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Cartwright's Ranch House

111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201-4105
+1 940-387-7706
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pancakes” (16 reviews)
“side salad” (5 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
111 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201-4105
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading reviews of how great tasting the chicken fried steak and fried catfish was my wife and I were truly excited to try the place. The chicken fried steak was very large with only a small protion of gravy poured over the steak. Probably...More

Thank Duane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try to place after looking at it online the meal was absolutely awesome and I got to say this is the first time that I went to a place in a long time and wasn't able to finish my whole meal the...More

Thank cleveland t
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

Wow. Just wow! This place is incredible. Charming diner, HUGE portions at great price. Get the fried pickles. They are massive! Ordered a full sized Chicken fried steak and 2 adults ate on it and took home leftovers. Mac is really cheesy and good too....More

Thank RVoilers
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a rustic farmhouse style restaurant. There are two in Denton. One is on the square. I love their breakfast. Very good and large amount of food. They also serve lunch which my husband enjoys😊. We usually go around brunch time and have never...More

Thank Dianna T
Reviewed March 21, 2018

Ate here pretty recently as part of a fairly large group (32 people). We called earlier in the day to find out if they could accommodate us during the dinner rush and they told us no problem. Pretty impressive when you consider that Cracker Barrel...More

Thank Drew J
Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

This place is what I call a hole in the wall place. The food is always good. They make a great hamburger for sure. The chicken fried steak is great. The only thing negative I can even find to say is that the floors are...More

Thank tillmanmel
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Food and service was really good. The chicken fried steak and fried catfish were delicious . The meat and side dish portions were quite generous. We will definitely eat there again when in Denton. This restaurant is conveniently located on the Downtown Square, so there...More

Thank Ronald J
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

This is a cafe. Breakfasts with most any kind of egg and real hash browns to dinner with chicken fried steak or fried chicken or hamburgers and fresh vegetables and/or huge portions of French fries. On the square, so parking sometimes tough, but try in...More

Thank davebob123
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Parking is usually a hassle on the square, which I why we aren't there as often as we would like. The vibe on the square is awesome, always buzzing and energetic. Cartwright's is a hometown downtown Denton spot in an historic building. We usually get...More

Thank SpikeRudy
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We wanted a light dinner before a show at the Campus Theater, had burgers and a beer with fries, and were quite satiated and satisfied. We had a bit of a time crunch, but need not have been concerned because the service was great and...More

Thank Laurie W
John C, Owner at Cartwright's Ranch House, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you Laurie! We hear great things about our fries daily. My staff is awesome!

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Luanne T
October 5, 2015|
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Response from brotatcotton | Reviewed this property |
You can go to their website and look at the menu. It's under cartwrightstexas.
Luanne T
October 5, 2015|
Response from ssbailey74 | Reviewed this property |
It is located at cartwrighttexas . Com
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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