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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
07:00 - 21:00
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We just moved to the area and wanted to see what cloudcroft was like. We heard about the BBQ place in town, arrived to see an out of control line and decided to go elsewhere. Big Daddy's was awesome we had the pulled pork because BBQ was already in mind but as we looked around at other customer's food, everything... More 

Thank Lisa P
Texas, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Big Daddy's was a great choice for a late lunch! Lots of variety on the menu. We had chips and salsa (loved the salsa- not super hot and full of flavor!) followed by a chicken quesadilla to which they gladly added green chile! Great combo! One real plus for Big Daddy's is the friendly wait staff! We'll definitely return next... More 

Thank David J M
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love to eat at Big Daddy's Diner. We live in Cloudcroft and visit Big Daddy's a couple of times a month. We are always happy with the food and service! A great place to eat!

Thank tammycc
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cloudcroft is a little out of the way, but if you are passing through, be sure to stop at Big Daddy's. A small local place, the food was delicious, especially the barbecue. The ribs I had were meaty and thick with just the right amount of smoke. Prices were very reasonable too.

Thank bgovern
Buda, Texas
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647 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at this place twice during a recent visit to the area. Both times the food was great. They take their time getting it to you, however, it is hot, tasty and satisfying when it arrives. That's ok, because you can spend that time just watching the view and talking. Enjoyed this place.

Thank daddymo2
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here Sunday and the relatively small room with walls covered in pictures and other decorations made it feel friendly and personal, not just another restaurant. The service was good, and the warm, fresh Big Daddy club sandwich was excellent and even the ice tea was good. Will visit again next time I am in Cloudcroft.

Thank mikeS7619
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We ate at Big Daddy's twice!! Both times KK took care of us. She provided us with the kind of service you get when a server KNOWS what they're doing, attentive but not overly attentive, welcoming, accommodating, and chatty without being over the top. We loved this place, it felt like we had been coming here for years! The food... More 

Thank SorchaSonrise
Liberal, Kansas
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64 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Take your time to relax and visit with your family at the table. You will wait, but the food will be worth it. We ate two successive suppers there. Our meals were tasty in generous servings, but very salty. Plates were not gussied up for any photo shoots, but were still appealing. The first night the waitress was by the... More 

Thank RJ B
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

We ate lunch here today as a party of seven. We all ordered something different and everyone enjoyed their food. We especially liked the half n half iced tea. My chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes was perfect. We came back later in the day to get a whole peach pie for pi day. It was outstanding. The prices were... More 

Thank bdve
Bay City, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

This place is very convenient if your staying up the mountain and don't want to drive down to Alamogordo. The food was good and fresh/not great. The people were nice and you didn't feel rush nor neglected. It is a little pricey but I think that is to be expected.

Thank jeremyd347

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-1224
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?