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Circle J Bar-B-Que

) #24 of 61 Restaurants in Ruidoso €€ - €€€ American, Barbecue
1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
+1 575-257-4105
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good16%
  • Average20%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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“potato salad” (14 reviews)
“brisket” (34 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Atmosphere
LOCATION
1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
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1 - 10 of 116 reviews

Reviewed 21 May 2017

I enjoyed my lunch and though I got my moneys worth. The staff was friendly and got our orders right (Caffeteria style) . There was plenty of room inside but parking was tight out. I also thought the bathrooms were in a dark uneven floored...More

Thank Masch40
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We arrived late to Ruidoso on a Wednesday evening and found many places closed for the night by 7:30 P.M. We saw that Circle J Bar-B-Que was open and decided to give it a try. We both enjoyed the meal, the meat was very tender...More

Thank BoneLady62
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Wasn't too encouraged walking in on a Saturday night seeing 2 people eating dinner and another two working the service line. I passed on the sides they... just weren't very well presented and looked like they'd been there perhaps a little too long. BUT....I ordered...More

Thank scooterdork
Betty_Beaver0321, Public Relations Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you! Sorry about the undesirable looking sides. Will address my staff and find out what the heck!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Food was great and very reasonable. Try the apple cobbler. It is to die for! Could have eaten a lot more, but the body was topped off! :-)

Thank BOBA0000
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Stopped for dinner, quick service -- go through the line, choose items and sides, pick a table and sit down. No frills -- styrofoam plates, plasticware. BBQ was good, brisket was tender, son ordered turkey. It was kind of a sliced processed looking turkey. I...More

Thank FXMom
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Its been here for many years!! Simple yet great! It is a super place to have cater for large events. Brisket, Turkey, Ham, Cole Slaw, Beans, Green Beans, and fantastic cobbler!

Thank Scott F
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The buffet style serving line allows you to select your meat and vegetables. The sauce has a very nice flavor. Circle J has been around for a long time and continues to serve a pretty consistent brisket.

Thank sherryandgarryh
Betty_Beaver0321, Corporate Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Hoping that next time you're in we can make it an even better experience!

Reviewed 28 October 2016

Got a pound of chopped brisket to go for sandwiches. It was very tender and not greasy at all. The BBQ sauce is very good. Did not try any sides but they looked good. Will be back.

Thank 786traveler
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The BBQ was very tasty and delicious. The bread was too hard on the outside, but the rest of the meal was great.

1  Thank Cari R
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I had the brisket sandwich. Brisket was dry and rather tasteless without drowning it in sauce. Bun was cold. Coleslaw was very good. Tried a rib off of my partner's plate and it was just ok. A little tough on the outside. Also had a...More

Thank peastertexas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-4105
  • E-mail
Description
Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from homemade scratch recipes that date back thirty years. The owners have owned and operated the restaurant for 18 years and continue to work to make peoples meals enjoyable.
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