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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

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2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
+1 575-257-7540
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tampa, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Eaten here since the first day they were open. The very first time we ate there, we were so surprised that the food was so great and that there was finally a place that had above grade steak. Although, I don't eat it, my husband does and that time, he was ranting about how good it was. He even wanted... More 

Thank Sylvia B
Dallas, Texas
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have ordered filets in some of the best Texas steakhouses, and were surprised to be served the perfect filet in Ruidoso! Rancher's absolutely nailed it with a beautiful cut of beef cooked by a grill master. We enjoyed the sides and love the caesar salad.Their onion rings are addictive.

Thank Anne M
Fort Worth, Texas
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128 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This seemed to be one of the only places open on Thanksgiving Day, and our party of 3 didn't have reservations. Despite that fact, we were seated immediately and served as if we were family. Fancy & Expensive Steakhouse vibe.. great service.. great food.. the only thing that let us down were the restrooms, which at present could use some... More 

1 Thank NevelsPost
El Paso, Texas
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband an I have been visiting Ruidoso for about 7 years now. I am so glad we found the Rancher! Crystal at the bar was amazing. This is truly a wonderful place. Not only is the food amazing, but the staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are having a great time. We cannot wait to go... More 

2 Thank LSR623
Lockney, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The waiter Ed was very nice and really good the chicken fried steak was so good and huge. The cheese cake was white chocolate cherry cheese cake it was awesome.

1 Thank amberlambert
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving !! At Ranchers!! The food was delicious!! We are always treated like family , by the wait staff!! Adult beverages are the best in Ruidoso 🍸!! One of our favorite restaurants to enjoy YEAR around.

1 Thank Sue K
Morton, Mississippi
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fancy steakhouse that also serves seafood. I had the hamburger steak topped with onions and mushrooms.husband had prime rib. Everything was delicious and cooked just right. A bonus...creme brulee for dessert.

1 Thank Carol M
Midland, Texas
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since it is the week before Thanksgiving, most of the restaurants in town are not busy. But, the Ranchers still put in a good performance. My wife had chicken fettuccine alfredo and said it was the best, as the chicken was tender and moist. They told me they soak the chicken in white wine to keep it moist. I had... More 

2 Thank EnglishTeacher1
El Paso, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here a few times since it opened, for lunch and dinner. Our last visit we had a super server, Susie, who was very attentive and friendly! The one thing I did miss was that they no longer serve the lobster bisque...they had some of the best I'd ever had! Please consider bringing it back...loved it!!

1 Thank emnarriol
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant to celebrate our 30th anniversary. So glad we did! Great filet and prime rib. Beautiful restaurant! Who would think that this was such a nice place when looking at the building?!? Also, we had a great waiter, John, who served us well!

1 Thank Becki M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309 (Formerly Santino's Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Ruidoso
  • Phone Number: +1 575-257-7540

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