A Silver Dollar Dinner -- One of the region's most cherished relics has been restored. Tinnie Silver Dollar Steakhouse and Saloon, on US 70, 43 miles west of Roswell and 28 miles east of Ruidoso (tel. 575/653-4177; http://tinniesilverdollar.com), offers excellent food and fine accommodations. The elegant 1870s Victorian structure provides a perfect backdrop for frontier-style dining. A meal here might start with coconut shrimp and move on to a filet mignon with green chile au gratin potatoes or roasted chicken with mashed potatoes and a light gravy. Tinnie also serves Sunday champagne brunch, including such traditional favorites as eggs Benedict and prime rib. The steakhouse is open Monday to Thursday from 5 to 9pm, and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10pm, with the saloon opening at 4pm. While eating, enjoy the view of the gardens and water fountain from the veranda and the original Peter Hurd paintings that hang in each room of the restaurant.
The same location has a deli (Mon-Sat 10am-9pm and Sun 10am-8pm) offering packaged liquor sales, a gift shop, and two suites for overnight guests. The suites range in price from $89 to $175 depending on the season.
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