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“Good But Not great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Can't Stop Smokin'

Can't Stop Smokin'
418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
575-630-0000
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Ranked #17 of 77 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Takeout
Port Aransas, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Good But Not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Brought the family here for lunch and most of our group got the chop barbecue beef sandwich special. A few got sausage and brisket. The sausage was really really bad when compared to good old Texas hot gut sausage. Brisket was just slightly dry but the barbecue sauce was sweet which made it taste fairly good. Overall a fun place to go for casual barbecue dining.

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  • English first
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English first
El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“first visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We enjoyed the food a lot, we had never stopped in all our visit until this one. It will not be the last one from now on.

Visited December 2013
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El Paso, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Stopped for the name, stayed for the food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The name of this restaurant is what caught our eye on our weekend getaway to Ruidoso. Great atmosphere and very friendly staff. I love how active they are in the community. As for the food, it was delicious! I love their sauce and rubs, which they have for you to purchase as well. I had a brisket sandwich that was amazing. Not a fan of the mac and cheese. Enjoyed the apple pie as well. We will definitely be going back!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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El Paso, Texas
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75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Okay, but nothing to rant about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The smoked sausage is pretty good but the rest of the BBQ meats are nothing to rant about. We have had much better at a little Mom and Pop place in Tularosa.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 restaurant reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Not so smokin”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Not much in the way of service. No one explained to us how you order etc. sides were terrible,corn over cooked, potatoes were soggy, Mac n cheese way soupy. The BBQ chicken was ok. Brisket and carnitas were good. Best thing about this place was the massive cookies! Won't be back.

Visited October 2013
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