Lucky Boy restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I shot this just before lunch time. I should have gone in and tried it, but I had a plane to catch. Next time I’m in ABQ I will!
Apparently it’s been there for 40 years, and the interior looks like they have never redecorated. The Yelp reviews for this place are a hoot.
“The place really could use a thorough cleaning, but I so love it anyways.”
“The kitchen, which is just behind the counter, visible in all its crusty grease glory, can turn people off big time. “
“Don't let the look of the outside discourage you from trying this lovely hole in the wall! Burger was good. Chinese food is questionable.”
“Okay, don't judge a book by it's cover because if you do you would run out the door because the seats are old, the tile floors needs a cleaning, and walls well it would need some renovating. That out of the way, their food is good!”
“What would we do without Lucky Boy? The BEST Chinese food at around $3.00 a plate! The air conditioning lacks. The floors need a mop. The windows need a squeegee. The walls need paint. And the tables need replacing. But..."I just can't quit you," Lucky Boy! I just can’t!”
“The problem with this place is that, as much as I love the burgers, every time I go there (not that often), there is no way I can escape the feeling that maybe I shouldn't eat there because it just looks very unsanitary. It is run down, and I don't think the owners have put a penny into any type of maintenance, much less renovations, ever. Not even a paint job in over 30 years (or at least it appears that way).”
In other words, a classic dive!