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“Go for the Experience and the Shakes”
Review of 66 Diner

66 Diner
Ranked #13 of 1,773 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Diner, Delicatessen
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
74 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Go for the Experience and the Shakes”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

This place is all about the experience. The food is plentiful and the menu very vast. A through back to a time long gone in America. The hostesses were all very pretty and very helpful, and they made awesome flavourful shakes.

Not a place I could eat often, just due to the heavy ingredients, but a wonderful experience. We had to do take away as we could not eat everything in one sitting.

  • Visited August 2013
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Whitehorse, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
437 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“a blast from the past”
Reviewed 28 August 2013

We were looking for a late night dinner place in Nob Hill but drove by this place and like the look of it. It's on route 66 and looks like a throwback of an old diner. It's a burger, fries and shake kind of place, not gourmet and definitely not vegan! I had the Pile Up (or Fender Bender since it was a smaller portion) fried cube potatoes, bacon, gravy, chile with an egg on top and a malted milk shake. The shakes are old fashioned thick shakes and they give you the metal shake containers so it's about 2 servings - they have a ton of flavours available, I had the chocolate caramel and added malt to it. Delicious.
The waitresses were dressed in typical diner outfits and service was quick as we were seated at the bar. The decor is full of Elvis and Marilyn Monroe and Pez dispensers. This is not the place for a romantic meal, but a fun experience with good "greasy spoon" food. Prices are reasonable.

Visited August 2013
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Thank tropicalnorth
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Nashville, Tennessee
Level 6 Contributor
1,195 reviews
600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 787 helpful votes
“Nice for old diner atmosphere but a bit expensive”
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Right down the road is a much cheaper breakfast option (Frontier). The atmosphere was neat, service was good, waitresses dressed in 50's attire, music matched the atmosphere, but hard to rationalize the higher prices when the Frontier is cheaper and so close by. It is a fun place to stop in once but we would not necessarily go back again.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Ann C
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San Marcos, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Take a leap back to the 1950's”
Reviewed 3 August 2013

Fun, old-time diner! Service was great - our waitress smiled a lot and seemed genuinely to care if we were enjoying our meal. The decor is kitschy with checkerboard floors, turquoise booths and wait people dressed in turquoise uniforms. Lots of 50's and 60's music. Food was delicious and the chocolate shakes were some of the best we'd ever had.

I'd definitely recommend a stop here for a fun, refreshing meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Marilyn A
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Denton, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Visit this place after the ABQ Trolley Tour”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Great place for lunch or dinner . . . and if you've taken the ABQ Trolley Tour, just show the little round sticker from that tour that you stuck on your chest and receive a free ($4.99 value) milk shake or malt . . . a big, thick malt or milkshake. . . with your meal. (We ate there twice, post-trolley tour, and enjoyed the free milk shakes both times.)

We found the food and service to be very good. The wait staff for both visits was very friendly, engaging and helpful and everyone at the table (five of us both times) declared to food to be extra good.

Not a selling point for most, but they do serve liver and onions and it is the best I've ever had. Cooked just right, with BOTH onions and bacon. Plus two sides. If you're a liver and onion fan, this is a definite "must eat" place!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank youngini
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