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Big Daddy's Diner

1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-1224
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (49 reviews)
“chicken strips” (10 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Barbecue, American, Diner, Vegetarian Friendly
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1705 James Canyon Hwy 82, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

don't eat at Big Daddy's unless you bring your appetite. Home cooked food made from scratch. American food, blue plate specials. A welcome change from chain restaurants where the food is all the same. I had the chicken fired steak with mash potatoes and green...More

Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here on a Saturday afternoon and they weren’t busy. Our waitress (blonde younger) was very professional and nice. The food was great, tasted awesome. The only thing I didn’t like was the area where all the staff was open and you could see them...More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Four of us ate at Big Daddy’s several times while visiting Cloudcroft, NM. There were always vehicles lined up in front, so we decided to chance a good meal. Oh wow! Their beef enchiladas, hamburgers, and chicken fried steaks were amazing. You definitely will not...More

Thank Connie A
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The food was pretty good but the thing I really remember is how grumpy our waitress was. We were polite and friendly but she was not. I might have thought she was just having a bad day but when I mentioned it to someone else...More

Thank Kelso K
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for breakfast and were pleasantly treated by the waitress and followed up with a hearty breakfast either one of us could finish. The pancakes had great flavor and my gravy breakfast had a homemade touch. I will go back.

Thank Jav C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Called over and ordered take out first lunch. I ordered the small catfish plate and there were 2 huge pieces. There was enough food for 2 meals for me. Plus, I'm a southern girl, and therefore, really particular about my catfish. This was cooked to...More

Thank Pamela T
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I’m genuinely confused as to why this place is rated so high. I went here with my family and waited 15 minutes for a server to acknowledge our existence. Instead of taking our order, she informed us that it would be an hour before we...More

2  Thank 123bradleyb
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

We had a nice dinner in here last night. The smell of bbq was amazing but they were two hours away from being able to serve any. So, we opted for the enchilada dinner. Food was OK. Wait staff was lovely.

Thank IndySig
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We ate here twice both times for breakfast. One time they were slammed with not enough wait staff and too many customers, but both times the food was good and we understood about being understaffed. We ate chicken fried steak and eggs. the steak was...More

Thank Linda Sue N
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We came to Cloudcroft for a golfing weekend . Ate breakfast & supper here . Both were very good !!! The chicken fried steak was Great , enough to share . Waitstaff was friendly .

Thank JanisRhea
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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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