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Billy Ray's Restaurant/Lounge

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

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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
WOW! Great Food!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Brenda N
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El dORADO
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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El dORADO
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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Guymon, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Taos County, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We didn't eat here, so I can't speak to the food. But, for what it's worth, they were the ONLY place in town to hear a live band (Last Child), and they were an excellent band. There is a dearth of live entertainment in Roswell, and if it weren't for catching this band, we would be watching bad TV at... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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269 reviews 269 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We went for lunch here and were not impressed. The place itself was dark and empty. It's a bar that serves food. The staff was OK. The menu was tiny and it was mostly sandwiches. We ordered sandwiches. We got our food fairly quickly. The sandwiches were served with chips, a pickle. We do not like to eat with our... More 

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Tijeras
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Thought I'd try it since the reviews were good. The $30 steak was worth $109 but that wasn't the worst part! We waited over an hour from the time we ordered. And there were few ordering meals so they were not under staffed. Will not return.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The ribeye steaks are excellent and the stuffed ribeye is amazing! They have a Karaoke stage also so bring your singing voice.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Technically a bar, has the best soup and sandwiches. Roswell is home of the Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Movie about it soon called 50-1.

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Yoakum, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

It seems to be a recurring theme in roswell that the worse a place looks from the outside - the better the food will be on the inside! This place is just a small town bar but the food is awesome! I had the chicken soft tacos and my son had the chile rellenos. The mexican rice was some of... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I enjoyed this place when I visited. This review is quite late as I was there three years ago, but I felt like I should write a review for this place. We had their Green Chili Stuffed Ribeye. It was amazing. I loved the flavor and it totally hit the spot. The chef came out and delivered it to us... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Doing business

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