Fodor's Expert Review Red Chimney Pit Bar-B-Q

$$ Outside Carlsbad Caverns National Park Barbecue Fodor's Choice

If you hanker for sweet-and-tangy pecan wood–smoked barbecue, this homey, log-cabin-style spot serves up consistently tasty fare at reasonable prices. Sauce from an old family recipe is slathered on chicken, pork, beef brisket, turkey, and ham. Fried catfish and other home-style dishes are also served. If wall-mounted animal heads make you squeamish, you might want to dine elsewhere.

Barbecue Lunch Dinner $$ Family Lively Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

817 N. Canal St.
Carlsbad, New Mexico  88220, USA


Known For:
  • Sides of smoked mac-and-cheese and seasoned corn
  • Charbroiled burgers
  • Spicy jalapeño sausage
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun. and Mon.

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