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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, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 39
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  • 12
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  • 14
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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
Best fried chicken!

Review submitted ... Better than Paula Deans! Lived in the South 30 years and this beats all fried chicken! Crisp and pressure fried technique - no grease!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
PiperP16
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 NEW

Review submitted ... Better than Paula Deans! Lived in the South 30 years and this beats all fried chicken! Crisp and pressure fried technique - no grease!!!

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Hobbs, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Had a Green Chili Cheese Burger and topped it of with a special treat of a Fudge Sundae. Service was great loved our waitress an older lady who could make anyone smile

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Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent food, good service from friendly locals. At the edge of town, but only a short walk from the Alta Vista motel, the Aspen motel, and the numerous cabins on Chautauqua Canyon. Highly recommended!

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A fellow traveler told us about this place. Our lunch was so good we went out of our way to go there for breakfast the next day.

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San Diego, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy here and it was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for any meal.

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Olney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Big Daddy's is a great restaurant with a great atmosphere. This one of the best hamburgers and fries I have ever had. I have eaten here several times and everything I have had was very good. The waitress was very friendly. if you are ever in Cloudcroft I highly recommend Big Daddy's diner.

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Canyon Lake, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We always make a stop at Big Daddy's and enjoy a good chicken fried steak. We love the coziness of the restaurant and the friendly staff. We would highly recommend this place to others.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Big Daddy's is a wonderful restaurant with great ambiance and food. We haven't had a bad dish there yet. I must say that the Green Chili Stew there is one of the best I have ever eaten. It is a simple stew in a broth base that makes you want more! My niece's fiancé had never eaten a green chili... More 

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Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Atmosphere here was great. The diner had a great feel in a great location a little away from the shops. We had breakfast which was pretty good as far as quality but poor as far as service. It wasn't the wait person's fault as there was only one of her. It took 55 minutes from the time we ordered until... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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