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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
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224 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice restaurant for business and/or social occasions. The service and food are wonderful. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Ginny1234_5678
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All we can say is "yum!" The food was just excellent. Our steaks were cooked perfectly! The service was excellent. What a great find! Phil and Rosanne Archuletta, Authors, Women Marked for History

1 Thank Rosanne R
Bernalillo, New Mexico
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203 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived late by local standards, almost 8:00 PM. By then, the restaurant had run out of prime rib and king crab legs. However, my ribeye arrived as ordered, as did my wife's hamburger steak. My smashed potatoes, although somewhat "dry" (little butter or cream) were acceptable, and hot. My wife found a huge mound of "tobacco onions" (i.e., shoestring-cut... More 

1 Thank Tom T
San Antonio, TX
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few years ago we went to this restaurant when it was still new to try it out. Atmosphere was pleasant and we enjoyed our drinks and ordered dinner. We waited forever and finally asked the waitress what was up. She discovered that our order was being overlooked because of the way it had been clipped to the wire in... More 

1 Thank SAElle
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and even better service. Phillip our server was attentive and very receptive to our needs. Will come here again

Thank Deb O
Ruidoso, New Mexico
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Locally owned by experienced food and beverage people. Watch for specials especially seafood. They prefer resv but walk-ins are usually welcome. Have eaten there many times.

1 Thank Bill K
San Antonio, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Prime Rib special for lunch. It was perfect!! The bread was fresh from the oven. Our server Phillip was an excellent server. He checked on us a few times to ensure that everything was fine. The chef also came out to make sure everything was great and thanked us for coming. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank nene1214
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

We have been to Ruidoso several times, but this was the first time we have eaten in this resturant. The atmosphere was very impressive. The staff was very attentive and professional. We had steak and grilled cod. It was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sandy L
El Paso, Texas
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

atmosphere very quaint, food good, service great, but a little pricey for what you get. I got a steak for around $20 and it came with a baked potato.

Thank kyle p
Tijeras, New Mexico, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Best steak ever! John took superb care of us. My husband had the prime rib, I had the ribeye. Ribeye was incredible! Perfectly cooked and obviously aged well...that is hard to find! Really nice atmosphere and there was a mix of folks, from couples to families. Best, best, best steaks in town!

1 Thank Regina 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
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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?