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“Descent Place to Stop At”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Pepper's Grill

Pepper's Grill
Ranked #21 of 88 Restaurants in Alamogordo
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Easton
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Descent Place to Stop At”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2012

Stopped by here after visiting White Sands National Monument. We thought it would be a unique local place. Indeed it was a place for middle-aged to senior locals. This though is not a negative. The food was good and satisfied my hunger. If you're looking for a quick stop with a friendly staff... this might be the place for you especially if you want to avoid common chains such as Applebee's and Chili's.

Visited February 2012
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English first
Austin, TX
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“They Do Too Much”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2012

I can honestly say I've never been to a place that served such a wide range of food! From your lowest low-end chicken popper to filet mignon, Pepper's tries to be all things to all people... and it fails.
It seems like the locals knew to stick with the grill items. They are probably pretty good. I ordered fried shrimp, and I could still smell the freezer burn on them. Cheap, frozen,gross.
Not much else to say...

Visited January 2012
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New Mexico
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174 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Overpriced and average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

I've eaten here many times, perhaps in sheer desperation at the other dining alternatives in town. More often for lunch than dinner, but certainly both.

Lunch offerings are run of the mill; most of us get the prime rib sandwich. Sometimes it's good and other times, not so much as if the beef has been sitting for goodly while. Dinner is the much the same. I cook lots of fresh salmon myself and am on the brink of going back to the kitchen to show the cook how it should be done; and it doesn't involve cooking it until it's dead, dead dead.....

If dessert is the foundation of culinary redemption, their offerings are quite vast and some are good. Others just a bit overwhelming....it helps to have a killer sweet tooth.

Pepper's has pretensions of being upscale, but in fact it's pretty average by normal standards. What's not average are their prices, which are high. Service depends on who shows up at your table; sometimes spectacular and other times abysmal.

I suppose it's the inconsistency in the quality of food and service that gives me pause. But it's Alamogordo...

  • Visited January 2012
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Alamogordo, New Mexico
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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“Below Average Steak at an Above Average Price”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2012

I was very dissapointed when I went to Pepper's. Many in the town recommended it, but the food was very bland and just average. Most of the people in Alamogordo never leave and do not really understand what a good steak should be. The service was extremely slow. The atmosphere was very bland and boring (just like the food).There is nothing special about this place. The steak I had was not better than a steak I had at Outback's for half the price. I will never return to Pepper's again.

  • Visited November 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Average, but adequate”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

I had the Pasta Pappagano. I really liked it. The menu doesn't mention fish, but mine had some. A nice added bonus. The sauce is yummy. Garlic bread is from a box or something, definitely not fresh and not delicious. My fiance had Cajun Tilapia and was unimpressed.
The tortilla soup, however, is REALLY good. Try it!

  • Visited December 2011
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