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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 5
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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
Most recent review
REAL-DEAL BBQ IN CARLSBAD

After a couple of back-to-back bad restaurant experiences in the booming oilfields, I was about to give up on finding a decent meal in this town. That was until tonight when I stopped in at the Red Chimney. It truly is THE BEST BBQ in Eddy Country...and perhaps in all of east New Mexico. And... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
ROADFOREMAN
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

After a couple of back-to-back bad restaurant experiences in the booming oilfields, I was about to give up on finding a decent meal in this town. That was until tonight when I stopped in at the Red Chimney. It truly is THE BEST BBQ in Eddy Country...and perhaps in all of east New Mexico. And don't be off-put by the... More 

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Lymm, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I really enjoy dining here. The pulled pork and ribs are very good. The staff is friendly and attentive. I go here whenever I am in town. The cole slaw is like mama used to make. Really!

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Not baked....parboiled. Chopped beef was warmed up in the sauce. Butter and sour cream were melted in the take home box. Not a fan. First and last time to eat here.

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Edgar T, Owner at Red Chimney Pit Barbeque, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We work to ensure that every guest whether dining in or taking out have a great experience. Since your review, we have taken steps to improve the quality of our take out Fort Knox. We will no longer be putting the butter and sour cream in the same container as the hot potato. They will... More 

Carlsbad, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a highly-decorated restaurant sporting plenty of hunting trophies and taxidermied wild animals, along with catchy signs. They have decent bar-b-que, but it's loaded with salt. That's pretty much all I taste in the sandwiches or the plates. That said, their green chile cheeseburger ranks up with the best. The restaurant is pretty pricey, too. My husband and I... More 

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Farmington, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I had the sampler. Its cowboy style BBQ I liked it. Building was clean staff was quick and friendly. Thanks

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Silver City, New Mexico, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 via mobile

Very yummy barbecue. It is Kentucky style, so a bit vinegary (don't expect sticky sweet BBQ sauce) but absolutely amazing. I had the smashed pig, hubby and son had brisket. Everything was hot and fresh and delicious. Ended lunch with fresh cobbler and ice cream. A definite awesome lunch spot.

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Cincinnati Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were having a difficult time finding a unique and acceptable place to eat in Carlsbad. (Not a big fan of the town.) This restaurant had good barbecue at a good price. I had the chop mix sandwich and enjoyed it. Can't recall what my wife had, but she was also pleased. The place is one of a kind, decor... More 

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Clifton, New Jersey
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269 reviews 269 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were on vacation and stopped here for dinner. This place was interesting. The decor is relaxing and was a mix of country with native wildlife. As you walk into the restaurant, the atmosphere reminded you of a home cooking. Service was good. Food was acceptable but nothing extraordinary. It is OK food at fair prices.

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Albuquerque
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food and service was great even thou it was almost closing time. Brisket was tender prices were good.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a nice place to eat. I had the brisket with beans and a salad. They brought rolls and honey and bbq sauce to the table. I wasn't a huge fan of the sauce but that's just a matter of taste. It was a little too sweet for me. Honestly, my meal didn't need sauce. The brisket was perfect!... 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: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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