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Circle J Bar-B-Que

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1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-257-4105
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    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
Nothing great, but edible

Stopped by this place while on a weekend vacation. The place was a little rustic & the food was just fair. If i had it to do over again, i probably would pass on the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Peter R
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El Paso
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  • Families with children
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English first
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Circle J Bar-B-Que is edible but not considered good. The ribs when ordered were taken out of storage area and tasted like they had been sitting in the plastic wrap for a long period of time. The Brisket was tender just lacked in bbq taste. The potato salad was terrible, and that coupled with the high price will keep us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The service was very friendly. The brisket was among the best I have ever eaten. This is a real down home place.

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Tucson, Arizona
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Stopped there for a quick lunch, really pleasantly surprised with the quality. Very down home. The best coleslaw we've ever had. Delicious brisket too.

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El Paso
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stopped by this place while on a weekend vacation. The place was a little rustic & the food was just fair. If i had it to do over again, i probably would pass on the place.

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?