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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good place to eat.

Good hot food, great service clean. Wife is vegan, and they had a nice assortment of vegan menu items.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hot food, great service clean. Wife is vegan, and they had a nice assortment of vegan menu items.

Thank Tpurcell
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We remarked to the owners that we hadn't had BBQ as good as this since we lived in Texas only to find out that's where they were from. Everything about this place exudes down home cooking. The atmosphere. The friendly welcome as you walk in the door. The food itself. This is the type of place you make sure and... More 

Thank Brian W
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This family oriented restaurant has the best food in the village. It is all home cooking served by a friendly staff. It offers a complete menu and offers daily specials. There is plenty of room for all of your hungry family. You will not leave disappointed. You can even have a slice of pie for dessert!

Thank Shopgirl050
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We have been to this restaurant twice now. Once for breakfast and once for dinner. Our food was excellent both times. Staff was very friendly. We were a large group so it took a little time but we enjoyed appetizers while waiting.

Thank Tammy H
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Of course their food and service is excellent but after a day of tubing in cloudcroft I noticed that I was missing money (once I got home). As a last act I called the restaurant and told Darla my predicament. She said she'd look once they weren't so busy and I thought " that's the end of that". Not only... More 

Thank Aurora Davis D
Horizon City
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We was there few months ago and the hispanic waitress leave us 1 hour and 30 min. The excuse was, this restaurant is like applebees you need to wait one more hour. The owner was there and He don't do nothing!! I can't belive it!! In 2015 the racism exist!! We are hispanic couple.

Thank Leticia R
Dallas, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I submitted a review several months ago that disappeared. I was displeased with our experience. Without going into more detail I will just say that we were disappointed with the painfully slow service and what appeared to be reheated frozen food. And the "homemade" desserts are clearly food service pies that I have had in several other establishments.

1 Thank Bob S
bigdaddysdiner, Owner at Big Daddy's Diner, responded to this review

I am responding to this review because I want everyone to know that this is actually Bobs third review. The first two were taken down for breaking Tripadvisor guidelines. We would like to have all happy customers and that's what we strive for. Sadly that's not reality and the fact is that you can not always please everyone and there... More 

Carlsbad, New Mexico
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Over the years we have eaten here many times. Food has always been good and the service has never been bad. You will probably find something on the Menue for everyones taste.

Thank Wayne B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Had the all you can eat catfish. It was really good and plentiful, I didn't have to ask for another plate. The waitress was friendly and overall the experience was nice.

Thank Brian C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Southwestern food; good burgers, bbq, homemade potato chips - all found here as well as locals, visiting and eating a "downhome" meal. The pies/cobbler are most likely the only disappointment - I wanted them to be homemade but instead I received disappointment - not tasting like homemade. Stick to the main entrees - best in Cloudcroft. The female half of... More 

1 Thank Dorothy J

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: 575-682-1224

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?