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Smokey Bear Restaurant

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310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
+1 575-354-2257
06:00 - 20:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

The waitstaff and food was worth going to visit. In some "tourist" towns the restaurants do not really care because they know they will never see that person again, this place is different. The food was well prepared and the server was very professional.

Thank Daniel K
Albuquerque, New Mexico, Usa
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Excellent food, friendly staff, very reasonable prices in this diner that could be from the 1960s. Our fried catfish with fries and hushpuppies, and chicken-fried steak with all the trimmings were a very good meal.

Thank Kyle N
Socorro, New Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stop for really good diner service, no matter time of day, every time we roll through Capitan, which is several times per month. In the last few months EVERY time we've stopped, there were children from toddlers to elementary school, running, playing, screaming, and banging into stuff - being SO disruptive that we couldn't even hear each other talking.... More 

Thank OldNMTraveler
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

He green chile cheeseburger are huge, with thick slabs of green chile laid across--none of this chopped stuff!! The green chile stew had chunks of tender beef, green chile, and potatoes. I had to add lots of salt to bring out the flavors. Extremely casual, but friendly and quick service.

Thank suz55tbird
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225 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here for two years now. Have had breakfast, lunch and dinners. I don't remember getting a bad meal here. The store is clean and the staff are very friendly. The prices are very reasonable.

Thank Pete S
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We stopped here for lunch after visiting the Smokey the Bear Museum, just down the street. Great Mexican food. Big menu, friendly service, local color. Recommend as a place for casual dining. I am sure all their menu is good.

Thank Ron S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Food was very reasonably priced. Hubby had chicken fried steak, said it was good for a frozen steak. I had grilled chicken salad. Good for the price.

Thank PamJ4
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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149 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

The staff were very friendly and the place was very clean but our food or at least some items seemed frozen and warmed up except for Mexican dishes. Green chili stew was really good but burger came out of a box, it was cooked well, just not a fan of frozen food being served in restaurants and some items seemed... More 

Thank greglinmon
Medina, Texas
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

We stopped in for lunch during Smokey Bear Days. The restaurant was nearly full but our waitress was prompt and friendly, and our food came out quickly. The chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes were both the "real thing" and the white gravy was a nice compliment. The coconut cream and chocolate cream pies were both fresh and tasty.

Thank Mark M
Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I had the prime rib and shrimp special. Tasty and cooked to my request. The staff was cordial and efficient. Nice friendly local place to eat. Don't forget to ask for a dinner roll though. Try it you will like.

Thank ronflausa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
06:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM 88316
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Capitan
  • Phone Number: +1 575-354-2257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?