It is as if you’ve just stepped into American Graffiti at this old-school home-cooking destination just outside Fort Bliss. It is what a fine diner must have looked like in the fifties, and the people-watching is great. Think booths and a bar; pancakes the size of Texas; a burger oozing with cheese, bacon, and green chiles; and meat loaf that smells and tastes heavenly, heaped atop thick, rich mashed potatoes. Order steak and eggs and you get crispy hash browns and two eggs any way you like them, not to mention a perfectly prepared ribeye. The Mexican fare is just as good: red and green enchiladas montadas (stacked, with an egg on top) are rivaled only by the chilaquiles, the fried corn tortillas bathed in a hearty red chile sauce with white cheese. The beauty of the Clock is that it pays no attention to time: breakfast, lunch, and dinner can be enjoyed at any time of day. The perfectly round space is immaculately tidy, and the service is friendly and colorful. Expect to wait for a table, and arrive hungry.
City: El Paso
Drinks: No bar
Address: 8409 Dyer, El Paso, TX, 79924
Hours: B, L & D 7 days.
Last updated: June 4, 2018