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Can't Stop Smokin'

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-630-0000
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Gotta have those garlic potatoes! All the sides are great. The meats all have such a great flavor here. The staff are all very nice. Be prepared to wait during peak times - but the line moves pretty quickly.

Thank GG75075
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by on the way home from Ski Apache and the place was packed! Smelled great, tasted great - but they ran out of several items. We were disappointed in the choices for sides - no macaroni or potatoes, only beans. Definitely not prepared for the after ski rush! Also, not cool that they charged for slices of bread!

Thank Jennifer S
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82 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch at this location. The pulled pork was outstanding as were the baked beans. We loved the decor. Very cozy and of course it smelled amazing with all that BBQ meat. Friendly service too!

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is wonderful nearly everytime I go. It's atmosphere says good barbeque resides here. Which rings true. They offer not just large family orders, but they also cater events which is a huge plus foe someone looking into a catering service. The sausage and brisket stand out as amazing with that classic smoke flavor. But the unique food here... More 

Thank Daniel R
Bakersfield, California
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

All I can say is wow! This is hands down the best BBQ I have ever had from a restaurant. The service was great! The selection was great! Everyone in our group loved their food. Be sure you are there early, this place is well known and gets busy. We were lucky when we walked in, there was no line.... More 

Thank 1998rc
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bring an appetite. Good food. As decent a Bar-B-Que as exists. Sandwiches or plates. Fines sides and wide variety of bottled drinks.

Thank Joe D
San Antonio, Texas
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133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the food so much, we went back a second time while on vacation. We ordered the Mountain Picnic -- supposed to feed a family of 4 and we have 5 (three boys) and there was food left over. The carnitas were delicious and the brisket was moist and flavorful. The apple cobbler was very good. Even bought some BBQ... More 

Thank Michele S
Pleasanton, Texas
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148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good was excellent as was the staff. Great variety and excellent desserts. Reminded me of the great bbq we have in Texas. Highly recommend!

Thank flori-texan
McHenry, Illinois
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was visiting family who have a house in Alto and had some friends over for some Sunday football. Went with the ribs, brisket, links, turkey + a few sides . Ribs: where big & meaty , but a tad dry..needed some sauce Brisket :was very good , but also a tad dry Links : No complaints here very tasty Turkey... More 

Thank GValez
Tucson, Arizona
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

First try at Can't stop smokin' we each tried a combo plate, I had the any 2 meats for $8.99 with Brisket and pulled pork and Wendy had Chicken and pulled pork. Both were very good! On our way out we bought some brisket and Chicken buy the pound to have for dinner some night , we always try to... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?