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Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper and Western Entertainment

$$ - $$$American,
1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583
+1 575-336-4330
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  • Very good15%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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American, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Flying J is a nice break from all the humdrum of Ruidoso! Such loving and family friendly place to hang out! We love it !!

Thank Roseller T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal is outstanding and there seemed to be seconds if needed, but because of the large evening meal, seconds are rare. The entertainment is also great. Cindy (co-owner) is quite a comic in her skit. The fiddler would be difficult to beat. James (Cindy's...More

Thank wildcatguard22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came with family who had been before. The jokes are cheesy, but delivered well. The food is fabulous!! And they served nearly 600 people in about 20 minutes with opportunities to go back for seconds! Our kids are pretty picky, but tried some of...More

Thank LISA B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fun time and the food and entertainment was great. Enjoyed our time spent at the Flying J Ranch.

Thank Carol M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Show was great but disruptive lady and 3 kids ruined the whole show. They seemed very nice then show started and they were out of control. Lady was worse than kids. We were so disappointed that we missed half or more of the show.

Thank trueb1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cindy and James and the Wranglers will host your family and friends for a wonderful night out. Food is great, Chuchwagon style, super good show for the whole family. Plan on having a terrific time and enjoy the local flavor!

Thank brightmorningstar17
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid $18.00 each for three adults and it was well worth the money. We have enjoyed going here for a number of times and it never gets old. The comedy, music, and chuck wagon style dinner do not disappoint. Our city hosts this group...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

I would so highly recommend booking an evening at the Flying J Ranch for a chuckwagon supper and the extra bonus of superb entertainment by some of the finest western musicians you will ever hear. I lived n the area 2 years before I had...More

Thank Marcy W
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Plenty of food and great entertainment. See a " Cowboy shoot out" eat Chuckwagon food and enjoy live music. A good family experience old western style.

Thank mrsdanceswithferrets
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This was our 2nd time visiting the Flying J Ranch. Their food is delicious and they put on a great show! We will definitely be back. Something to know is that the location is about 5 miles outside of town, so depending on where you...More

Thank Janice A
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Questions & Answers
21 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mike M | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are recommended especially on weekend nights.
12 August 2015|
Response from JacobRoebuck | Property representative |
We are located at an altitude of 7200 feet and we are open in the evening so we don't have a need for air conditioning. In fact most people bring along la light jacket because these mountain evenings can get cool.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$27
American, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1028 State Highway 48, Alto, NM 88312-9583 (Formerly Flying J Ranch Chuck Wagon)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 575-336-4330
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For over 30 years, folks have been stepping back into the legendary era of the Great American Cowboy at the Flying J Ranch. We invite you to experience an evening of great chuck wagon cooking and western music much like cowboys would have enjoyed after a long day on the trail. Enjoy the Western Village, complete with gift shops, pony rides for kids, tipi, and even a gunfight before supper. All this followed up with a fantastic and fun Western Music Stage show featuring the Flying J Wranglers.
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