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“Pleasant Surprise”

Pappas' Sweet Shop Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 37 Restaurants in Raton
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Description: Family owned restaurant in business since 1923. Our sandwiches are still served on our homemade bread. We have expanded the menu this year to include more home style favorites like meatloaf with homemade mashed potatoes, and spaghetti. We have kept our local Mexican food favorites such as our pancake style enchiladas, stuffed sopapilla,and fajitas. We also have beer and wine to accompany your meal. Sunday's we have a breakfast buffet from 8:30-11:30.
Bryson City, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed 2 August 2012

A local joint owned by the same family for 78 years, coming from the old coal town of Dawson. Had lunch and the food quality was quite good

Visited July 2012
Thank Rick F
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Whitehouse, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
295 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“nice surprise”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

Good food in an out of the way place, You have to get off the interstate to enjoy this landmark restaurant, but it is well worth it.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank aspenbc
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Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“A unique local dining spot”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Pappas' reminded me of the restaurants my parents used to take me to when we "dined out" back in the 50's, so it should come as no surprise to find this family owned restaurant has been in business since well before then, providing good food and friendly service since folks tooled through town on Route 66. New Mexico.org has a nice writeup about the restaurant and its history on the culinary treasures section of its website:

Visited October 2011
Thank misspWestSlope_CO
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Raton, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Long time establishment”
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Food and atmosphere is excellent. The owner has a unique knowledge of the history of Raton. He has authored a history of Raton which he has on sale.

Thank Richard M
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Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great restaurant with awesome history”
Reviewed 10 February 2012

Pappas' Sweet Shop is a long time staple in Raton. The founder immigrated from Greece and opened a candy shop that expanded and eventually changed into the restaurant that it is today, which is still owned and operated by the Pappas family. The cover of the menu has the entire story and much of the decor is made up of items that showcase that story. There really isn't anything off the menu that you could order that would be bad, and they have options to cover every taste from lunch to dinner options. They often have holiday buffets, including Mother's Day; and are starting to carry some homemade candy again. The owners often personally check with guests while they are restaurant. Since it is not far from the interstate and close to most of the lodging in town, it shouldn't be missed if you are in Raton.

  • Visited July 2011
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