66 Diner

(505) 247-1421 | View Website

1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM | Directions   87106

35.081995 -106.630957

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 11am-11pm; Fri 11am-11pm; Sat 8am-11pm; Sun 8am-10pm

 
Restaurants, Diners, Traditional American  more

More Cuisine: Californian

Price: $

Tags: Breakfast, Brunch, Family-Friendly Dining, Local Favorite, Lunch Spot

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Sycamore, Southeast

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66 Diner
66 Diner
Menu
Chicago-Style Italian Beef, Sloppy Mark, Albuquerque Cheese Steak Sandwich, Turkey Bacon Melt, Road Runner, 66 Grilled Club, Chicken Mozzarella Hero, Beef and Mushroom Melt, Spaghetti and Meat Balls, Chicken Pot Pie With Cream Gravy... more

Reviews for 66 Diner

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

50's Lives Again! – Great service. Great all american food. Nice atmosphere. Cant wait to visit again.memorabilia & a wonderful juke box!!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Good food, cool atmosphere, horribly long wait for food. – The 66 Diner has good food and a great nostalgic family atmosphere. It is also very busy. Avoid going there during prime time at all costs! We waited for over forty minutes for our food and had to finally leave to catch a show. We were continually told it would be out in "two minutes," which quickly turned into forty.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best malts – The staff is very friendly and will customise anything you order. They still use real powdered malt, instead of the tasteless malt syrup.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Not Merely Nostalgia – One day I went into 66 Diner with the intention of, in my own words, 'eating light' (my appetite was much more voracious back then). I ordered a root beer float and an 'appetizer' of chili cheese fries. All dreams of a light lunch obliterated, I ended up so full the trek back down to TVI was truly tortuous, and the leftover fries I stuffed in my bag produced conspicuous smells in my sociology class. Even so, the experience ranks as one of my favorites: I remember looking with moist eyes and a stunned brain upon that exceptional float, as tall as a toddler and all but filled with ice cream, topped with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry, more 50s than the 50s itself, utterly gorgeous and irresistible. The fries, which came later, were no less enthralling-a huge (wasn't this supposed to be an appetizer?) plate of crisp golden-brown fries smothered in Texas chili that lived up to all the expectations a Missouri-raised girl with a Southern-fried mother could expect to have, and topped with wonderfully bright orange cheese. It was over a year and a half ago and I can still remember the taste of it. In short, I love this place. It doesn't just recall the Route 66 diners it aspires to emulate, it recreates them, and lives up to the fine traditions of American roadside diner food.

Recommends
over a year ago

Perfect milkshakes and blue-plate specials await famished vagabonds at this diner named after the famous highway. – In Short
Located on its historic namesake (now known as Central Avenue), the diner beckons people back to the time of bebop and soda pop. The fully stocked jukebox has all the classics you'd expect. This joint serves creamy milkshakes and its popular chicken-fried steak. Burgers are thick and juicy. French fries are crispy golden brown. This diner's blue-plate specials, including spaghetti, chicken pot pie, lasagna and fried catfish, make the best comfort food for miles around.

Doesn't Recommend
2.5
over a year ago

Could be-Would be - Might be better – I have eaten there several times. The food is O.K. The place is clean. The help could use some training and it isn't a 5 star restraunt.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Good Eats Here! – I have visited Route 66 many times and the food has always been good, the service great and the prices reasonable...

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

The Most Malt! – 66 Diner has always had the greatest shakes and malts. One burger, fries, and their large malt will be all you can handle. Next time; forget the burger and fries, and just enjoy the wonderful malt.

 

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