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Billy Ray's Restaurant

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118 East 3RD Street, Roswell, NM 88201-6202
(575) 627-0997
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local food and drinks!

Open Tuesday through Saturday just one block off Main Street with owners Billy Ray in the kitchen and wife Barbara behind the bar on site serving guests makes this a top pick in Roswell. The Mexican food plates are HUGE and the service is friendly and reliable. Big screen tv's for sports, most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open Tuesday through Saturday just one block off Main Street with owners Billy Ray in the kitchen and wife Barbara behind the bar on site serving guests makes this a top pick in Roswell. The Mexican food plates are HUGE and the service is friendly and reliable. Big screen tv's for sports, most Friday nights features local music and Saturday... More 

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Thank thaddt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so looking at this place from the outside you may think it's a little dated. And then you walk inside and discover you're absolutely correct. BUT, they have amazing burgers and steaks!!! And I don't mind the beer either ;)

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Thank Corina1201977
Roswell, NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Our church mens group dine here about every third month because their food is always very good. We always go at 1:00 to whatever restaurant we choose to avoid the heavy lunch crowd and the service has always been excellent.

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Thank William J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate there today (Saturday) time on here shows opening at 11am, we pull in at 1:30. They actually do not open until 2pm on Saturdays. Anyways we easily kill 30 minutes (found some old buildings nearby to take photos of with our car) it was a win win. The lunch menu was simple so ordering took about 2 minutes.... More 

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Thank Cassie W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This place serves a cup of soup with lunch, a different kind every day. Food is very good; love their grilled corned beef sandwich with swiss cheese. Also has a full bar for those who desire more than iced tea. Plenty of parking on the east side of the building. See a lot of regulars there every time I go.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Wonderful great fantastic food in abundance with southwestern tastes! Not a place for kids, and if you are like me and don't want kids around, that is great! Dated/honky tonk/dive bar entrance. Great service (food took a bit to get), but when it came well worth the wait.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

Great service, great sandwiches and the soup was amazing. I was very impressed with the overall experience. If you are looking for a local here it is.

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2 Thank Mark D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had a great dinner after a long day of traveling. My husband had the stacked steak. He loved it. My cousin and I had Mexican. She had the burritos, very large serving, took about 1/2 to the motel for the next day. I enjoyed chili rellanos , the best I have enjoyed in years. Worth the stop! We try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I was in Roswell recently and went to Billy Bob's based on the reviews here. It is a family run bar and grill that is easy to find with plenty of parking. The service was great and the Rellano Ribeye was outstanding. It actually was a lot more food than I could eat. The chef -owner came out to check... More 

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Artesia, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Chile relleno ribeye is the bomb, plus fat tire on tap... Service is good for the area food is great... Don't forget to ask for cheesecake...

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 118 East 3RD Street, Roswell, NM 88201-6202
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Roswell
  • Phone Number: (575) 627-0997

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Business meetings

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