Homestyle: The parking lot at Harry's Roadhouse, a ten minute ride from the Santa Fe Plaza, is almost always packed. Locals love the funky eatery where each dining room has its own distinct character. The menu offers comfort food all day from breakfast through dinner. There are a few classic comfort food staples like meatloaf, ribs and turkey enchiladas, but look to the weekly specials for a wider variety. Specials, which run for a week starting on Tuesdays, are sometimes holiday inspired. Brisket on Jewish holidays, corned beef for St. Pat's, Cajun during Mardi Gras or perhaps fried chicken on the 4th of July. Winter brings stews and pot pies and in summer, lighter fare dominates. Harry's prides itself on its neighborly feel and its bang for the buck. If the specials don't please, there are always burgers and pizza. Leave room for the home-baked pies or house-made ice cream sandwiches.
Breakfast: Harry's Roadhouse, a ten-minute drive from downtown, is busy no matter when you go. Be prepared to wait for a table unless you arrive early in the morning. On weekends, the crowds never seem to ebb. The quirky joint offers four indoor dining areas, each with its own character, and outdoor dining in their spacious backyard. The large breakfast menu ranges from house-baked goods to New Mexican and Mexican favorites. Want to go beyond the items like burritos and huevos rancheros found on most local breakfast menus? Try Migas (eggs scrambled with onion, green pepper, tomato, pickled jalapeño, tortilla chips and cheese) or Chilaquiles (eggs any style with tomatillo salsa and Asadero and Cotija cheeses and tortilla chips). If you aren't ready for spice in the morning, try the lemon ricotta pancakes, waffles, French toast or a traditional American breakfast: eggs, meat and home fries.
98 Old Las Vegas Highway
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Homestyle: "If you like one of the specials on offer, go for it. The specials are based on what's fresh at the market or inspired by the time of year. They are often the best things on the menu. Go early; they can run out."
Breakfast: "Go early or after the breakfast rush. They serve breakfast all day. There's almost always a wait for a table here, especially on weekends."
Best for Homestyle Because: Ask anyone in Santa Fe where you'll find comfort food and Harry's Roadhouse will be on the list because they do it well.
Best for Breakfast Because: Harry's Roadhouse is one of the busiest breakfast places in town, locals and visitors alike love them. It's a very Santa Fe experience.