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Lindy's American Cafe

500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3114
+1 505-242-2582
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good42%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“fries” (6 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 19:00All hours
American, Cafe, Diner
500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3114
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

I've past by the restaurant many times and stopped in for the first time this morning. I ordered bacon and eggs (hash browns too). My son got a club sandwich. Everything was very tasty. Complimentary blueberry muffins were given to us while we waited. The...More

Thank ClaimsMachine
Reviewed 1 May 2017

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

Thank Carol H
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...More

Thank mytrulyitchyfoot
Reviewed 6 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,...More

Thank MaryfromNM
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank W M
Reviewed 9 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...More

Thank worldmusician
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...More

Thank Rae K
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Harry H
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 10 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, 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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