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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not real hungry so asked for something "off menu".... No Problem, waitress was very friendly and agreed to half orders for both of us at reduced cost.

Thank Sam L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Staff is very friend jr and the food was so delicious! I had chips and salsa and hamburger and homemade chips. Great choice! They have a wide variety of food to choose from. I highly recommend!

Thank Dk R
Kerrville, Texas
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant changed owners 2 or 3 years ago, and the quality of food and service has declined since then. When you enter the building you are immediately treated to the smell of hot grease. Apparently most of the fare is fried and their exhaust fan must be inadequate to handle the load. Because of this (until you change clothes)... More 

Thank Mark R
bigdaddysdiner, Owner at Big Daddy's Diner, responded to this review

It never fails to amaze me how occasionally some people spout off making assumptions and comments that clearly are unsubstantiated opinions without any actual basis in fact.... Here are the facts. This restaurant did not change owners 2 or 3 years ago. We have owned this restaurant seven years. Our manager, kitchen manager are still the same as well. You... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have eaten at every restaurant in Cloudcroft and this one is great. my husband and daughter always get the same thing, chicken fried steak dinner. I on the other hand I try everything. My favorite to date is the chicken fried chicken dinner. Darla and Greg are always friendly and sit and visit. the atmosphere is pleasant and clean.... More 

Thank 516SusanM516
Alamogordo, New Mexico
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I went for breakfast and can't wait to return and try the lunch menu. The food was very good and the service was also. It was a cute little place

Thank anna c
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Big Daddy's is the kind of place we seek out when traveling...locally owned, not a chain, and capable of producing some outstanding food. We ate here a couple of times during our week in Cloudcroft, and thoroughly enjoyed it each time. Breakfast is my favorite meal, and Big Daddy came through with omelets filled with meats, cheeses and fresh veggies,... More 

Thank David H
Lakewood, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't understand the negative reviews. Everyone has an off day. Was slow but the food was well worth the wait. Great breakfast, I'll be back for the catfish on Friday.

Thank lynn_mckinstry
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service is a bit slow...We had to ask for silverware and drink refills. Several of us ordered the catfish and received 2 large filets. Don't get all you can eat! because the 2 filets and the sides will fill you up!

Thank skygoddess45
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four burritos to go for 35$. And after one bite 2 kids, 2 adults, and the dog could not eat this horrible mess!!!😷😷 Don't eat here!!

Thank susanjP7267CU
Dallas, Texas
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32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good variety on the menu here. Food is average café food. Service was decent. Have eaten here many times and it's always average.

Thank Bob H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $26
Mexican, American, Diner, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: 15756821224
Full Service Restaurant located 9000 feet above stress level in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM 88317. Clean and friendly, large menu, lots of specialties. Can accommodate large groups.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?