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Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant

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American, Bar, Grill, Mexican, Pub
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401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
+1 575-744-5431
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Scott City, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was good off the menu, the breakfast is nothing to brag about. The waitresses was real nice and helpful. We just had a hamburger sandwich and frys and it was real good. Price was good not expensive.

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Thank Sis L
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived and sat down several minutes before Happy Hour was over. By the time the waiter came to our table it was one minute past Happy Hour. We asked if could still get happy hour prices, with me explaining we had been there for awhile. He replied in a curt voice that it was one minute past happy hour,... More 

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Thank babyhona
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry for any miscommunication that my have occurred over Happy Hour. Our computer system controls and operates our Happy Hour and once it's over it's over. On the good side we do offer our Happy Hour 5 days a week Sunday - Thursday from 3-7 pm and soon we will be rolling out our New Ivory Tusk Happy... More 

Estes Park, Colorado, United States
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the RV Resort across the street & given a discount voucher upon check in. My husband ordered the EB hamburger & said it was very good. I ordered the bun less burger. It was also very good. The hamburger came atop a plate of veggies. I had the broccoli cheddar soup that was delicious. The tavern was... More 

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Thank Bill Lori B
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Lori, Thank you for taking time to write this kind review. We are very happy that both of you enjoyed your meal and hope you will come through Elephant Butte again! Safe journeys! More 

North Houston, Texas
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Menu is great service is kind and helpful very enjoyable we. Appreciate the details in helping make our stay exceptional

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Thank Charles A
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Charles, thank you again for your review. We are happy you enjoyed our new breakfast menu!! More 

Buffalo, New York
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

we stayed at the RV park across the street but were given a discount coupon and fiugred we try it for dinner and we were not disappointed - the menu is limited but yet a variety of options - - the portions were generous and the price was reasonable - our service was good not speedy but acceptable - it... More 

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Thank karenconnie68
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Karen, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal at the Ivory Tusk! Thank you for your review! More 

Corrales, New Mexico
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156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Elephant Butte, NM is an out of the way small town. We stopped at Ivory Tusk for lunch. They have a good selection of beers in bottle and on tap. My wife had a turkey wrap and she said it was delicious. I had a prime rib sandwich on a ciabatta bun and it was one of the best sandwiches... More 

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Thank Dan C
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you so very much for writing this review...we are so pleased you and your wife enjoyed your meal at the Ivory Tusk Tavern. We certainly hope to see you again!! More 

Las Cruces, New Mexico
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Unfortunately due to the lake drying up, most all businesses have suffered a major downturn. This place has hung in there, but is expensive. I could have stayed, and camped out on the excellent nearby state park for 10 nights, vs. the one stayed here, and be inches away from what is left of the water.

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Thank hufziger
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Hufziger, Thank you so much for spending time with us at the Inn. Actually, as you go further north, there is still plenty of water to play in and on the southern end, by the Inn, the fishing is great right now. We hope to see you again! More 

Elephant Butte, New Mexico
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

went to meet friends and the place was packed. it's small but packed none the less. one of my friends had the fish and chips and the other ate chile rellenos. i had the bunless burger and it was great. my friends even wanted chocolate martini's and never having heard of it, made us drinks i thought was divine. they... More 

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Thank nightshadesfal
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi nightshadesfal, What a pleasure it was to read your review. Thank you so much for taking time to post this review. We hope you will come again! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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143 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, hot fresh food. We loved the bowl of green chile, just perfect. The Trio plate was average. Overall we will be back.

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Thank Roadwarriors2
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Roadwarriors2, Thank you for stopping into the Ivory Tusk Restaurant AND thank you for taking time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal and look forward to having you back for another meal. More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The breaded Buffalo wings if you order them dry and ask for the sauces on the side can not be beat. The salads are good also. The full order salads are a meal on its own so I usually order the half salad with a half dozen wings. I have had the Chili Rellenos and the fish and chips all... More 

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Thank LA-NM-Boy
EB_RV_Resort_Manager, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Tusk Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi LA-NM-Boy , Thank you so much for the review; we appreciate you taking the time to write this. We are thrilled that you were happy with your meal and have shared this with our great staff. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Grill, Mexican, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Hwy 195, Elephant Butte, NM 87935
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Sierra County  >  Elephant Butte
  • Phone Number: +1 575-744-5431
Description
This is the restaurant attached to the Elephant Butte Inn. I wanted to review it separate from the hotel, which has quite a few reviews on tripadvisor.

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