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Dining

Ruidoso Restaurants

The Ruidoso area is very fortunate to have a huge selection of dining choices from classic American to a variety of Mexican food styles, to Italian and Chinese. Breakfast at Lincoln County Grill is hard to beat – try the skillets. The salad bar alone at Cattle Baron will make for a fine dinner, and the entrees are all great as well. Are you looking for the best steak in town? The Texas Club has long held the reputation for the finest steaks in town, but these days The Quarters is giving them a run for the money. Head for La Fondue to find a quiet table and a delicious meal with a glass of wine.

The choices are so numerous and varied that we at Condotel encourage you to ask us about our favorites. We will be glad to make honest recommendations from many years of experience. Below is a comprehensive list of Ruidoso’s most popular restaurants:

Diners and Sandwich Shops:

All American Diner / 390 Sudderth Dr. / 6am – 9pm Daily / 257- 8625
Alto Cafe / Hwy. 48 & Gavilan Canyon Rd. / 6am – 3pm Daily / 336-1980
Denny’s / 2219 Hwy. 70 / Daily 24 hours / 378-1389
Pena’s Place / 2963 Sudderth Dr. / 7am – 3pm except Wednesdays / 257-4135
Schlotzsky’s Deli / 2812 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 10:30am – 9pm / 257-7811 / free wi-fi
Shrimpy’s Shrimp & Wing Shack / 2501 Sudderth / 257-8881
Village Buttery / 2107 Sudderth Dr. / 10:30am – 2:30pm except Sundays / 257-9251
Hall of Flame Burgers / 2500 Sudderth Dr. in Four Seasons Mall in midtown / 257-9987
Wild Herb Market / 1715 Sudderth Dr. / Mon-Sat, 11am – 3pm / 257-0138

Steaks and Seafood:

Texas Club Grill & Bar / 212 Metz Dr. / Dinner Daily / 258-3325
Tinnie Silver Dollar Restaurant and Saloon / Tinnie, NM / 653-4425
Landlocked / 441 Mechem Dr. / Daily except Tuesdays / 257-9559
Cattle Baron Steak & Seafood / 657 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 11am – 10pm / 257-9355
K Bobs / 157 Hwy. 70 / Daily 7am – 8pm (Sat & Sun ‘til 9pm) / 378-0025

Asian:

Great Wall of China / 2913 Sudderth Dr. / 10:30 am – 9pm except Mondays / 257-2522
Yee’s / 633 Sudderth Dr / Daily 11am – 9pm / 257-5888

Italian:

Cafe Rio / 25447 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 11am – 8pm / 257-7746
Michelena’s Italian Restaurant / 2703 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 11am – 7pm / 257-5753

Mexican and New Mexican:

Casa Blanca / 501 Mechem Dr. / Daily 11am – 10pm / 257-2495 / New Mexican style cuisine
Chef Lupe’s / 1501 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 6am – 10pm (until 3am! Fri. & Sat.) / 257-4687
Chileo’s / 135 Hwy. 70 / Daily 7am – 8pm / 378-4033
Disco Taco / 141 Hwy. 70 East Ruidoso Downs / Daily 7:30am – 8pm / 378-4224 – order ahead for the gorditas
El Camino Nuevo / 1025 Mechem Dr. / Daily 7am – 8pm except Tuesdays / 258-4312
El Paisano Restaurant / 442 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan / varied hours / 354-2206
El Paraiso #1 in Sierra mall / 721 Mechem Dr. / Daily 10am – 9pm / 257-9379
Lincoln County Grill / 2717 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 7am – 9pm / 257-7669
Ole Tacos / 319 Sudderth Dr. / Daily lunch and dinner (often open late on weekends) / 257-5040 – best tacos in town
Old Road Restaurant / 692 Old Road / Mescalero / 464-4674
La Sierra Mexican Restaurant / 100 Lake Shore / Daily 10am-9pm / 336-4673
Lucy’s Mexicali Restaurant / 2408 Sudderth / 257-8754 / Mexican, American, seafood, full bar

All American:

Cree Meadow’s Restaurant / 301 Country Club / Daily 11am – 8pm / 257-2733
Billy the Kid Buffet / Ruidoso Downs Race Track / Daily 11am – 9pm / 378-4431
Farley’s Food, Fun, and Pub / 1200 Mechem Dr. / Daily 11am – 11pm / 258-5676
Lincoln County Grill / 2717 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 7am – 9pm / 257-7669
Circle J Bar-B-Que / 1825 Sudderth Dr. / Daily 11am – 8pm / 257-4105
Can’t Stop Smokin’ Bar-B-Que / 418 Mechem Dr. / Daily / 630-0000 — bar-b-que to go
Log Cabin Restaurant / 1047 Mechem Dr. / Daily 6am – 2pm / 258-5029
Smokey B’s Diner / at The Travel Center 2 miles west of Ruidoso on Hwy. 70 / 464-6980

Cafes:

Blue Goose Café / 127 Rio St / 257-8652
Zocca / 1129 Mechem Dr., Ste. E / coffee, ice cream, scones / 258-1445 / free wi-fi
Cornerstone Bakery / 359 Sudderth / coffee, bakery, sandwiches / 257-1842
Sacred Grounds / 2825 Sudderth / coffee shop / 257-2273 / free wi-fi
Dreamcatcher Cafe & Coffee House / 2629 Sudderth / 802-2222
This café also serves beer and wine, courtyard is a great Midtown hang-out

Treats:

TCBY / 2812 Sudderth Dr (in Schlotzky’s Deli) / 257-7822
Cafe Rio / 2547 Sudderth Dr. / 257-7746 — the best banana split in town, gigantic
Sweet Retreat / 2501 Sudderth Dr. / 257-5500 – candy shop
Two Scoops / 1218 Mechem / 258-4048

Fast Food:

Mr Burger / 1203 Mechem Dr. / 258-3616
Domino’s Pizza / 2919 Sudderth Dr. / 257-8888
McDonald’s / 144 Sudderth Dr. / 257-7547
Kentucky Fried Chicken / 311 Sudderth Dr. / 257-2119
Pizza Hut #1 /725 Sudderth Dr. / 257-5161
Taco Bell / 654 Sudderth Dr. / 257-4246
Sonic Drive-In / 102 Sudderth Dr. / 257-4787
Subway #1 / 148 Sudderth Dr. / 257-7827
Subway #2 / 1129 Mechem Dr. / 258-1394

Grocery – Bakery – Deli:

Lawrence Brother IGA / 721 Mechem Dr. / 257-4015
Thriftway / 304 Mechem Dr. / 257-6544
Walmart Supercenter / 1800 West Hwy. 70 / 378-8058