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Can't Stop Smokin'

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418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
+1 575-630-0000
10:00 - 19:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not the best, but OK. Service was great though. It was just underwhelming as far as BBQ. Good portions though. Cafeteria style where a plate is loaded with what you want.

Thank Marc C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall fairly average BBQ place- Food is good, but not overwhelmingly spectacular. Service was ok, and the place was clean and neat. Was not too expensive, but not cheap either. I would consider it a one time event- been there done that. Would go back if someone else was paying.

Thank Meso R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Line moved pretty slow but overall they had a good selection of Meat's & Side's. My wife & I had Brisket & Cicken - both had good flavor but fairly dry. All four boys ate chopped Brisket and they said it was pretty good. The Mac N Cheese was spot on and Corn had good flavor but dry and cold.... More 

Thank Ken B
Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was ok food. We ate Pete's choice. The garlic potatoes were good. The weather was perfect to eat on the patio, which is nice.

Thank belindadominguez
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Meat-lovers beware!!! The sirloin brisket is to die for!!!!!!! But avoid heavy lunch/dinner times, as the line will be very long. Other than that, excellent food and service!

Thank Ken S
San Antonio, Texas
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Line can be long. But BBQ is great loved the turkey plus Pete pick. Very spacious friendly people Iced tea is wonderful

Thank TexasChic13
Lubbock, Texas
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at Can't Stop Smokin' three times now. The first two visits were great. Ate dinner there yesterday afternoon (about 4:30) and were not as pleased as in past visits. The turkey was the highlight of both our meals and was tender, moist and delicious as on our previous visits. My brisket was way TOO FATTY. Definitely should... More 

Thank Rick U
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give a Neutral rating I would. Walking in you wait in line to order one of the combos. The meal is placed in a "takeout" container. You then pay and take it to your table. There is no Hostess or attendants at the tables. The Severs were kind and welcoming. The food was cooked well, but nothing... More 

Thank Catherine H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was excellent and the service was great. Friendly people! My wife had the chicken and I had the brisket. Both were tasty!

Thank Mike G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is very good and the service was very friendly. I also felt like it was a good bargain for what you got.

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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$15
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM 88345
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-630-0000

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