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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Spring Break

The chopped beef was delicious and the chocolate chip cookies were huge! Unfortunately, they didn't serve french fries or fried okra and they closed at 7 pm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Lisa H
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Mansfield, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Lubbock, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Always good food and nice people. The carnitas are a personal favorite, and you have to try there homemade pies!

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Hobbs, New Mexico
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The gentlemen that waited on us were super friendly! The food was delicious! I highly recommend the grilled chicken sandwich and the potatoes! My husband said the brisket and beef jerky were awesome too! Not to mention that all 4 of us ate for $30, not counting the jerky which my husband bought as we were leaving!

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Mansfield, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The chopped beef was delicious and the chocolate chip cookies were huge! Unfortunately, they didn't serve french fries or fried okra and they closed at 7 pm.

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Santa Teresa, New Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This place is now a favorite every time we visit. The ribs are yummy as well as their sides which include corn on the cob, mashed potatoes, and corn bread. Different meats from pork to beef, brisket, chicken and it's all very good.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We haven't had any good dining experiences in Ruidoso until we visited this place. Staff was super friendly and helpful and the food was excellent! The cookies were great too. We will be back to try some of the delicious looking pie we saw!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

I read through some of these re views and was saddened by some of the ugly remarks! I love this place! I liked the staff,especially Cecil. I will eat here every time I'm in town! So tasty,cobbler is outstanding! Keep up the good work guys!!!

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Chaparral, NM
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love the food, the price can be a little daunting, but it's worth it to go every now and then for sure. You won't find better tasting smoked meats anywhere.

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Borger Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We drop in and pick up something from Can't Stop Smokin' every time we are in Ruidoso. The business is in a cabin like building that really fits with where you would expect to get good BBQ. The seating is very limited so we always take it home to eat. Like most BBQ places it's a little pricey but we've... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We decided on BBQ so we stopped in and it was busy. Valentines day weekend and a lot of people were coming down from the slopes to eat. We ordered brisket and pork carnitas both were mostly fat. The smoked turkey was so dru it was not edible. When brought to gheir attention it was dismissed just as was a... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I went to a lot restaurants in this town, two of which we had to leave before we even got food due to poor service, and this was by far the best service and food. The staff was super friendly and the food was some of the best bbq (and cobbler) I have ever had. It was... More 

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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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