Southeastern New Mexico Restaurants

Big Daddy's Diner

  • 1705 James Canyon (U.S. 82)
  • Cloudcroft
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 06/22/2017

Fodor's Review

You'll catch a whiff of Big Daddy's tasty food as you turn off U.S. 82 into Cloudcroft. There's something for everyone at this homey joint, where the staff seems to know darned near everyone by first name. Don't expect anything fancy—just solid American favorites, and some Mexican staples, too, like enchiladas and huevos rancheros. Though the menu leans heavily on meat, these folks happily accommodate vegetarian requests. Big Daddy serves tasty and tender barbecue on the weekends. It's worth trying the fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich for breakfast for a twist on a classic.

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1705 James Canyon (U.S. 82), Cloudcroft, New Mexico, 88317, USA



Published 06/22/2017


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Aug 1, 2016

This is the best place in the entire region

Man, and as usual, it was delicious. Scrumptious helping of home made gravy, that smothers the tasteful biscuits, and bacon and sausage. When we have out of town visitors. we always take them to have a few meals here. You can tell that the owners take pride in their business. The staff are incredibly helpful and friendly. If you are in the area, this is a MUST stop.