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1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-257-4105
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Buffet
Description: Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from...
Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from homemade scratch recipes that date back thirty years. The owners have owned and operated the restaurant for 18 years and continue to work to make peoples meals enjoyable.
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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
OK food, but pricey

Nothing to be impressed about, the food variety is reduced and it seemed expensive to us if you consider the food quality. Not bad but not sure if we'd go back if we were around and had more choices

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
edta87
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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  • Families with children
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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by with my aunts and we all got the sausage and loved it! The owner is adorable and friendly!

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful meal today, the help was friendly and went out of their way to see to our meal and satisfaction. The food was delicious, served quickly and more then satisfactory servings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best Bar-B-Que I've ever had, great and friendly service, very clean restaurant, food is fresh, and employees work as family.

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Nothing to be impressed about, the food variety is reduced and it seemed expensive to us if you consider the food quality. Not bad but not sure if we'd go back if we were around and had more choices

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Great food been coming here for years.. Very reasonable and employees are very nice and helpful. Food is amazing.. A must stop at.

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Selma, Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Being Texan we can't go without BBQ. One thing that sold us on giving it a shot; 2 to be exact, was the smoke stack flowing beautiful plumes on a 9 degree snowy day. That doesn't necessarily guarantee goodness, but in this case it did. We had the Brisket and Sausage sandwiches that were on special at the time of... More 

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Decatur, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Service was decent, but the food wasn't good. My twins LOVE ribs and they wouldn't eat more than a couple of bites of them here.... Very expensive for almost average portion sizes!

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Yankton, South Dakota
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We ate at the Circle J last night..... Had been trying to get into Can't Stop Smokin BBQ, which was not open at meal times during our stay.... We even called ahead and they said they'd be open and when we got there they still weren't open. The BBQ at Circle J was surprisingly good. We had a three meet... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We never miss going to the Circle J and have never been disappointed! We eat brisket sandwiches and ribs. Their rolls are complimentary and delicious. They have very tasty sides to add to your meal and they are reasonably priced! Service is excellent!

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Dallas,tx
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were headed out of town and decided to stop in for a quick bite. Very polite young man helped us. However... Food was dry, overcooked, all of the sides were barely heated through after being dumped from a can. There wasn't even fresh lemon for the iced tea. The window sills had dead flies. Gross! Seriously, this place needs... More 

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Additional Information about Circle J Bar-B-Que

Address: 1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
Phone Number: +1 575-257-4105
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
Cuisine: American, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-4105

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from homemade scratch recipes that date back thirty years. The owners have owned and operated the restaurant for 18 years and continue to work to make peoples meals enjoyable.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?