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Red Chimney Pit Barbeque

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

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  • 47
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy lunch! Great service.

Service was amazing! We had a low camera battery and they offered to charge it for us. The four of us all had brisket. Very tasty!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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Austin, United States
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We heard the catfish was really good here and it was great! Each piece is hand-breaded before frying. Delicious. The brisket was also very good. It took a while to get the food, but we didn't mind the wait. The coleslaw was very fresh-tasting as well. Great meal! Make a note: they are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our kids, 9, 7, 3 and 1 all loved their food. They had the kids plates; chicken strips, smoked beef and smoked pork. The smoked macaroni and cheese was delicious!! The kids meals had good sized portions; the beef was a large serving. Each kids meal also came with a side of pinto beans which had a great flavor. We... More 

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Austin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Service was amazing! We had a low camera battery and they offered to charge it for us. The four of us all had brisket. Very tasty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went here while driving through Carlsbad on vacation. The food was so good we altered our return route to come back and eat again! The brisket was melt-in-your mouth tender with great smoky flavor. The pork was to die for! The smoked turkey was flavorful and juicy. Best barbecue I have had anywhere. The ambience was perfect and our... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My server Stormy was a jewel. Provided fast efficient helpful service. sugggestions were spot on correct. No complaints. Will be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The atmosphere is great! Lots to look at. Very kid friendly. My husband and I are new to town and were very happy to find this BBQ establishment in Carlsbad. It had been over a year since we have had Q, living in North Dakota during that time. Needless to say, we were pleased! All the food is made from... More 

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Portales, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We wanted to grab something to eat after the caverns and this place caught our eye. There was a bit of a wait but my bf and I thought it would be worth it. Plus, we were first on the list. Some groups came in after us AND then they got seated down first. We finally said something and we... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We were looking for a barbeque place and this appeared to be a favorite with the locals. If you are expecting some sort of Tex-Mex style you'll be disappointed, but as a southern Barbeque its pretty good. Being from Georgia I have high standards. My wife liked her brisket. My pork plate was done well and not too dry. The... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Carlsbad is not a culinary mecca. So we were delighted to come across Red Chimney. First clue---lots of Texas license plates in the parking lot. Inside---friendly efficient service and an on-site owner justifiably proud of his product. We had brisket, ribs, slaw, fried okra, all good. Peach cobbler was delish. I'd choose this place over some of the other restaurants... More 

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a popular, local place. Good for kids( kids menu), reasonably priced.. We had the pecan roasted chicken, delicious. Serves wine and beer

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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: American, Barbecue

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?