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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

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817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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Tue - Wed 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Thu 16:30 - 08:30
Fri 16:30 - 20:30
Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Carlsbad, New Mexico
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Fort Knox--loaded baked potato covered with delish BBQ! Staff is really friendly, too. Great hometown flavor and atmosphere.

Thank BigPoodles
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating here for 40 years and the food is always really good. Even with the new building, it is still the same.

Thank Derek N
Portland, Maine
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch expecting good BBQ, but instead we had fabulous BBQ. We shared a brisket plate and a 1/2 chicken. The BBQ sauce is vinegar based -- a recipe from the original owner's home town in Kentucky. I loved this sauce -- so much tastier than the usual sweet sauce (but for those folks who like a... More 

Thank ShaLouise
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this little local BBQ. The food was great, and our server, Lizzie, was wonderful. She made great recommendations, and was repsonsive to all our needs. Especially loved the cobbler.

Thank Rodney S
San Diego, CA
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Not impressive from outside (especially after dark), but a pleasant surprise, apparently lots of local customers. The casual dining room is relatively small, with wood accents and hunting trophies on the walls. The staff is very friendly and efficient; the food comes in large servings of tasty BBQ and good sides. Recommended!

Thank EUWorldtraveler
Odessa, TX
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had the standard Barbeque Plate Combo. Very well cooked with just the right amount of smoke. You can actually taste the meat(s) which had that hint of flavor. Service was great, the place is well kept and clean. Good wall décor, a little different fare. I have frequented this establishment for the past 15 years when I get a chance... More 

Thank usmcpride
Las Cruces
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162 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Red Chimney intends to project the image of a log cabin and they do a pretty good job. We were greeted and seated quickly; the interior has wood accents, a fireplace, and stuffed trophies on the wall. The dining room is small so there is often a wait to be seated. The server was super friendly and efficient. She even... More 

Thank Emerald1125
Pacific Grove, California
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191 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The ribs here are excellent - just enough smoke flavor, great texture, excellent flavor. The beans were flat tasting, and we didn't care for the potato salad. The Mac and Cheese was very good, and the slaw was OK. We would come back here for the ribs....

Thank RickThePick
Las Cruces, New Mexico, United States
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I picked this restaurant not only by the rating but because of the reviews and most importantly, they do not use any MSG in any of their food. The food was excellent as was the service. The restaurant is a log building which is warm and charming. There were 6 of us. No complaints about the food or the service... More 

Thank billybirdsmom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant. Very good barbecue and side dishes. Casual, clean, and friendly atmosphere.

Thank JohnsonBrooks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 08:30
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?