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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

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817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family was excited to try this place after seeing so many great reviews. The waitress was less than friendly from the start. We ordered two dinners and two kids meals. My son ordered a meat mix. It seemed ok, but the Bbq sauce it comes with tasted like vinegar. I had the turkey and it was really dry. I... More 

Thank Carla R
Atascocita, Texas, United States
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I honestly don't know where all the 5* reviews are coming from; unless it's local family and friends; but this was HORRIBLE. The service from Sonia was the only reason they would even deserve a 1* I ordered a combo plate, but DID NOT EXPECT to be served a plate of what looked like DOG FOOD! FOOD PILED ON TOP... More 

Thank Mouse-Bonnie B
Carlsbad, New Mexico
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick and friendly service, tea glass never ran dry. Food was great. Clean and owners go out of there way to make you feel at home.

Thank Bob R
Gunzburg, Germany
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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This who's a very good dinner for all of US. The meat who's perfekt an the sides good Fresh and the size who's ok. The diningroom looks very nice and Hase a nice Flair. It was a good evening dir us

Thank Outdoor T
Lemont, Illinois
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692 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love barbecue, but I guess we like Midwest style barbecue better than the barbecue that we are having out West. We tried another similar and we are pretty sure it is because the sauce is not cooked in like they do back home. When you have to add sauce on the side, it just does not feel like barbecue... More 

Thank sandra n
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here after going to caverns some really good BBQ and I really liked the okra quantity and quality was great sever was really nice keep up the great work

Thank Justin H
Edgar T, Owner at Red Chimney Bar-B-Que, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. I will let our staff know the compliments you made Justin. Hopefully we can get you back soon. Be safe on your travels. More 

Oakdale, Minnesota
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town to visit Carlsbad Caverns and needed dinner. She had the ribs, I had the brisket. She loved hers and I was amazed by my order. The Brisket was tender, juicy, and was wonderfully smoked. I could tell my generous portion had been cut just before being served to me. My sides included Cole Slaw an smoked mac and... More 

Thank MrSafetyToo
Houston, Texas
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Red Chimney is the best BBQ I have had outside of the holy trinity of Texas/KC/Memphis. The host was quick to seat us. Our server was abundantly attentive and engaging, despite being busy with a full section. The brisket was melt in your mouth good, with a nice smoke ring and bark. The ribs were sweet and came right off... More 

2 Thank Joe G
Holts Summit
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious, and the service was great, too. We enjoyed the pleasant atmosphere as well. We had the brisket and the ham. Both were high quality and tasted very good.

1 Thank 552SA
Bradenton, Florida
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

And joyed the lunch with brisket sandwich order extra side of smoked mac & cheese came with fries and a nice vinegar-based barbecue sauce that made it over the top.

1 Thank HighDeepWide

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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
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744

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