Ranchman’s Cafe, The Ponder Steakhouse
The Ranchman’s Cafe, one of our favorites and a must place to stop if we are in the area! Since 1948 they have served steaks, huge baked potatoes and delicious pie in a building built in 1903! It’s even been featured on Food Network’s FoodNation with Bobby Flay.
We love the smallness of the restaurant, and always prefer to sit in the front section instead of the “newer” addition, added in the 1980’s! Here in the old section, newspaper articles and pictures line the wall and tell the history of the restaurant.
While the menu offers such options as quail quarters, calf fries and on occasion deep-fried cactus, it’s the steaks that keep us coming back. Perfectly cooked, and slathered with butter, the rib steak is our favorite. All the steaks are hand cut on site, so like my husband, you can ask for yours a little thicker, or like my daughter, a thinner cut.
Their huge baked potatoes are baked daily, and they request that you call in to reserve yours by 3pm that day, so they have time to bake it!
Tonight we had the chicken fried steak and homemade mashed potatoes, along with a couple of their house rolls!
And try to leave room for their fresh-made pies!
Things to do near Ponder
Legend has it that Bonnie and Clyde attempted to rob the Ponder State Bank, only to find it had gone broke the week before! The bank building is still standing in town, and a fun place to get your picture taken!
Yeah, there’s not a lot else to do in Ponder…. but tons to do nearby!
Texas Motor Speedway offers Nascar and Indycar racing, as well as tons of activities, from the Gift of Lights each December to 5K’s and much more! Click HERE for more information.
Downtown Denton on the Courthouse Square has fun shops and things to do! Click HERE to read more.
Each October, Fort Worth Alliance Airport host a huge airshow! Click HERE for more information.
110 W. Bailey St., Ponder
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