30 years of being here feels like coming home.

Cotton Patch Cafe was born in Nacogdoches, TX in 1989. The idea was simple. Make classic Texas recipes from scratch and serve them with the kind of hospitality that you can only find in Texas.

From those first days in the Cotton Patch kitchen, we’ve always understood that good flavor takes hard work. There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. That’s the secret to our success.

Each and every day, we show up early, roll up our sleeves, and chop, blend, batter, and freshly prepare every recipe. When you see the pride on our face, it’s because we know what it took to make every bite taste that good.

That means you can’t find a finer Chicken Fried Steak in the South. But that’s really only the start of our story.

When you dine with us, it’s a chance to experience the best that Texas has to offer. We’re cooking up the flavors you love from all over this great state.

Try the Cadillac Queso that’s a mix of quality Texas beef and a queso that’s straight out of the Rio Grande. Taste the Cajun flavors that are a gift from the Texas gulf coast. Try a Sirloin steak that’s sourced from Texas. Cooking with bigger, bolder flavors is how we honor our Texas roots. It’s Scratch-made, Texas-inspired cooking that’s anything but expected.

Welcome to Cotton Patch Cafe.