Throughout the year, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House and its sister restaurant, Tonto Bar & Grill, hosts special events to bring together family and friends and foster a sense of community. From our popular Arizona history dinners to our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, we invite you to come out and join us for the good times. Our calendar lists events happening at both restaurants and in the neighborhood.

Remember to visit Cartwright’s when you are in Cave Creek/Carefree enjoying all of the wonderful activities the area has to offer, including golfing, shopping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, bird watching, sightseeing and attending festivals.


Daily happy hour

  • When: Join us 3:00-6:00 p.m. nightly for Happy Hour at the Mesquite Bar
  • Location: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
  • Description: Enjoy $1 off draft beers, $5 well cocktails and featured wines, $8 well martinis, $5 select appetizers and $1.50 oysters (min. 6)
Thanksgiving Feast
Nov 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Turkey on a platter with sausage beans and pecan pieJoin us for a special Thanksgiving meal that’s sure to create lasting memories.
A special three course meal is served with choice of 3 entrees. We also offer gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan meals. Seating’s: 1, 2, 2:30, 3:30, 4:30, 5 p.m.
$55 per guest /$18 for children ages 5-12 All prices subject to tax &#038 18% gratuity.
For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.
Sorry, reservations are NOT taken online for this holiday, please phone 480-488-8031
Print Thanksgiving Menu
Print GF & Vegetarian Menu

Special Thanksgiving Menu
App trio

Arizona Greens with Maple Bacon Vinaigrette, Red Apple, Fossil Creek Goat Cheese and Sonoran Spiced Walnuts

Orecchiette Pasta Salad with Bay Shrimp, Chipotle Aioli, Roasted Corn, Bell Pepper, and Black Beans

Local Squash Bisque with Amaretto Crema, Oregano Cotija Crouton

Traditional Roasted Turkey Dinner: White & Dark Meat, Cranberry Relish, Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Sage Gravy, Candied Yams, Herbed Apple Stuffing and Sautéed Blue Lake Beans

Mesquite Wood-Grilled 6oz Beef Tenderloin, Rainier Cherry Demi-Glace, Smoked Marble Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, and Sonoran Dusted Onion Ring

Pan-Roasted Natural Salmon Filet with Wild Mushroom and Truffle Risotto and Charred Chili Salsa

Dessert Trio
Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Whip Cream

Tart Apple Streusel Cream Cheese Bar with Smoked Caramel sauce

Swiss Dark Chocolate Flourless Torte with Dried Cranberry-Orange Compote and Candied Pistachio’s­

Celebrate Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pictures of Vintage Real Santa Claus carrying gift sackCelebrate Christmas Eve at Cartwright’s. We’re serving a special Christmas Eve dinner on Wednesday, December 24, with seating’s offered every half-hour from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. All three main courses will be offered as gluten-free options, and a vegetarian or vegan meal will be on the menu, as well.

$55 per guest /$18 for children ages 5-12 All prices subject to tax & 18% gratuity.
NO online reservations. For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.

Special Christmas Menu

Trio of Appetizers:
– Orecchiette Pasta Salad, House-Smoked Maple Ham, Tepary Beans, Asiago Cheese, Roasted   Corn and Bell Pepper, Avocado Vinaigrette

– Field Green Salad, Pickled Baby Beets, Sherry Vinaigrette, Roasted Chestnuts, Fossil Creek   Herbed Goat Cheese

– Shellfish Platter, Grilled and Chilled Mexican White Shrimp, Alaskan King Crab Leg, Ancho Cocktail Sauce, Cucumber Mignonette

Choice of Entrée:
– Pork Tenderloin, Apple Mustard Demi, Fennel-Braised Scalloped Potatoes, Bacon Braised Cabbage

– Mesquite Fire-Finished Prime Rib, Rosemary Potatoes Dauphinoise, Creamy Horseradish Spinach,  Local Herb Au Jus

– Pan Roasted Red Snapper, Tri-colored Cous Cous, Baby Spinach, Artichokes, Heirloom Tomato, Cilantro Pesto, Blood Orange Supremes

– Cinnamon-Poached Pears with Swiss Dark Chocolate Tart, Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Crumbles and Peppermint-Infused Crème Sauce.

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Celebrate the New Year
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Champ toast
Have a joyous New Year’s Eve at Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House where we’ll be serving a special dinner menu on Wednesday, December 31, with seating’s offered every half hour between 4:00 – 10:00 p.m. Celebrate with a special gourmet plated dinner featuring the following menu: All three main courses will be offered as gluten-free options, and a vegetarian or vegan meal will be on the menu, as well.
60. per guest / 30. for children ages 5-12. All prices subject to tax & 18% gratuity.

For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.

Trio of Appetizers:
– Israeli Cous Cous Salad, Smoked Chicken Breast, Broccolini, Sun-Dried Cherry,   Spiced Pepitas, Local Berry Dressing

– Bibb Salad, Chipotle Vinaigrette, Poached Lobster, Pickled Spanish Onions,
Shaved Carrots and English Cucumber, Heirloom Tomato

– Roasted Root Vegetables, Smoked Bacon, Pappadew Peppers, Toasted Pinenuts, Citrus Reduction

Shellfish Trio Platter:
Poached Mexican White Shrimp, Blue Point Oysters, Alaskan King Crab Leg, Ancho Cocktail Sauce, Cucumber Mignonette

Choice of Entreés:
– Beef Short Ribs, Smoked Okinawa Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Asparagus, Sarsaparilla Demi Glace

– Dry Aged New York Strip, Lemon Butter-Glazed Rainbow Carrots, Crispy Red Potatoes, Sauce Bordelaise

– Diver Scallops, Cotija Cheese Grits, English Peas, Charred Heirloom Tomato, Wilted Arugula, Salsa
Verde, Sun-Dried Apricot Chutney

Chocolate Hazelnut Daquoise Torte, Roasted Hazelnut Meringue Layered with Milk Chocolate Ganache,
Coffee Meringue Butter Cream Candied Hazelnuts and Whiskey Caramel Sauce

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Champagne toastCapture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic
Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s will feature a special
dinner menu Saturday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m.
Our exceptional $55 fixed-price Valentine’s Day gourmet plated dinner features a trio of appetizers, your choice of entrée, and a spectacular dessert.
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Trio of Appetizers:
Arizona field greens, Sonoran herb vinaigrette, local berries, quinoa, cotija cheese

Fusilli pasta salad, grilled artichoke and corn, toasted walnuts, roasted peppers, epazote vinaigrette, house-made ricotta cheese

Shellfish trio, grilled and chilled Mexican white shrimp, lobster ceviche, blue point oysters, ancho cocktail sauce, cucumber mignonette

Choice of Entrée:
– Surf and turf, petite filet, Australian lobster tail, smoked garlic potato hash,
grilled local squash, oregano compound butter, port reduction

– Chicken breast, wild mushroom risotto, sherry-glazed rainbow cauliflower, crispy chicos, epazote oil

– New York strip, herbed scalloped potatoes, grilled broccolini, Sonoran spiced shallots, roasted leek crema

– Tortilla crusted salmon, roasted poblano and corn cream, local squash, chickpea fritters

Red velvet cake tower with mascarpone cheese filling, Grand Marnier truffle rolled in spiced almonds, fresh raspberry compote and pulled caramel sugar hearts

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