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)
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble “Arizona: Land of Superlatives” @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
Oct 29 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Arizona History Dinner with Marshall Trimble "Arizona: Land of Superlatives" @ Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House | Cave Creek | Arizona | United States

App:   Grilled antelope bandeleros, buckskin bread, green tomato jam and pickled sunchoke relish

Entrée:   Roasted heritage turkey breast & braised leg, poblano mole, sweet corn tamale and sautéed green beans with roasted sweet peppers

Dessert:    Sweet potato pumpkin tortes with candied cranberries and vanilla anglaise

Where: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, 6710 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

When:  No-host cocktails at 5 p.m. Gourmet dinner served at 6 p.m. sharp. History  presentations/discussions at 7 p.m.

Admission: $55 for presentation, live music and three course dinner, plus sales tax and 18 percent gratuity.

Information/Reservations: 480-488-8031

Whether you’re an Arizona native or just passing through, you won’t want to miss the fourth annual series of Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House History Dinners presented by Sanderson Lincoln beginning May 14, 2014. There are no better story spinners than our own Marshall Trimble, Bob “Boze” Bell, Wyatt Earp, Dolan Ellis,  and Lance Polingyouma, and there is no better place to fill your belly while getting an earful than at Cartwright’s, where the accolades are piled higher than the tall tales you’ll hear. Multi-talented “Ask the Marshall” columnist, humorist, and Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble returns to have fun with “Arizona: Land of Superlatives” Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Pre-entertainment will be provided by Skip Reichert. The evening begins at 5 p.m. with no-host cocktails in the award-winning, newly remodeled Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House Ranch Room. Three courses of signature modern ranch cuisine are specially prepared from scratch by top-ranking chef Montez Crane and talented pastry chef Amanda Crick to correspond with the theme of each evening. Delectable dining and desserts are followed by notable and notorious speakers, who will weave their words, sing songs and spin yarns about days of old in Arizona’s Sonoran foothills.

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 T.B.D.

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.

No Online reservations. For reservations, please call 480-488-8031.