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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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Ranked #16 of 71 restaurants in Ruidoso
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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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Kerrville, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This was our first dinning in Ruidoso. Picked it out of the blue. Yep as expected, it was pricey, but most bbq is. Wife got smoked turkey leg, juicy & great smoke flavor. Pulled pork & ribs were flavorful & tender. The brisket was a tad dry, but tender & good smoke ring. The sausage was severely lacking. Add the... More

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Dayton, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We all enjoyed it. They give you a good amount of food for the money. We ordered a family meal. The guy who served us was super nice and made you feel welcome. He had us try a sample before we decided. We were impressed. Great customer service. We took our order to go as the whole ordering in one... More

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DFW
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

While they give a pretty good amount, they charge you a Buck or two more than other BBQ places. The brisket was either "super dry" or it was lined with FAT. Now I am NOT talking about the fatty portion of the Brisket, I am telling you there was a 1/2" strip of FAT that could have easily been trimmed.... More

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Lubbock, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Have a vacation home there since 1997. Have always drove by, but never stopped. Definitely going back as it is well worth the stop. Counter help was extremely personable and very patient. Gave us many samples to try and explained menu. Very reasonable prices. We tried almost all the types of meat. Delicious, tender, and flavorful. Never even used B-que... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We visited Can't Stop Smokin' one night. We have passed by but never stopped. I like the rustic woodsy decorations. The staff was very friendly. The weather was cold. I didn't like that I had to walk outside to go to the dinning room. The dinning room is too small. The lemonade had an after taste of Splenda or something... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place has delicious bbq, the employees were very helpful even though they were very busy. The ribs are great and I personally loooooved their potato salad.

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Del Rio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Very friendly service! The food is wonderful! Definitely recommend the tri tip and sausage. BBQ sauce is really good as well. Will be back for sure and really want to try the jerky! Nice place!!!

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El Paso, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stopped by here on our first trip to Ruidoso out of El Paso... They had delicious food! I had the BBQ chicken sandwich, kids had chicken as well and hubby had brisket. We all like our food. :-) For what we got, it was about $40 I think, maybe a little cheaper and it more than filled us up. You... More

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Have eaten there in person and take-out numerous times. Authentic Texas -type BBQ with traditional sides. Friendly staff who will answer questions. A little pricey but this is a resort ( kinda).

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