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Circle J Bar-B-Que

1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
+1 575-257-4105
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good17%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
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“brisket” (38 reviews)
“peach cobbler” (6 reviews)
“baked beans” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family packs, turkey, brisket, ribs, pork, sausage and options like potato salad, macaroni, beans, corn. Traditional smoked meat.

Thank Fernando A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here a few years ago and had one of the best BBQ meals and had to return a few years later. We arrived early, around 4 p.m. for lunch/dinner meal. There was not a lot of people, but at that time of the...More

Thank FarmGirl62
Betty_Beaver0321, Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Hope ya'll come back again soon!

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Brisket and rolls are good, pork was dry. Nothing to write home about...at least they are open past 5 pm,a majority of others seem to close after lunch in this town.

Thank colormehappy411
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 5pm on a Wednesday evening, and were immediately skeptical of the place being completely empty of customers. The place looks good inside and out, cleanliness was decent, and the smell lured us into trying it. I tried the sliced brisket and the...More

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 9 July 2017

We rode in hot and hungry on our motorcycles and we got a nice filling meal from very friendly staff. the brisket was very tender and everything tasted great.

Thank yogaperson
Betty_Beaver0321, General Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks! We strive to make good home made food at an affordable price! Appreciate ya stopping by!

Reviewed 3 July 2017

When you go to a barbecue place you think hand made. The brisket was tender and the sasuage was good. The rolls were the best thing I ate there. The ribs were awful, very fatty, tough, and no flavor. The potato salad was just plain...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I enjoyed my lunch and though I got my moneys worth. The staff was friendly and got our orders right (Caffeteria style) . There was plenty of room inside but parking was tight out. I also thought the bathrooms were in a dark uneven floored...More

Thank Masch40
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We arrived late to Ruidoso on a Wednesday evening and found many places closed for the night by 7:30 P.M. We saw that Circle J Bar-B-Que was open and decided to give it a try. We both enjoyed the meal, the meat was very tender...More

Thank BoneLady62
Reviewed 29 April 2017

Wasn't too encouraged walking in on a Saturday night seeing 2 people eating dinner and another two working the service line. I passed on the sides they... just weren't very well presented and looked like they'd been there perhaps a little too long. BUT....I ordered...More

Thank scooterdork
Betty_Beaver0321, Public Relations Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thank you! Sorry about the undesirable looking sides. Will address my staff and find out what the heck!

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Food was great and very reasonable. Try the apple cobbler. It is to die for! Could have eaten a lot more, but the body was topped off! :-)

Thank BOBA0000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-4105
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Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from homemade scratch recipes that date back thirty years. The owners have owned and operated the restaurant for 18 years and continue to work to make peoples meals enjoyable.
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