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Can't Stop Smokin'

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418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Smokin' Good!

Super-tasty BBQ! The carnitas were the best this side of the Rio Grande. The log cabin was do unique too. The staff were friendly and helpful. Portions were adequate and as said, delicious! We are coming back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
pws1367
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Graham, Texas
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The Food and the service was great. Its good for kids and adults. Loved it we got to set outside during a storm and eat some AMAZING BBQ. When is Town its a must!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I stopped in at Can't Stop Smokin' barbecue and got a pound of chopped brisket and a pound of smoked sausage. Being from Texas, we like to think that we know something about good barbecue. When we tasted this, it tasted like some of the best barbecue around where we live. The mac and cheese is good... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The chicken BBQ was good as well as the potatoes, the mac & cheese looked dry and old like it had been there for a while. I ordered pulled pork sandwich with 2 sides came out to about $10.00, did not include drink. Others in the group ordered a sandwich with chips, but the chips were limited to salt and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I was craving BBQ when I had lunch at Can't Stop Smokin' BBQ in Ruidoso. The rustic cabin looking building offered inside and patio dining. As with most BBQ establishments it was an order at the cashier. The near was craved and served to you in a Styrofoam container whether eating in it carrying out. I chose the brisket and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Super-tasty BBQ! The carnitas were the best this side of the Rio Grande. The log cabin was do unique too. The staff were friendly and helpful. Portions were adequate and as said, delicious! We are coming back!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The ribs are excellent and normally cooked to perfection - best BBQ in Ruidoso. They have a great set up where you go down the line and order over the counter. The meat/ protein station is fun - you get to selct your entree as you look in the heat case. The staff is excellent and normally, even during busy... More 

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Odessa, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I are from Tx and are always looking for a good BBQ joint. Unfortunately we are often disappointed. Can't stop smokin' BBQ did NOT disappoint! We ordered the carnitas, and they were excellent. The potatoes were delicious, too. We definitely left satisfied.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have been coming here on every trip and I can't get enough of the bbq. Big portions and the pie is great. I enjoy bringing friends here

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Midland, Texas
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

BBQ to go. Brisket too fatty, but turkey was excellent. We still prefer this place to the other BBQ place in town, but we will give the other another try next time.

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Anthony, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The food here is very good would recommend to everyone... Had the turkey sandwhich it was awesome bbq sauce is great... If you love bbq try this place out you wont be disappointed...

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Additional Information about Can't Stop Smokin'

Address: 418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: 575-630-0000
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
Cuisine: Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-630-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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