American Fare

american fareRuidoso offers a wide variety of American Fare restaurants to suit every dining desire, appetite, and budget. Maybe you are craving a thick, juicy steak or casual local cuisine. Ruidoso has plenty of options! If you're looking for the ultimate in American Fare dining and entertainment combined, consider the Flying J Ranch, which serves up chuck-wagon style suppers and Western entertainment and family fun.  
  • 575-808-8340
  • 1097 Mechem Dr, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Apache Tee Restaurant

Apache Tee is frequented by golfers and Inn of the Mountain Gods patrons alike, with a large outdoor deck overlooking Mescalero Lake and the surrounding 18-hole course. In the summertime, “Wine Down Wednesdays” features wine tastings from New Mexico wineries and live music. In addition to the Great views of Sierra Blanca peak, shrimp cocktail […]

  • 575-464-7935
  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero, New Mexico, United States
  • 575-315-0983
  • 2825 Sudderth Dr., Suite B, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill

Wedged conveniently between the grandstands of the Ruidoso Downs Race Track and Billy the Kid Casino, Billy’s Sports Bar and Grill features 10 televisions, nightly specials, and occasional live music. Most noteworthy is their signature 5-inch Rueben. Recommended: chicken fried steak. Hours: Daily 11am-9pm

  • 575-378-4431
  • 26225 U S Highway 70 East, Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States

Chef Lupe’s


  • 575-257-4687
  • 1101 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-4105
  • 1825 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Farley’s Food Fun & Pub

Farley’s Food, Fun, and Pub’s name says it all, as does their tagline: “Great people…even better food.” Serving up standard bar fare, Farley’s is a goods spot to watch a game, play pool, and catch up with friends. One of three locations in southwest New Mexico, the Ruidoso restaurant is spacious and features a large […]

  • 575-258-5676
  • 1200 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Gathering of Nations Buffet

If a sprawling, all-you-can-eat buffet is what you seek, then seek no further. The namesake isn’t kidding, with Asian, Mexican, Italian, and American cuisine all represented, here. Prices vary, depending on the day. Recommended: the Champagne brunch, on Saturdays and Sundays. Hours: Daily 11am-9pm

  • 1-800-545-9011
  • 287 Carrizo Canyon Rd., Mescalero, NM, 88340, United States
  • 575-630-0024
  • 2800 Sudderth Dr., 88345, Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-0497
  • 2408 Sudderth Dr. #B, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States
  • 575-354-2327
  • 100 Lincoln Ave., Capitan, NM, United States

Smokey B’s at Apache Casino

Smokey B’s is a better-than-average dining option housed within a casino and highway travel center. They take their name from Lincoln County’s resident claim to fame, Smokey Bear, but be advised you’ll need to walk through the smokey casino floor to get to the restaurant. Once there, you will be rewarded with a large menu […]

  • 575-464-7777
  • Hwy 70 W., Mescalero, NM, United States

The Dolan House

The Dolan House, located in historic Lincoln, New Mexico, is a bed and breakfast with an adjoining restaurant that serves up home-cooked meals. A full breakfast selection, lunch menu, and mouth-watering sweets make this an excellent place for weary travelers to stop in and have a bite. They also cater to special occasions, so call […]

  • 575-653-4670
  • 826 Highway 380, Lincoln, NM, United States
  • 575-257-8930
  • 522 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States