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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Liberal, Kansas
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

Take your time to relax and visit with your family at the table. You will wait, but the food will be worth it. We ate two successive suppers there. Our meals were tasty in generous servings, but very salty. Plates were not gussied up for any photo shoots, but were still appealing. The first night the waitress was by the... More 

Thank RJ B
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here today as a party of seven. We all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their food. We especially liked the half n half iced tea. My chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes was perfect. We came back later in the day to get a whole peach pie for pi day. It was outstanding. The prices were... More 

Thank bdve
Bay City, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed March 5, 2017 via mobile

This place is very convenient if your staying up the mountain and don't want to drive down to Alamogordo. The food was good and fresh/not great. The people were nice and you didn't feel rush nor neglected. It is a little pricey but I think that is to be expected.

Thank jeremyd347
Manassas Park, Virginia
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Edited to fix my errors. Visited December 2016. We had lunch on Christmas Eve while passing through town. It was packed! Everyone obviously having a good time and enjoying good food. Jack Burger was great. Ground beef was full of flavor. French fries were crispy on outside and cooked just enough on the inside. Yummy. BBQ ribs had an excellent... More 

Thank dougar
Denton, TX
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant by recommendation. It's a very small place with very good food and an excellent waitstaff. I had the green chili cheeseburger which was excellent. The green chili chicken sandwich was also very good as well as the catfish.

Thank dladonnalee
Huntersville, North Carolina
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162 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017

On a recent trip to Cloudcrroft, my son and his family, my wife, and I were ready for a good hot meal - and Big Daddy's Diner provided it and more! With 4 children under 6 and four adults, we weren't sure how we would fit in, but the smiling hostess soon had 3 tables arranged in the back room.... More 

Thank Bob A
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2 reviews
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Food was so delicious here. Honestly can't wait to go back and eat here again. Very home style cooking.

Thank John V
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

The food here is delicious. I ordered the Dr Adkins grilled chicken breast with green chili and cheese with salad. It was more than I could finish, so it came home with me. Since I never know how spicy those Hatch green chilies are, I asked for it on the side. It was not too hot, so I was able... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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83 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We visited Big Daddy's in between Christmas and New Years. We went for lunch and I guess they did not expect guests to visit their restaurant because the food wait time was awful. We actually witnessed the kitchen staff having words over the expediter window. They were understaffed and not too nice. As I said, it was ok food and... More 

Thank Scott D
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

I was trying to behave this holiday season but after a snow storm we went to have dinner at this place!! Well, let me tell you is the best comfort food I have had. Very southern but really good. The best thing they have are the desserts.... the chocolate cake was the bomb!!

Thank Alexa T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $26
Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 575-682-1224
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?