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Big Daddy's Diner

1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“catfish” (50 reviews)
“bbq ribs” (6 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 6 days ago via mobile

I was here a year ago and have them 5 stars. Today, the food was bordering on the cold side and did not taste freshly cooked. Next time I'll try someone else.

Thank David J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little diner's food made our wedding anniversary memorable. After a bad dinner at another place we decided to explorer the area for breakfast. We came across Big Daddy's Diner and noticed upon entering that the place was clean with a cool breeze coming through...More

Thank lstorch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just on the east end of town, we stopped in for breakfast. Not wanting too much food, we decided to split the Mountain Man plate. Without us asking, we were served up what we ordered on two separate plates. Best biscuits I've ever had...light and...More

Thank CaraJW
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had pretty good diner fare: hamburgers, chicken strips, etc. Not cheap but fairly priced, considering the location. They didn't appear to be remotely prepared for the lunchtime crush however, we waited at the very minimum 35 minutes- and had actually gotten up to leave...More

Thank JandS1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafe in the mountains. The catfish is amazing. I love the atmosphere at Big Daddy's. From the country music to the home town folks. A must visit while in Cloudcroft.

Thank Krista K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Brisket was outstanding. We loved the atmosphere and service. The place was clean, plenty of parking and fun helpful staff. The portions were more than adequate and I wish I had room for desert because the home made pies and cobblers smelled and looked...More

Thank Masch40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go hungry because the servings are huge! I had the chicken fried steak but the better dish was the Henny Penny fried chicken! They had good looking pie but who had the room? Prices were not cheap but fair.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Cloudcroft and this dinner was a highlight. First, the owners and staff were very friendly and we felt like we were family. Second, the food was outstanding. I had the special of grilled chicken with onions and peppers and green beans...More

Thank LindaTravels_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I knew immediately that this place was popular when I had to drive around Cloudcroft multiple times before finding an empty parking spot. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess, who got us our drinks promptly and let us know the specials. It smelled...More

Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I drive through Cloudcroft a lot and haven't stopped at many places so I decided it was time to try the local flair. We stopped in here for dinner and it was a great home town feel. The food was good and the wait staff...More

Thank Katykate4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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
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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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