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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

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817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The catfish was supposedly the best, although I found it a little tough, but the mac and cheese was AMAZING and the beans were good. The hushpuppies were very spicy. Overall, very good!

Thank Elizabeth B
Tool, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, home spun. Country cuisine. Meat, chicken, cornbread, beans. Food is good, hot and served happy.

Thank Debra B
Houston, United States
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, I've eaten GOOD BBQ all over Texas and THIS aint IT. Sorry, but I wanted to like this place and got a mix plate with brisket, ham, and turkey.....3 slices of each with a green salad and 'smoked' mac and cheese. Dry and almost tasteless, the mac and cheese was meh, at best. The salad was fresh and crisp.... More 

Thank Scott S
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There arent many eateries in Carlsbad, this isn't bad for the location. Worthy of a casual meal. Enjoy!

Thank Sabina R
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 4 had dinner here awhile back . Food was good . Could use a Lil more flavor but the BBQ sauce made up for it . Our waitress was kaitlyn and she was amazing, brought our 9 month old crackers and our 3 year old a paper to color on . Very interactive and made us feel... More 

Thank monkeymomma77
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called ahead to let them know we had 5 adults and 10 kids. They were ready for us, really nice, quick and he good was yum! Would recommend for families

Thank Allison P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lizzie was very attentive and made our dinner awesome! She has a great attitude! She made sure to get my son a coloring sheet and crayons (which I love!)

Thank Kelsey K
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. I had the fried catfish. I tasted my husband's brisket....soooo tender. Lizzy gave great service. If we're ever back on Carlsbad we'llbe back to eat.

Thank Sherry G
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Our hotel suggested Red Chimney and one other favorite location. We opted for Kentucky style BBQ. What a great choice. The brisket plate, mac and cheese, cole slaw and beans with a BIG glass of tea hit the spot. Service was wonderful, decor was marvelous and the service was super. Price... three of us filled our bellies for a little... More 

Thank tuppie
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

The brisket supposedly pit bbq'd had NO, zero flavor. The brisket sandwich served on a bun, contained just brisket with a sour bbq sauce on the side. Do not let the busy parking lot fool you into thinking this is a great place to eat. The KOA campground we stayed at had far superior bbq than this place.

Thank Bernie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744

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