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Big Daddy's Diner

1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (49 reviews)
“chicken strips” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I ordered the jumbo shrimp and it was like eating Gorton's frozen. Not a fan. Also, the green chili stew was watery and had more potatoes that chilis.

Thank Statia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Cloudcroft just to see what was up there while we were staying a few days at Alamogordo. Not much up there but restaurants that we could see. I'm thinking it's mostly a ski area. Since it was past noon we decided to...More

Thank Jane_A60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice spot just out of Cloudcroft. Waitress quirky, took our food to another table and then realized they hadn't ordered yet. I had an omelet my husband had pork chops and eggs. Tasty & Reasonable prices. Nice atmosphere, hometown diner.

Thank Swcowgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were not disappointed with the food and service! Huge portions and very good food! My Cody’s omelet was excellent!

Thank Elaine D
Reviewed 10 September 2018

don't eat at Big Daddy's unless you bring your appetite. Home cooked food made from scratch. American food, blue plate specials. A welcome change from chain restaurants where the food is all the same. I had the chicken fired steak with mash potatoes and green...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon and they weren’t busy. Our waitress (blonde younger) was very professional and nice. The food was great, tasted awesome. The only thing I didn’t like was the area where all the staff was open and you could see them...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Four of us ate at Big Daddy’s several times while visiting Cloudcroft, NM. There were always vehicles lined up in front, so we decided to chance a good meal. Oh wow! Their beef enchiladas, hamburgers, and chicken fried steaks were amazing. You definitely will not...More

Thank Connie A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The food was pretty good but the thing I really remember is how grumpy our waitress was. We were polite and friendly but she was not. I might have thought she was just having a bad day but when I mentioned it to someone else...More

Thank Kelso K
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for breakfast and were pleasantly treated by the waitress and followed up with a hearty breakfast either one of us could finish. The pancakes had great flavor and my gravy breakfast had a homemade touch. I will go back.

Thank Jav C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Called over and ordered take out first lunch. I ordered the small catfish plate and there were 2 huge pieces. There was enough food for 2 meals for me. Plus, I'm a southern girl, and therefore, really particular about my catfish. This was cooked to...More

Thank Pamela T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-1224
  • E-mail
Full Service Restaurant located 9000 feet above stress level in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM 88317. Clean and friendly, large menu, lots of specialties. Can accommodate large groups.
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