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2219 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
575-378-1389
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 9
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
overly friendly service

Denny's seems to have a better menu than the last time I ate there...with a lot of healthy options. Unfortunately, one of the waiters was lurking and staring while I was trying to eat. Creepy.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Brownsville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great Service - Food I travel to Ruidoso, NM every 4 to 8 weeks. I eat breakfast there every morning and sometimes lunch/supper and the service and food has been great.

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old river ,texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

this has got to be the best dennys we have ate at, very clean, great atmosphere and great waitresses, the food was great

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

i've eaten at this Denny's several times but this time it was just wrong. service was bad hasbrowns so salty i couldnt eat them. Chicken salad sandwich was nasty. I have never complained about food or service before but this was just nasty. The only good thing was the Manager he was real nice cant remember his name but he... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My wife and I ate here for breakfast. She wasn't feeling well, but Trish, our waitress, was Very helpful and caring. She brought her some chicken soup to help her feel better! We really appreciated this. This is a great place for breakfast when in Ruidoso!!

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I already think Denny's is great. I only give a bad review to a Denny's that really is bad, and overall, it that's not usually the case. This one was typical... but that's fine by me! Go Value Slam! :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

What I've come to expect, but that's usually great. I love the classic diner style of this one too! My value slam was a hit!

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Temple, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were seated immediately. Ordered one cup of coffee which took over 20 mins to receive. At that point we did still order breakfast (because my husband is a very forgiving man). 45 mins later breakfast came and it was wrong. We left and didn't go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

One of the best Dennys I've been to in a long time. The service was great and our smoothies were on point! The food was also, very good. My son ordered the nachos and it was the first time that I'd ever seen them look appetizing. We will definitely visit again.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Denny's seems to have a better menu than the last time I ate there...with a lot of healthy options. Unfortunately, one of the waiters was lurking and staring while I was trying to eat. Creepy.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The food was really good but the service wasn't the greatest. Waitress acted like we were a burdon. Made a rude remark and walked away when we weren't ready to order. The cook was really nice.

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Address: 2219 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
Phone Number: 575-378-1389
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso Downs
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 2219 W Highway 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM 88346
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso Downs
  • Phone Number: 575-378-1389

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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