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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

2823 Sudderth Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
575-257-7540
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Ranked #17 of 71 restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Dessert, Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Midland, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went about 5 pm on a Tuesday night and there was no crowd. Complimentary garlic bread was very good and they were not stingy, but gave us a second basket with the meal. I had a chicken fried steak...very tender, no gristle, tasty and topped with cream gravy. My wife had the chicken breast with a baked potato. She... More

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Dallas, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We tried to get a reservation for dinner here tonight, but you have to call before 5. Saturday night was probably a mistake - they were slammed. We chose to eat in the bar so we wouldn't have to wait - probably another mistake - one waitress for the bar, and there was a party of 10, plus several eating... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family and I ate at this restaurant while in Ruidoso and it was delicious! I ordered the trout with macaroni and mashed potatoes. The only thing I didn't find savoring was the mac and cheese, but it seems like it's just a different style of cheese. My boyfriend had a steak and my mom had the chicken fried steak... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

this is an awesome place to eat, great food, good service and really clean, would go back again. You just need to call and get a reservation on the weekends.

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Mesa, Arizona, Usa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great Kobe beef hamburger and seafood salad. Service was overly attentive, but we were there somewhat late for lunch. Menu was excellent and would be worth a try for lunch or dinner.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We recently ate at Rancher's and enjoyed our meal a lot. Service is pleasant and efficient in atmospheric surroundings. My wife ordered the Kobe Beef burger and I ordered the chicken fried steak. I usually don't order the steak, but the waiter recommended it and I was not disappointed. Juicy and not greasy. Both dishes came with fresh asparagus and... More

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went here for our date night. My steak was over cooked but my husbands was perfect! Both of our veggies were delicious and the price wasn't bad for the food either. The service didn't come with a smile from our waiter, but the hostess was friendly and greeted us with a smile.

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Brownwood, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nice atmosphere, good food, un rushed, pleasant. Good choice, nice wine list. Beautiful decor, fine dining in casual setting. Cloth tablecloth and napkins

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The service was great and timely. The steaks were cooked just as ordered and tasted great. The price was reasonable especially considering the fact that you get a dinner salad plus two sides. Our waiter even recommend that I not go with my first choice of salad dressing, he said that they haven't had a lot of good reviews on... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The salad was one of the worst I have ever sbeen served. White lettuce was brown and limp. I was disappointed the manager did not offer anything considering how bad the salad was. The server was fsuperb and the meal was good.

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