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Circle J Bar-B-Que

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1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-257-4105
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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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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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Legit Mom and Pop BBQ

Excellent, moist, fresh BBQ. Stopes in for lunch, friendly staff, great choices of sides - slaw is great. Their spicier sauce is really good, too. Recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The food was outstanding and the people super friendly! We were visiting Ruidosa and found Circle J via a recommendation. I only wished we lived in Ruidosa so we could eat there more frequently! Don't waste your time and money on the chain restaurants!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Excellent, moist, fresh BBQ. Stopes in for lunch, friendly staff, great choices of sides - slaw is great. Their spicier sauce is really good, too. Recommended.

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Friendswood
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent Barbecue, baked beans, potato salad, etc. Family atmosphere. Good food, good people at Circle J in Ruidoso.

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Olney, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

While on vacation in Ruidoso last week we ate supper at Circle J. The food was excellent and the service was friendly.

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El Paso, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Good Bar-B-Que. The spicy sauce they have is delicious. Their peach cobbler is heaven, I could go back and eat just that! I recommend this place for sure!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were driving around Ruidoso trying to find a place to eat. Circle J BBQ is a red building and for some reason drew us in. What a great place. The food was great and the price was reasonable. They have daily specials and the staff were friendly. We will definitely go back when we are in Ruidoso.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

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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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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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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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?