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Owl Bar Cafe & Steakhouse

77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
+1 575-835-9946
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“burgers” (66 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar
77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Owl competes with The Buckhorn for "best burger" at this crossroads town. If you want to know which is better, go to both!!! We have, and they are both good. I might give the nod to The Buckhorn, but it takes about a half...More

Thank AirstreamR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Owl is such a storied establishment - we received soooo many recommendations to drop in to enjoy its famous Green Chili Cheeseburger. What a disappointment it was to be presented with a flat, cold, barely melted cheese over the burger burger. The onion rings, while...More

Thank Jacalyn Y
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I wasn't sure about going into a bar/cafe. But I was so happy I did. The place is super clean not fancy. The green chili cheese burger and green chili fries were so good. They have a steady crowd and food is brought out fast.

Thank William W
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have been stopping here for at least 40 years although the last trip may have been more than 5 years ago. It used to be a trip folks would make from Albuquerque just to have a burger. Nostalgia and great food was the key....More

Thank Johnny B
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Since the 1940's, this place has been famous for its green chili cheeseburger, and they are not to be missed if you are in the area. According to the history, the folks working on the first atomic bomb at nearby White Sands started dining here...More

Thank 75070KP68
Reviewed 5 July 2017

I love the Owl. I ate there when I was in college in the late 60's and still eat there every time I am in Socorro for a family visit. The burgers here haven't changed over the years. They are a very flat and very...More

2  Thank Rita B
Reviewed 1 July 2017

There aren't many places to find "real" homemade hamburgers. Irregular shaped, so it doesn't quite fit the bun. I just had a regular burger, my husband had the green chili burger and licked his fingers. Hand-cut homemade French fries as well. Full bar. Quick service.

Thank KCsew
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

That's right the green chili cheeseburgers are as good as they say even at 9AM in the morning. They were the best so far and fresh tasting as I could have imagined.

Thank rogersober
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Had the world famous green Chile burger. Nice hand spanked patty full if flavor. My husband was last here 33 years ago and says nothing has changed. Friendly hole in the wall place.

Thank Lisa C
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Obviously we had to stop in here due to its extensive history and the fact it is mentioned in many New Mexico articles. The burger was good and came out very quickly. Its typical bar decor, but was comfortable.

Thank Katykate4
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Alex B
1 June 2017|
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Response from Cheesehead_In_Texas | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. I always have beer
11 January 2015|
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Response from Meg L | Reviewed this property |
Nope, you have to go outside.
Mary L
6 January 2015|
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Response from LOLeishman | Reviewed this property |
No, smoking is not allowed.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
8:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 77 US Highway 380, San Antonio, NM 87832-9719
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  San Antonio
  • Phone Number: +1 575-835-9946
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