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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
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 115
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
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 steak house in Ruidoso, NM

Very good place for a good steak in Ruidoso. I've eaten here for lunch and dinner and it was very good at both times. The service is good, the drinks and wine list excellent and I always enjoy the food. They handle large parties very well, just call ahead. A nice place to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
percyqh55
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Tularosa, New Mexico
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Tularosa, New Mexico
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good place for a good steak in Ruidoso. I've eaten here for lunch and dinner and it was very good at both times. The service is good, the drinks and wine list excellent and I always enjoy the food. They handle large parties very well, just call ahead. A nice place to eat.

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Seminole, Texas
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88 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Soup and salad bar is one of the best around. Fresh veggies and plenty of soup are available as well as some simple desserts. Fresh loaves of bread are brought to your table. One of my tablemates ordered steak and it came promptly and she said it was just as she liked. Ranchers always seems to be popular so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in for lunch on a monday after vacationing in Ruidoso. Very nice place. Lots of great artwork. I had the pulled pork sandwich and the french onion soup and it was so yummy. My husband had the chicken fried steak and was also just as yummy! My boys had the grilled cheese. They gobbled it up. The best... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always very quiet when we go in. The server wasn't as good as last year, but she was nice and got our order correct and it didn't take forever.

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Thank Lindsey M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in reservations for 2 because Ruidoso was very busy on this holiday weekend. We arrived a few minutes early and were seated right away. Our waitress was running behind so it took a bit to get our order. We had Calamari for appetizer, Halibut for entree, Beef Burgundy soup and salad. The appetizer, soup and salad were all... More 

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Thank sgillette2016
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of 8 and were seated right away. Jill, our server, was spot on from recommendations of appetizers, wine, entrees and desserts. The coconut shrimp was to die for. The ribeyes and salmon were cooked perfectly to our liking and don't miss out on the chef's cheesecake! Delightful service and atmosphere!! Will return.

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Thank Bambi R
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. Food is great. Steak is better. Salad bar always fresh. We just love coming to eat here when ever we are in town. Taste and quality is always consistent. Easy to find, just minutes away from Apache Casino.

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Thank pparmen
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband and I have eaten at The Ranchers several times now. Excellent menu! We always go back for a great steak every trip! Nice atmosphere and pretty good service.

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2 Thank Erin B
Erfurt, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had a family new year´s eve dinner on Dec 31st. We reserved on time. We ordered a Moet Champagne bottle for our toast (and confirmed twice with the waitress). The manager/bartender came with an open bottle and began to serve us (not even showed us the bottle neither open it in front of us as is usually done in... More 

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2 Thank Luis E
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Horrible!! Waited even with a reservation! Just don't eat here! The salad is fresh, but that's the only good thing. The manger is a young guy that apparently doesn't know how to run a restaunt or make drinks from the bar. He had his kitchen staff "microwave" food and then turn it upside down after we had to send three... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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