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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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Ranked #16 of 73 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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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Post, Texas, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

While visiting friends in the Ruidoso area this past weekend, we were having too much fun to cook so we stopped at this establishment to pick up a dinner to go for the 4 of us. As a last minute thought we decided to get a pie as well and boy are we glad we did. The Corn Muffins had... More

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El Paso
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Great BBQ and great location. Pork ribs were excellent, brisket and sausage were really good. The sides were kind of bland, but it didn't detract from the meat. Good service too!

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