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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 147
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Worst place to eat

Cloudcroft only has a handful of places to eat. It's not hard to eat at everyone of them. I ace eaten at Big Daddy's about a dozen times. In that time it has changed hands 3 times that I know of. And with each change of hands it has gotten worse. The food tastes like caned food. And It is... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
RoseMary T
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Azle, Texas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Azle, Texas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Cloudcroft only has a handful of places to eat. It's not hard to eat at everyone of them. I ace eaten at Big Daddy's about a dozen times. In that time it has changed hands 3 times that I know of. And with each change of hands it has gotten worse. The food tastes like caned food. And It is... More 

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Eaten here many times. Always clean and the staff is friendly and attentive. Food is typical diner fair and pretty plain. BBQ is fair to good, atmosphere is pleasant. In this town, if it doesn't outright suck, I'm pretty pleased.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good Food, very friendly service, great atmosphere for a diner! We live in a not so far away community, and will return when we come back to Cloudcroft. Highly Recommended!

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West Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Stopped for lunch - since they are touted as a BBQ place I had the pulled pork sandwich and a small cup of "cowboy beans." They were doing a good business, I came in at end of lunch rush. Service was friendly, space was decorated with guitars and Americana. The sandwich was fine, said it came with sliced onions and... More 

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El Paso, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

WOW!! INCREDIBLE food, BEST service (they were wonderful with my 4 yr old, loved their coloring books and lollipops), and CLEAN, yes, including the bathrooms. Just the perfect, cozy place to end your hunger. Will HIGHLY recommend to family and friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Every time we go to Cloudcroft we eat here! Service is always amazing and good food! Nice to feel "local " when you travel! Will see them again soon!! Love the catfish!!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

First trip to Big Daddy's and it did not disappoint! Had the all-u-can-eat catfish...it was awesome. Standouts: Great Food Friendly Service Cute Decor Down-home Atmosphere Impeccably Clean We WILL be back!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

The fish was excellent! Nice & crispy! The fries could be a little better; crispier and cut thinner. It was so tasty overall & the service was excellent! Loved all the country music in the background too! :D

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The food is not as good as it used to be when Pepe was cooking. Prices just keep getting higher and higher. Only went once in 2014

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Austin, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I don't usually eat fried chicken but I find I usually order it at Big Daddy's, along with the corn fritters/nuggets...awesome.

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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