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418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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Today
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    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
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Senior Reviewer
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
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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Ruidoso, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Food is acceptable but there is very limited seating and the seating is extremely cramped. There is outside seating but this is not acceptable when it is cold. If you want to use a credit card they charge a fee, which is against their credit card agreement with the credit card companies. I will not return to this restaurant although... More 

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Palestine, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Great chicken and ribs. Stopped in for lunch and got so much more. The gentlemen working there liked my Texas request for a 'taters' :) really yummy and excellent hospitality. Oh! There's a dropper bottle at the checkout you can test if you would like an added extra hotness to your food..... Well I like hot but the cayenne pepper... 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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