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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
575-682-1224
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The perfect place for our hungry family!!! Such a great surprise.

We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was great and the waitresses were so kind. Nothing was too much trouble. There is a lovely spirit at the restaurant and it was fun to be part of such great community even for just an hour or so. It felt like we were in a different world. Our son, who is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Caroline Q
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Seattle, Washington
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our dinner. The food was great and the waitresses were so kind. Nothing was too much trouble. There is a lovely spirit at the restaurant and it was fun to be part of such great community even for just an hour or so. It felt like we were in a different world. Our son, who is in... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was a busy Friday night. But, we still received fast and fabulous food. The service was great and the food was hot and tasty.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our best meal in Cloudcroft! We had an excellent breakfast, all four of us enjoyed our meals, from pancakes to a Mexican egg dish. Good service as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After a day of walking around we decided to go to Big Daddy's Diner (it seemed like the only place open on a Tuesday). We were pleasantly surprised! The burgers were amazing and the chicken strips looked fantastic. Everything was homemade. The waitress even brought us some complimentary chips and hot sauce while we waited. Would definitely go back if... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

On vacation in New Mexico we were all in the mood for a really good cheeseburger and my sister in law had been to Big Daddy's Diner before and said that it was the place to go for a great burger and she was right. One of the best Cheeseburgers I have ever had. Great food and friendly service. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My husband and I stopped at Big Daddy's Diner while on vacation, traveling from Carlsbad Caverns to White Sands, NM. The food here is homemade and fabulous. Great pie! It's a very popular place so be patient. Any wait for your meal is well worth it. We wished we were going to be in town longer than just for lunch.... More 

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Well the food tastes good, and fresh, however the service alone makes me not want to ever return to this place. I came by myself, and the entire time that the waitress who was by herself came to talk to me, taking my order, or cashing me out, made me feel like I was bothering her. Plus she paused cashing... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Good staff, even the owner came by to thank my veteran husband. Very generous portions. A casual setting but family like.

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Boulder City, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

On the recommendation of an acquaintance, we decided to drive from Alamogordo to Cloudcroft, about 16 miles away. It is a beautiful drive as you ascend several thousand feet. She also recommended that we try Big Daddy's Diner for lunch. The restaurant was not very busy and we seated ourselves in a booth and the waitress came over and took... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

If you like fried food, this is the place. If you prefer pies and cakes, this is the place. if you like really good brewed iced tea, this is the place.

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Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
Phone Number: 575-682-1224
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: 575-682-1224

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine

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