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Circle J Bar-B-Que

1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
+1 575-257-4105
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Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good18%
  • Average20%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (40 reviews)
“cobbler” (8 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
American, Barbecue
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6116
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

With an official Brisket Judge at my side, you can bet barbecue will be one of the most discerning meals we eat. We loved the family ownership ambiance. We felt warm and welcome. We both opted for a 3-meat plate. Unfortunately, we were not very...More

Thank Nikki W
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Prices were good and they have senior menu. Food was very good. We had brisket, turkey, sausage, potato salad, beans, cole slad, and bread. Atmophere was good.

Thank garrisonmacie
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

This was without a doubt THE worst pulled pork sandwich I've eaten...anywhere. It was soooo dry that even the tasteless bbq sauce couldn't save it. And not only dry but no flavor. I tried dousing it with my limp cole slaw but to no avail....More

Thank durrae j
Reviewed November 2, 2017

This place has been around forever and it is as good as it always was. We had the brisquet followed by the peach cobbler with ice cream. It was devine!! Just like your grandmom used to make. Don't miss this one before you leave town.Nice...More

Thank littlered4435
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Fernando A
Reviewed October 2, 2017

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 October 4, 2017

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

Reviewed July 29, 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 July 28, 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 July 9, 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 July 11, 2017

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

Reviewed July 3, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Buffet, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
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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Description
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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