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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” (48 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on a Wednesday, just after the Noon meal crowd. Plenty of room, we were greeted right away by a friendly waitress. We each ordered an appetizer that came out quickly. Both were large portions and very tasty. The main...More

Thank Hwhire22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was skeptical at first but everything we had there was very good. I highly recommend it. I had the chicken fried chicken and we also had the French dip. So good.

Thank John G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Big Daddy's Diner is very clean, well maintained, and the staff is very friendly. However, bring your appetite when you eat here because the portions are huge!

Thank RoseColoredGlasses
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We spotted Big Daddy's on our way in Cloudcroft. The owner of Dusty Boots recommended and also reviews on Trip Advisor. I had a smothered chicken burrito with green chili salsa. My brother had fajita tacos. Everything was delish. The service was good. We got...More

Thank loveavacation123
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We arrived at 7:00 pm on a Tuesday night and there were just a couple occupied tables. There was a special of stir fry beef or chicken - the chicken was okay - would have been better with less black pepper. The chicken fried steak...More

Thank scottcaps
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Last year during our stay in Cloudcroft I wrote a tough review on Big Daddy's Diner titled "USED TO BE A FIVE STAR RESTAURANT" in which i harshly but fairly criticized the diner for an "overpowering smell of hot grease" and poor wait staff attitude...More

Thank Mark R
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. The food seemed home cooked and definitely worth the price. If you're in the mountains, it is definitely worth a stop. The only detractor is the lack of parking.

Thank Derrick S
Reviewed 6 October 2017

A very pleasant meal. We had the fried catfish, which was just about perfect, nice and crispy and well seasoned. The restaurant is smallish so the seating is limited, but there wasn't a wait at lunch on a friday. It's a clean, homey place and...More

Thank TravelingProfessor
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We loved this restaurant! Food was excellent, service was great and good music. A must for everyone.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Took day trip to cloudcraft and wish I'd known about this little mountain town earlier. Cool little town I could live here. Eat at BIG DADDYS and let me tell you you want be disappointed. There were 4 off us and everyone got something different...More

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
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
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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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