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Cartwright's Ranch House

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111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201-4105
+1 940-387-7706
07:00 - 20:00
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Sun 07:00 - 15:00
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Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Denton, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great Texas food resembling good down home cooking Large portions. Chicken fried steak is the largest portion I have ever seen. Staff are very friendly. Will definitely be back.

Thank Maureen K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cartwright’s has become a staple when visiting Denton, and a little over a year later, they are still serving up great service and great comfort food. The other dishes that came out looked wonderful, but we were there to try one thing, their Chicken Fried Steak. It’s a monster, consuming an entire platter, not plate. Country sides of your choice... More 

Thank Jetjouster
Waskom, Texas
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88 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with the family on a visit to UNT. The food was good, the staff was friendly & courteous, and the place was packed!

Thank JP H
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place great food! Homey, comfort food. Never had to wait for a table. Their breakfast are great and plentiful, as their dinners. Loved the chicken fried steak!

Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

...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 

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Round Rock, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks 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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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks 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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366 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Kids, Child-friendly, 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 76201-4105
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Denton
  • Phone Number: +1 940-387-7706
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?