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Famous for our chicken-fried awesomeness!




Chips and Salsa

Crispy corn tortilla chips and fire roasted salsa. Just Right!

Fried Pickles

Thin sliced dill pickles, hand battered to order. Served with spicy ranch.


Jalapenos stuffed with pepper jack cheese, wrapped in chicken breast and bacon. Brushed with BBQ sauce and served with ranch.

Texas Chili Cheese Fries

French fries topped with chili, cheese, sour cheese and chives.

Chicken Strips Basket

Golden fried chicken tenders with French fries and ranch. Make 'em Buffalo Style!

Courthouse Nachos

House made tortilla chips layered with chili, cheese, shredded lettuce, sour cream, and jalapenos.

Soups & Salads

Texas Chili

Slow-cooked chili with beef, onions and chiles, topped with cheese.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

A Texas favorite served with thinly cut fried tortilla strips.

Cartwright’s Cobb Salad

Crisp iceberg lettuce covered with diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, bacon, avocado, boiled egg and croutons.

Spinach Salad

Fresh baby spinach, red onions, strawberries, bacon, and queso fresco.

The Ranch House Salad

A generous bed of mixed field greens tossed with chunks of bleu cheese, dried cranberries, candied walnuts and garlic croutons.

The Caesar Salad

Romaine lettuce, red onions and tomatoes, with our zesty Caesar dressing, parmesan cheese and garlic croutons. Add crispy, grilled or blackened chicken breast.

Soup, Salad and Sandwich Combo

Choose any two! Bowl of soup, 1⁄2 chicken salad sandwich, 1⁄2 BLT sandwich or side tossed salad.


Linda Lou

Fried or Grilled Chicken Breast with a spicy ranch dressing, fresh lettuce, red onions, and sliced bacon on our famous burger bun. Served with fries.

Chicken Fried Steak Sandwich

Our signature Chicken Fried Steak on a fresh grilled burger bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle and mayonnaise. Served with fries.

Open Face Pot Roast Sandwich

Seasoned beef, then slow-cooked for hours, covered with rich brown gravy over Texas toast. Served with 2 sides.

Texas Philly

French roll stuffed with thinly sliced beef, onions and green peppers topped with Swiss cheese.

Catfish Po’ Boy

Fried catfish filets on a French Roll, topped with coleslaw and tartar sauce. Served with fries.


Classic Sizzle Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions on our famous burger bun. Make it a Chizzle burger by adding your choice of cheese ($8.99)

Mac-N-Cheese Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger piled high with our made from scratch Mac-n-Cheese.

Hickory Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger topped with BBQ sauce and fried onion strings.

Black and Bleu Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger seared with Cajun seasoning and topped with real bleu cheese crumbles.

Mushroom Swiss Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger topped with sautéed mushrooms and Swiss cheese.

Santa Fe Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger topped with grilled onions and hatch green chilies.

Bacon Cheeseburger

A Classic Sizzle Burger topped with our thick sliced bacon and cheddar jack cheese.

Chorizo Burger

Real chorizo mixed into the beef patty, topped with fiery roasted pepper salsa and avocado slices.

Chili Burger

A Classic Sizzle Burger served open faced topped with our homemade chili and cheddar jack cheese.

Turkey Burger

Our Classic Sizzle Burger made with 100% lean ground turkey topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions on our famous burger bun.


Fried Chicken Tenders

Hand-breaded chicken tenders fried golden brown with our skillet cream gravy.

Chicken Fried Steak

Our signature dish! Hand breaded to order and fork tender. Topped with our skillet cream gravy.

Chicken Fried Chicken

Boneless, butterflied chicken breast, hand-breaded to order and served with skillet cream gravy.

Grilled Chicken Breast

Tender chicken breast marinated and grilled to juicy perfection.


It’s meatloaf done right! Topped with your choice of either sweet tomato sauce or rich brown gravy, served with 2 sides and a roll.

Texas Pork Chops

Texas Pork Chops Pork chops cut from boneless pork loin and prepared grilled or deep fried with skillet cream gravy, served with 2 sides.

Fried Catfish

Catfish fillets dredged in our Cajun cornmeal breading, and deep fried golden brown, served with hush puppies, fries and coleslaw.

All-U-Can Eat Fried Catfish

Thursday, Friday and Saturday after 5pm.

Ranch House Rib Eye

It’s the only steak we do-It’s that good! Seared on a flat top griddle with real butter and our own seasonings. Served with 2 sides and a roll. 10 oz/ 14 oz


Chocolate Fudge Brownie

A chocolate fudge brownie topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate syrup.

Bread Pudding

Homemade and served with a rich bourbon sauce.

Ranch House Apple Pie

A classic! Rich apple filling in a flaky crust. Served with a scoop of ice cream.

Coconut Meringue Pie

Double Scoop Chocolate Sundae

2 scoops vanilla ice cream, topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Single Scoop Sundae $1.99.

Hot Fruit Cobbler

With ice cream.


Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

Seasoned Green Beans

Cream Style Corn

Texas Pinto Beans

French Fries

Fried Okra

Loaded Baked Potato

Steamed Broccoli


Ranch House Mac-N-Cheese

Sweet Potato Fries

Side Salad

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