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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

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  • 151
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  • 57
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 10
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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
Traveling through

We always stop here when traveling through or visiting Cloudcroft because it is a must eat at diner. The chicken strips and steak fingers basket were delicious. We also have a slice of homemade blueberry pie and it was so good! A must try!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
JessaLD
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

As a family we enjoyed Big Daddy's. Burgers were good, the service was friendly and we had a generally good experience here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We always stop here when traveling through or visiting Cloudcroft because it is a must eat at diner. The chicken strips and steak fingers basket were delicious. We also have a slice of homemade blueberry pie and it was so good! A must try!

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Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Some of the friendliest people serving some of the best food. We were in the area 3 days & ate there 3 times!! Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Not for my money there isn't! My wife and I came to have homemade food and to feel like we were home and that's what we got. We were treated as if we were long lost friends and that felt good. The food was mouthwatering and delicious! When I told KK that I hadn't had all my coffee for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

We visited multiple times this lovely diner and each and every time it is our favorite in visiting Cloudcroft! The restaurant itself feels very homey and the staff make you feel like your visiting family. But to bring it to the point the food is extraordinary great! The portions are big and just like homemade! This diner is a MUST... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Out of the few places to eat in Cloudcroft that we've been to, this place is by far our favorite. I've never met nicer people than the ones here. You walk into this diner and you just feel so at home and comfortable. They're always checking on you and making sure everything is okay. Their food is pretty good- priced... More 

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Azle, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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

For the record this restaurant has only changed hands once. That was January of 2010. Here at Big Daddy's we strive to create the best possible dining experience for our customers and community. We also work hard to keep our prices affordable and still serve the best quality product. Our staff truly cares about making our customers dining experience the... More 

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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