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Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House

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6710 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8695
480 488-8031
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Huge portions at fair prices (although the pizza may be a bit higher than average). Friendly staff and good food will dominate the experience. There are multiples in the valley and all seem to be equally consistent. Try the mushroom pizza. Yum

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Thank mymegaman
Carefree, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a slow night due to inclement weather and the food may have been not as good as it should have. The meal was ok it just didn't wow us. The good thing about eating here is exotic choices, amazing decor inside the restaurant, and the bison burger was excellent. The elk balls, while a fun choice, were... More 

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

Hello, Thank you taking the time to review us. We greatly appreciate your feedback on your dining experience. I am sorry that your experience was not the best that we have to offer. I hope that we can fix this issue and invite you back to join us again. I would like to talk to you more about your experience.... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is wonderful and the atmosphere relaxing. From wild game & fish to family favorites, we've never been disappointed. My wife has food allergies and for our most recent visit, Chef Vivver expertly prepared the Ranch house special trio of Elk, beef & bison. It was delicious! Not in the mood for burgers? Try the beef stroganoff.

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

Hello, Thank you for being a repeat customer of ours. We work very hard making sure that we can accommodate all of our guests with special dietary needs. I am pleased to hear that you were able to enjoy our signature trio dish. We very much look forward to seeing you and your wife again soon! Thank you, Brittany Peters... More 

Cave Creek, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had to send back a glass of white wine because it had turned. Was given a very cold excellent replacement.Asked for a second glass and I think I was given the original glass that I had sent back. We ordered the oyster (6), got 5 five really nice one and one scrawny on. Sent the scrawny one back and... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am deeply sorry that your experience was not up to the standards we strive to give all of our guests. I would really like to know more about your experience so we can improve and invite you back to join us again. Please contact me directly at Brittany@CartwrightsSonoranRanchHouse.com Thank... More 

Omaha, NE
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in the area visiting family for about 3 weeks. We were here for dinner 4 times!! They have fantastic food! We tried a variety of dishes from pierogies to burgers to filet. The desserts are also fantastic!! The service was also friendly and helpful - overall a fantastic experience and will definitely return when we return to the... More 

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

Greetings, We are pleased to hear that you and your family had a wonderful experience with us. Thank you so much for joining us multiple times throughout your visit to Cave Creek. It is our biggest compliment when our guests choose to dine with us on multiple occasions. We very much look forward to seeing you again on your next... More 

Cave Creek, Arizona
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Does it get better? We think this might be it... We got the 3 meat trio, I can't think of the last time I had such tasty buffalo, elk, and grass fed beef more beautifully prepared. A+++ all the way, Classy western decor and great dining environment made even better by our server Mary Louise! She deserves top marks all... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We greatly appreciate your business and are very happy to hear that the food and service from Mary Louise was wonderful! Thank you so much for taking the time to give us great feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thank you, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I went with friends and had the beef Stroganoff, others had fish, chili and stuffed quail. All of it was good but pricey.

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Thank BigdogAZ2014
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am happy to hear that everyone enjoyed their meals. It sounds like you all got to try something a little different from one another which is great! We do hope that you will come join us again soon. Thank you, Brittany Peters Manager More 

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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343 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

This restaurant offers the quintessential upscale Cave Creek dining experience. Our attentive and pleasant server intended to take good care of us, but he missed a few tricks (dressing not on the side as ordered; requested bread refill not brought). I'd love to say this place deserves a 5-star review, but the prices seemed a little high for what was... More 

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

Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to let us know about your dining experience. I do apologize that there were mistakes made during your visit with us. We do our best in making sure that all of our guests have a wonderful experience and it's very important to receive this feedback so we can continue to improve.... More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

This was a great restaurant but if you are staying in Phoenix it is quite a ways out. Our hotel concierge recommended this to us but failed to tell us that Uber is hard to get back. The restaurant had someone that they could call that gave us a ride back to our hotel. (I think they have had this... More 

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

Greetings, Thank you sharing your experience with us. I am sorry to hear that there were some transportation issues and I do hope that we were able to help you with getting back to your hotel. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our signature sampler trio and the filet. Thank you for your feedback on the carrot cake... More 

Houston
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Cave Creek area is home to the suburban folks from Scottsdale. Enjoyed dining at Cartwrights. Menu not only features steaks but you will options for buffalo and elk. Enjoyed the bone-in rib eye steak Oscar style (lobster and asparagus with bearnaise sauce)... Hmmmmnnn delicious. Service was timely and polite. Save yourself wait time by booking on Open Table. The bar... More 

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Thank RNeil97
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for writing us a great review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us! The Oscar style is a great way to go! Thank you for adding the great tip about OpenTable. We hope that we will see you again soon. Thank you, Brittany Peters Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 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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