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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
+1 575-630-0000
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (84 reviews)
“tri tip” (10 reviews)
Opens in 12 min
All hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Being from Texas I have a pretty good idea of what smoked meat should look and taste like. The brisket looked good with lots of lovely bark. However, the bark turned out to be all fat so it could not be eaten. The sides were...More

1  Thank travelbug148
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Between all of us we tried al the meats and they were all great. Sides were good and both the peach and blackberry cobbler were outstanding.

Thank steffjay
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's plenty of seating inside and outside of this interesting log cabin style restaurant. Inside, there are friendly people serving up orders. Various members of my extended family visited here at different points throughout the week and enjoyed their meals, including the sides. The one...More

Thank Triplebock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really this restaurant and almost went there a second time in two days. The ribs are wonderful, as is the pulled pork and brisket. The chicken and brats were very good as were the slaw and garlic potatoes. The beans were spicy, the rolls...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the ribs, sausage and garlic potatoes!! The pulled pork was so tasty and the brisket was tender.

Thank Jill R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was ok for lunch. BBQ was average. Good but not great. Service was friendly. Would not wait in a long line for it.

Thank EmTee63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We finally tried it this visit to Ruidoso. We thought it was a bit expensive, but all the food we received was good. I had more chicken than I needed, but our friend got a local/child's plate that was more reasonable. The brisket was just...More

1  Thank bagenloe53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked the brisket and sauce however, didn't care for the pulled pork, it seemed a bit bland and not smoked. Cornbread is dry, need some butter and honey out, we couldn't find any. The building is beautiful and they have pictures of putting together...More

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner at Can't Stop Smoking. Had to wait in line for a bit while a to go order was done. They do it one plate at a time. Worth the wait thought. Had two meat plate - chicken and sausage. Very tasty and moist...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have given 4 stars because their prices are a little pricey for what you get, but compared to everything else in the area it's priced about right. My family ate lunch here on the way out of town. It was fantastic. The beef...More

1  Thank Paul B
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19 November 2016|
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Response from nhrelp | Reviewed this property |
As someone else suggested call then (575)630-0000 to get the accurate info.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000
  • E-mail
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