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Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House

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6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
+1 480-488-8031
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16:30 - 21:30
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent service. Delicious food. High prices. Nice ambience. A great place to go for special occasions!!!

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Thank bertandash
Prairie Village, Kansas
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We hadn't been here in quite a while, but decided to give it another chance, because it always seems to be busy. We were glad we did. We were a party of four. Two ordered the special (a fancy dish with lobster at $52), my wife had the filet ($38?), and I had a sausage dish with home made sauerkraut... More 

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Thank BruceandCathy2014
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello BruceandCathy2014, Thank you so much for choosing to join us again. It is wonderful to hear that you will be back again. We very much appreciate your compliments on our food! It is great that you and your guests were able to try a variety of items that we offer. We look forward to seeing you again! Thank you,... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Delious food and nice neat scotch. Dinner was perfect loved the seating area very private. Service was informative and helpful.

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Thank hikersll
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Hikersll, We greatly appreciate your compliments on our restaurant. It is wonderful to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us. It is always a pleasure to pass along to our staff compliments from reviews. We hope to see you again very soon! Thank you, Brittany Peters Manager More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose Cartwright's due to the great ratings on Trip Advisor. Overall - it was very good. 3 of us had steak, and each was prepared in excellent fashion. One of us went with a burger & fries. The fries were overdone and some of the sides were missed - not a huge deal, but kept this one from being... More 

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Thank DMLaRock
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello DMLaRock, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. Thank you for the compliments on our steaks, we are very glad that you and your guests enjoyed these items. We appreciate your feedback about the burger and are very sorry to hear that it did not come out as ordered. We hope that you will join... More 

Cave Creek, Arizona
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is western, the food is trying to be fine dining. It is usually pretty good, but in my opinion just not worth the price. But it is always good service and a comfortable setting. If it was a better value I would go more often. The campfire smores are really good if you like rich chocolate deserts.

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Thank momlikesthebest
Central Oregon, Oregon
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten at a lot of fancy restaurants over the years; however this truly was one of the best meals of my life. The service was absolutely top-notch and the ambiance was western but classy. They have a beautiful bar and the seating is divided into a few areas; some more private than others. The staff was exceptionally friendly... More 

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Thank Alisha B
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Alisha B, We can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear that you and your guests had a great time dining with us. Thank you for the compliments on our staff! It is always wonderful to hear when our guests have such a great experience. We look forward... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cartwright's is one of our hidden jems in all of Phoenix, with a great menu offering top-notch steaks, game foods, and an atmosphere that is quiet and comfortable. Next time you are looking for something good, and a little off the beaten path, give Cartwright's a shot, you will be very pleased.

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Thank Robert B
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hi Robert B, We really appreciate you considering us a hidden gem! Thank you for the compliments on our food and atmosphere. We hope to see you again soon! Thank you for taking the time to write a review about us. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Clayton, Missouri
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have a fun experience and the food was good but not outstanding. Expensive for the quality. Our wait staff was terrific however.

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Thank RobinBL
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello RobinBL, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We very much appreciate your feedback on the food and I would love to know more about your dinner. Please email me at Brittany@CartwrightsSonoranRanchHouse.com. Thank you for the compliments on our staff. I hope to hear from you soon. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Great place, great atmosphere, fantastic food, GREAT service, friendly staff. Will go back again and again.

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Thank Larry E
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Larry E, Wow! We can't thank you enough for the wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about us. It is wonderful to hear that you had such an enjoyable dining experience with us and that you will be back to join us again. We very much look forward to seeing you... More 

Philadelphia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

No doubt there is a chef at this restaurant and he has put together some very nice combinations. You can also get a really good burger.

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Thank PENNTraveler12EHS
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello Penntraveler12ehs, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your mention of our nice food combinations. We hope the next time you are in the Cave Creek area that you will join us again. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 21:30
Monday
16:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:30
Thursday
16:30 - 21:30
Friday
16:30 - 21:30
Saturday
16:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-8031
Description
Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House honors the spirit of Arizona’s ranching days with rustic yet upscale dining. Located on Saguaro Hill and overlooking Black Mountain and the Sonoran desert foothills, the restaurant’s ambience inside is as captivating as the setting outside. At Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, a hacienda style dining room, enclosed patio and private wine room boast artistic touches such as straw-packed walls, sandstone and slate accents, woodwork from local mesquite, and a wood-burning fireplace in each room. The interior recalls the original ranch house built by Jackson (Manford) Cartwright in the early 1900s. His father, “Red” Cartwright, was a pioneering cattle rancher in Cave Creek in the late 1800s. The family ranch operated for three generations and more than a century, and is still in use today. Chefs continue this tradition with all-natural meats, including Arizona beef, Colorado range-fed lamb, and North American elk and buffalo slow-cooked over a crackling mesquite wood fire. Also enjoy fresh seafood, house-made bread and desserts, a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine list and fine whiskies, bourbons and Scotches. Cartwright’s is available for private events and off-site catering. Reservations are recommended.

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