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Best things to do in Ruidoso

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Bakery
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“Breakfast and pastries....Only open for breakfast and lunch. Bring your ID if you’d like a mimosa.”
30 locals recommend
Café
$
“Cozy spot to have sandwiches or lite meal! Good selection of coffee and hot/iced tea! Typically busy, but worth a visit!”
31 locals recommend
Park
“It is a beautiful little spot in the mountains where you can hike, swim, fish, paddle board, boat, and enjoy!”
27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza in the village. This is a small establishment so be prepared to wait for a table or order food from the street.”
21 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Honky tonk bar with live music every night. Definitely worth a visit once:)”
18 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Salmon, salads, bacon wrapped dates, vanilla milk stout beer, butterfinger cheesecake oh my.”
14 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Small and quaint, but its a nice grocery store. Can buy liquor there as well. About 2 miles from house”
9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of our go to places! Only open for breakfast and lunch. Tina’s has amazing food and desserts! We have tried most things on the menu and they do not disappoint!! ”
14 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Spencer theater is a spectacular building with chihuly glass. Free tours are given on specific days. Worth the tour. The building has wonderful acoustics if you want to see a show.”
10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Horses race Friday - Sunday during racing season. Fun for the whole family! Take the tunnel under the race track to view the horses up close.”
15 locals recommend
Market
“In my opinion Albertsons in Ruidoso combines the best of the local deli/bistro/flower shop and well stocked grocery store. Albertsons bought out United and their subsidiaries (Amigos & Market Street) and have done a wonderful job making this store into a mini Market Street. Good selections, great produce and meat. Being that Ruidoso is fairly remote and a little village, prices are a little higher than Wal-Mart, but not totally outrageous.”
7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located in downtown shopping area. Hall of Flame burgers are the best around.”
12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fried green 🌶 rings kinda like onion rings are the best in town. Peter loves their hamburgers ”
13 locals recommend
Bar
“Neat environment while enjoying drinks, playing games, and the whole family is welcome. ”
11 locals recommend
Food
“Awesome Italian food. They're usually busy though, so it's best to call for a reservation. We recommend the shrimp diavolo!”
10 locals recommend
Bar
“Recently remodeled great fun atmosphere. Out door patio had heaters and is a great place to sit. Hamburgers, nachos, Mexican and American food. Pool tables, pinball machines as well. $$”
12 locals recommend