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Smokey Bear Restaurant

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310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
+1 575-354-2257
06:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 20:00
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Smokey the Bear Museum, just down the street. Great Mexican food. Big menu, friendly service, local color. Recommend as a place for casual dining. I am sure all their menu is good.

Thank Ron S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Food was very reasonably priced. Hubby had chicken fried steak, said it was good for a frozen steak. I had grilled chicken salad. Good for the price.

Thank PamJ4
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and the place was very clean but our food or at least some items seemed frozen and warmed up except for Mexican dishes. Green chili stew was really good but burger came out of a box, it was cooked well, just not a fan of frozen food being served in restaurants and some items seemed... More 

Thank greglinmon
Medina, Texas
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We stopped in for lunch during Smokey Bear Days. The restaurant was nearly full but our waitress was prompt and friendly, and our food came out quickly. The chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes were both the "real thing" and the white gravy was a nice compliment. The coconut cream and chocolate cream pies were both fresh and tasty.

Thank Mark M
Tampa, Florida
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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I had the prime rib and shrimp special. Tasty and cooked to my request. The staff was cordial and efficient. Nice friendly local place to eat. Don't forget to ask for a dinner roll though. Try it you will like.

Thank ronflausa
Denver, Colorado
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I have had breakfast here. The home fries are so very good. They have happy wait staff and the homey atmosphere surrounded by Smokey Bear makes for a relaxing morning meal.

Thank Laura C
Capitan New Mexico
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

older family place, eat there 2-4 times a month when we get into town. Americana and Mexican foods, Do not expect shushi, but if down for decent portions, decent service an local color, good choice. Very friendly. very edible.

Thank zozomike
Dallas, Texas
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

They have a big menu. I tried the taco salad and my husband had a chicken fried steak. The food was great and hit the spot!

Thank travelbunny39
Garland, Texas
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200 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Stayed at the Smokey Bear Motel next door so ate breakfast here. Waitress was very friendly and attentive. Good coffee. Had eggs, hash browns, bacon & a biscuit. Asked for extra crispy bacon, but it was served limp & under-cooked. If you are from the south & know what a biscuit is supposed to be, skip the biscuits here as... More 

Thank Kenneth R
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82 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

There aren't a lot of dining options around so we stopped here. I got ice and it had such an after taste that I was convinced they must've brewed it with the coffee maker. I'm assuming well water? The food was edible but not great. They overcharged us on our bill but made it right when we noticed. Next time... More 

Thank mllsssa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Capitan
  • Phone Number: +1 575-354-2257

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