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.  

Anaheim Jacks

This place is known for From MILD to WILD Burgers, Fresh Hand Breaded Chicken, Fried Catfish, Fish & Chips, House made appetizers, and the biggest craft beer selection in town!!

  • 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

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

Tex-Mex Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

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

Chef Shawn’s Eatery

New American Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

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

Cornerstone Bakery Cafe

Bakery and Cafe on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-1842
  • 1712 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Cree Meadows Country Club

Country Club on Country Club Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-2733
  • 301 Country Club Dr, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Farley’s Food, Fun & Pub

In 1995 in concept, Farley’s Food, Fun & Pub was established in Ruidoso, NM offering a more casual “sports bar” Atmosphere by the same owner of Cattle Baron, Jeff Wilson. A Second Farley’s opened in Dec. 1998 in Las Cruces. With another Farley’s now in Roswell, NM.

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

Flying J Ranch Chuckwagon Supper & Western Show

The Ranch is open May 26th – 29th, then June 1st through Labor Day 6 nights a week (Monday – Saturday) and Saturdays through mid – October. A typical evening at the Flying J Ranch begins with making reservations. Reservations are requested, but not required. Walkins are welcome, however to help them with the food […]

  • 575-336-4330
  • 1028 State Hwy 48, Alto, NM, 88312, 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

Grill Caliente

Southwestern Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-630-0024
  • 2800 Sudderth Dr., 88345, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Hall of Flame Burgers

Fast Food Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-9987
  • 2500 Sudderth Dr. Ste 2, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Hidden Tap

Tap Room off of Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-0497
  • 2408 Sudderth Dr. #B, Ruidoso, NM, 88345, United States

Lincoln County Grill

American Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-7669
  • 2717 Sudderth Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Log Cabin Restaurant

Breakfast Restaurant on Mechem Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-258-5029
  • 1074 Mechem Dr., Ruidoso, NM, United States

Oso Grill

Bar and Grill on Lincoln Avenue in Capitan.

  • 575-354-2327
  • 100 Lincoln Ave., Capitan, NM, United States

Renee’s Real Food

American/Italian Restaurant on Smokey Bear Boulevard in Capitan.

  • 575-973-0351
  • 435 Smokey Bear Blvd, Capitan, NM, United States

Ruidoso Jockey Club

Located in Ruidoso, New Mexico, the Ruidoso Jockey Club has been the premier destination for Quarter Horse racing enthusiasts for more than 60 years. Founded in 1954, the Ruidoso Jockey Club was created for true horsemen to enjoy the excitement of the Ruidoso Downs, from the Jockey Club’s premium facilities. The 2-story Jockey Club has 3 […]

  • 575-378-4446
  • 26225 Hwy. 70, Ruidoso Downs, NM, 88346

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

Smokey Bear Restaurant

Breakfast and Lunch Restaurant on Smokey Bear Boulevard in Capitan.

  • 575-354-2557
  • 310 Smokey Bear Blvd., Capitan, 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

Tina’s Café

New Mexican Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso. Open Tuesday-Sunday 7:00 am-3:00 pm. Now accepting Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Discover and Cash. Check out our story on Tina’s Cafe here.

  • 575-257-8930
  • 2825 Sudderth Dr, Ruidoso, NM, United States

Trolley Burger Depot

Hamburger Restaurant on Sudderth Drive in Ruidoso.

  • 575-257-3868
  • 800 Sudderth Dr., 88345, Ruidoso, NM, United States