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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
+1 575-630-0000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (90 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (14 reviews)
“tri tip” (8 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
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418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had ribs, brisket, jalapeno baked beans, jalapeno cornbread, and mac and cheese. The food was very good, a little on the higher price side, but we would definitely eat here again. We did our order to go and brought it back to our cabin. A...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped in on our way to Charlie Brown Christmas. The staff were very helpful and friendly from serving to leaving. Great plates for the $. We had to take our boxes with us since we couldn't finish them there. The cookies were so sweet and...More

Thank TProvencio
Reviewed 1 week ago

we got the special, something of everything and split it There was plenty and we went away knowing which meat we liked best for next time. and do not forget the cobbler, it's a must no matter how full you feel.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We'd heard much about Can't Stop Smoking BBQ. We drove up from Three Rivers, NM just to sample and we were not disappointed in the meat or the service. I went in alone because my wife is a Vegetarian. I confessed this to the Gentleman...More

Thank Hwhire22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was impressed with how quickly the line moves as this can be a popular spot for lunch. The lunch special sandwich offers a very generous portion of chopped bbq. I recommend any of the cobblers they have available for dessert.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Portions were great, food was delicious & the price was spot on. Could have easily fed a family of 4 for under $50.

Thank Kevin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return trip for us. We've never been disappointed by eating at the restaurant. Small parking area, but not much walking. Can dine in, which we haven't done, on the deck which we have and carry out. Mild sauces are great. Will retyrn.

Thank Roy R
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Had lunch here one day with family while visiting in Ruidosa. Food was very good. Lots of good sides and I really enjoyed the smoked half chicken that was the special of the day.

Thank TracieB_1_11
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

We had the ribs.. Scored 7 out of 10 points. Corn was sauggy...but the pie was absolutely the best. I will buy a whole before leaving town

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Great BBQ...pulled pork, sausage and brisket were very good.Nice atmosphere, clean, great BBQ to a native Texan!

Thank krb1113
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18 November 2016|
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Response from nhrelp | Reviewed this property |
As someone else suggested call then (575)630-0000 to get the accurate info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000
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