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Big Daddy's Diner

1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“catfish” (48 reviews)
“corn fritters” (8 reviews)
“steak” (23 reviews)
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Drove to Cloudcroft from Ruidoso and intended to eat at The Lodge for lunch. They were not seving lunch because of a slow ski season. Roamed around town for an alterrnative, and nothing in town looked decent. Stopped at Big Daddy's on the way out...More

Thank TimeTraveler_800
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

The food was good. We enjoyed our meal. The Waitress was great.Family atmosphere. We had alot of food to take back to the house.

Thank abc123lw21
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Great variety of food. Try the green chili stew, it was delicious! We had wonderful service, and truly enjoyed all our dishes (all 8 of us!).

Thank keames1977
Reviewed 28 December 2017

We went here based on reviews. It wasn't crowded, but we had to wait awhile to place our order and waited way too long for our meals to arrive. My kids really wanted dessert, but we never saw the waitress again after our food was...More

Thank AmberSunrise
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Stopped for lunch breaking from skiing nearby. They were absolutely slammed at 12 o'clock but we understood and waited it out. Food was very good and reasonably priced. cozy atmosphere although it's not that small a place. Not done our vacation here and will definitely...More

Thank bobbyszabo
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in on a Wednesday, just after the Noon meal crowd. Plenty of room, we were greeted right away by a friendly waitress. We each ordered an appetizer that came out quickly. Both were large portions and very tasty. The main...More

Thank Hwhire22
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Was skeptical at first but everything we had there was very good. I highly recommend it. I had the chicken fried chicken and we also had the French dip. So good.

Thank John G
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Big Daddy's Diner is very clean, well maintained, and the staff is very friendly. However, bring your appetite when you eat here because the portions are huge!

Thank RoseColoredGlasses
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We spotted Big Daddy's on our way in Cloudcroft. The owner of Dusty Boots recommended and also reviews on Trip Advisor. I had a smothered chicken burrito with green chili salsa. My brother had fajita tacos. Everything was delish. The service was good. We got...More

Thank loveavacation123
Reviewed 21 October 2017

We arrived at 7:00 pm on a Tuesday night and there were just a couple occupied tables. There was a special of stir fry beef or chicken - the chicken was okay - would have been better with less black pepper. The chicken fried steak...More

Thank scottcaps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-1224
  • E-mail
Full Service Restaurant located 9000 feet above stress level in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM 88317. Clean and friendly, large menu, lots of specialties. Can accommodate large groups.
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