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Cartwright's Ranch House

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111 N. Elm St, Denton, TX 76201
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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Plano, Texas
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is my first time at this restaurant. The food was delicious. I ordered chilaquiles and I did not want refried beans so instead I had a pancake. The chilaquiles had the authentic Mexican queso fresco cheese as a topping and the red sauce was truly made from scratch . The pancake melted in my mouth, it was so good.... More 

Thank esperanzaavitiao2017
Fort Worth, Texas
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a late lunch here today. The chicken fried steak here never disappoints. Mashed potatoes and gravy are good too as is the creamed corn. Our daughter got chocolate chip pancakes and they must've been good because she ate every bit of the big stack of three. Friendly service, always enjoy this place.

2 Thank TvlGold
Denton, Texas
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Showed up on Saturday morning for breakfast. Two open tables in front and no one else waiting but they sat us at a table at the very back of the restaurant next to the restrooms. The table next to us had a group of eight very loud teenagers. After 15 minutes no server stopped by to ask our drink or... More 

2 Thank BluesBiker56
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really disappointed when wife and I decided to check them out for lunch. I had to return the salad after finding a big chunk of rotten lettuce in my salad bowl -- even then It too 5 minutes waiving my hand to get one of about 6 waiters attention. The meat loaf my wife had was actually meat... More 

1 Thank Aggie B
Mansfield, Texas
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch there last Saturday and it was excellent. Saturday was a very busy day, weather was great and lots of people downtown. Service and food was excellent. Will definitely return!

1 Thank Bcampbell215
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read good reviews of the place. It was definitely full when we arrived, but after a very short wait were seated near the front. The chicken friend steak is good, not the best I've ever had, but no complaints. Hope to go again to try over menu items soon.

1 Thank Angela K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the food was great,but our waitress was RUDE! S he made fun of my weight behind my back in front of my grand daughter,which i cannot control because of the stroke i had,and it really hurt my feelings! I will not go back!

2 Thank Dianna N
Corinth, Texas
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I got 'Wyatt Earp', 2 eggs, 2 pancakes, 2 pieces of bacon and sausage. I asked for eggs over medium and that what I got The wife got The Ranch House', 2 eggs, chicken fried steak, jalapeño grits and a biscuit I tasted the steak, grits and biscuit and I have to say each item tasted homemade and delicious Will... More 

1 Thank Robert T
Coppell, Texas
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Was seated in the rear of the restaurant by the hostess. Had to wait 15 minutes to get waited on. Waitress too busy checking her phone and socializing with other waitresses. Breakfast was Outstanding. Waitress never came back to check until she brought the check....

1 Thank Toney F
Little Elm, Texas
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Very good hamburgers and fries. Very old fashioned place to eat. Wait staff is super nice and very attentive. We will def be back. Want to try the breakfast next

Thank tillmanmel

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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
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
  • 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?