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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

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  • 100
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 23
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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
Great service and selection, outstanding drinks.

We had drinks here a couple days ago and LOVED the jalapeño martini. So we went back tonight for dinner. Great selection of food. I recommend reservations but we went early. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Our only complaint was gristle which is impossible to tell before cooking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
Steve_Cathy20
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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We couldn't find a menu posted online so we called to find out what kind of food they served and what the price range was. The girl who answered the phone said she 'I don't eat here, so can't tell you about the food'........as for price range she said, 'it's a bit pricey.' Needless to say, we didn't go there.

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Merritt Island, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had drinks here a couple days ago and LOVED the jalapeño martini. So we went back tonight for dinner. Great selection of food. I recommend reservations but we went early. The steaks were cooked perfectly. Our only complaint was gristle which is impossible to tell before cooking.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend going here before any other restaurant great drinks great service kinda expensive but well worth the price

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Graham, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Good food. My desert was old and dry. We did enjoy our meal but thought it to be a little over priced. The steak was cooked food. Friendly server.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I have the pleasure of visiting Ruidoso frequently....You have to go try The Rancher's...It is a must....The food is delish...The Libations are fantastic...not to mention the entire Team they have serving you...The owner Dean is a hands on kinda a guy...always there to greatcha...The servers,Kim,Felica,Susie,and Fabian are on the ball...oh and The bartender!!!Who can forget him😆...So call up and ask... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is the best steak place in Ruidoso! My favorite was the Prime Rib and my wife loved the Filet Mignon. Don't miss the chocolate cake dessert!

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Rockport, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Dinner for 5 after a drink in the cozy bar. My salad with homemade garlic dressing was wonderful-little chunks of garlic in the dressing! Prime rib was very tender and moist-not much fat. Grilled asparagus completed my meal. Others had fettuccine Alfredo, salmon and catfish with fries and slaw. Clean plates all! Our waiter, Fabian was great and very funny.... More 

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Port Aransas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a typical steakhouse but friendlier. They have a good selection of steaks but also have fish, chicken and other selections to choose from. The prime rib was delicious as well as the hamburger steak. The grilled trout was very good. The best part of dinner was the homemade Maytag Blue Cheese salad dressing. It is amazing. They do... More 

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Boulder City, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Rancher's at the corner of Sudderth and Meachem is one of the nicer places to eat in Ruidoso. According to my husband, his steak was quite good and cooked the way he likes it. I had fish and it was grilled well. The staff was friendly and attentive and the ambiance is really. The cost of the food is... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I ate here even though it seemed pretty crowded. I got seated quickly and the service was very good. This is more of a upscale fine dining class restaurant of the western steak theme. They had seafood specials the night I went. Prices went from pretty reasonable up to the Surf and Turf which was in the thirty dollar range.... 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
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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