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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
+1 575-630-0000
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brisket” (95 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (14 reviews)
“cobbler” (20 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
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1 - 10 of 418 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Ruidoso location has recently burned down so we went to the location in Alamogordo. The baked beans and potato salad was great. There two types of bbq sauce to choose from. Everything we had meat wise was great! We hope the rebuild in Ruidoso...More

Thank Leigh Ann H
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant totally burned-down (see accompanying photo) Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2018. It is closed & no word yet if it will be rebuilt & subsequently reopen. Too bad; this was by far the best BBQ/smoked meat place in the Ruidoso-area. Cause of fire is...More

1  Thank GrodTzu
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I rarely find beef ribs so when I do, I indulge! The meat was super flavorful and fall off the bone tender! Sides were okay, but who goes to a BBQ place for sides!??! Great find! Next time I’ll have the brisket. Looked delicious! Sorry...More

Thank Monique90
Reviewed March 30, 2018

The food was great, the employees were very nice, but they were out of a couple of items on their menu. Definitely the best BBQ in town.

Thank Chandler I
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Local couple gushed about this place, so we visited for lunch. The food was okay. The brisket was so fatty that half the order ended up on the Sid of the plate. The ribs had nice bark but little moisture or flavo, depended on sauce....More

Thank 2015SeanF
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is an order at the counter place. We ordered the 2 meat meal which came with 2 sides, cornbread or yeast roll (no butter) and corn on the cob. We had brisket and pork dinner and a sausage and pork dinner. The Brisket was...More

Thank jdenston
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Very dry ribs put a damper on an otherwise satisfactory take out package last weekend. Good BBQ sauces.

Thank pkhendricks
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Hands down the best bbq I have ever had in my life!!! Would highly recommend it to anyone!! Fast friendly service

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Best lunch deal around by far: $5.99 for sandwich (wide choice of meats), chips and a drink. Chopped brisket was especially good and more Smokey, less sweet than most. Workers were way friendlier than most places in town, which was a bonus. Glad we stopped...More

Thank CaptDefeated
Reviewed March 13, 2018

The best BBQ in town. Atmosphere is nice, its clean, the staff is pretty friendly and the prices are reasonable.

Thank Kailua520
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Bhavani0wl
November 18, 2016|
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Response from nhrelp | Reviewed this property |
As someone else suggested call then (575)630-0000 to get the accurate info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000
  • E-mail
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