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Drifter Pancake House

American, Diner
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711 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City, NM 88061
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 14:00
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Raleigh N C
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93 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Denver omelette, grits, and a hot biscuit and the best coffee. Normally I drink two cups of coffee and I am done but it was so good I drank the whole carafe. The food was excellent the salsa hot but not so hot it overpowered the flavor of the omelette. Patty who was my waitress was just... More 

Thank Ellen E
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I was a little sceptical about the appearance of the place. I learned really quick not to judge a book by its cover. The Denver with extra cheese is what I highly recommend! Very good! And wonderful staff!!! Very friendly!

Thank cheetoface
Little Elm, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

DELICIOUS huevos rancheros- wished I'd eaten there more than once on my recent trip- I'll have to go back to try the actual pancakes.

1 Thank 975cait
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

After staying in the motel across the road we felt we needed something to lift our spirits.This did it, a polite, friendly,waitress who had the time to wait while you made up your mind. Good food .Good coffee Good service all for a reasonable price.

1 Thank ger w
Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Friendly service but food just average with the exception of the awesome home made salsa. Coffee served luke warm in a carafe. The sign just says "Drifter Cafe". Adjacent to Drifter Motel.

Thank AZWayne
Silver City, New Mexico
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I like to go to the Drifter for breakfast, particularly if I need to meet with someone for a "business" meal. I meet with a friend there once a month for breakfast, and we talk and chat and plan for several hours, but the staff NEVER fusses or implies we should leave or move. They have lots of room, and... More 

1 Thank Joan E
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We ate at the Drifters Pancake house twice during our visit to Silver City New Mexico. We decided on the Huevo's Ranchero's. My husband had the red sauce and I decided to try the green sauce. Breakfast was awesome. They have some of the best Huevo's Ranchero's in southern New Mexico and Arizona. Chili was hot but not too hot.

Thank Glenda M
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The huge banner hanging out front says "Best Breakfast in Town". Maybe that's because it's the ONLY breakfast in town unless you want fast food???? Two days in a row we went there because it was right across the street from our motel. Second day we went because we found there wasn't any other choice. Day one... waitresses first ignore... More 

Thank Katrina W
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

It was a cold and early start for breakfast at this place before the drive to Gila Cliff Dwellings for opening. I was actually the first to arrive and they opened up for me. It was nice and warm inside and smelt of bacon. The decor also had a lot of character and the staff were very welcoming. I had... More 

Thank drjudo
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

No linen table cloths or fancy silverware, simply very good service and food. This place has been a consistent performer for the last several years I have been visiting Silver City.

Thank onemanicmechanic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 711 Silver Heights Blvd., Silver City, NM 88061
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Silver City
  • Phone Number: 575.534.9155

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