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Big Daddy's Diner

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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was so delicious here. Honestly can't wait to go back and eat here again. Very home style cooking.

Thank John V
Cloudcroft, New Mexico
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here is delicious. I ordered the Dr Adkins grilled chicken breast with green chili and cheese with salad. It was more than I could finish, so it came home with me. Since I never know how spicy those Hatch green chilies are, I asked for it on the side. It was not too hot, so I was able... More 

Thank beckybh1950
New Braunfels, Texas
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80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Big Daddy's in between Christmas and New Years. We went for lunch and I guess they did not expect guests to visit their restaurant because the food wait time was awful. We actually witnessed the kitchen staff having words over the expediter window. They were understaffed and not too nice. As I said, it was ok food and... More 

Thank Scott D
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was trying to behave this holiday season but after a snow storm we went to have dinner at this place!! Well, let me tell you is the best comfort food I have had. Very southern but really good. The best thing they have are the desserts.... the chocolate cake was the bomb!!

Thank Alexa T
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprised to see a vegan menu and loved vegan 'Mike's special' which is various veggies on top of hash browns.

Thank Svetlana L
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The very best BBQ EVER!you will have to wate in line a very long time, but it's worth every second you have to wate.opens at 11 am when sold out there is no more till the next day only open 4dqys a week.

Thank Barry W
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Daddy's is on the entering edge of Cloudcroft and just with the difficulty parking we knew this place was going to be well worth the try. Now, don't let the parking detail distract you and turn you away, Big Daddy's is right on the main road through town so the parking close is at a minimum, but worth the... More 

Thank pearcemail3
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and we went there for breakfast and dinner! Both times the food was absolutely great! The manager on the dinner shift 12/19/16 was not accommodating, however, their waitress staff certainly made up for it and offered me a resolution for my misunderstanding. In the end, thanks to a waitress I believed named Kayla I left... More 

Thank Kadee C
Cedar Park, Texas
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180 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Our AirB&B host Tammy HIGHLY recommended that we stop at Big Daddy's at least once while in town. On a day where it was 26 degrees, there's nothing like a scratch-made Chicken Noodle soup to warm the soul...and a big-as-your-face Chicken Fried Steak to feed it! The service here was very, very good (not super great as they had some... More 

Thank Adrian S
Austin TX
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116 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

It was 37F the day we visited Cloudcroft - 22F colder than where we started. Something about cold weather makes us ravenous. We stopped at the diner - on the main road on the east side of town - for lunch. We ordered the hatch chili and the mushroom burgers. They were huge and so good. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank augerAustinTX

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$26
Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-1224
Full Service Restaurant located 9000 feet above stress level in beautiful Cloudcroft, NM 88317. Clean and friendly, large menu, lots of specialties. Can accommodate large groups.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?