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Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Entertainment

1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583
+1 575-336-4330
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Plenty of food and great entertainment. See a " Cowboy shoot out" eat Chuckwagon food and enjoy live music. A good family experience old western style.

Thank mrsdanceswithferrets
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd time visiting the Flying J Ranch. Their food is delicious and they put on a great show! We will definitely be back. Something to know is that the location is about 5 miles outside of town, so depending on where you...More

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Fun evening! Chuck wagon style western foods, Old West setting, great live music from talented musicians!

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 22 September 2017

It was very funny, the food was good and the best was the music after the meal. Wonderful! A nice evening for the whole family. Children can ride and become deputy sheriff. How the food is served is an experience for itself already, almost everything...More

Thank Anja H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A simple meal of BBQ and fixens, but delicious, Amazing how they can serve that many folks in such a short time. It's certainly great family entertainment for kids and granny too! Gun fights at the O.K. corral and dinner on the ground. What could...More

Thank J1765UZcarlad
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went last night. The before dinner shows were great. Dinner was excellent. The show was great too. Every one of the singers and musicians are so talented. Great place for the whole family!

Thank Jan F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This place is a great way for the family to spend the evening. Kids get to ride horses, learn to shoot pistols, learn to rope and pan for gold. Older folks get to enjoy the shoot out, food and music. The meal is an old...More

Thank Z6006EZbruceb
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What an amazing evening. My 2 boys (5 & 8) loved the kids activities and the shootout. The chuck wagon dinner was delicious and the western band was simply amazing. Most importantly, it is run by genuinely good people who treat every guest like a...More

Thank jbinsa33
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful people, quality entertainment, great good and the old west experience before is very fun! Quite a value too for all that! That's why the same people have been doing it for 36 years! I got the impression they still enjoy doing it. 6 nights...More

Thank susanjwenger
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

While in Ruidoso for the weekend we decided to go to the Flying J Chuckwagon dinner/show. We had done this years ago and enjoyed the evening, so opted for the chuckwagon dinner and show for something different than dinner in a restaurant in town. Dinner...More

Thank Phil K
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Questions & Answers
21 June 2016|
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Response from starcrist | Reviewed this property |
They do not take reservations. Just call them to see what hours they open and get there early.
12 August 2015|
Response from JacobRoebuck | Property representative |
We are located at an altitude of 7200 feet and we are open in the evening so we don't have a need for air conditioning. In fact most people bring along la light jacket because these mountain evenings can get cool.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$27
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583 (Formerly Flying J Ranch Chuck Wagon)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 575-336-4330
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For over 30 years, folks have been stepping back into the legendary era of the Great American Cowboy at the Flying J Ranch. We invite you to experience an evening of great chuck wagon cooking and western music much like cowboys would have enjoyed after a long day on the trail. Enjoy the Western Village, complete with gift shops, pony rides for kids, tipi, and even a gunfight before supper. All this followed up with a fantastic and fun Western Music Stage show featuring the Flying J Wranglers.
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