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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5107
+1 575-885-8744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“mac and cheese” (23 reviews)
“brisket” (71 reviews)
“cobbler” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5107
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy, lots of locals and now we know why! We both had one meat plate with sliced brisket. Hubby had smoked Mac & cheese and potato salad; I had green salad and Mac & cheese. Salad very fresh, potato salad had hint of jalepeno...More

Thank nonid428
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was recommended to us by the Fiddler's Inn and it was Very Good! The Food is well priced and varied. They serve a smoked ham that just made my day along with the fried okra! Service is Friendly and Charming!

Thank william b
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went here based on a recommendation from our B&B, but would not recommend it. The barbecue was very bland, and the beans were so salty as to be inedible. The hush puppies were good, but the smoked Mac and Cheese was cold. Our waitress ignored...More

Thank 618DavidB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had dinner here on our last night in a Carlsbad. The atmosphere was charming and the service friendly, so we were looking forward to our meal. I had a one meat plate with turkey as the Star. First I’ll say my...More

Thank missy64sully
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. Great service and food. I like the chopped mix plate. My wife had the catfish plate.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came in to grab a quick dinner and I was immediately surprised by the super attentive service. The waitresses did an excellent job taking care of patrons and I respect that. I got the 2 meet plate with brisket and turkey. The brisket was...More

Thank ffashley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very good, large portions, you get what you pay for. Service was excellent, everyone was very friendly.

Thank Curious824433
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great server who pointed us in the right direction. The brisket was very tender and along with the pinto beans, potato salad, and Mac and cheese we left very satisfied. The catfish and fried okra were also good. Save room for the...More

Thank chadz52
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

With a promise of breaded and fried to order I thought it would be great. Not so much. It was bland and rubbery. The chef salad was ok. The wait staff was attentive once we got seated, which took about 10 minutes. They were busy...More

Thank asSYSter
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We eat there all the time and the food is always great! The service is always prompt and friendly! We will continue going back. Owners are wonderful people!

Thank Preston52
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Questions & Answers
January 17, 2017|
Response from Smashedpig |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. We would be happy to have your group. A reservation would be recommended for a large party. Please contact me; Edgar Torres @ 760.413.6375 Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5107
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744
  • E-mail
We hope you enjoy our true southern style bar-b-que, prepared the old fashioned way since 1954. Our meat is slow cooked in a bar-b-que pit, using local pecan wood. We prepare our sauce, salads and beans fresh daily. Our homemade sourdough cobbler is a little slice of history, courtesy of a recipe from an old cattle drive cook! ​
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