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“Locals favorite”
Review of Big Daddy's Diner

Big Daddy's Diner
Ranked #2 of 19 Restaurants in Cloudcroft
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Full Service Restaurant located 9000 feet above stress level in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM 88317. Clean and friendly, large menu, lots of specialties. Can accommodate large groups.
Hobbs, New Mexico
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Locals favorite”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Place is always busy, filled with locals and tourists. It's not fancy, don't expect it to be fast. The food is good, nothing fancy. Had the brisket sandwich, came with slices of bread when I was expecting a wheat bun. When it's busy the staff does pretty well, they were always pleasant when we nagged them for more drinks, napkins, plates, etc.

It's a family place, I didn't see that alcohol was available.

Fried pickles and jalapeno/onion sticks were pretty darn tasty. Didn't get a chance to try any of the desserts, wish I had room.

Portions are moderate depending on what you order.

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We drove up to Cloudcroft for the weekend and didn't want to cook so we thought we should try this place. The place was super busy and they were serving up food rather fast 30 minutes or less. I do have too say it was worth it! It was so good we went back for breakfast and we weren't disappointed. I believe it is the best in Cloudcroft.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Firecg82
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ALAMOGORDO
2 reviews
“Love the Beef Brisket!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Home country style décor, great variety of BBQ choices just like home cook meals. It was a busy place and service was fast for us. Thank you, Dalla and Greg.

  • Visited August 2013
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Spring, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Diner Food in Cloudcroft”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

We had a mid-week early dinner at Big Daddy's Diner on the east side of Cloudcroft. I liked the Atkin's menu selections. I had thpe Atkin's burger, served with swiss cheese, grilled onions, and green chili, along with a small side salad. If you are watching your carbs, ask them to leave off the manadarin orange slices and dried cherries. I had to pick the sweet stuff out of my salad. Husband had the pulled pork sandwich with fries, good, but he expected more meat. He liked the fries. Service was okay, but fairly lackluster. Our food sat under the heat lamps longer than it should have taken our waitress to deliver, given there were very few other people in the diner, and at least two other wait staff. Our waitress failed to tell us she would not bring the check to the table, so we sat a while longer than we needed to, finally figuring out that you are supposed to go to the counter to pay All in all, okay food, okay if not cheerful, service, but nothing to write home about.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank mjgSpringTX
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Willow City, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
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“great family stop”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is the go to place in Cloud Croft! We picked up breakfast to- go on two occasions and stopped in for lunch the last day we were there. The food is excellent. The staff was wonderful- very accommodating. Our waitress went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed- brought out coloring books for the kids and even gave them a sucker on the way out. The sweet potato fries are worth the extra $$ .

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank rachag04
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