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No Whiner Diner

1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
+1 575-234-2815
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (17 reviews)
“onion rings” (16 reviews)
“salad” (31 reviews)
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American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

we were so exhausted from the Caverns that this was something we needed. A totally laid back experience and amazing food. Kids and husband had the chicken fried steak, super yummy fried pickles. I had the fish & fries since it was Lent Friday. Park...More

Thank Erica d
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My wife and I were traveling to the Carlsbad Caverns and were looking for some takeout to eat on the way So, we saw the No Whiner Diner and checked out the excellent menu. I had a HUGE BLT sandwich served on marble bread (I...More

Thank SteamboatBob53
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We looked online to see what was in the area and this diner came up. We arrived at 6.10pm and were seated immediately. Service was good but the food was not. We ordered from the Seasoned part of the menu. We ordered steak and had...More

Thank Stancer
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If you understand that you are in Carlsbad and not London then you can manage your expectations accordingly and enjoy this fun diner. The service was really good. The food was good. Not great, but good. If you have a sweet tooth, the Mt. St....More

2  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner for 2. Chicken fried steak was hot and yummy. Summer pasta was also pretty good. Senior sized portions were just right for us.

1  Thank MarkJaci
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

I was new to town and visited the diner on a lunch break after looking at trip advisor. I was very pleasantly surprised. I had a chicken fried steak with onion rings and it was very good. The diner was full and the waitresses were...More

Thank Hughessk
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Having checked TripAdvisor before going to Carlsbad, N.M., I saw that this place had a 4 star rating. Many good reviews regarding the rib-eye steak dinner. My husband and I like to find the best steak house when we travel so we were excited to...More

Thank Shawna H
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Wondered about the name, but staff didn't know. Exceeded our expectations. Prime rib was the nightly special and it was delicious. Blackened catfish was a surprise. Absolutely enjoyed it. Would not dream of whining.

1  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Good menu selection of decent food. I had the meat balls and spaghetti, very tasty. My wife had a tuna sandwich which she enjoyed.

1  Thank RickThePick
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The prime rib was rare and tender. The summer pasta dish was fresh and tasty. The salad was a little tired and the chicken soup was too salty and spicy. However, the chocolate tart made up for the negatives.

Thank Marge H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1801 S Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-6517
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-234-2815
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