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Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille

3755 Southern Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
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Ranked #24 of 100 Restaurants in Rio Rancho
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Heard great reviews for Turtle Mountain so showed up at 6 PM on a Friday without reservations. Bad idea! 45 minute wait. So we asked for another recommendation and was given Fat Squirrel only a couple of blocks away. We drove there, found a parking space at the front door, walked in and immediately were seated. That should have been... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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58 reviews 58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Great place to meet up with friends. It was very quiet this Saturday at lunchtime. I had the Mussels special, which was good, but with way too much over-buttery broth. Good red ale beer too. But, the fare was average at best. Comfortable place, excellent service, and a geocache nearby!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite places but the last two times I have been there the service has been poor to non-existent and the food has suffered as well. We ordered and 10 minutes later they told us that one of the options for my daughter was not available... really it took 10 minutes for you to... More 

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Sullivan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food was good, but service is questionable at times. We have visited twice and noticed that the regulars seem to get served first.

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Rio Rancho,NM, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

enjoyed the German food dish I had. Has been awhile since I've been there but did enjoy the atmosphere as well.

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New Mexico
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It's not bad. It's just not that good. Standard uninspirational pub fare brought by servers who are nice enough but not really interested. Maybe I'm just not the right demographic. I have friends who like it but I think I can get better for my money someplace else.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Good atmosphere, great service, go for a beer and fried pickles and watch your favorite hockey team play on the the big screen!

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been here three times for business lunch and the food has been marginal each time. Cheeses steak type sandwich was so tough it was U edible. On other occasions, tried salads and they were just not that good. Better choices in Rio Rancho like Ohares (just across the street) and Turtle Mountain Brewery.

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Another staple of Rio Rancho living or visiting is Fat Squirrel. What I call great Chipper food or more commonly known as pub food. The Monte Cristo is a requirement for any one. Great service and they now serve breatkfast.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We were hesitant after reading reviews but our meal was excellent. Hard to beat a good Burger and a nice crisp Wedge Salad. I commented to the Gentleman in charge about the unkind reviews and he said some were deserved but he was in the process of turning things around in his brief time there. I suggest people give this... More 

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Additional Information about Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille

Address: 3755 Southern Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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