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Mad Jack's

105 James Canyon Highway, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
+1 575-682-7577
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“brisket” (67 reviews)
“potato salad” (23 reviews)
“mac n cheese” (7 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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105 James Canyon Highway, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Ran out of food. Only had pull pork. Waited 20 minutes in the cold. To find out they were already out of food.More

1  Thank abc123lw21
James J, Owner at Mad Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

I’m so sorry to hear. We were short handed and quite honest, not organized for such a big rush. We normally would have someone run outside to inform folks as we’re running out. We’re always out of food by 3-3:30 in the afternoon. That’s the...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Being from Texas, our standards are high. This place nailed it! From the brisket, pulled pork and loaded potatoes, this restaurant did it right!

Thank keames1977
James J, Owner at Mad Jack's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thanks! All of us here at Mad Jack’s are glad you enjoyed!

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting our son, who is stationed at nearby Holloman AFB for the week from NC. Like us, he's eaten alot of NC BBQ over the years. He wanted us to go to Mad Jack's while there, which we did. My...More

Thank Danny J
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Good bbq went for lunch. I would not drive 100 miles out of my way for it. Brisket was good sausage ya tried lots of side green chili stew was great mac cheese ya. Staff very cool

Thank John J
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great Place,Great Food, Great Staff ! we eat here a lot, best BBQ ever ! if you want to have some fun & some Outstanding BBQ, then you need to eat at Mad Jacks ! Eddie DeLuca

1  Thank TheHitManMine
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I️ lived in Lockhart, Texas where Barbecue is a staple for the community. On our visit to Cloudcroft, New Mexico, we had lunch this barbecue joint that was run and owned by James (MAD Jack) Jackson who is from Lockhart also. My...More

1  Thank dukeroberson65
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Our fourth visit here. We always bring our guests to Mad Jack’s BBQ. The place never disappoints and remains consistent. We waited about an hour in the cold, but the food made up for it. Always get there early before most things run out!

Thank TheBeachUnicorn
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Traveling all over the world my wife and I were staying just out of town. Well our experience was to try different food places.Sure glad we went here. Mac n cheese with little chunks of brisket oh yeah.MAD MAX THE PITMASTER IS A HOOT All...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a great place to get great BBQ. The staff is very friendly and it is fun to talk to them as you go through the line. Be prepared for a wait. They are open from 11:00 to when ever they run out of...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We go hiking in beautiful Cloudcroft N.M. after a long hike nothing sounds better than a good lunch, for the last two hikes , we visited Mad Jacks's , and let me tell you, " it's probably the best BBQ in New Mexico, i had...More

Thank Oscar A
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Don A
11 May 2016|
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Response from LynnA302 | Reviewed this property |
11AM until he runs out of food, which is usually mid-afternoon or even earlier. You need to get here at opening if you want food. Open Thursday-Sunday.
Don A
11 May 2016|
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Response from catrina_darling | Reviewed this property |
They vary with the season. They close at least one day during the week so it's best to call ahead for current hours. They don't sell leftovers so once they're out of food they close for the day so plan to go early.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 105 James Canyon Highway, Cloudcroft, NM 88317
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Cloudcroft
  • Phone Number: +1 575-682-7577
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