A little place along the road into Ruidoso with bits of history (Route 66, 50's sock hops, gas station signs, etc.) hung all over the walls and great food.
Favorite Dish: The chili-dog was HUGE! I had a chicken-fried steak a couple of days later, and it was really great! It was the first time I've ever had a chick-fried steak for breakfast (kinda weird!) and the first one I've had outside of Texas.
There are a few, Casa Blanca for mexican, Bonney's for that Santa Fa feel, River's Edge Eatery for fantastic wraps and for a good steak I hear Cattle Baron is great.
Prices for River's Edge Eatery $5-$8,Casa Blanca and Bonney's $8-$17, Cattle Baron higher (not quite sure never been there yet).
Favorite Dish: Too many to memtion!
Shrimpy's is a surfing/beach themed Shrimp and Wing Shack located in Times Square in Midtown Ruidoso. It was voted the second best seafood in the county. They were showing "Endless Summer" on TVs when I visited. Hours are 10 AM to 6 PM Thursday through Monday. Keep in mind they cook in Peanut Oil.
Favorite Dish: Try the Steamed Shrimp with Cajun Rice.
During the day, this place offers great family fun. Included for kids is a game room with not only arcade games, but also home system consoles so kids can sit and play as if they were home. For the grown-up kids, a foosball and pool table are also there to goof around with. And if its beer you're after, this place offers eight microbrews to sample, and cases to buy if you enjoy.
Favorite Dish: Although describing themselves as a 'New York Style Pub,' the Italian food here is wonderful. Try the lasagna, as it is very rich, and so tasty.
Excellent Italian food at Michelena's, featuring gourmet pizza, homemade Italian dishes & thirteen inch hot or cold sandwiches. Fine wine & imported beer.
Favorite Dish: Great Pizzas!
Great beer from the Sierra Blanca Brewing Company, a microbrewery in Carizzo, New Mexico!
Favorite Dish: New York Style Pizza