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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

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817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing BBQ

The waitstaff was very friendly & helpful. When I mentioned that it was my first time there, they recommended several dishes, & they all sounded great. I ultimately settled on ordering the brisket, and it was amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cindy M
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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here several times for various reasons over the years. Always great food. I make it a point to go there for dinner every time I'm in Carlsbad. Great place to try if you love BBQ.

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Thank Brian V
Manalapan, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated and the waitress was very helpful. We ordered and other than the ribs the food was only ok. I would not return to this restaurant.

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Thank marcie C
El Paso, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitstaff was very friendly & helpful. When I mentioned that it was my first time there, they recommended several dishes, & they all sounded great. I ultimately settled on ordering the brisket, and it was amazing.

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Thank Cindy M
Oklahoma City
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the outside of the restaurant to the inside décor, your taste buds will come begin to tingle. Too bad I don't like 'mustard' based BBQ sauce. The other people I was with enjoyed the food, but I don't believe I'll ever be back. I also tried their tomato based sauce, but it was thin and lacking in flavor.

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Thank Philip M
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were looking for some bar-b-qued ribs and this place did not disappoint. Oh my, melt in your mouth good. Staff was friendly and attentive. Had a lovely conversation with the owner and learned a little about this family run restaurant. But I have to admit the ribs were the best part of the day. If this place was back... More 

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Thank DanAud
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Convenient stop after visiting the caverns. The waitress was pleasant and attentive. Good BBQ...nice tangy sauce. Loaded baked potato with mixed chopped meat was generous and filling! Cobbler was definitely home made, served warm and yummy.

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Thank Nancy S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

No babyback ribs on the menu. Enough said.Other than that it is mediocre. We were disappointed based on some of the other reviews we read.

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Thank MortyNik
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner there. The staff were nice and attentive. The food was pretty good. I wouldn't say it was the best bbq I've had, but it was good. I'd go with what others said and recommend the mac and cheese. It was excellent.

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Thank Bridgette W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The ribs had a nice smokey taste which we really like, but the rub was pretty bland. The ribs were very meaty, but did have some fat on them. The side orders of Mac & Cheese and the slaw were really great.

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Thank Bern666
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

We made our way to Red Chimney Pit in search of barbecue, and we certainly found it! Both my husband and I opted for the St. Louis cut ribs (thicker cut, served by weight), even though our bubbly waitress, Stormy, almost convinced us to go for the catfish. The ribs were juicy and tender, the pitcher of extra barbecue sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?