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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%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
“fries” (7 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Diner, Bar, Pub
500 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102-3114
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We read about this Cafe on line. They mentioned it had been used in many movies, so we thought we would stop in. We were met at the door by Steve, our waiter. He was very friendly and helpful. He told us about the movies...More

Thank rpelc1
Reviewed 3 March 2018

From the outside, Lindy's looks like a retro or vintage Route 66 diner. On the inside, it's dark, dingy, dirty. The food is appallingly bad, the service even more so. Prices are ridiculous for what you get.

Thank Dr_QBatonRouge
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Stopped in here for dinner, quite late on a cold November evening. Not many others eating - we may have been the last customers of the day. The food we ordered was served quickly and was very good. Our server was very friendly and the...More

Thank BunnyRoo
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

...that this really interesting, old, historic, not re-invented, Rt. 66 diner in downtown Albuquerque was a diamond in the rough. Alas, it is NOT! Although the building is cool; tin ceilings etc, the place was cold as jail cell. Completely boring, tasteless. The food was...More

Thank barrioonwheels
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 2 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 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,...More

Thank MaryfromNM
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...More

Thank W M
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...More

Thank worldmusician
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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