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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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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good and the service was very friendly. I also felt like it was a good bargain for what you got.

Thank amuilen
Brighton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informal place. They put the food in a take away container but you can eat there. Amazing meat though. Really delicious, good sides as well. Really recommend for a quick delicious BBQ meal.

Thank Corneel K
Keller, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there several times. Their ribs almost fall off the bones and their sandwiches are on some of the most delicious buns ever.

Thank lthomas123
El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for dinner. The place was busy but still managed to get a table. Our food was delicious. Love the new addition, it's warm and cozy. I wish they would have put some restrooms on the diner side.

Thank Raquel T
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

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

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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, Families with children, Kids
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?