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“Fun Evening” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bar-M Chuckwagon - CLOSED

Bar-M Chuckwagon
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fun Evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

After seeing all the western sites all day, you need a hearty supper and some fun. The Bar M Chuckwagon is just the thing to end a great day. Just as in Hawaii you ought to do a Luaua once, while in the west you need to do a cowboy dinner and show for the same reason. The wait for dinner is fun. You can play horse shoes or try to rope a steer. We bought a saspirilla at the saloon. Next they start an extremely corny, but forgivable 'western shoot out.' They invite you in to eat your cowboy grub on a metal plate. The food is fine: chicken or beef, beans, apple sauce, baked potatoe , biscuit and apple sauce cake. Seconds are encouraged. We made friends with the guests across the picnic table from us and enjoyed conversation with dinner. Next the dinner show begins. You notice that the 'stars' are the same ones that served you your supper. What follows is a lively show full of the American music your great grandpa loved-- classic western cowboy music. We enjoyed the fellow who played the steel guitar. You just don't see those any more. The music is great and they get the audience to participate by twirling fake lassos, singing along or line dancing. Worth mentioning is the fact that there were just as many foreign vacationers as there were Americans. They were sampling a bit of the American west and the Bar M staff were great examples and hosts. Old folks, middle ages, and families with kids will have a great time.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Muncie H
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47 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Maidstone
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Show and Supper”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

Things started with a silly, but fun gunfight and shootout outdoors. We moved inside for dinner. The 8 friends we were with all agreed that the dinner was very good. After dinner, there was an excellent musical stage show. The performers were all talented and very professional. The show was also family friendly, and there was some audience participation which added to the fun. Our group felt the evening was time...and money...well spent. Adult admission was $27.95 plus tax...children age 4 - 12 were $13.98 plus tax, and children 3 and under were free.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank heyjude521
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Valerie B, Owner at Bar-M Chuckwagon, responded to this review, July 27, 2012
Thanks for reviewing the Bar-M Chuckwagon. Please suggest how we can improve our service.
We truly do want to improve and make the experience the best it can be.
Valerie
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New York, NY
Level Contributor
83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A FUN EVENING, WESTERN STYLE”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

I didn't have high expectations for the evening. For less than $30/person, we were promised a shoot-out, dinner and a show. How good could it be?
Turned out to be a fun evening with plenty of good food. After the shoot-out, which was a little lame, we entered the dining hall for the buffet dinner. We ate off tin trays. There was plenty of good food, with generous second portions on everything.
The show consisted mostly of what was called "cowboy music" when I was young. The performances were good; and, the performers get the whole audience involved in the singing.
Everone will enjoy themselves at the Bar M Chuck Wagon, particularly, families with young children.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SeniorSkiier
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Morristown, NJ
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Kinda hokey but fun”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2012

Went here with a group of 13. After a slightly strained shoot out, the group heads in for a buffet dinner and a show. The food was surprisingly good and the performers were talented, but it was a tad kitchy

Visited June 2012
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Thank Norkie
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Groton, Connecticut
Level Contributor
56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A fun evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

This was a fun diversion for the evening. The whole program was about 3 hours long, starting with a gun fight, followed by dinner, and then entertainment. It's a family run operation and the performers are very talented with thoughtful selection to the music to get the audience involved. The kids loved it especially, getting up to dance to the music. The owners and staff were very friendly and the food was delicious. They made sure everyone had plenty to eat and drink. I would go back again with my family.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RustyS03
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