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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (58 reviews)
“beans” (26 reviews)
All hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We decided to try another barbeque "joint" while in Carlsbad and we're so glad we chose the Red Chimney! The food was outstanding, portion sizes large enough so that we could share an entree and be full when finished. There is a full-service bar, so...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good and our waitress was helpful, making sure we understood different items on the menu.

Thank Christine142
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on the way to the caverns. Both had the chopped mix sandwich. This is beef, pork, ham finely chopped. We also had okra and the mac and cheese. Everything was good. The service from Stormy was great. The rest of the staff seemed to...More

Thank Okietravelcouple
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed eating here. I ordered Brisket and my wife ordered the Half Chicken. Our dinners were excellent. Stormy, our waitress was excellent as well. Dinner was served hot and a on a short wait time. If you are planning a visit...More

Thank racing2travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

1. The waitress asked if my kids needed foam cups or glass, I said glass was fine. One of my kids ordered off the kids menu, so the waitress felt like we deserved to be charged for the kids meal that comes with a drink...More

Thank gonebananas83
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times and the service has always been great. I love the food and there is a good amount of sides to choose from. The atmosphere is rustic and charming, especially love the pole climbing bear. Great place for family...More

Thank maejmom
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

What a nice,clean little place! The food was good. Good size portions. Our server was nice and check on us. Will go back

Thank Virginia R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Green chile cheeseburgers are the MUST-TRY food in Carlsbad. This was my first and it left me under impressed. My burger was served on a small salad plate and macaroni salad was served on a separate identical plate, fine for folks who don't want their...More

Thank Allyson S
Reviewed 4 May 2017

4 of us were a little gun shy about food in Carlsbad as last nights meal at the Yellowbrix sucked...however, this place was very, very good. The Brisket sandwhich was very good and two of us had the rib dinner and they raved over them....More

Thank HappyMiss37
Reviewed 29 April 2017

First I have to say that I was shocked to read that some comments were criticizing the vinegar-based Bar-B-Que sauce as if it were a mistake it tasted like vinegar, but Red Chimney's was delicious. I usually don't put much sauce on my brisket, but...More

Thank Mayra G
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Nearby Attractions
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164 reviews
1.19 km away
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45 reviews
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13 reviews
1.18 km away
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they offer a discount for a group of 30 - 40 Seniors? Is a reservation necessary for this large a group?
18 January 2017|
Response from Smashedpig |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. We would be happy to have your group. A reservation would be recommended for a large party. Please contact me; Edgar Torres @ 760.413.6375 Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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