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Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood

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657 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6202
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars

Less than 10 years old perhaps so still kind of newly clean. Service and food was good/ price is fair so no complaints on this one

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Less than 10 years old perhaps so still kind of newly clean. Service and food was good/ price is fair so no complaints on this one

Thank Chrisr0ss
Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Needed a special dinner for my wife and I; dropped into the Cattle Baron without a reservation, Seated immediately; served promptly; Filet was listed as their"most tender cut." It lived up to both promises and expectation.

Thank Synchromy
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230 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Think "Bonanza" & "Western Sizzling" steakhouse's of years past & you got the picture here. My problem with these low-end chain steakhouses is that they usually cost same/more than the much better local mom/pop-steakhouses. Cattle Baron's fits this description perfectly.

1 Thank ggrodhaus
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152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love salmon and are picky. This was really good. The salad bar was average. Not great, not bad. Could use some updating! Waitress very nice. Some other woman (supervisor?) was annoying by constantly checking up on the waitress. At least five times. Hmmmm.

Thank Texas1964
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Used to be best place for steak and prime rib in town......but since it changed hands......ain't the same.Last time had prime rib there,I needed a scalpel to cut it.Am not so sure wasn't the nag I lost $50 on in the 4th maiden race at the track.

Thank greg y
Wichita Falls, Texas
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I come to Ruidoso at least 2 times a year from Wichita Falls TX and this is our favorite restaurant! The salad bar is the best I have ever had! We come here at least twice sometimes 3 times each visit and out visits only last 1 week. We love to take out and bring the salad... More 

Thank zoerel
Goldthwaite, Texas. 76844
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has always been good and great service. Great salad bar with a large selection. Very reasonably priced.

Thank Richard M
Clovis, New Mexico, United States
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a nut for a good salad bar and they have a great one! The soup is really great too. The second night it was margaritas and appetizers. Who could object to that? Very attentive servers. For a quiet evening, enjoy the bar seating. We were in a corner of the bar and could visit without shouting.

Thank Teresa R
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service at the Cattle Baron was very good; our waitress even brought me a sample of their green chile stew (which I would highly recommend). The salad bar is very fresh and has a fantastic variety. The ribs were juicy and tender. On the negative side, it seemed a bit dirty in there -- our light fixture needed a good... More 

Thank Mary B
Rhome, TX
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

We were a bit skeptical based on some of the reviews, but we must of gone at the right time because it was very delicious. The salad bar had a wide selection to choose from.

Thank CaryW

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 657 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6202
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: 15752579355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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