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Can't Stop Smokin'

418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
+1 575-630-0000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (96 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (15 reviews)
“tri tip” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hands down the best bbq I have ever had in my life!!! Would highly recommend it to anyone!! Fast friendly service

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best lunch deal around by far: $5.99 for sandwich (wide choice of meats), chips and a drink. Chopped brisket was especially good and more Smokey, less sweet than most. Workers were way friendlier than most places in town, which was a bonus. Glad we stopped...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The best BBQ in town. Atmosphere is nice, its clean, the staff is pretty friendly and the prices are reasonable.

Thank DStratford
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

That’s not easy to pull off, so thanks! 4 children and 2 adults left happy and full. Loved the chicken and BBQ sauce. :)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We all tried the carnitas, because we don’t ever see that in Michigan, but unfortunately, they were a bit dry. The brisket was great. No beer to wash it down :-(

Thank captnwa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our order included ribs, sausage, slaw, garlic potatoes and jalapeno beans. Everything was wonderful. the ribs were fall off the bone good.

Thank mondiale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the chopped brisket sandwich, cowboy beans & red potatoes - it was okay, although not so much to rave about. Biggest criticism was that the music in the section where you place your order was so loud, we couldn't hear the girl taking...More

Thank 967shirleyg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting for the weekend and wanted to try something new. We went in and was looking at the menu trying to figure out what we wanted and how to order. No one else was in the resturand but the lady who was super...More

Thank kacey510
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Was a good place to eat. The place is very nice inside friendly service. Just wish the portions were a little more. Overall was very good.

Thank teggy2324
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Between 7 of us we ordered most of what they offered, ribs, brisket, turkey, chicken, sausage, pulled pork, and their sides, beans, corn, green beans, potatoes and jalapeño corn bread. Everything was really good. We went for dinner and had to wait in line a...More

Thank BriegelDgo
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18 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
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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