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Red Chimney Bar-B-Que

817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
+1 575-885-8744
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brisket” (61 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (18 reviews)
“beans” (26 reviews)
11:00 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
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1 - 10 of 248 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wait staff was very attentive and helpful on their recommendation. The mixed meat BBQ was unique and very good. The decor is fun to explore in this old log cabin style building that has all kinds of antiques and animals. The food was good...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for some good barbeque in Carlsbad, NM, this is as good as any. The lean brisket was tender and juicy, the baked beans were good and the potato salad was pretty standard. The bread/biscuits were over toasted; burnt. The cherry cobbler...More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is great good food and service we had 4 different means and all of them were great no take home bags I highly recommend it

Thank Bill K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just left this place. We tried the ribs, piled high simething or orher, mac n cheese, sweet red wine. The best thing here were the rolls. The mac and cheese was okay. We left everything else on our plates. Wine was really watered down.

Thank GG597
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Our bus group, Heartland Travel, enjoyed great food and service for on evening meal on Sept. 7, 2017. Our server, Stormy was outstanding.

Thank wildcat13
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped here while passing through Carlsbad. Located in an attractive log building on the north end of town with a comfortable casual country atmosphere. The BBQ selections are extensive and the portions are generous. The ribs were very meaty but a little dry, however,...More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Red Chimney doesn't only do great BBQ, they serve a fried catfish platter that will knock your socks off. The catfish breading is nice and crisp, the fish tender, fries are hand cut and the garlic bread is toasted just right. Tasty, tasty, tasty!

Thank William V
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Yum! Loved the chop mix sandwich. Big enough for me to share! Okra is a huge portion. Wish I had room for the sourdough cobbler.

Thank Scabshouse
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were quickly greeted and seated. The inside is what you hope for, an eclectic mix of decor and the wonderful scent of barbecue. We were quickly asked what we wanted to drink and our server, Stormy, was energetic and entertaining. Our dinner was served...More

Thank cpehl
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We arrived here a bit late, they were just closing up. But they made sure that we still had a tasty meal, which was really nice. I had the ribs, and they were delicious!

Thank 868sophiev
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Questions & Answers
17 January 2017|
Response from Smashedpig |
Hello, thank you for your inquiry. We would be happy to have your group. A reservation would be recommended for a large party. Please contact me; Edgar Torres @ 760.413.6375 Thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 N Canal St, Carlsbad, NM 88220
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Carlsbad
  • Phone Number: +1 575-885-8744
  • E-mail
We hope you enjoy our true southern style bar-b-que, prepared the old fashioned way since 1954. Our meat is slow cooked in a bar-b-que pit, using local pecan wood. We prepare our sauce, salads and beans fresh daily. Our homemade sourdough cobbler is a little slice of history, courtesy of a recipe from an old cattle drive cook! ​
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