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The Dolan House

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826 Calle la Placita Hwy 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
+1 575-653-4670
Fri - Tue 09:30 - 15:30
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West Linn, Oregon
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275 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I stopped in historic Lincoln on our way to Alamogordo from Carlsbad along scenic NM380. The Dolan House is a well-maintained historical building that sits right on main street with other late 19th century buildings and museums. We arrived mid-morning, too early for lunch. Instead, we chose to have tea and dessert. The proprietors are warm and... More 

Thank Sherry P
Georgetown, Texas
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121 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

There were 5 of us visiting Lincoln for the day and had lunch here. I had the chili and beans with cornbread and it was great. Others had chicken salad sandwich and pulled pork. Everyone liked their choice. They had a big selection of deserts which we did not try. Sage provided us with good service and some history about... More 

Thank Tyke555
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping at The Dolan House and having lunch with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your time here. We hope you will visit us again and next time try one of our homemade desserts! More 

Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

My husband loves the history of Lincoln, so it was no surprise when he wanted to go there for his birthday. We enjoyed visiting the museum and other historic sites. Then we noticed that the Dolan House was a Restaurant as well as a Bed and Breakfast. Decided to stop for lunch and we were not at all disappointed. Wonderfully... More 

Thank 874Davra874
Fort Worth, Texas
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Lincoln and decided to have lunch at The Dolan House. Not only was the food phenomenal, but the history of the place was fascinating. Don't skip dessert here, it's worth the calories!

Thank RoadWarriors5433
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your stop at The Dolan House! We hope you visit us again. More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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290 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

The dinning room is part of a home build over a century ago. Lien table clothes and very friendly service.

Thank Dudley H
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Dolan House. I am glad you enjoyed your lunch with us. I hope if you travel this way again you will stop and visit us. More 

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We stubbled in on this little gem. All homemade and very yummy! Super friendly and nice teas to choose from also! One of our favorite stops on our trip.

Thank Savannah M
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review. I am glad you enjoyed your meal. Hope you will visit us again. More 

Dallas, TX
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Had a nice lunch. I had the stew & cornbread which was good. My husband & son had the pill cheese steak which they said was good. I think the best part however was the conversation with the owners about the history of the home. Very nice owners who care about your experience.

Thank Dykstra2010
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on The Dolan House. It has been a joy to restore the property and find out all of the history that is hidden in the walls and share it with our guests. I am glad you enjoyed your meal. More 

Chandler, Arizona
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365 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Dolan house is in the middle of the town of Lincoln and sits acroos the street from the Sweeney place. You've seen it in the movies, but here you can see it for real. Just as it was in the Lincoln County War. If you are going to be in the neighborhood, read up on the Lincoln County War... More 

Thank Dan R
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for The Dolan House. There is lots of history in Lincoln. Glad you enjoyed your stay. More 

Austin, Texas
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had a great lunch experience here. Three of us got the beef stew and one got the chicken salad sandwich. The stew was outstanding served with corn bread. For dessert we had the bread pudding with bourbon sauce some of the best bourbon sauce I have ever had. Put this one on your to go list!

Thank tx_traveler_dude
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed your lunch at The Dolan House. Our menu changes from time to time but we always have the Chicken salad and bread pudding. Thanks for writing a review we hope to see you again at The Dolan House. More 

Madison GA
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270 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Perfect blend of ingredients making a flavorful chili without having to add a lot of heat. Accompanied by cornbread , it made a filling meal in an unexpected location.

Thank Perky51
Beverly S, Owner at The Dolan House, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us. I am glad you enjoyed the chili. Hope you will visit us again if you are in the area. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
09:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 826 Calle la Placita Hwy 380, Lincoln, NM 88338
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Lincoln
  • Phone Number: +1 575-653-4670
Built in 1883, The Dolan House is nestled in the beautiful Rio Bonito Valley in the famous town of Lincoln, New Mexico - brought to fame by the Lincoln County War and Billy the Kid, who roamed the surrounding area and broke out of the near by jail. In 2007 we purchased and renovated this historical house making a small restaurant serving home made American and Mexican food and lots of home made desserts. We also have a gift shop selling antiques, jewelry, leather goods, souvenirs, specialty teas and snacks. We are open for breakfast and lunch.

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