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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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Ranked #17 of 71 restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

While visiting friends in the Ruidoso area this past weekend, we were having too much fun to cook so we stopped at this establishment to pick up a dinner to go for the 4 of us. As a last minute thought we decided to get a pie as well and boy are we glad we did. The Corn Muffins had... More

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El Paso
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great BBQ and great location. Pork ribs were excellent, brisket and sausage were really good. The sides were kind of bland, but it didn't detract from the meat. Good service too!

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Slaton, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The smoked meats were definitely great and they give you plenty of meat! The sides weren't as good. Potatoes and green beans not done. Corn on cob too done. Not a lot of places to sit and eat. Staff very friendly.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are a BBQ enthusiast, this stop will only be mediocre. The meats were ok and the BBQ sauce pretty ordinary, nothing special. It seemed like the sides were poured out of a can. I wouldn't go back.

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plainview, tx
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

we are from Texas. que' is a religion in Texas. this place has a great friendly staff. only seating is outside. the ribs, brisket, and sausage were no better than average and we thought over priced.

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Artesia, New Mexico
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The selections of different meats with authentic BBQ taste has gotten us to return here more than once! Good choices for sides. This is our favorite take out restaurant in Ruidoso!

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Towaoc, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Brought the family to have dinner, a really great place to eat. Customer service was great, the food is great. We also bought more to take back to our hotel. We plan on stopping by to get more pork ribs and sauce before we leave Ruidoso, knowing we won't be back for quite sometime. Be we do plan on coming... More

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Delicious BBQ! This will definitely be a stop each time we come to Ruidoso. The food is fresh, seasoned well and their BBQ sauce is also tasty! Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Seating is limited so bring a sweater if you get chilly sitting outside.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The service is great, they are very outgoing and make your dining experience enjoyable. The BBQ was incredible! I've had BBQ all across the states and this is truly a diamond in the rough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Loved it. Staff was friendly, atmosphere was great. Seems a bit pricey, but drinks are included with your meal, as long as you want tea or lemonade.

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