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Cartwright's Ranch House

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111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201-4105
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

...Cartwright's chicken fried steak! Traveling from Florida to Denton, Texas, I was given three culinary mandates: BBQ, Tex Mex, and Chicken Fried steak. Reviews of the first two will be elsewhere but I'm starting with the Chicken Fried Steak from Cartwright's Ranch House because it was quite frankly out of this world. I had heard stories about it and was... More 

Thank Joe M
Round Rock, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I visit Denton, I eat breakfast here. They have the best biscuits and gravy around! They have awesome lunch offerings as well. Great food and always great service!

Thank macdje
Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great service by cheerful staff. Food is down home. I had the Fried catfish - better than I expected. My wife had the small Chicken Fried Stake - enougj to feed a trucker and great - that from a farm girl.

Thank Steve C
Pearland, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and was served more food than we could possibly eat. Price is fair and the service was good

Thank Randy M
Katy, Texas
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cartwright Ranch House is favorite local eatery across the street from historic stonewalled courthouse. A friendly efficient staff serves a good meal from an extensive breakfast menu at a very reasonable price. Try the biscuits and gravy with jalapeño cheese grits when you are feeling really Texan.

Thank DoYork
Cooper City, Florida
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364 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good down-home kind of restaurant located on the town square. The specialty is chicken-fried steak, but there are healthier dishes if you want to be good. Pricing is reasonable. Service is casual and friendly. Daily specials. Breakfast available all day long. They seem to have a good local following.

Thank caryon1
Dallas, Texas
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246 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rated this place 4 stars last time around and were happy to return, this time with family. As good as it was before; it was even better this time. Staff was very friendly and atmosphere, though very busy on Sunday, was still cool retro west. What blew us away was the food. We got the Chicken fried steak breakfast... More 

Thank bprsurf
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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446 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is the real deal!! You know you are in Texas when you hear the country music, review the great southern food menu and see Fox News on the tube! Also, the "Yes Mam, and Yes Sir" are served up with all of the food. The location is on the main Denton square and has a beautiful view of... More 

Thank Funtraveler2014
Spring, Texas
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I must disclose that when we went to the restaurant we were part of a group of 20+. With that said I have had situations like this result in bad service as well as getting the "extra" attention. I would qualify this service as good with out being treated special. We had one server and he handled 10 or so... More 

1 Thank Bill K
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical Texas café serving the plain straight up and simple dishes. We go often for breakfast after church. Friendly service, quick, and very standard fare.

1 Thank Terrie L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 15:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201-4105
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: 19403877706
Cartwright's Ranch House opened in 2011, but began as a dream many years ago. Located in Denton, TX they serve home-style foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All made from scratch. Famous for their chicken-fried AWESOMENESS!

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Denton, Texas, United States
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Denton, Texas, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?