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Fat Squirrel Pub & Grille

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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3755 Southern Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
+1 505-994-9004
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My friends and I booked a catered party here one afternoon and the Manager was wonderful, could not have been more gracious and helpful. I have been back for several lunches and the food has been acceptable for a fast food bar menu. Pleasant atmosphere, not too noisy and the tables are not tightly together. I'll be back!

Thank Maggie W
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately, after many attempts to love it or at least like it, we had to give up on the Fat Squirrel & turn away from its adorable mascot. It's just too greasy, too nasty, bland, fried, or overpriced in the case of its steaks. It's sad but true. It's not worth going there. Drive on to the Turtle where you... More 

Thank k e
Sidney, Nebraska
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere; friendly attentive, waitstaff; clean restrooms; awesome food! Many, varied menu options. Would recommend if passing through area.

Thank Janice M
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

their food is ok not really excellent too pricey the bathrooms were dirty if you like to eat their food taste like can more better than being fresh

Thank Edward P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I had the cheeseburger with green chile with, no bun and the grilled vegetables. The burger was one the most delicious I have had in a long time and the grilled broccoli and cauliflower were excellent.

Thank mccabe49
new mexico
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473 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2016

My husband and I have been going to Fat Squirrel for several years, primarily for a beer although we have eaten here. Up until about a year ago, the place was crowded and lively. With each visit there were fewer patrons and a very subdued atmosphere. Last night at a little after 5, there were two people at the bar... More 

Thank mwcw
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

This place used to be a lot of fun. Diverse crowd, plenty of energy. It's really slowed down over the past 2 years or so. I used to visit a few times a month, now it's more like ever 6-8 months. Now it's slow everything I go in. Tonigjt (Saturday) night was about 20% full. It's a wonder how they... More 

Thank chrisABQ0522
Dacula, Georgia
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The live music was very enjoyable. We also liked our food. It's standard bar food for New Mexico, but it has a good variety. Also, they have some good beer selections. We thought that the entire night was definitely a good value for our money. Would go back!

Thank ClayEggl
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

First off, I wish I'd gotten his name. But the bartender was super friendly, and gave my boyfriend and I lots of tips on where to go in the area for sightseeing. We hadn't been in this car before, or to other places in Rio Rancho (new to the area). But this was on a Sunday night, a little quieter,... More 

Thank Candi W
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, a bit Pricey, Clean, delicious food! Definitely ask about how it got it unusual name, it's a funny Story! Definitely stop by if you're visiting Rio Rancho, New Mexico

Thank Sherry G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3755 Southern Boulevard Southeast, Rio Rancho, NM
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Rio Rancho
  • Phone Number: +1 505-994-9004

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