutting board was a nice addition. Everywhere you looked there were funny signs and decorations. Wait staff was very attentive. Don't miss this... More 

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Thank Ken_Wanda1998
Mansfield, Texas
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a hole in the wall restaurant. It would be very easy to keep on driving and go to Chili's instead. Do not miss this! It is located in an old building in front of an old motel that has probably been around since the 50's, and was probably never the nicest place to stay. The restaurant is... More 

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Spicewood, Texas, USA
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Ate dinner after being on the road all day so was really expecting to be satisfied with what I ordered and especially after reading so many great reviews. I ordered the turkey melt and found it to be very average. Not anywhere as good as the turkey melt at the Briarcliff Bistro and Bacon Bar in Spicewood, TX where I... More 

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Thank Jo R
Los Lunas, New Mexico
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I can't believe I lived my whole life without a chicken fried streak. Of course I'd seen others enjoy them, but at the No Whiner Diner I figured that I should take the plunge, and take the plunge I did, the steak was the size of my plate, meaning that everything else was in separate bowls, and it left me... More 

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Thank travelcatz1
Wilmington, Delaware
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103 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

This place seemed to be very popular with the locals. There were 8 of us and they made sure we were accommodated and promptly seated and served. The food was excellent. I noticed that the teens traveling with us didn't leave a trace on their plates and that says a lot! The prime rib and the seafood fettuccine were especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
Tuesday
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
Wednesday
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
Thursday
11:00 - 13:45
17:00 - 19:45
Friday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?