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Circle J Bar-B-Que

1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-257-4105
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Ranked #43 of 71 restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $8 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Buffet
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.
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English first
Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I eat here at least once a week. The service is great and friendly. The food is always good and I am very satisfied with whatever I order.

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Sulphur, Oklahoma
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

The wife and I love to travel and one of our favorite destinations is Ruidoso, New Mexico. Located in the southern leg of the Rocky Mountains near Sierra Blanca, a twelve thousand foot peak which affords recreation the year around, the area offers a cool respite in summer from the nearby Chihuahua Desert. We visited the area this summer over... More

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Amarillo, Texas
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778 reviews 778 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
268 helpful votes 268 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Not a sit down restaurant, more cafeteria style and not very clean. We got the Beef Brisket Sandwich which to us was very poor. Very little sauce with little taste of BBQ. The potato salad was absolutely flat. Only thing good for us was the restaurant was not busy so we were in and out quickly.

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Roswell, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I love BBQ and know that this commercial BBQ is very hard to do. I was traveling through Ruidoso NM and thought that I would stop in and eat at the Circle J BBQ joint. Their sign say’s “ Best BBQ in New Mexico”. I guess that it may be a slogan and not an award because I did not... More

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Clovis, New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Stopped in for a bite to eat while passing through Ruidoso. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly. Very good bbq :)

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Poteet, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

The BBQ was delicious. The rib meat fell right off the bone and the brisket was so tender. The sauce was just right and the sides were really good too. On another note, I forgot my purse on the table and didn't realize it until I was about 5 minutes away. The bus boy found it and put it away... More

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dallas/fort worth, tx
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We stopped in for a take-out chopped beef sandwich. The staff was friendly, no fat on the beef sandwich, bun was not toasted, sauce was okay. Not our favorite but will work in a pinch. I recommended take out and driving down the street to picnic at Rio Ruidoso.

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El Paso, Texas, Usa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We had been driving for a while and were already very hungry. When we drove by here, BBQ sounded great. Well, I really wished I would of read the reviews here before going. We ordered some ribs, brisket, beans and coleslaw. The sides were good, but we did not go for that but for the BBQ ribs and brisket. The... More

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Roswell, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

If you like bbq that tastes like pure smoke with a major tinge of lighter fluid then eat here! This place was good 20 years ago, but has just turned into a joke! Horrible sides and BBQ is unacceptable!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

After reading various reviews, it seemed 50/50. But everyone so helpful, friendly, and efficient and the food was SO good! I had the Turkey and I don't think I 've ever had more tender meat. I would definitely recommend this establishment and would go there again on my next trip to the area.

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