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The Rancher's Steak and Seafood

2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309
+1 575-257-7540
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good21%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“prime rib” (50 reviews)
“lobster” (15 reviews)
“creamed spinach” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2823 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM 88345-6309
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So there are not many options for steakhouses in Ruidoso so I was not expecting too much. This place was very below average. The steak was not great and flavorless. The salad was just bland with far too much dressing. Even their drinks were not...More

Thank stepgonz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visit Ruidoso every year for a work conference. My friend and I thought we would give the Rancher’s Steak and Seafood Restaurant a try. It was a really good decision🤓 First we were greeted by a really nice hostess (I’m so sorry I didn’t...More

Thank Dhandi N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Started off with a couple beers. Chicken fried steak was good. Momma ordered Prime Rib which was also good. Service was good as well as the atmosphere. Management came by to make sure everything was up to par. Always makes it better when management checks...More

1  Thank doobie10
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

From the service to the entrees this restaurant is top notch. After a long day on the road our motel recommended that we try The Ranchers. We were not disappointed. The wait staff was so courteous and attentive. Our meal was served promptly and hot...More

1  Thank JB4u2014
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Ordered calamari as an appetizer - "we are out of that" was the reply. Ordered prime rib - "we are out of that" was the reply. Really? On a Thursday? At 4:30pm? A steakhouse should NEVER be out of prime rib. Ordered shrimp scampi with...More

Thank Lance E
Reviewed 23 December 2017

The Rancher's is a beautiful restaurant but the food is very inconsistent. Lunch specials are not what they used to be and waitress was VERY rude.

1  Thank Ruidoso445
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I had eaten at ranchers after about a year and was not impressed at all from the point I walked in to the time we left. We had walked in and there wasn’t anyone in the front as our party waited to be seated, no...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I stopped here on all the positive reviews on trip advisor. We were driving into town and was pleasantly surprised. Hubby had chicken fry and Had a steak and baked potato. Both very good. We had a good laugh about the menu....More

1  Thank dotc22
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Suzi, our waitress was incredible! Gave us local information on activities. Even shared her pictures of Elk. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was warm & welcoming. If we were staying longer we would return!!

1  Thank SassyLouise
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

While this wasn’t our first choice, we are glad we found this restaurant. Nice surroundings and quiet. Nice menu and service was good.

Thank Tollie S
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2016|
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Response from pparmen | Reviewed this property |
I do believe they are wheelchair accessible.
Thomas W
28 July 2015|
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Response from Paula J | Reviewed this property |
We didn't need one and it was a busy weekend
Chuck E
14 July 2015|
Response from James F | Reviewed this property |
It appears that they are open from 11 AM - 9 PM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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