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Smokey Bear Restaurant

310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
+1 575-354-2257
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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06:00 - 20:00All hours
310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

Coming from Roswell, there aren't a lot of places to eat along the way -- or buy anything else. So when Smokey Bear showed up, I didn't argue. Actually it's a very nice place with a great menu and large portions. I had the Green...More

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting the museum. Very pleasant, we just got Coffee & pie . They do serve breakfast all day. It was good.

Thank MarciaRI
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I went to the Lincoln Monument and drove up to this place to eat because I had read such amazing reviews. It was worth it! The food was basic, home cooking. The restaurant is about as no-frills as you can get and a little worn...More

Thank easwim
Reviewed 13 July 2016

prices are reasonable on some items, but the cheese dip is canned cheese mixed with pico. We got the lunch specials, not sure I would call that prime rib. But for the price I could not complain too much. Tea was good. Service was decent.

Thank midnite_trouble
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The waitstaff and food was worth going to visit. In some "tourist" towns the restaurants do not really care because they know they will never see that person again, this place is different. The food was well prepared and the server was very professional.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Excellent food, friendly staff, very reasonable prices in this diner that could be from the 1960s. Our fried catfish with fries and hushpuppies, and chicken-fried steak with all the trimmings were a very good meal.

Thank Kyle N
Reviewed 21 June 2016

We stop for really good diner service, no matter time of day, every time we roll through Capitan, which is several times per month. In the last few months EVERY time we've stopped, there were children from toddlers to elementary school, running, playing, screaming, and...More

Thank OldNMTraveler
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

He green chile cheeseburger are huge, with thick slabs of green chile laid across--none of this chopped stuff!! The green chile stew had chunks of tender beef, green chile, and potatoes. I had to add lots of salt to bring out the flavors. Extremely casual,...More

Thank suz55tbird
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for two years now. Have had breakfast, lunch and dinners. I don't remember getting a bad meal here. The store is clean and the staff are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Pete S
Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Smokey the Bear Museum, just down the street. Great Mexican food. Big menu, friendly service, local color. Recommend as a place for casual dining. I am sure all their menu is good.

Thank Ron S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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