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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 36
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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
Couldn't have been more perfect.

We walked into this restaurant and were immediately greeted, welcomed, and seated. We quickly received our delicious iced teas and enjoyed the atmosphere (comfortable, laid-back Texas) before digging into our dinners. Way more food than we could eat. We had BBQ ribs, which we agreed were the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Chaya7777
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We walked into this restaurant and were immediately greeted, welcomed, and seated. We quickly received our delicious iced teas and enjoyed the atmosphere (comfortable, laid-back Texas) before digging into our dinners. Way more food than we could eat. We had BBQ ribs, which we agreed were the best barbecue we had ever had in our lives. (And I am not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

There really aren't many places to eat in Cloudcroft and we were looking at reviews trying to make a decision. This place had really good reviews so we stopped in. This is a really unassuming place, but the service and great tasting food are awesome. The owners were there and were very friendly and attentive...and there was a nice crowd.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I frequent Big Daddy's every time I am in town. That happens every few weeks! I love their owners, service people and their food! Always delicious and the atmosphere is always friendly. I recommend the restaurant highly. Will be back soon to enjoy the Philly cheese steak dinner! Yum!

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

From the moment you walk in, you realize you've taken a step back in time. This is a theme diner and by that I mean the theme is all about friends and family - not some corporate think tank version of what sells. The food is great, the staff is terrific. Speaking of the staff, they take an interest in... More 

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Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Visited Big Daddy's the first time in 2009. Was almost closing time and we were welcomed in and served great food! We live about an hour away now and continue to eat there when we can. The food has always been very good and service friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

We eat here often. The smoked meats are delicious and the baked goods are amazing. The staff is always friendly and do a good job.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Big Daddy's offers a great place to get in out of the cold to enjoy enjoy good food and hot cocoa. The food is delicious and the service is great. If you're going to Cloudcroft be sure to treat yourself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I recommend everyone come here. I have never had a bad meal from this place. All kinds of different food. I absolutely LOVE the tea in huge Mason jars!! Great chicken fried steak and BBQ!

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We've been vacationing in Cloudcroft for 30 years. Lots of restaurants have come and gone during that time, but Big Daddy's has earned our top spot for its home-cooked food, friendly and attentive staff, and cozy atmosphere. Granted, it is sometimes very busy, and we've had to wait a little longer for a table (even our food), but it has... More 

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Mayhill, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Eat here every chance we get! Have never had a bad experience. Food and staff are always excellent! Great Atmosphere too. Very clean and love the decorations!!

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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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