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“Just Plain Ol' Good BBQ”
Review of Circle J Bar-B-Que

Circle J Bar-B-Que
Ranked #31 of 91 Restaurants in Ruidoso
Price range: US$8 - US$22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Buffet
Description: Circle J Bar-B-Que is a family style restaurant. All food is made from homemade scratch recipes that date back thirty years. The owners have owned and operated the restaurant for 18 years and continue to work to make peoples meals enjoyable.
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We stopped here a few years ago and had one of the best BBQ meals and had to return a few years later. We arrived early, around 4 p.m. for lunch/dinner meal. There was not a lot of people, but at that time of the day and season, we didn't expect a huge crowd. The meat options we ordered were: brisket, ribs, pulled pork. Sides: baked beans, cole slaw, and green beans. All were delicious! In addition to the buns! The portions were more than enough to feed my husband and myself. Service was friendly and quick. We would definitely recommend a try.

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Thank FarmGirl62
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Betty_Beaver0321, Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you so much! Hope ya'll come back again soon!

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Reviewed 30 July 2017

Brisket and rolls are good, pork was dry. Nothing to write home about...at least they are open past 5 pm,a majority of others seem to close after lunch in this town.

Thank colormehappy411
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived around 5pm on a Wednesday evening, and were immediately skeptical of the place being completely empty of customers. The place looks good inside and out, cleanliness was decent, and the smell lured us into trying it. I tried the sliced brisket and the ribs; both were just mediocre in quality, taste, and texture. Cole slaw was plain and tasteless, and potato salad was very tangy. Baked beans tasted good, but so do some from a can.... She got the chopped brisket sandwich, which looked good. It was dry, and had been soaked in sauce to compensate, and very little flavor besides the sauce. I hate to say it, but if you're looking for good bbq, this isn't the place, especially if you know what good bbq is.

Thank Jason G
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We rode in hot and hungry on our motorcycles and we got a nice filling meal from very friendly staff. the brisket was very tender and everything tasted great.

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Thank yogaperson
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Betty_Beaver0321, General Manager at Circle J Bar-B-Que, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thanks! We strive to make good home made food at an affordable price! Appreciate ya stopping by!

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

When you go to a barbecue place you think hand made. The brisket was tender and the sasuage was good. The rolls were the best thing I ate there. The ribs were awful, very fatty, tough, and no flavor. The potato salad was just plain bad! Everything looks and tasted like it came from cans. The prices were extremely high for the portion sizes. The staff was very friendly.

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Thank Nancy B
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