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Smokey Bear Restaurant

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310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
+1 575-354-2257
06:00 - 20:00
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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall I was very pleased with my meal. I ordered a club sandwich that was huge enough to take half home. The waitress was extremely attentive as well. Highly recommended!!

Thank ClaimsMachine
Hobbs, New Mexico
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68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I use to frequent this place as a little girl when my Papa and I would haul hay up to Capitan. We always stopped here for breakfast and coffee. While upon heading to Albuquerque, I decided to take the scenic route and took my own children here. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The food isn't anything fancy but... More 

Thank Brittney D
Jackson, Tennessee
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This cute restaurant is worth going to just to see the charming Smokey the Bear decor. It is all Smokey Bear: Inside and out. The young waiters and waitresses are just as charming and the food, I am told, is the best in the locale.Three of us had the chile relleno with cheese. It was just as would be expected.... More 

Thank bevhearn
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped here during our drive through the Lincoln National Forest. Not much places were open for lunch, but the staff here was very friendly and the food was good. The prices were quite reasonable. Burgers are flavorful and I had the club sandwich which was quite large. We got a lot of food for a small price. It's a... More 

Thank Juan A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Everything our table ordered was great. The salsa was as good as in Texas. The chicken fried steak is smothered in green chile gravy.

Thank Chelsea F
Midland, TX.
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good place to fill up on the standard burger, fajitas, fried fish etc. Nothing fancy but the food was good as well as the service. I had their homemade chili without beans. It was pretty good. A little too "tomato based" for my taste buds but lean and plenty of it. My girlfriend had fried catfish. Just typical "fried food".... More 

Thank Dan L
Springtown, Texas
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

If your tired from travel or exploring this little restaurant will help revitalize you. They offer a good food selection and the quality is worth stopping for.

Thank apphappy
Jonestown, Texas
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Very friendly service, large portion of food, good taste, and great price. Husband had biscuits and sausage gravy ( $3.99) he could only eat half. I had breakfast taco (2 taco's) potatoes eggs cheese ( $3.99) I could only eat one and a half. They have a delicious green chili sauce. Great for breakfast.

1 Thank Cotillion67
Cape May, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had a good home style breakfast & terrific lunch time hamburger while staying at the Smokey Bear Motel in the back. Went back for prime rib dinner but I really thing it was a well done flank steak .

Thank Tom S
Greenwood Village, Colorado
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116 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This was my 4th time eating at Smokey Bear. The first few were not great, but this was terrible. it was the most horrible food I have ever eaten in my life. The bacon tasted terrible and had black material on it--obviously from a dirty grill. My omelette was awful! The meal grossed me out. Service was better than usual.... More 

Thank Andrew D

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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$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Capitan
  • Phone Number: +1 575-354-2257

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