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Lindy's American Cafe

American, Diner
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500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3114
+1 505-242-2582
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Maryland, United States
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service here are nothing to write home about. What makes the place interesting is the Route 66 history.

Thank Carol H
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stopped for lunch before attending a play at the KiMo. What should have been easy selections to serve took 45 minutes while other patrons who ,came in after we did, ordered, were served and left. We waited and waited. The server was unapologetic. Once the food arrived it was tasty but couldn't be fully enjoyed due to time constraints.... More 

Thank mytrulyitchyfoot
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Whether you want burgers, sandwiches or Mexican/New Mexican dishes in a casual, comfortable atmosphere (with no loud music or TV blaring) in downtown Albuquerque, this cafe is the spot to go. It has been around for a long time - for good reason. Their chili, both red and green, is yummy and their burgers are great. They serve lots of... More 

Thank MaryfromNM
Duluth, Minnesota
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

My wife and I had attended the Woman's March and stooped at Lindy's for a bite after we left. We ordered hamburgers and an order of fries. The hamburgers were great--almost more than either of us could finish. Next time we will skip the fries although they were fine. As the Woman's March broke up, the place completely filled and... More 

Thank W M
Wauconda, Illinois
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139 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Stopped in in the mid-afternoon after getting to town on a mid-day flight. This is about as laid back of a place as you can find. No one was in a hurry and service was inattentive. This wasn't a problem as I had nothing else on my schedule for the afternoon but could otherwise be a definite turn off. The... More 

Thank worldmusician
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Visited midday and the service was terrible. There were only about 5 of us in the restaurant but the three employees huddled down at the end of the bar talking and messing with their phones. We sat at the bar and one employee walked past us no less than seven times (he had to pass us to get to where... More 

Thank Rae K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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123 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This Albuquerque institution was established in 1929 and has been providing continual service to the "mother road" Route 66...They serve breakfast anytime plus appetizers, classic dinners, burgers/sandwiches and Mexican dishes; They have a small Greek selection of the traditional megali salata, gyro, or souvlaki. Our group sat at tables put together towards the back of the restaurant to discuss the... More 

Thank Harry H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Good lunch, fast pick up. The chicken sandwich was amazing. Home made french fries are to die for. Reasonable prices.

Thank Kristin T
West Virginia
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

The food was served hot and tasted good. Our waitress was friendly. My friend asked what was in the potato salad and the waitress said she wasn't for sure what all was in it. She didn't offer to go ask the cooks or anything.

Thank MrsGable
San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch. My hubby ordered breakfast & I had a burger. French fries hit the spot! Hubby's breakfast was eggs, bacon & homemade sausage with hash browns & 2 huge pancakes. Definitely got our money's worth!

Thank kel-sa-fof3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3114
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque
  • Phone Number: +1 505-242-2582

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