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The Lucky Bull

€€ - €€€American, ,
220 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5737
+1 575-725-5444
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bull burger” (7 reviews)
“dirty fries” (4 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
€€ - €€€
220 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5737
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the Lucky Bull after a long hike in to Guadalupe Peak. The wine and beer selection was great, the food was outstanding. I'm ready to go back again!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Lori P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving north from Carlsbad Caverns we stumbled upon the Lucky Bull. Atmosphere and service were great. Simple, unpretentious and with a great small town feel. We had the Alfredo, Fajita Nachos and the Sky Burger. Everything tastes great. One caution.. If you are salt sensitive,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was awesome! Food was great and staff was friendly! Will be visiting next time we are in Carlsbad from Texas!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank moosej2018
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

This is a comfort and hearty restaurant. I recommend eating here if you like American food with a Mexican twist. I had the ribeye steak with grits and slaw. The ribeye was excellent, and the grits were very tasty. The slaw was nothing to brag...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank robcloutier
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

I found this spot via TA reviews, and was not disappointed! We dined here on a Saturday night and it wasn’t crowded (got a table for 5 at 6:00). Our server, Miriam, was excellent in every way, and our food was very good! All members...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Had a sample basket with deep fried mushrooms, monzerella sticks, ECT. Very greasy. Had wedge salad, excellent. Nice atmosphere. Burgers excellent

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank luvinlife57
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Staying in Carlsbad for a few nights, we were looking for a good meal. We found it at The Lucky Bull. All of the food was great, the fries with my burger came in a small fryer basket which held them off the plate and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank bigfoot215
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Food was good but very expensive restaurant was clean. Restrooms were clean. Service was good. Staff was friendly. We had two adults and one child. We ordered 2 entrées one appetizer and one kids dinner cost us $74!!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tlm2216
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Had lunch with friends. i ate the shrimp and grits. it was delicious! The service was great, staff was friendly. The prices were average. I stop in here whenever I am in Carlsbad.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Betspuff
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Dropped into the Lucky Bull when we first pulled into town. We arrived with a party of 8 and they sat us rather promptly. The place didn't seem as spacious on the outside as it was inside. the hostess and waitress were fun and helpful...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Mark A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Southwestern, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 W Fox St, Carlsbad, NM 88220-5737
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-725-5444
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