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66 Diner

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1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-4801
+1 505-247-1421
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This diner is in a convenient location to both UNM and Pres. The parking lot is small and unkempt. The staff was polite but not very friendly. The food took a long time to get to the table (and it wasn't very busy) The ambiance of the place is cute. The food was good but nothing stood out.

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Thank Richele R
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Route 66 is a nice little diner, with room for big groups too. The food is good, ice cream/soda shoppe is great to reminisce...

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Thank Lee M
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

Hi Lee. Thanks for all the compliments! We definitely love hosting big groups for celebrations so always keep us in mind for that! We look forward to having you back. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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399 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the place the moment we entered. 66 Diner is truly a nostalgic restaurant that captures time perfectly from ambiance, furniture, wait uniforms, counter-top, accessories, down to the the color hues, it's all jaw-dropping gorgeous. Of course they had the best ever tasting milk shake i have ever had in my lifetime. The ambiance probably enhanced my mind and tastebuds!

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Thank Hawaiian555
John W, General Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

This is exactly the type of experience we hope to deliver on every visit! So happy to hear you had a good time and our milkshake made your "best ever" list! Thanks for your review! More 

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108 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This diner is an authentic time warp. It was an enjoyable lunch that was presented well with a very positively friendly staff. The food was good and I would visit again but it did give me an upset stomach afterwards.

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Thank Hazel O
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

Hi Hazel, Thanks for your kind review on our place! We do hope to see you back and hope that the stomach ache was not a direct result of your meal. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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188 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch - the construction on Central made us wonder if this was going to be worth it. We're glad we dealt with the traffic. As soon as we walked in we were cheerfully greeted by the manager. Our server (Kylie, I think) was friendly, got our drinks promptly and didn't rush us to order - it took... More 

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Thank CJGinFL
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your understanding as we work through construction on Central and we're so happy we could it make it an enjoyable experience. We always strive to deliver exceptional food and service in a fun atmosphere and it's good to know we hit the mark! Come back and see us again soon! More 

Abbeville, Georgia
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227 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is truly a gem. A must if in Albuquerque. Clean. Decor of a 40-50's roadside diner. Loved It!! Very friendly staff. Awesome hamburgers . I had the big blooper which had crumbled blue cheese, grilled onions, green chilies and the usual stuff. The milkshakes looked good and most people there had them but We are trying not to... More 

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Thank BeBeReeves
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your kind review! We pride ourselves on exceptional service and food paired with a fun experience for all of our guests. Make sure to come back and give our shakes a try, they're the best in the city! More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this place! The food was really, I had the bacon burger, fries and a chocolate malt my friend had the tuna melt and cappuccino shake. The waitress was great, the atmosphere was so much fun. I would love to bring my family if we ever came to visit the area!

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Thank Carrie G
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your time Carrie! Thanks so much for sharing pictures from your visit and taking time to write such a thoughtful review. We'd love to have you back next time you're in Albuquerque! More 

Cheltenham
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of those must stop places when driving the Route and it was more than worthy of the build up! I ordered the house speciality 'Pile up' which was fantastic and memorable. The blueberry pie was lovey and the Strawberry shakes are unforgettable. Don't miss the Shakes!!

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Thank mjfoodlover
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming in and taking the time to write such a kind review! We are so happy we could meet your expectations. We always aim to be the most exciting (and delicious) stop on Route 66! More 

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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped at the 66 Diner for dinner while we were visiting the ABQ area. We loved the decor of the diner. The kids enjoyed looking at the signs while we waited for our food. Service was great. The menu was great, lots of options. The food was good, the portions were large. My only complaint with the food was... More 

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Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
John W, Manager at 66 Diner, responded to this review

So glad the whole family enjoyed themselves. We pride ourselves on serving quality, classic diner fare and most of our menu items are made in-house from scratch. We'll definitely take your comments into consideration. Thanks again for coming in and taking the time to write up such a nice review! More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here after a weekend in Santa Fe so this may not be a fair review. We were looking for something other than southwest. It was average, better places to get a sandwich and burger in ABQ. The atmosphere and waitstaff were great. Everyone there seem to enjoy working there.

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106-4801
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-247-1421

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