No Whiner Diner
1801 South Canal Street, Carlsbad, NM, USA
No Whiner Diner Carlsbad Reviews
No Whiner Diner Jun 08, 2009
OK, I admit it, I took the kids here solely based on the name of the restaurant, and the hours are totally inconvenient for weekend travelers, but it is worth a stop if you are in town during the week.
Upon entering the diner, the kids were shown the "NO Whining Room". This is where they stick whiny kids. We were also informed that there was an additional $5 charge added for whining or complaints. The kids totally fell for it and as soon as the waitress left ask if legally they were really allowed to charge us more if we complain! HAHAHAHa
The diner filled up quickly as the local workers piled in for lunch. As our meals arrived I could quickly see why this place was packed. The lunch portions were huge and the food amazing. My son claims they served the best meatballs he has ever had. The "No Whiner Burger" that my youngest ordered was actually a homemade loaf of bread cut in half lengthwise, and loaded with 3 patties and all the fixins to cover the length of the bread. The tortilla soup was fantastic, pasta cooked just right, and burger- well enough said.
Though the kids think we should go there for dinner some night, the 10 hour drive from the house might be a bit much for an evening out. However if back in Carlsbad, I would definitely drop by the diner. Though they lost a bit in my rating due to hours (after all- what restaurant is closed on the weekends??) The service, food and all the fun we had there made up for it.
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