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Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood

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657 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6202
(505) 257-9355
Today
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Perfect after a day in the mountains!

Mu husband and I went to diner here two night in a row. We had never been to Ruidoso before and did not realize that it would be very busy for spring break. After a day of sightseeing, we were tired and hungry and decided to stop in at Cattle Baron. What a nice surprise! The salad bar is fabulous... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
juneberries
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Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Florida
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Mu husband and I went to diner here two night in a row. We had never been to Ruidoso before and did not realize that it would be very busy for spring break. After a day of sightseeing, we were tired and hungry and decided to stop in at Cattle Baron. What a nice surprise! The salad bar is fabulous... More 

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Temple, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

The food, employees, and atmosphere are excellent. I thought I would hate it when we walked in since there was no one to seat us at first. But give it just a few minutes and you will have great service and great food! If you are in Ruidoso this is a must go to establishment!!

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Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The salad bar is huge - the steaks were cooked just the way we requested - and the wait staff was experienced and knowledgeable. My only disappointment was my salad dressing appeared to be watered down - but overall it was a good experience.

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El Paso, Texas, USA
Top Contributor
313 reviews 313 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Our first visit was in November of 2013 and we loved it! This time, our experience was less exciting. The salad bar was what brought us back, but this time, it was a total let down. The only lettuce selection was iceberg lettuce...where was the mixed greens? spinach? at least, romaine? We ate other things from the salad bar. The... More 

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Cattle Barons is very large, popular with tourists and locals. We have found their steaks just average. They have a huge salad and soup bar. Prices are average for a steakhouse. It is very busy but service is fairly efficient.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Have eaten here quite a few times and seems the place is taking it for granted people will keep coming to them. Food is still good and salad bar is wonderful but service and atmosphere are mediocre at best. Half way through our meal the check was given to us. We were in a booth and the seat was torn.... More 

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Fort Riley, Kansas
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155 reviews 155 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You can always expect great steaks and a knockout salad bar here! Service is always prompt and courteous. Located on the main strip, easy to access! Enjoy!

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Texas
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We loved the huge salad bar which was included in the meal. The trout was really good as was the salmon. We did not get any steak but that's because we prefer fish. The fresh hot rolls were really good. Between the soup/ salad bar and the rolls, you can really fill up so go easy on the entrée. Our... More 

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Alto, New Mexico
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There are not to many choices in Ruidoso. This place is very average in service and food. The servings are small and the place is kind of dark. It did not appear clean. Some strawberries in the salad bar were black with mold. It was far below my expectations.

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Illinois
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a great meal. Was there on a Monday night so not crowded. Ate in the bar so we could watch sports. Ordered salad bar and green chile stew. The stew was wonderful.

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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: (505) 257-9355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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