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Eat & Drink


Eat & Drink

After a sun-soaked day of mountain adventures, you're craving a grilled steak. The kids are clamoring for old-fashioned burgers and fries. Maybe a root beer float later, followed by a stop at the saloon to wet your whistle and check out the live music. Tomorrow will be delicious, too, starting with freshly made donuts then pancakes and eggs in a vintage diner, followed by BBQ for lunch. Why is it, you wonder, that every meal just tastes better in this magical mountain town?

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Bearly Awake Coffee Co

One of the newest coffee shops in Red River. read more...

Coffee, frozen yogurt, smoothies, fresh-squeezed lemonade. Selling local art,; booking tours for Bobcat Adventures; Booking Fly Fishing trips; electric bike rentals, tours, and sales.

604 E Main St
(575)-252-3000  Website  Email  

Brett’s Bistro

Long established as Red River's finest restaurant and premier Chef. read more...

We offer an array of Certified Angus Beef to fresh seafood and Rocky Mountain Trout. Our menu offers organic salads and vegetarian appetizers. We have daily Chef specials, traditional and original soups, and stews. Chefs Ruth and Brett make fresh and wonderful desserts. We offer a fine selection of wines and domestic, imported, and craft beers. Come and enjoy personal service amid surrounding views of Main Street, Brandenburg Park, and the Red River Ski Area. We are open for lunch and dinner.

201 W Main St
(575) 754-9959  Email  

Bull O’ The Woods Saloon

Bull O’ The Woods Saloon

A local watering hole, established in 1939 to serve great food and drinks to our friends and guests in a casual and fun atmosphere.
401 E. Main St
575-224-2897  Website  Email    

Candy Crate (The)

Candy Mountain Fudge is the signature product of the Candy Crate, a nostalgic candy and retail store. read more...

Candy Mountain Fudge is a cream and butter-based fudge that we have been manufacturing since 1990. In addition to Candy Mountain Fudge, we also have nostalgic, retro, and hard to find candies, fine chocolates, specialty food items, coffee and tea, snacks and beverages, glazed nuts, ice cream, and cool gifts and games.


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300 W Main St
(575) 754-2925  Website  Email    


Capo’s Red River

PIZZA, PIZZA, PIZZA & more. To go and in house dining available. read more...

Full menu, kid’s menu, outdoor dining along the river, catering, large parties welcome, WiFi, great service, open year round. Serving in Red River over 20 years.


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110 Pioneer Rd
(575) 754-6297  Website  Email  

Dairy Bar

American fare.

Burgers, fries, ice cream & more.

417 E Main St
(575) 754-9969  Website  Email  

Der Markt Food Store

We are a small conventional supermarket tailored to the needs of the resort visitor. read more...

Complete selection of beer, wine and liquor.

307 W Main St
(575) 754-2974  Website  Email

Go Kart City and Pit Stop

Go Kart City and Pit Stop

The Pit Stop offers food such as hand dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes and snow cones.  read more...

Must be 4’8″ to drive single & 5′ to drive double. 2 year age minimum for passengers.

317 W Main St
(575) 770-0334  Email  

Grill at the Lift House

Family-friendly bar and grill located at the base of the Platinum Chairlift overlooking the river. Simply the best deck in Red River! Open for lunch and dinner starting at 11 am daily.
200 Pioneer Rd
(575)223-0400  Website  

Li’l Willie’s Shenanigans

The Ice Cream and Gift Shop offers gifts for everyone. Find unique jewelry, pottery, handmade art, toys, and souvenirs.  read more...

Li’l Willie’s Shenanigans is Red River’s favorite ice cream & chocolate shop! We have 14 hand-scooped ice cream flavors to choose from. Shakes, malts, warm waffles, sundaes, banana splits, oh my!! We have the largest variety of premium gourmet chocolates to choose from. We also offer baked goods, caramel apples, fried pies, and other sweet treats. Enjoy your treats and relax on our porch and take in the views and people watch! While you’re here check out our gift shop where we offer tons of fun stuff and things! WE’D LOVE TO SEE YOU!

410 W Main St
575-754-1719  Email  

Madam’s Lounge & Theatre


A South-Western-Japanese-infused elevated dining and theater experience in Northern New Mexico. Constructed with intentional architecture cultivated with flares inspired by Native New Mexican design, Madam’s Lounge & Theatre will not only provide grandeur dining but will also foster community entertainment through a bliss theater experience as well. Madam’s seeks to serve the Northern New Mexico community through providing a space for cultural connections & engagement through food and entertainment. Madam’s aspires to accomplish this goal through Friday Night Lights. A new addition to Madam’s that seeks to offer a live music or cultural event each Friday!
In addition, food as always serves as a connection point. Through focus points on fresh food, Southwestern influences, and Japanese Style cuisine, Madam’s is the newest must-have restaurant in Red River, New Mexico!

(575)776-4874  Website

Motherlode Saloon

Bar featuring live music, dancing, and special events.

Package Liquor Store.

406 E. Main St
(575) 754-6280  Website  Email  

Noisy Water Winery and Cellars

A 5th generation family-owned winery based in Ruidoso, New Mexico. read more...

Serious wine with humble beginnings. Established in 2009 in Ruidoso. We are New Mexico True. Internationally Award-winning wine is what we do. Cheers, and VivaVino!

518 E Main St
(575) 257-9335  Website  Email    

Old Barrel Tea Company

Come on in and grab a hot tea

We’re a female run, family business. We drink tea and tisanes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and all the time in between. We don’t put our pinkies up while drinking tea. We use honey in our tea but we also use honey as medicine & for skin care. We love to cook & we love to eat. We’re flavor obsessed & wellness oriented. We are united by the hedonistic belief that wellness should be a pleasure. Happy tea time friends!

201 W Main St

Old Tymer's Cafe

Old Tymer’s Cafe

Old Tymers Cafe was featured on Man vs. Food TV show and serves traditional American cuisine as well as New Mexican favorites.
210 E Main St
(575) 754-2951  Website  Email  

Red River Brewing Company & Distillery

Red River Brewing Company provides the whole family fabulous service, delectable food, and top notch beer and root beer. read more...

Red River Brewing Company & Distillery provides the whole family fabulous service, delectable food, and top-notch beer and spirits. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week, 365 days a year, we are your go-to place for family fun. With a varied American menu (salads, sandwiches, burgers, and more), everyone can find something pleasing. We are proud to be the highest elevation brewery and distillery in NM, making fresh beer and spirits in the house. Enjoy our pet-friendly patios, free WiFi, and relaxing atmosphere and you won’t want to leave!

217 W Main St
(575)754-4422  Website  Email    

Sheehan Winery

Sheehan Winery is committed to making high-quality, all natural, boutique wines in New Mexico. read more...

Our winery was founded in 2015 by Sean Sheehan, who learned the craft by serving for more than a decade as lead winemaker at some of New Mexico’s finest wineries. Our wines are made exclusively from New Mexico-grown grapes. Sheehan Winery wines reflect the unique combination of sun, high altitude, dry climate, and soil of the New Mexico climate. We invite you to enjoy them!

417 W Main St, Suite 106
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Shotgun Willie’s Cafe

Shotgun Willie's Cafe has been a Red River institution for over 20 years. We specialize in BBQ, fresh (never frozen) hamburgers and the best breakfast in town!
403 W Main St
(575) 754-6505  Website  Email  

Ski Tip Restaurant

Ski Tip Restaurant and Deck

Burgers, soups, deli-type selections and drinks. Visitors can sit on the large deck with views of Gold Hill and the Carson National Forest.
400 Pioneer Rd
(575) 754-2223  Website

Sky High Pies

Best Pizza in Town! Fresh homemade dough, sauces, and ingredients. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. Great for all sizes and ages of groups and families!
320 E Main St
(575) 754-6334  Website  Email      

Steam Coffee

Steam Coffee Co.

Coffee Shop/Bistro
400 W Main St
575-754-4200  Website  Email    


Sundance Restaurant

Family owned Mexican food restaurant. Open since 1974. Serving quality food in a family casual environment. read more...
401 E High St
(575) 754-2971  Website  



Family-owned breakfast restaurant with many home-cooked favorites.

Our friendly staff will be happy to serve you and your family our popular dishes. We offer homemade donuts, waffles, chicken fried steak, eggs, enchiladas, and more. We will be serving delicious breakfast and donuts daily. We are located at 601 W Main Street. Be sure to follow us on Facebook for offers and specials!

601 W Main St
(575)-252-3357  Website  

Texas Reds Steakhouse

Serving great steaks for 50 years! Family friendly service. Red River's source for Live Music and entertainment! Reds had Beds! read more...

Steakhouse and bar with live music Thursday through Sunday at the Lost Love Saloon.

Texas Red’s Menu

400 E Main St
(575) 754-2922  Website

Wild Bill's Koffee

Wild Bill’s Koffee House

Specialty coffees, soup, sandwiches, Frito pies, connected to gift shop and lodging is available. Open daily 7am-5pm.
325 Main St
(575)754-2428  Website  Email

Yesterday's Diner

Yesterday’s Diner

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dine in or take-out available. The menu includes espresso coffees and ice cream. Now serving beer and wine. Come by and enjoy the 50's atmosphere. read more...
612 W Main St
(575) 754-6233  Website  Email