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Can't Stop Smokin'

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418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
+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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was okay, could have been much better. The biggest problem was that the meats were dry as a result of sitting for too long. The sides were decent, again they could have been better. This place has potential as a great BBQ place when they can make sure the meats and sides are fresh.

Thank Andrewsyr
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Average place not amazing but not bad either chicken was juicy the brisket was okay has a nice outside area to sit at

Thank Sarrahh7
Austin TX
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We split a 2 meat combo and it was plenty. I would like to see less fat on the brisket but enjoyed the chicken breast. The beans really stood out. The environment and staff are great.

Thank augerAustinTX
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is excellent! The staff is very friendly and entertaining! The food is absolutely amazing!

Thank Yesenia W
Park City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best smokehouse ever.. very consistent on all my visits as well. Love it! Try the turkey, beef ribs and Elsie's potatoes!

Thank Ericah W
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved the pie! We always order a pie instead of the cobbler with the family meal and take all home for a feast. Good service and food. Going to order there for Thanksgiving this year. Can't beat that place.

Thank Jane C
Lubbock, Texas
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at dinner time. The variety of meats was quite good. The flavors were good. The only criticism I have of the food was that it looked as if it had been on the steam table for quite some time. From among the meats the sausages were our favorite. Also, when I asked if they had Iced tea I... More 

Thank Arla G
El Paso, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I called in a to-go order. Phone service was great and very polite. When picking up order, same girl was very courteous and offered extra sauces, forks, etc. The place itself looks great and I'd like to dine-in one of these days. The food is awesome. I had the tri-tip and carnitas and both were delicious. The garlic potatoes and... More 

Thank superryno
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everything is good. Huge portions of amazing food. Prices are super cheap for BBQ this good. The best part: the guys that run it! They're very nice, really enjoy people and are a blast to talk to. Very friendly and the complete the experience.

Thank Brian V
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That is, until Dickey's BBQ opens soon. Prices are a little high for what is only average BBQ. As a native Texan, top notch

Thank Dan A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 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
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 Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000

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