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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
07:00 - 21:00
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Denton, TX
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62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this restaurant by recommendation. It's a very small place with very good food and an excellent waitstaff. I had the green chili cheeseburger which was excellent. The green chili chicken sandwich was also very good as well as the catfish.

Thank dladonnalee
Huntersville, North Carolina
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111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a recent trip to Cloudcrroft, my son and his family, my wife, and I were ready for a good hot meal - and Big Daddy's Diner provided it and more! With 4 children under 6 and four adults, we weren't sure how we would fit in, but the smiling hostess soon had 3 tables arranged in the back room.... More 

Thank Bob A
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was so delicious here. Honestly can't wait to go back and eat here again. Very home style cooking.

Thank John V
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food here is delicious. I ordered the Dr Adkins grilled chicken breast with green chili and cheese with salad. It was more than I could finish, so it came home with me. Since I never know how spicy those Hatch green chilies are, I asked for it on the side. It was not too hot, so I was able... More 

Thank beckybh1950
New Braunfels, Texas
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We visited Big Daddy's in between Christmas and New Years. We went for lunch and I guess they did not expect guests to visit their restaurant because the food wait time was awful. We actually witnessed the kitchen staff having words over the expediter window. They were understaffed and not too nice. As I said, it was ok food and... More 

Thank Scott D
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I was trying to behave this holiday season but after a snow storm we went to have dinner at this place!! Well, let me tell you is the best comfort food I have had. Very southern but really good. The best thing they have are the desserts.... the chocolate cake was the bomb!!

Thank Alexa T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Was surprised to see a vegan menu and loved vegan 'Mike's special' which is various veggies on top of hash browns.

Thank Svetlana L
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

The very best BBQ EVER!you will have to wate in line a very long time, but it's worth every second you have to wate.opens at 11 am when sold out there is no more till the next day only open 4dqys a week.

Thank Barry W
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Big Daddy's is on the entering edge of Cloudcroft and just with the difficulty parking we knew this place was going to be well worth the try. Now, don't let the parking detail distract you and turn you away, Big Daddy's is right on the main road through town so the parking close is at a minimum, but worth the... More 

Thank pearcemail3
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and we went there for breakfast and dinner! Both times the food was absolutely great! The manager on the dinner shift 12/19/16 was not accommodating, however, their waitress staff certainly made up for it and offered me a resolution for my misunderstanding. In the end, thanks to a waitress I believed named Kayla I left... More 

Thank Kadee C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-1224
Full Service Restaurant located 9000 feet above stress level in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM 88317. Clean and friendly, large menu, lots of specialties. Can accommodate large groups.

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