Casual Dining

diners3download Enjoy a casual dining experience when you visit Ruidoso at one of the many local restaurants. Whether you want a fun family dinner or an intimate dinner for two, Ruidoso has a restaurant for you.

 

American

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

Bear Bites

Hours: Closed Tuesdays, Monday-Saturday 10 am-6:30 pm, Sunday 10 am-2 pm

  • 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

Renee’s Real Food

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-3 pm

  • 575-973-0351
  • 435 Smokey Bear Blvd, 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

Fast Food

  • 575-257-0845
  • 418 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-336-2325
  • 1 Ski Run Rd., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Club Gas

Hours: Downstairs: 6:30am-1:30pm, Upstairs: 4:30pm-8pm

  • 575-258-3211
  • 1137 Mechem Dr., #A, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States
  • 575-257-7547
  • 144 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-258-3616
  • 1203 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-0544
  • 2306-2 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-4787
  • 102 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-630-0251
  • 148 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-4246
  • 654 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Mexican Food

Casa Blanca

Casa Blanca has been around for decades, and for good reason. Depending on who you talk to, you may hear they have the best fill-in-the-blank in Ruidoso, with common options being margaritas, chile rellenos, and home-made chips and salsa. Located in a large, old house, Casa Blanca has plenty of space, two outdoor patios, and […]

  • 575-257-2495
  • 501 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-378-4033
  • 135 Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States
  • 575-258-1397
  • 2117 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-378-4224
  • 141 W. Hwy 70, Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-354-2206
  • 442 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan, NM, United States
  • 575-630-0024
  • 2800 Sudderth Dr., 88345, Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-378-9804
  • 2064 W. Hwy 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, United States
  • 575-378-1079
  • 340 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-336-4673
  • 100 Lake Shore Dr., Alto, NM, United States
  • 575-257-5040
  • 319 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-4135
  • 2963 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Italian Food & Pizza

  • 575-257-7746
  • 2547 Sudderth Dr., Roswell, NM, United States

Michael J’s

Throughout the years, fine dining establishments in Ruidoso have been met with challenges. Established in 2013 and steadily gaining popularity each year among locals and seasonal visitors alike, however, Michael J’s has made its mark and is here to stay. Expect excellent service, top-quality ingredients, consistently good food, an excellent wine list, and a cozy […]

  • 575-257-9559
  • 601 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Pizza Hut

One of two pizza delivery options in Ruidoso. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-11pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-12am

  • 575-257-5161
  • 725 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Steak & Seafood

Cattle Baron

Local Old West-themed steakhouses chain featuring prime rib, seafood & a huge salad bar. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:30am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11:30pm-9:30pm

  • 575-257-9355
  • 657 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, 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

K-Bobs

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm

  • 575-378-0025
  • W. Highway 70, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Texas Club

Seasonal Hours: 5pm-9pm

  • 575-258-3325
  • 212 Metz Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

The Ranchers

Hours: Daily 11am-9pm

  • 575-257-7540
  • 2823 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Asian

  • 575-630-1120
  • 633 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Coffee Shops & Bakeries

  • 575-257-4014
  • 721 Mechem, Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-5500
  • 2501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-9251
  • 2107 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-808-8181
  • 2811 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Sweet Treats

Sabor

Hours: Call for hours.

  • 575-630-0070
  • 2319 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-5500
  • 2501 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

TCBY

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 10:30 am-8:30 pm, Friday-Saturday 10:30 am-9:30 pm

  • 575-257-7822
  • 2812 Sudderth, Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-808-8181
  • 2811 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Catering

  • 575-257-2433
  • 2415 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Dreamcatcher Catering

Hours: Call for hours.

  • 575-802-2222
  • 2629 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-630-0251
  • 148 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States
  • 575-257-9251
  • 2107 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States