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Can't Stop Smokin' - CLOSED

418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
+1 575-630-0000
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brisket” (92 reviews)
“garlic potatoes” (12 reviews)
“cobbler” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
418 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6809
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

They have a trailer out front at this location. The bbq was very dry and had no taste. Was very disappointed. Read the reviews and was looking forward to good bbq. Just hate to see people waste their money. We ordered a rib dinner. Was...More

Thank Cruiser15442
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

We were going to visit but they have apparently had a little fire (okay...a big fire) and aren’t open anymore.

Thank hagerbaker
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The Ruidoso location has recently burned down so we went to the location in Alamogordo. The baked beans and potato salad was great. There two types of bbq sauce to choose from. Everything we had meat wise was great! We hope the rebuild in Ruidoso...More

Thank Leigh Ann H
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant totally burned-down (see accompanying photo) Sunday afternoon, April 29, 2018. It is closed & no word yet if it will be rebuilt & subsequently reopen. Too bad; this was by far the best BBQ/smoked meat place in the Ruidoso-area. Cause of fire is...More

3  Thank GrodTzu
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

I rarely find beef ribs so when I do, I indulge! The meat was super flavorful and fall off the bone tender! Sides were okay, but who goes to a BBQ place for sides!??! Great find! Next time I’ll have the brisket. Looked delicious! Sorry...More

Thank Monique90
Reviewed March 30, 2018

The food was great, the employees were very nice, but they were out of a couple of items on their menu. Definitely the best BBQ in town.

Thank Chandler I
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Local couple gushed about this place, so we visited for lunch. The food was okay. The brisket was so fatty that half the order ended up on the Sid of the plate. The ribs had nice bark but little moisture or flavo, depended on sauce....More

Thank 2015SeanF
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is an order at the counter place. We ordered the 2 meat meal which came with 2 sides, cornbread or yeast roll (no butter) and corn on the cob. We had brisket and pork dinner and a sausage and pork dinner. The Brisket was...More

Thank jdenston
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

Very dry ribs put a damper on an otherwise satisfactory take out package last weekend. Good BBQ sauces.

Thank pkhendricks
Reviewed March 17, 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$15
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Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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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
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