MAD Jack's Mountaintop Barbecue

MAD Jack's Mountaintop Barbecue We are a Central Texas style Barbecue Joint in Cloudcroft NM. We've updated our schedule for summer!! Thursday-Monday from 11:00am-until we sell out!

We Ain't no fast food resturant! We are a Barbecue Joint! We do brisket, pork ribs, chicken, pulled pork, sausage and now our Massive DINO Beef Ribs (Saturday and Sunday Only) Smoked turkey legs when we like to Smoke Them! Home Made pies and cobblers and sandwiches. All our hand made sides are made fresh every early morning, potato salad, cole slaw, pinto beans and mac and cheese. Our roasted corn is also one of our speciality items. Come and check out our newly remodeled building located 9,000 feet above the stress level in beautiful Lincoln National Forest.

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Attire: Casual

Most bbq guys would show off a slice of moist brisket, I do that from time to time, but not today. Here’s a photo of my ...
06/16/2019

Most bbq guys would show off a slice of moist brisket, I do that from time to time, but not today. Here’s a photo of my dad. Before I made a huge career change I worked with him for over thirty years. I lost him in ‘14, he made all of this possible. The next time you’re in our bbq joint notice the ‘Kirk Jackson’ on the menu. My dad’s favorite sandwich. He’d never say it, but I think he’d be proud to see our long lines! To all those great dads... Happy Fathers Day! #missmydad

I’d like to send out a huge thanks to everyone that stopped by today. This little bbq joint is a great place. For me, it...
06/16/2019

I’d like to send out a huge thanks to everyone that stopped by today. This little bbq joint is a great place. For me, it’s always like having family and friends over. Today was a great day! Tonight we’re gonna be smokin’ a record amount of beef ribs for Father’s Day! Come early though guys! It doesn’t seem to matter how many we manage to do they disappear quick! We’re also having an amazing Fathers Day desert planned! Come getcha some! 🙂
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #greatbrisket #lockhartbbq # texasbbq

We’re taking care of you guys! You see, lately we’ve been fighting briskets that are far too small. Our poor delivery dr...
06/13/2019

We’re taking care of you guys! You see, lately we’ve been fighting briskets that are far too small. Our poor delivery driver. He was surprised when I rejected 10 cases out of the 31 he was delivering for this weekend! I have another delivery Friday. I hope they’re on point! Our night guy, Don, is on duty this evening. I just left the bbq joint and although those briskets are just beginning their journey, they’re sure looking good!! We’re gonna burn a lot of that sweet post oak tonight! #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #texasbrisket #lockhartbbq

Just a head’s up.. tomorrow, Monday, the bbq joint will be closed, but our neighboring bbq trailer will be open. After a...
06/10/2019

Just a head’s up.. tomorrow, Monday, the bbq joint will be closed, but our neighboring bbq trailer will be open. After a huge weekend, and a shipment of small briskets we simply don’t have enough inventory to open the building. My apologies! I hope you’ll check out our ‘bbq shack’ and enjoy our outdoor picnic area. Thanks!
#madjacksbbq #lockhartbbq #cloudcroftnm

We have a wildcat on our team that we like to call MacDaddy. You see, he makes our Mac n Cheese every morning. Well this...
06/03/2019

We have a wildcat on our team that we like to call MacDaddy. You see, he makes our Mac n Cheese every morning. Well this morning he brought me his version of our brisket chili Frito Pie. Needless to say, we were serving the MacDaddy Frito Pie all day today! You have the creaminess of the Mac combined with the crunch of the Fritos, add our brisket chili and it’ll change your life! Come getcha some! :)
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockgartbbq #texasbrisket

You guys have to check out our motley crew we’re sponsoring at the basketball tournament down in Ruidoso this weekend! T...
06/02/2019

You guys have to check out our motley crew we’re sponsoring at the basketball tournament down in Ruidoso this weekend! They promised me that they’d smoke all challengers! As a bbq man, that’s all I needed to hear! :) #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #smokinonthemountain

These guys got my back! Thank you Holloman Air Force Base!! And thank you Ft Bliss in El Paso for your service and suppo...
05/29/2019

These guys got my back! Thank you Holloman Air Force Base!! And thank you Ft Bliss in El Paso for your service and support! I hope y’all can make it to the Mountaintop this week, we’ll be smokin’for ya! :)
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #hollomanafb #ftbliss #greatbrisket #lockhartbbq #texasbbq

My whole crew and I would like to wish you a wonderful Memorial Day! A big thank you to all our friends out at Holloman ...
05/27/2019

My whole crew and I would like to wish you a wonderful Memorial Day! A big thank you to all our friends out at Holloman AFB and Ft Bliss. We appreciate all you do. And of course we’d like to remember those that gave their all so we can have the freedoms we enjoy. We’ve been smokin’ all night for you guys, so if you don’t have your own backyard pit going, we got your back! :) #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #hollomanafb #ftbliss

For those that want a much quicker lunch, we’re opening our neighboring bbq trailer for the summer season. It’ll be open...
05/26/2019

For those that want a much quicker lunch, we’re opening our neighboring bbq trailer for the summer season. It’ll be open weekends only. Currently, it doesn’t have our full menu, but it does have our variety of sandwiches, all on a toasted sour dough bun, and our sides. I’d like to thank everyone that visited yesterday, it was a record day for us! #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #greatbrisket

I’m hoping y’all come up for a visit this weekend to help us celebrate our fourth anniversary and much more importantly ...
05/24/2019

I’m hoping y’all come up for a visit this weekend to help us celebrate our fourth anniversary and much more importantly to remember all those that have given all for our freedom. For those that came up today to help with our ‘Smokin’ to Whoop Cancer’ event, thank you! During lunch today we gathered $4501.98! Which $2160.49 is going to the American Cancer Society and the rest to a family or families you guys nominated. I can’t say thank you enough! #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #amazingbrisket

Today marks our four year anniversary! I feel extremely blessed as odds are against making it this long in this business...
05/23/2019

Today marks our four year anniversary! I feel extremely blessed as odds are against making it this long in this business. Here’s a photo of me with our very first customer! As I’ve been posting, to celebrate, every cent brought in today after we pay our gross receipt tax, will be split between The American Cancer Society and a family/families that are fighting cancer. We loaded the pits like we’re smoking for a Saturday! You’re cordially invited to help us celebrate! Believe it or not, we’re smokin’ to whoop cancer! :)
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #cancersucks

Without a doubt, what I enjoy the most about the bbq joint are all the nice people I’ve met. Oddly enough, I’ve been giv...
05/20/2019

Without a doubt, what I enjoy the most about the bbq joint are all the nice people I’ve met. Oddly enough, I’ve been given some really nice gifts, but this has to be one of my favorites! A while back, I met a gentleman by the name of Roy while he was visiting from North Carolina. He had his daughter and her family deliver a hand made meat cleaver to me this weekend! What a cool gift! On another note... don’t forget guys, this Thursday is our four year anniversary! To celebrate, after taxes, half of what we ring up on the register is going to the Cancer Society, the other half to a family in need! I hope to see ya! 🙂
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #greatbrisket

It’s a new day at the bbq joint! And we’re excited about next week. I placed a post over a week ago about our upcoming f...
05/18/2019

It’s a new day at the bbq joint! And we’re excited about next week. I placed a post over a week ago about our upcoming four year anniversary. On our opening week we did a cancer benefit collecting over $1000 for the American Cancer Society. This year in celebration of your support we’re going to smoke that! This Thursday, May 23rd, we’re going to take our net income and donate half once again to the American Cancer Society and the other half to a family in need. Sadly we’ve had several families nominated. If you guys would like to help a family out just give us a shout at [email protected], or simply stop by Thursday to help us celebrate! Thanks guys, the last four years have been a blessing! :)
#smokintowhoopcancer #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #greatbrisket

Our first step in going green on the Mountaintop. Biodegradable drink cups and lids! #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #texasbb...
05/11/2019

Our first step in going green on the Mountaintop. Biodegradable drink cups and lids! #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #texasbbq #lockhartbbq #amazingbrisket

I wanna invite you guys up to our bbq oasis on the mountaintop. Slow smokin’ all night with that central Texas post oak ...
05/10/2019

I wanna invite you guys up to our bbq oasis on the mountaintop. Slow smokin’ all night with that central Texas post oak and lotsa love. Hope to see you guys. And.. stay posted for details on our 4th anniversary coming up on the 23rd. That promises to be a great week!
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm

Some may think I’ve lost my mind, but on our anniversary, May 23rd, we’re gonna be smokin’ to whoop cancer! During our o...
05/09/2019

Some may think I’ve lost my mind, but on our anniversary, May 23rd, we’re gonna be smokin’ to whoop cancer! During our opening week in 2015 we did a benefit for the American Cancer Society and were able to donate over $1000. On our upcoming anniversary we’d like to invite you to help us again. I’ll keep you posted, we haven’t worked out the details, but with your help we’ll do far more than that opening year! This year not only are we going to do our part with the Cancer Society, I’d like to make a gift to a family in need. So.. please, if you know a family that is fighting cancer reach out to us at: [email protected] to nominate them. Please share guys! As always, thanks for your support! #whoopcancer #smokinforcancer #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #texasbbq #lockhartbbq #greatbrisket

I’d like to thank Holloman AFB and Ft Bliss, you guys have been really supportive of our little bbq joint. We appreciate...
05/04/2019

I’d like to thank Holloman AFB and Ft Bliss, you guys have been really supportive of our little bbq joint. We appreciate you y’all! Once again, our pits are heavily loaded tonight, We’re looking forward to another beautiful weekend in the mountains! We hope to see ya!! #hollomanafb #ftbliss #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the bbq capital of Texas. I made another trip to Lockhart for a load of that sweet p...
05/01/2019

As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in the bbq capital of Texas. I made another trip to Lockhart for a load of that sweet post oak and Kreuz sausage! I’ll be leaving first thing in the morning, headed back to those beautiful Sacrememto Mountains. I want to thank David of the legendary Texas Hatters for hooking me up with a much cooler hat for loading firewood in the Texas heat. And my crew back home taking care of the bbq joint while I’m away. While I’m kicked back in a hotel room, I know my night guy, Don, is busy trimming briskets for the night cook. In my spot on the cutting board tomorrow is the one and only, Hambone! He’ll take good care of y’all tomorrow! #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq @texashatters

Spring is in the air on the mountaintop. Great day for bbq and a hike! As always, we’ve been smokin’ all night. We have ...
04/27/2019

Spring is in the air on the mountaintop. Great day for bbq and a hike! As always, we’ve been smokin’ all night. We have three pits going! I’d like to thank you guys for helping us with our Boy Scout benefit yesterday evening. They sold out in a little over a hour, 160 sandwich plates! 🙂
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #greatbrisket #lockhartbbq

Just another reminder guys, we’re participating in a benefit for our local Boy Scouts this evening, from 4-7pm. They’re ...
04/26/2019

Just another reminder guys, we’re participating in a benefit for our local Boy Scouts this evening, from 4-7pm. They’re doing chopped brisket sandwich plates, dine in or take out. We’re hoping you can stop by and show your support. There’s going to be some good music at the brewery this evening, grab a great sandwich and then enjoy some good tunes! What a fantastic evening! :)
#supportthescouts #madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #greatbrisket

All of us here at Mad Jack’s Mountaintop Barbecue would like to invite you to come up to the bbq joint this Friday eveni...
04/24/2019

All of us here at Mad Jack’s Mountaintop Barbecue would like to invite you to come up to the bbq joint this Friday evening 4-7pm, for ‘Brisket for Boy Scouts’! We want to show our support here at the bbq joint for our Boy Scouts. I’d like to encourage our friends from Holloman AFB to come up and join us. You could follow up with some live music at the Cloudcroft Brewery! What a great evening! 🙂

#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm brisketforboyscouts #hollomanafb #texasbbq #lockhartbbq

Monday’s are our quiet day, we smoke a lot less. It’s nice and quiet on the mountaintop, so a great day for locals and t...
04/22/2019

Monday’s are our quiet day, we smoke a lot less. It’s nice and quiet on the mountaintop, so a great day for locals and those that don’t like our long lines. I’d like to thank a local friend, Jody, for sharing his photo. This is a beautiful place to be (and the bbq ain’t bad), hope to see you guys today! 🙂
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #greatbrisket

I’d like to wish y’all a wonderful Easter. I hope each of you gets to enjoy God, family and friends today. We’ve been sm...
04/21/2019

I’d like to wish y’all a wonderful Easter. I hope each of you gets to enjoy God, family and friends today. We’ve been smokin’ all night at the bbq joint, so if grandma ain’t cooking, don’t worry, we got your back! :)

Wow! What a day! I want to thank everyone that stopped by today, and my crew for for doing a great job! Looking forward ...
04/21/2019

Wow! What a day! I want to thank everyone that stopped by today, and my crew for for doing a great job! Looking forward to tomorrow, we’ll be ready for ya! Have a wonderful Easter Sunday. :)

To all my family and friends back home in Lockhart, this is what April 17th looks like in Cloudcroft New Mexico! Takes a...
04/18/2019

To all my family and friends back home in Lockhart, this is what April 17th looks like in Cloudcroft New Mexico! Takes a lot of that central Texas post oak to keep the fires going, but worth every split! It’s like living in a post card. Now.. come getcha some! :)

Just a reminder guys! We’re now open Mondays! If you don’t like the long lines, this is your day! We’ll remain closed Tu...
04/15/2019

Just a reminder guys! We’re now open Mondays! If you don’t like the long lines, this is your day! We’ll remain closed Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s, the rest of the week we’ll open at 11am as usual, and keep going til we sell out, which is usually around 3pm. Look at what we have waiting for ya! :)
#madjacksbbq #cloudcroftnm #lockhartbbq #texasbbq #hollomanafb

Beautiful day on the mountaintop today, hope to see you guys. You gotta stop by and try our award winning red brisket ch...
04/14/2019

Beautiful day on the mountaintop today, hope to see you guys. You gotta stop by and try our award winning red brisket chili on a Frito Pie! Nearly giving them away today at $3.95 just to tempt ya! We’re also doing a chopped brisket special today! Come getcha some! :)

It’s snowing on the mountain this morning! It’d be a great day to come up and getcha some bbq! We’ll have our brisket Gr...
04/13/2019

It’s snowing on the mountain this morning! It’d be a great day to come up and getcha some bbq! We’ll have our brisket Green Chile stew today as well as our brisket Frito Pie! That’s the good news... we can smoke some mean beef brisket and beef ribs, but I’m struggling with that bison I picked up this week. If any of you guys have mastered smoking bison ribs, give me a shout. Our practice cooks yesterday produced a strong ‘gamey’ taste. The learning curve may be more difficult than I thought! :)

Guess what we’re smokin’ Friday night? :) I wanna thank Joe Madrid for taking me on an extensive tour of USA Beef Packin...
04/12/2019

Guess what we’re smokin’ Friday night? :) I wanna thank Joe Madrid for taking me on an extensive tour of USA Beef Packing plant in Roswell today. Awesome facility! And I brought back something our pits have never seen before! I’d also like to thank my crew for doing a great job today at the bbq joint while I was out having a good time. It’s rare for me to step away, but now I have a quality crew that knows how to get it done! :)

I’m hoping opening on Monday’s will give our local friends a chance to join us. Ask about our ‘local’ special! We’ll smo...
04/08/2019

I’m hoping opening on Monday’s will give our local friends a chance to join us. Ask about our ‘local’ special! We’ll smoke pretty light Sunday night, so we’ll still be lunch only. If you don’t like the long lines, then Monday’s are for you! :)

We have a surprise in store for y’all! If you do a drive by in the next few weeks you’ll see some big changes taking pla...
04/08/2019

We have a surprise in store for y’all! If you do a drive by in the next few weeks you’ll see some big changes taking place! And.. just another reminder, we’re now open Monday’s! Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Beautiful day on the mountaintop, we hope to see you! :)

I’m really excited to announce that we’re expanding our schedule to include Monday’s beginning tomorrow! We’ll only be c...
04/07/2019

I’m really excited to announce that we’re expanding our schedule to include Monday’s beginning tomorrow! We’ll only be closed Tuesdays and Wednesday’s. To celebrate our new schedule, we’re drastically slashing our price on chopped all natural black angus brisket today and tomorrow. If you’re looking for a great deal, stop by and get what you need for those brisket nachos! :)

We’ve decided to have some fun with our weekend lines. To show our appreciation, we’ve created our ‘I survived the line’...
04/06/2019

We’ve decided to have some fun with our weekend lines. To show our appreciation, we’ve created our ‘I survived the line’ t-shirt! On the weekends I’m gonna try my best to give away one to someone in that crazy line! We gave away our first one to little Madilyn last weekend. And... y’all stay tuned! Tomorrow morning I have a big announcement about our new schedule! :)

These guys were amongst the first in line when we opened yesterday. We’re blessed to have the best customers in the worl...
04/06/2019

These guys were amongst the first in line when we opened yesterday. We’re blessed to have the best customers in the world! It’s a beautiful day on the mountain, and we were smokin’ all night for you guys! Come getcha some!

I meet so many new friends from all over the world at our little bbq joint. Last Wednesday evening while at the Cloudcro...
04/05/2019

I meet so many new friends from all over the world at our little bbq joint. Last Wednesday evening while at the Cloudcroft Brewery listening to some really good music, we met Bill and Gentry from Colorado. The following day, they had lunch with us and Bill was nice enough to share this photo with me from The Lodge, which is within walking distance of the bbq joint. I hope y’all can come on up to the Mountaintop this weekend. The only place in the world to have central Texas style bbq with such a view! :)

When I first moved to Cloudcroft I thought I’d be semi-retired. Maybe me and one or two helpers. In a village of 700 I w...
03/30/2019

When I first moved to Cloudcroft I thought I’d be semi-retired. Maybe me and one or two helpers. In a village of 700 I wasn’t expecting to do more than a few briskets a day. Man I was wrong! Between help and pit capacity, all we can handle, while keep the quality up is about 30 briskets a day. This is our ‘slow’ season, and it’s clear that that’s not enough. I want to thank all of you for your support, I’ve been tremendously blessed. I have to apologize for those days that we run out far too early, I’ll keep searching for a way to smoke just a bit more! In the mean time, try to get here early! Look at what an altitude of 8652’, a pure post oak fire, salt and pepper, an all natural black angus brisket (and some good music) can produce! :)

We’re approaching our busy season and I’m gonna need a great grill person. Which is basically toasting buns and creating...
03/28/2019

We’re approaching our busy season and I’m gonna need a great grill person. Which is basically toasting buns and creating a variety of awesome sandwiches with pride. If you can handle stress well, and would like to join the most awesome team on the mountain, stop by, or shoot me an email at: [email protected] And for the rest of ya... come on up, we’ll be smokin’ all weekend! :)

It’s a beautiful day to come up to the Mountaintop for some ol’ school bbq and a hike on one of Cloudcroft’s many trails...
03/23/2019

It’s a beautiful day to come up to the Mountaintop for some ol’ school bbq and a hike on one of Cloudcroft’s many trails! We’ve been crazy busy, so last night we fired up our second big pit, Envy. One of Sunny Moberg’s creations. She’s been resting all winter, but it’s time to put her to work. We have for us, a record amount of bbq for today! I hope to see y’all this weekend! :)

Address

105 James Canyon Hwy
Cloudcroft, NM
88317

Opening Hours

Thursday 11:00 - 15:00
Friday 11:00 - 15:00
Saturday 11:00 - 15:00
Sunday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(575) 682-7577

Services

  • Catering
  • Outdoor
  • Takeout

Specialties

  • Lunch

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