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Big Daddy's Diner

1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
575-682-1224
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Ranked #3 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
Dallas, Tx
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here one evening after hiking in the area. We arrived about 5:30 pm and were promptly seated. The menu had standard diner fare. If you want something gourmet or fancy, this is probably not the place for you. We found the waitstaff to be very friendly and accommodating. Our chicken fried steaks were hot and delicious. I had... More

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Austin, Texas
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Friendly waitstaff..high point. I ordered the "world famous grilled porkchops". VERY thin cut and dry. Served with mushy green beans and a non potato tasting "baked" potato. Perhaps the potato was boiled in the foil too long or was from a previous day. Requested butter and received margarine. Other diner ordered fried catfish. So overcooked it could not be cut... More

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bigdaddysdiner, Owner at Big Daddy's Diner, responded to this review

First off our world famous pork chops are 8oz charbroiled. If you had the thin ones its because you ordered the 4oz not charbroiled. I have never heard of boiling a baked potato in foil. Our baked potatoes are like everyplace else, you can season them the way you want. I brought this up to my staff and the girls... More

Burleson, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

While visiting Alamogordo we decided to take a quick trip up the mountain to Cloudcroft. The scenic views were well worth the it. Big Daddy's Diner has a great atmosphere. It is well decorated and cozy. The service started out really friendly. We were seated and our order was taken right away. After that tough the service slowed to a... More

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Weatherford, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

It took 15 mins just for the drink order, then another 15 mins for food order, which I ordered chips and salsa that never came. Never a refill on drinks or just a basic courtesy to say it will be awhile. After 45 mins the food finally arrived, the hamburger was burnt and the bun was very hard. You could... More

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AZ
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stopped for lunch at 12:30 on a Sunday and were seated within 5 minutes-took our order right away but warned us the wait for the food could be 30 minutes. It was 40 and a take-out order placed after us was ready first! Didn't make us too happy, BBQ sandwiches were ok . I had double the mesl with... More

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LAS CRUCES
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383 reviews 383 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This seems to be a very popular diner. It was very full on Father's Day (with the remainder of a breakfast crowd) when we stopped for lunch about 11 am. They told us they were very busy, which was true. We got our menus right away, ordered our drinks (water) and put in our order right away (1 Big Daddy... More

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El Paso, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

We come to camp often here in cloudcroft and no matter what we do up here we ALWAYS stop here for their fresh blueberry pie!!! We walk in and pick up our pie and go get some vanilla ice cream and savory the best pie! The staff is so friendly and they treat you like family. The restaurant environment is... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went into Big Daddy's initially one evening for dessert, which was very good. I saw that they had biscuits and gravy on the menu. The next morning I ordered biscuits and gravy and a couple of other ala carte items. I was almost speechless when they brought my food! The BIGGEST biscuits I've ever seen on a huge plate... More

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Oceanside
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

On a day trip to the Lincoln Forest National Park we stopped at Big Daddy's diner. We had the best shredded barbecue sandwich we ever had. The bun was fresh and fried in butter, I had cowboy beans and my wife had potato salad. Both we like home made and fresh. This place is famous for barbecue and home cooked... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I shared the fried chicken, a baked potato, and green beans with my young daughter. My husband had the brisket and potato salad. Both were very fresh and homemade. Whoever is in the kitchen obviously takes pride in doing things right. We also got slices of apple and blueberry pie to take with us and both were wonderful. Service was... More

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