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Big Daddy's Diner

1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
575-682-1224
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Ranked #1 of 12 Restaurants in Cloudcroft
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Morton, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We go to Cloudcroft about 3 times a year. We always eat at Big Daddy's. The choices are great. I personally love their Bar b Q. In the morning you can't beat the Big Daddy Omelet. We often take home peanut brittles well. Love it.

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Hobbs, New Mexico
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Our family has been here several times and have never been disappointed in the service or the food. They have the best steak I have had in the Southwest, cooked to perfection. If you are in the area, you'll want to stop, have a glass of tea, eat some fried pickles and enjoy the comfortable, friendly atmosphere of this mountain... More

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Lubbock
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128 reviews 128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stopped here for dinner first night in town. Very pleasant young man waited on us. When I asked if they had wifi, he said, "Yes, we do but the owner won't tell the employees what it is." Sure enough I pull up a very strong signal, but it's locked. The owner is only there in the day time. I... More

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Abilene, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We ate here twice on our vacation to Cloudcroft this past June. It was great both times. First time we ate in the restaurant. Second time we got it to go. Highly recommend, since there aren't many places to eat in Cloudcroft.

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Springer, N.M.
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Traveling, we had to detour from our regular schedule. Lucky for us. We were able to eat a Big Daddy's Diner for the second time. The food was amazing the first time and today, it was even better. Everything was fresh, well seasoned, and just plain delicious. Our waitress was wonderful. Prompt and attentive, as well as a great personality.... More

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Leander, Texas
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The town of Cloudcroft is very beautiful. After a few days of relaxing on vacation, my family decided they wanted to eat out. We called ahead to let Big Daddy’s Diner know that 15 of us were coming and the restaurant did not have any questions for us. We arrived at the restaurant (Big Daddy’s Diner) and I was expecting... More

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Dripping Springs, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We LOVED this diner! The BBQ, tortilla soup and pie were to die for! Our waitress was super friendly and the owner even stopped by the table and introduced herself! While complimenting her on the home-cooked flavor, she confessed that many of their recipes came from her father and grandmother! We have a cabin in Ruidoso, but Big Daddy's Diner... More

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Alamogordo, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As area residents, I have been happy to dine at Big Daddy's many times. The food is terrific (especially the chicken fajitas), the servers remember my 4 year old daughters order from previous visits, and the owners treat everybody like old family friends. The owners are also vested in giving back to their community, and have donated many meals to... More

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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

When we are able to get up to Cloudcroft from Arizona, the first place we go to is Big Daddy's Diner. We have eaten Sandwiches, Hamburgers, Steaks, BBQ (the best!), Chicken Fried Steak, Breakfast, Mexican Food (great homemade chips and salsa) and desserts at their Restaurant, and have NEVER been disappointed with their food or service. Whether there was only... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a repeat customer here! Love the waitstaff and owners are so welcoming every visit!!! I've never had a problem with the food here, if your in the mood for steak this is the place! Best steak I've ever had by far!!! As for the catfish, well it's exceptional!!!!! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!! My friends favorite is the... More

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