Lindy’s Diner

Chili Parlor | Diner | Sandwich Shop | Soda Fountain
excellent
Worth a detour
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Opened in 1929 and originally known as the Coney Island Café (for the chili-topped “Coney Island” hot dogs on the menu), Lindy’s Diner (formerly Lindy’s Coffee Shop) is a relic of old Route 66 through the heart of Albuquerque. Although it is no longer open round-the-clock, it remains a slice-of-life diner where many regulars come to chat at the counter all morning long.

Lindy’s is a good place to know about if you are breezing through town in a hurry and are hungry for breakfast. In a crockpot near the gorgeous antique cash register is an assortment of hand-holdable breakfast burritos, which are tortillas wrapped around bacon, egg, and cheese with red or green chili. Excellent on-the-go eats!

It is said that Muhammad Ali once came to Lindy’s to eat a bowl of red chili which, while not of the sophisticated and high-priced Santa Fe style, is a hearty bowl of good, rib-sticking diner fare with a genuine New Mexico zest. The menu is a big and familiar, including all sorts of hamburgers, Greek salad, and blue plate specials. We like Lindy’s meat loaf dinner: big, chunky slabs of moist loaf accompanied by smooth whipped potatoes and blanketed with brown gravy.

At the counter or in an upholstered booth in the front room affords a fine view of life on Central Avenue, coming and going as it has now for more than eighty years.

What to Eat
Lindy’s Diner, Cinnamon Roll
Cinnamon Roll
Must-Try
Lindy's warm, gooey, and buttery cinnamon roll is a fine way to start your morning.
breakfast burrito
chili
Lindy’s Diner, Muffins
Muffins
These delicious orange mini-muffins came out hot and fresh from the oven.
Huevos Rancheros
Lindy’s Diner, Pile Up
Pile Up
Known as a Pile Up, this dish consists of hash browns, bacon, and eggs topped by chile and cheese, with beans on the side. The waitress told me this was their most popular breakfast item.
Lindy’s Diner, Eggs Mexicana
Eggs Mexicana
Eggs Mexicana is scrambled eggs with chopped onions, peppers and tomatoes.
Directions and Hours
closed now
Sunday8am - 7pm
Monday8am - 4pm
Tuesday8am - 8pm
Wednesday8am - 8pm
Thursday8am - 8pm
Friday8am - 3am
Saturday8am - 3am
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
Yes
Outdoor Seating
No
Website

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