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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

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2823 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
575-257-7540
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 86
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  • 44
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  • 33
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  • 22
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good quality meal

Great dinner here. French onion soup was a delicious starter, tobacco onions live up to the hype. If you order a salad try the garlic vinaigrette dressing, it's great. Prime rib was cooked to order & flavorful. Rack of lamb special with roasted red bell pepper & mint sauce was fantastic. Creme... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I had a wonderful evening at The Rancher. I had the chicken breast in a wonderful Sherry sauce. It was to die for,! Their salad are homemade and a home run! Al and Susie were wonderful. Susie, our waitress was a delight. If you are in Ruidoso, you must come dine here. You wont be sorry!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had the best time with our awesome waitress, Suzie Burkett!! Great food and great service!! We arrived close to closing time and were treated so well!

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Laredo, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Really good steaks. We went on a family trip to Ruidoso and this place has really good food for everyone. It is a family restaurant that also has a bar. First time was in 2013 and we went back last December, if possible we will continue visiting.

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

There isn't much to say about this place. The atmosphere is pleasant, but it goes downhill after that. The food is OK, not bad, but I can't think of a single superlative to use about any of it. Even the desserts are ho hum. The wine list is limited, but the wine prices are very affordable. You can get a... More 

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Clifton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Looks like most of their menu was good but, the prime rib was not ! I ordered mine medium rare. It come out an ugly gray. The waitress insisted I try it. It was cooked through out. We repeated this scenario twice more with the same resulted. I suspect that the meet was pre-cooked and cut due to the lack... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great dinner here. French onion soup was a delicious starter, tobacco onions live up to the hype. If you order a salad try the garlic vinaigrette dressing, it's great. Prime rib was cooked to order & flavorful. Rack of lamb special with roasted red bell pepper & mint sauce was fantastic. Creme brûlée for dessert was perfect.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Our second visit here and enjoyed a perfectly cooked grilled salmon. Our waitress Jill was so pleasant and attentive. We look forward to a return visit!

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Rockport, Texas
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

My hankering for a good piece of prime rib lead us to Ranchers. As those who see my reviews you probably noticed I never eat steak. We went in and instantly the waitress, I believe it was Jill, found out it was my birthday. She made our eating experience fun. The prime rib was absolutely perfect and when they brought... More 

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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is definitely my favorite place to eat in Ruidoso. The French Dip is the thing to order and the Tobacco Onions are to die for! We have been there with just myself and my husband, as well as with groups as large as 10 and have never been disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner at The Rancher's tonight. Our waitress, Jill, was warm and welcoming, patient with us when we took our time ordering. Delightful wine, excellent rib eye and trout entrees. They even accommodated a special dessert request. From greeting us at the door to wishing us goodnight, couldn't have been a better experience. Great team...another server, Steven, was... More 

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Additional Information about The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

Address: 2823 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
Phone Number: 575-257-7540
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Dessert

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2823 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 575-257-7540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Dessert
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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