Considering our size, Clayton offers many dining experiences to tantalize your tastebuds. Drive-thru options, fast-casual eateries, and fine-dining experiences await.


Gladstone Mercantile

A cute little general store with a great luncheonette and regional gifts.


Si Senor Tacos

Clayton's only food truck, you'll enjoy a variety of Mexican and American options including tacos, fajitas, and burgers.

Love's Travel Stops

Convenience store featuring gas, convenient food, hot food and clean restrooms.

Hotel Eklund & Saloon

 Step in to The Eklund. Step back in time. And prepare to be inspired. The full menu is available during lunch and dinner in both dining rooms. Sunday Brunch features Prime Rib, Eggs Benedict, and Custom Made Omelets in addition to the regular menu.

87 Restaurant

Dine-in family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a mix of New Mexican and American Food. And, Clayton's only public Happy Hour** - weekdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. all domestic beers are 45% off .

**All alcohol served must be accompanied by an appetizer or entree.  No Exceptions.

Best Western Kokopelli Lodge

Simply the best breakfast buffet in town! Serving a delightful breakfast buffet from 6-9 am daily. Southwest gift shop and gift certificates available. Beautiful renovated rooms with a traditional New Mexican feel.

OTHER Restaurants

Rabbit Ear Cafe
1201 S. First
Clayton, NM 88415
(575) 374-EARS

Clayton Sale Barn Cafe
54 Lake Hwy
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
(575) 374-2618    

Dairy Queen
1211 S. First
PO Box 601
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
(575) 374-3600

Mary's Back Porch Restaurant
200 Main St
Clayton, NM 88415
(575) 374-8353

Pizza Hut
312 S. First St.
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
(575) 374-2171    

Senior Citizen's Center
19 E. Broadway
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
(575) 374-9840  

Sierra Grande Restaurant and Fuel
PO Box 85
Des Moines, New Mexico 88418
(575) 278-2721    

1407 So. First
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
(575) 374-9600    

Wildhorse Grill & Steakhouse
22 Pine St.
Clayton, New Mexico 88415
(575) 374-8220