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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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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Prime Rib delicious not so the Ribeye, Great Service

We went to this restaurant when we found that The Texas Club (which had been recommended) was not open......Service was excellent - the Prime Rib was excellent and cooked as ordered. The Ribeye which was recommended was undercooked and stringy. Wine from New Mexico was nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
creekertraveller
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Carefree, Arizona
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San Antonio
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101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My wife and I went on a rare date night. From what everyone else we know tells us, we must have caught them on a bad night. Service was not good, food was average of below. Staff also needs to remember they are not at home; language was pretty vulgar and the attitude they have towards each other that night... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We we're going to get bbq but they were closed so we stopped here on a whim, food and service was excellent.

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Lubbock, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is an upscale Steak house with everything you might expect from a steakhouse in the southwest. From superbly cooked steaks to wonderful seafood. The wine list is short, but priced well. I had the ribeye and it was melt in your mouth good.

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Carefree, Arizona
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157 reviews 157 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We went to this restaurant when we found that The Texas Club (which had been recommended) was not open......Service was excellent - the Prime Rib was excellent and cooked as ordered. The Ribeye which was recommended was undercooked and stringy. Wine from New Mexico was nice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This is a wonderful and elegant place for dinner. Ended the vacation with a 12oz pork chop. Best pork chop I have ever had. Jill was our server and was great. Chef Jacob knocked it out of park. Thanks!

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New Braunfels, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant. Our waitress, Jill, was outstanding; we could not have asked for more. I had chicken fried steak, huge, lightly breaded real steak. Very very good with garlic mashed potatoes. Macaroni and cheese and teriyaki yellow fin tuna were other stand outs. It had a good wine list too. We were very happy to have found this place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Nice little restaurant, outside looks totally different then inside looks, a bit on the small side but very nice. Hostess and wait staff were wonderful. Coconut shrimp is fantabulous. Menu has a good selection but a bit on the pricey side. Would definitely recommend visiting.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This past Saturday afternoon my family and I stumbled upon The Ranchers Steak and Seafood restaurant after a long great afternoon of skiing at the beautiful Sierra Blanca. We were looking for something fast but we decided to treat ourselves and take the time to enjoy a sit down meal before we decided to head home. We were greeted by... More 

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El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We arrived for lunch without much expectation as we just stopped out of convenience. We were pleasantly surprised. My seafood salad was excellent and hearty in terms of the seafood portions. We were so happy with the experience, Felicia, our server, set us up for reservations for that same evening so we could try the smoked prime rib. Unfortunately, when... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My husband, myself and our 2 daughters went to Rancher's based on a recommendation from a local shop owner. I ordered the filet mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, hubby had the fettucine alfredo with chicken and our girls had homemade mac and cheese. My filet was good BUT lacked any seasoning. A little salt and pepper would have gone a... 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, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?