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4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 505-887-8489
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible13%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (17 reviews)
“fries” (11 reviews)
“catfish” (4 reviews)
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06:00 - 19:30All hours
American, Diner
4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to No Whiner Diner but of course it was closed. The line to order was pretty long. I got the steak sandwich it was plain. The French fries were plain. Not the greatest

Thank Traveltoeat17
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

If you want something hearty, but not a tourist trap, then Happy's is the place to visit. Good food at a great value! On the southend of town, near the Skeen/Whitlock building.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local for great burgers. Couldn't agree more. The hatch chilis were a nice add. Friendly service. Don't expect the food quickly. They cook it to order. Texas Toothpicks were a good choice fried onions and jalapeño, but not spicy hot.

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Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Visiting from north Texas, we came in around 2pm on a Wednesday. The first thing that hit us was the odd smell, second was the not so friendly cashier. We asked a question about a menu item and she explained it like she was annoyed....More

Thank Lizz B
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Now I love this place for burgers, but this time I was here for breakfast and it was just as good. The staff was friendly as always, and the prices haven't changed from what I remember. If you're in town this is one of the...More

Thank NissanDragger
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Good food but you had to fight the flies non-stop. Maybe flyswatters should be issued to every customer. The collectibles were nice. It is time to let go of the worn-out seating. It was difficult to enjoy our meal. I would not try this place...More

Thank Ann U
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We went in by chance. Wonderful catfish, hush puppies, and fries, blt, and chocolate milk shake! Best food of this type we've had in quite a while. Friendly staff and easy atmosphere also. Thanks!!

Thank linwood14
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We ate lunch here on a Saturday. It was very busy, it is very popular with the locals. It took 30 minutes to get our hamburgers out. The food was good (not great), but after waiting so long, felt that it wasn't worth it. Prices...More

1  Thank TBENM
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Such a Pleasant Surprise! After a day of touring Carlsbad Caverns, we decided to get away from the crowds and drove up to Carlsbad for a very late casual lunch. Happys reminded us of a fantastic diner in Hardy, Arkansas in that it's a revamped...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Had lunch here. Very cool place to eat. Looks like its been there forever. The wait staff was great, felt at home.

Thank marksalida
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Maribel J
25 August 2017|
Response from NissanDragger | Reviewed this property |
They have new hours posted inside but not on the site. 6 to 6 m-th, a little later Friday & Saturday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$9
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
06:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4103 Natl Pks, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 505-887-8489
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