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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (62 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (18 reviews)
“beans” (26 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food tasted good but it was cold. Especially the meat. Also the plate was small. Now I don’t mean the portion of food. I actually mean the plate. All the food was on top of each other. When I would try and eat something...More

Thank Candace V
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hiked all day at Carlsbad Caverns NP and this place was amazing following a long day of hiking. Great Mac and cheese as well as ribs. Fast friendly service.

Thank Aaron P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice family style restaurant. Our waitress "Stormy" was amazing and didn't miss a beat. checking on drinks and food to be sure we were happy. The food was all great. Every dinner comes with pinto beans and toasted rolls. The mac n cheese was to...More

Thank Gene L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty solid overall. Great atmosphere, nice prompt staff, and good food. Skip the lean cuts of beef and go for the fatty cuts. Sauce is pretty good as well. The desserts are FANTASTIC. The cherry cobbler is excellent and the pecan pie is very well...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for one evening and this place was close to our hotel, so we decided to try it. The waitress was excellent, and she took great care of us. We both had the brisket, which was good, although a little bit dry....More

Thank ChristieP
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 20. We walked in and asked if we could be accomodated. Their answer was that it would be 45 minutes before we could be seated and another 30 minutes after being seated before we could get served. There were five...More

Thank Mikesapp2015
Edgar T, Owner at Red Chimney Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, I'm very sorry you did not have a good experience here at our restaurant. If you could please email me at redchimneybbq@gmail.com or give me a call at 760.413.6375 so that I can see how we can make it right. This is the best...More

Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The wait staff was very attentive and helpful on their recommendation. The mixed meat BBQ was unique and very good. The decor is fun to explore in this old log cabin style building that has all kinds of antiques and animals. The food was good...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

If you are looking for some good barbeque in Carlsbad, NM, this is as good as any. The lean brisket was tender and juicy, the baked beans were good and the potato salad was pretty standard. The bread/biscuits were over toasted; burnt. The cherry cobbler...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The place is great good food and service we had 4 different means and all of them were great no take home bags I highly recommend it

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Just left this place. We tried the ribs, piled high simething or orher, mac n cheese, sweet red wine. The best thing here were the rolls. The mac and cheese was okay. We left everything else on our plates. Wine was really watered down.

Thank GG597
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17 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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
We hope you enjoy our true southern style bar-b-que, prepared the old fashioned way since 1954. Our meat is slow cooked in a bar-b-que pit, using local pecan wood. We prepare our sauce, salads and beans fresh daily. Our homemade sourdough cobbler is a little slice of history, courtesy of a recipe from an old cattle drive cook! ​
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