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Can't Stop Smokin'

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$$ - $$$
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418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-630-0000
10:00 - 19:00
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Bernalillo, New Mexico
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203 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant focuses on BBQ meat, and does an excellent job of slow-smoked cooking. Like many typical "joints" you order and pick up your food, carrying it to the dining room. In this case, half of one wall is covered with a marvelous tile mosaic, and includes an actual ski gondola cabin from the nearby Ski Apache area. My wife's... More 

Thank Tom T
El Paso, TX
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bbq, brisket, turkey, chicken, and kids meals too!. The price is about $12 for one of their menus, be sure to try the pies! Yum.....

Thank paulfran
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127 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I don't eat red meat, i have to sift carefully through Ruidoso s restaurant selections. I chose a BBQ place( a seemingly unlikely place because they told me about the BBQ chicken and I was up for something different. When I arrived , I was welcomed in; greeted by a heavenly BBQ smell and given tips on what sides... More 

Thank Mark R
El Paso, Texas
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188 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent barbecue. Beef brisket, turkey, chicken, and vegetables were excellent. The price is about $12 for one of their menus, their pies were phenomenal

Thank Pedro C
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best, but OK. Service was great though. It was just underwhelming as far as BBQ. Good portions though. Cafeteria style where a plate is loaded with what you want.

Thank Marc C
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Overall fairly average BBQ place- Food is good, but not overwhelmingly spectacular. Service was ok, and the place was clean and neat. Was not too expensive, but not cheap either. I would consider it a one time event- been there done that. Would go back if someone else was paying.

Thank Meso R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Line moved pretty slow but overall they had a good selection of Meat's & Side's. My wife & I had Brisket & Cicken - both had good flavor but fairly dry. All four boys ate chopped Brisket and they said it was pretty good. The Mac N Cheese was spot on and Corn had good flavor but dry and cold.... More 

Thank Ken B
Amarillo, Texas
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

It was ok food. We ate Pete's choice. The garlic potatoes were good. The weather was perfect to eat on the patio, which is nice.

Thank belindadominguez
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Meat-lovers beware!!! The sirloin brisket is to die for!!!!!!! But avoid heavy lunch/dinner times, as the line will be very long. Other than that, excellent food and service!

Thank Ken S
San Antonio, Texas
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Line can be long. But BBQ is great loved the turkey plus Pete pick. Very spacious friendly people Iced tea is wonderful

Thank TexasChic13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?