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Circle J Bar-B-Que

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1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
+1 575-257-4105
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Lubbock, Texas
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good tender brisket but get the sauce on the side as it is only average. The sausage and ribs were good but not as good as the brisket.

Thank Jim L
Houston, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a chopped brisket sandwich(with sauce) which coms with one side, and I chose the peach cobbler. The sandwich was just that....no pickle or onion or anything other than a spoonful of sauce, and an ice scream scoop full of cobbler, which could have been better with a little cinnamon. For $8.00+ tax Good brisket.....HIGH price. At $4.50 or... More 

Thank Scott S
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We're from south Texas so we don't usually eat BBQ out of state because nothing beats mesquite cooked BBQ. But, this BBQ was pretty darn good! I really enjoyed the ribs and my husband the brisket. I loved the BBQ sauce and potato salad. Both were very tasty. I was happy to find that the potato salad was well seasoned... More 

2 Thank P6518YVsusans
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Ruidoso, NM I highly recommend visiting this spot. The food is really good and staff is friendly! Their BBQ is delicious. I tried their brisket sandwich and that first bite made me happy I chose it. Their BBQ sauce was tasty, and their Mac and Cheese made me want seconds. Definitely indulge in this place.

1 Thank Elena A
Ruidoso, New Mexico
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was amazing!! Everything's homemade they go out of their way to provide exceptional customer service!! If your in the Ruidoso area you've got to eat there.

1 Thank mac88230
Comanche, Texas
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50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Being from Texas, where bar-b-q is king, this was a great experience nestled in a beautiful location. I had the sliced brisket and ribs plate with baked beans and potato salad. There was even apple cobbler for dessert. The brisket was tender and juicy and the rib was full of great, delicious meat. The sides were fresh and tasty and... More 

Thank Keith B
Garland, Texas
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Brisket was O.K. A little dry. This place doesn't offer baked potato nor french fries. Green beans were good as was the potato salad. The macaroni salad was watered down and did not taste good. The bread rolls were nothing to brag about.

Thank OldArmySoldier
Vilseck, Germany
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Great ownership, Great prices.... The food is great, All freshly made Sides, The Peach Cobbler there is my favorite. Whenever I'm in town I will only eat at Circle J Bar-B-Que

1 Thank David P
Alto, New Mexico
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97 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and each had a senior plate with oak smoked brisket. It pretty good but not at the same level as some great barbecue places in East Texas and Houston. The sides were average at best.

Thank Philip B
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

It's a decent BBQ place. It's not can't stop smoking, which is the big thing around these areas but it's average bbq. It's a good meal and the people were really nice.

Thank Talesha R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $22
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-4105
Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from homemade scratch recipes that date back thirty years. The owners have owned and operated the restaurant for 18 years and continue to work to make peoples meals enjoyable.

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