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

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  • 19
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sonya knew how to keep the customers calm when there are problems in the kitchen. We ordered two bowls of loaded baked potato soup. She came back and said "they burnt the potato soup so they had to start over". When she told us this, she set a bowl of fresh fruit on our table for us to snack on... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Jean A
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Miami, Oklahoma
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Miami, Oklahoma
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199 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Sonya knew how to keep the customers calm when there are problems in the kitchen. We ordered two bowls of loaded baked potato soup. She came back and said "they burnt the potato soup so they had to start over". When she told us this, she set a bowl of fresh fruit on our table for us to snack on... More 

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Thank Jean A
Silver City, New Mexico
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Stopped in for a late lunch (around 2:00pm) as we passed through travelling to western NM. Only two tables were occupied but we were told they had just been "hammered" so we had to wait so they could clean a table that would seat 5. Once seated, the waitress was pleasant but it took quite a while for food to... More 

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Thank eyoung128
Tucson, Arizona, USA
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

We were staying at a nearby hotel and went to Denny's for take out. It was odd, the food was ok except for the hash browns. They tasted like they were fried in bad grease. But back to what was odd. No take out containers. No salt packets. The soup was placed in a coffee cup with a lid. I... More 

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Thank CarlK56
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Best service ever! Our server, Jewls, was amazing! Super friendly, very attentive and quick to get us anything that we needed. The crew that was there tonight worked great as a team. The manager checked on us a few times and was super friendly too. The attitude, environment and service have improved 10 fold since my last visit here and... More 

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Thank Holly B
Oklahoma
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We dined at midnight and it was shift change we sort of understood the slow service but the meal was excellent. I had the pumpkin slam and my wife had a burger. We were both pleased with our choices.

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Thank WearyOUTraveler
Chaparral, NM
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

It's usually fairly crowded, the staff do their best to keep up but one told me they are always "short handed" because they purposely don't have enough staff come in to cover. Then they tell the customer the staff called in.

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Thank New Mexico Writer
Peoria, Illinois
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

On two recent visits to Denny's in Ruidoso, New Mexico I am pleased to announce that the breakfast was outstanding, the service was fantastic and the atmosphere was chaotic. In a small mountain community without many chain restaurants and breakfast spots scarce Denny's was a last minute option, but it turned out great. The service was quick and very courteous... More 

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Thank Michael S
Picayune, Mississippi, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

It's Dennys. ..say no more..clean, cute good food for the price! It looks like an old diner in an old airstream trailer! Cute ,cute, cute!

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Thank Nursnik
Ocklawaha, Florida
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I have eaten at many Denny's all over the country, and I would rate this one as one of the best. The staff were friendly. The food was good and came out in a timely manner. The restaurant is unique to Denny's style, as it is very retro.

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Thank travelady56
Odessa Tx
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Breakfast was excellent, one of the hot spots for breakfast, maybe 4 in Ruidoso, so get any where early or wait

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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