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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (58 reviews)
“beans” (26 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last time we ate there food was cold. Decided to try again today. Waited for quite a while with the waitress stopping by twice to say our order coming, with the last time apologizing for the wait. Then several minutes later she lets me know...More

Thank Subrina M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent meal, and lots of it! It's not often you get quality and quantity, and at such a great value. The pecan smoked chicken was amazing and my husband loved the brisket and smoked mac and cheese. The best part was our waitress Lizzy! She...More

Thank thepaintedswan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of 13 was easily accommodated and the food was really good. We had Brisket, smoked mac n cheese, grilled rolls, and fried okra.

Thank Deona F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our hotel was in a restaurant desert at the S end of town. So we drove N on the main roadway looking for a likely spot to have dinner. We spotted this place in the old downtown area on the w side of the street....More

Thank JAY B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try another barbeque "joint" while in Carlsbad and we're so glad we chose the Red Chimney! The food was outstanding, portion sizes large enough so that we could share an entree and be full when finished. There is a full-service bar, so...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The food was very good and our waitress was helpful, making sure we understood different items on the menu.

Thank Christine142
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped on the way to the caverns. Both had the chopped mix sandwich. This is beef, pork, ham finely chopped. We also had okra and the mac and cheese. Everything was good. The service from Stormy was great. The rest of the staff seemed to...More

Thank Okietravelcouple
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed eating here. I ordered Brisket and my wife ordered the Half Chicken. Our dinners were excellent. Stormy, our waitress was excellent as well. Dinner was served hot and a on a short wait time. If you are planning a visit...More

Thank racing2travel
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

1. The waitress asked if my kids needed foam cups or glass, I said glass was fine. One of my kids ordered off the kids menu, so the waitress felt like we deserved to be charged for the kids meal that comes with a drink...More

Thank gonebananas83
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times and the service has always been great. I love the food and there is a good amount of sides to choose from. The atmosphere is rustic and charming, especially love the pole climbing bear. Great place for family...More

Thank maejmom
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17 January 2017|
Response from Smashedpig |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. We would be happy to have your group. A reservation would be recommended for a large party. Please contact me; Edgar Torres @ 760.413.6375 Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744
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We hope you enjoy our true southern style bar-b-que, prepared the old fashioned way since 1954. Our meat is slow cooked in a bar-b-que pit, using local pecan wood. We prepare our sauce, salads and beans fresh daily. Our homemade sourdough cobbler is a little slice of history, courtesy of a recipe from an old cattle drive cook! ​
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