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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

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2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
+1 575-257-7540
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been to Ruidoso several times, but this was the first time we have eaten in this resturant. The atmosphere was very impressive. The staff was very attentive and professional. We had steak and grilled cod. It was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sandy L
El Paso, Texas
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

atmosphere very quaint, food good, service great, but a little pricey for what you get. I got a steak for around $20 and it came with a baked potato.

Thank kyle p
Tijeras, New Mexico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best steak ever! John took superb care of us. My husband had the prime rib, I had the ribeye. Ribeye was incredible! Perfectly cooked and obviously aged well...that is hard to find! Really nice atmosphere and there was a mix of folks, from couples to families. Best, best, best steaks in town!

1 Thank Regina M
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped here because of its convenience on the edge of the busy center. Turned out to be a great choice. Plenty of food for an appetite. Terrific service and the place is reminiscent of an old house. Very cool. I'll only eat seafood if I'm on the coast but beef in the southwest... absolutely!

1 Thank OrsonCorson
Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

The service here was excellent! Very attentive but not pushy. Food was delicious! I had the french onion soup and my husband had the steak. The tobacco onion rings were perfect. Ambiance was cozy. Only downer was a family with 3 small kids set at the next table and they were really fussy. Good thing we were just about finished... More 

1 Thank Mirella S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

What a fanstactic place to go and eat. All the way from the host, to the server, to the food it was just absolutely amazing. We will be back. ❤❤❤

2 Thank Caty D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This place serves good cuisine and has stood out as an "upper level" restaurant. The food isn't too pricey and you get a good bang for your buck. If you find yourself eating here I do advice you try the prime rib. It's very delicious and the creamed spinach is the best I've ever had.

1 Thank Daniel R
Adkins, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Our family dined here during our visit to Ruidoso. We ordered several different items from the menu and all were very good. Steaks were cooked to order and salads were fresh and crunchy. Waiter was friendly and patient as there were six of us. Will definitely return on our next trip!

Thank SheWh0L0vesT0Travel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The dinner was good with excellent service. Decent selection of steak cuts but a more limited seafood choice. Still, was worth the stop and would definitely eat again when back in town.

Thank Jason R
Claude, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped by with no reservation on Wednesday night. They found a way to squeeze us in and I'm glad they did. My Caesar salad was fresh and delicious. Fettuccine alfredo was good but the shrimp I added were perfect. My hubby had the filet which he really enjoyed. Ed, our server was terrific and the atmosphere was relaxed. We'll... More 

Thank Cindy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-7540

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?