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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

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2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
+1 575-257-7540
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Fort Worth, Texas
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This seemed to be one of the only places open on Thanksgiving Day, and our party of 3 didn't have reservations. Despite that fact, we were seated immediately and served as if we were family. Fancy & Expensive Steakhouse vibe.. great service.. great food.. the only thing that let us down were the restrooms, which at present could use some... More 

1 Thank NevelsPost
El Paso, Texas
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband an I have been visiting Ruidoso for about 7 years now. I am so glad we found the Rancher! Crystal at the bar was amazing. This is truly a wonderful place. Not only is the food amazing, but the staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are having a great time. We cannot wait to go... More 

2 Thank LSR623
Lockney, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter Ed was very nice and really good the chicken fried steak was so good and huge. The cheese cake was white chocolate cherry cheese cake it was awesome.

1 Thank amberlambert
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving !! At Ranchers!! The food was delicious!! We are always treated like family , by the wait staff!! Adult beverages are the best in Ruidoso 🍸!! One of our favorite restaurants to enjoy YEAR around.

1 Thank Sue K
Morton, Mississippi
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fancy steakhouse that also serves seafood. I had the hamburger steak topped with onions and mushrooms.husband had prime rib. Everything was delicious and cooked just right. A bonus...creme brulee for dessert.

1 Thank Carol M
Midland, Texas
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since it is the week before Thanksgiving, most of the restaurants in town are not busy. But, the Ranchers still put in a good performance. My wife had chicken fettuccine alfredo and said it was the best, as the chicken was tender and moist. They told me they soak the chicken in white wine to keep it moist. I had... More 

2 Thank EnglishTeacher1
El Paso, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been here a few times since it opened, for lunch and dinner. Our last visit we had a super server, Susie, who was very attentive and friendly! The one thing I did miss was that they no longer serve the lobster bisque...they had some of the best I'd ever had! Please consider bringing it back...loved it!!

1 Thank emnarriol
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our 30th anniversary. So glad we did! Great filet and prime rib. Beautiful restaurant! Who would think that this was such a nice place when looking at the building?!? Also, we had a great waiter, John, who served us well!

1 Thank Becki M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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7 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

When we arrived we were immediately asked if we had a reservation. That was a bit of a turnoff question. My husband's prime rib dinner was not cooked as he asked-way too rare as well as half of the meat was fat as well. Very disappointing meal!

Thank Jacqueline B
Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

On a a recent trip to Ruidoso for some much needed rest and recuperation my girlfriend and I were told... by more than one local to try Ranchers Steak & Seafood. So, we did... being the quasi foodies that we are I have to say that we were pretty surprised how good the place was. Reservations are recommended because its... More 

1 Thank yanceyh2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-7540

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