5 Lincoln County Eateries Worth the Drive

Yelp reviews answer the question: Where do locals in Ruidoso go to eat when they want to get out of town? Discover the Top 5 Lincoln County restaurants according to Yelp reviews.

Fried Chicken Wrap at Oso Grill, a regional favorite in Capitan, NM.

Fried Chicken Wrap at Oso Grill, a regional favorite in Capitan, NM.

1. Oso Grill

$$  American (New)

100 Lincoln Ave
Capitan, NM 88316

Phone: (575) 354-2327

I clearly need to make more trips to Capitan for lunch!  This was my first visit & certainly won't be my last. Huge, delicious sandwich - won't be needing dinner tonight! They also… read more


2. Renee’s Real Food

$  American (Traditional)Sandwiches,Bagels

435 Smokey Bear Blvd
Capitan, NM 88316

Phone: (575) 973-0933

We've been on the road by RV nearly a year. The guy at Smokey The Bear Museum told us to try Renee's. Was he right! The lunch menu was quite eclectic. Shrimp and Grits, Fried Chicken…read more


3. Smokey Bear Restaurant

$  DinersAmerican (New)

310 Smokey Bear Blvd
Capitan, NM 88316

Phone: (575) 354-2257

This is a cute diner style restaurant in a tiny town and it is amazing. I ordered the Papa Bear Burger and my boyfriend ordered the Mama Bear Burger with jalapeños. Both were amazing… read more


4. The Dolan House

$$  MexicanAmerican (Traditional)

826 Calle La Placita
Lincoln, NM 88338

Phone: (575) 653-4670

WOW! Cornbread, coleslaw and blue bell ice cream - it's like a little slice of heaven in the middle of New Mexico!!  The ambiance is super cute. It takes you back to the early 1900s… read more

5. Tinnie Silver Dollar

$$  Steakhouses

28842 Hwy 70
Tinnie, NM 88351

Phone: (575) 653-4425

Tinnie Silver Dollar is a well known steak house out in the middle of the hills in New Mexico. East of Lubbock, Texas by about two hundred miles, is little hidden gem.  Why do I… read more