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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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Ranked #16 of 74 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Best BBQ I've found in New Mexico. Ribs fall off the bone. Sausage and turkey were excellent. Friendly staff. Worth going out of your way for this food

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is the second barbeque place I have eaten in Ruidoso. The other one didn't have chicken, only turkey, for some reason. I really love their chicken. Plan to buy chickens for the freezer. What I don't like is that it is really a take out place. There is a small seating area. We had to get our food then... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Good pork sandwich. Sides available. My husband liked the chicken, slaw, and beans. Good fill-in till I get to Memphis for the best barbecue :)

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Vacaville, CA
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27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My wife and I recently ate at the Can't stop Smokin' BBQ place in Ruidoso while on a trip there. The food (brisket, sausage, ribs, chicken) was excellent and the people working there were very nice and friendly. They have a nice outdoor patio with table to eat on. They also have some wonderful deserts to choose from. Great place... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stopped and got dinner on our way to our cabin upon arrival to Ruidoso. Food was good loved the potatoes and the meat was little dry we got a few ribs, chicken brisket and pork. The jalapeño cornbread was awesome as well. The one thing I would of liked was more menu options and explanations. We would of liked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had lunch here after golf this week. Enjoyed sliced brisket and sausage. The sausage was the best part of the meal. The brisket was food but was full of fat and gristle. Also they charged me 50 cents to use credit card instead of cash.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Delicious barbecued chicken and the best pulled pork ever! Spicy sauce also very tasty. Tender, juicy, smoky, lean. Cole slaw could use less dressing, but yummy flavor.

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Abilene, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a family reunion and went in for some carry out and it was wonderful! Some of the best BBQ I've ever had! The Chicken breast had the best flavor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We were told by another family to try this place .. The brisket was great so were the beans and Jalapanos .. Staff very helpful and friendly .. Favorite place our entire trip :)

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is a very casual, cafeteria style bbq restaurant. The staff is very friendly and the meat is great! I got ribs and brisket. The coleslaw is delicious, and they even have jalapeno cornbread! This was different and tasty. There were flies everywhere in the eating area but it was a only partially closed-in patio area so what do you... More

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