Southern comfort food is as good as it gets, and Cotton Patch Cafe knows how to do it right with menu prices that are comforting as well.
The Cotton Patch Cafe motto is, “Being here feels like coming home,” and the restaurant does everything it can to make it true. In fact, you’re sure to be greeted warmly at the door as soon as you enter. They offer many classic southern staples like fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, meatloaf, catfish, and more.
If you’re from the south are are looking for authentic southern tastes, or if you’re “from off” and want to try real southern food for the first time, take a look at the following menu information and start thinking about what you want!
Appetizers And Soups
|Fried Green Tomatoes||Half order||$4.99|
|Fried Green Tomatoes||Full order||$6.49|
|Homemade Queso And Salsa||$5.49|
|Fried Cheese Sticks||Half order||$4.99|
|Fried Cheese Sticks||Full order||$6.49|
|Jumbo Crispy 'Shrooms||Half order||$4.99|
|Jumbo Crispy 'Shrooms||Full order||$6.49|
|Bacon Cheese Fries||Half order||$4.99|
|Bacon Cheese Fries||Full order||$7.99|
|CPC Potato Cheese Soup||Cup||$2.99|
|CPC Potato Cheese Soup||Bowl||$4.49|
|Chicken Tortilla Soup||Cup||$2.99|
|Chicken Tortilla Soup||Bowl||$4.49|
|Strawberry Pecan Salad||$9.99|
|Chicken Fried Patch Salad||$9.99|
|Crispy BBQ Chicken||$8.99|
|Tex Mex Salad||$8.99|
|Caesar Salad With Grilled Chicken||$8.99|
|Caesar Salad With Lemon Salmon||$12.49|
|Dinner Salad||With entrée||$2.49|
Grilled And Steaks
All grilled entrees come with Loaded Baked Potato, Fresh Broccoli, Steamed Veggies (choose one of these) and House Salad, Caesar Salad, Cup of Soup (choose one of these)
|Grilled Cajun Duo||4 shrimp order||$13.99|
|Grilled Cajun Duo||8 shrimp order||$15.99|
|Grilled Pork Chops||$12.49|
|Garlic Herb Shrimp||$11.99|
|Grilled Chicken Breast||$13.49|
All steaks come with Loaded Baked Potato, Fresh Broccoli, Steamed Veggies (choose one of these) and House Salad, Caesar Salad, Cup of Soup (choose one of these)
|CPC Special Sirloin Steak||6 oz.||$11.99|
|CPC Special Sirloin Steak||9 oz.||$13.99|
|Ribeye Steak||10 oz.||$15.99|
|NY Strip Steak||10 oz.||$15.99|
Chicken Fried Nation
All Chicken Fried Nation entrees come with a choice of 2 traditional sides. Add a side salad or cup of soup for $2.49 each
|Chicken Fried Steak||$10.99|
|Southern Chicken Fried Tenders||$8.99|
Traditional Faves And Sides
All Traditional Favorites come with a choice of 2 traditional sides. Add a side salad or cup of soup for $2.49 each
|Super Combo Fish & Shrimp||4 shrimp order||$13.99|
|Super Combo Fish & Shrimp||8 shrimp order||$15.99|
|Crispy Fried Catfish||$11.99|
|Traditional Fried Shrimp||$10.99|
|Garlic Mashed Potatoes||$1.99|
|Macaroni & Cheese||$1.99|
|Whole Kernel Corn||$1.99|
|Black Eyed Peas||$1.99|
|Broccoli Rice Casserole||$1.99|
|Sweet Potato Fries||$2.99|
Sandwiches, Burgers And Basketballs
Sandwiches are served with french fries. Sweet potato fries or onion strings $1 more. Add avocado $1. Add a side salad or cup of soup for $2.49 each
|The Chicken Fried Chicken Sandwich||$8.99|
|Triple Grilled Cheese Sandwich||$7.99|
|Avocado Chicken Sandwich||$8.49|
|Chicken Fried Tacos||$9.99|
|Baja Fish Tacos||$9.99|
Steakhouse Burgers are served with french fries. Sweet potato fries or onion strings $1 more. Add avocado $1. Add a side salad or cup of soup for $2.49 each
|Three Cheese Bacon Burger||$8.99|
|Texas Fire Burger||$8.49|
All Baskets served with french fries. Sweet potato fries $1 more. Add a side salad or cup of soup for $2.49 each
|Chicken Fried Tenders Basket||$7.99|
|Steak Fingers Basket||$9.99|
|Shiner Fish & Chips Basket||$8.99|
|Fried Shrimp Basket||$9.99|
|Fried Catfish Basket||$10.99|
|Dr Pepper Chocolate Cake||$4.99|
|New Mama's Special Butter Cake||$4.49|
|Cobbler With Peach||$3.49|
|Cobbler With Blackberry||$3.49|
|Cobbler With Ice Cream||$4.99|
CPC Kids Menu
|Hamburger Steak With Melted Cheese||$4.49|
|Mac And Cheese||$3.99|
|Juicy Juice® Apple Juice||$0.99|
|Juicy Juice® Punch||$0.99|
|Nesquik Chocolate Milk||$1.39|
|Root Beer Float||$1.99|
Note: these items may vary from day to day.
Daily Lunch Specials
All Daily Lunch & Weekday Lunch Specials come with 2 traditional sides unless the side is specified.
|Monday - Beef Tips & Rice||$8.99|
|Tuesday - King Ranch Chicken Casserole||$8.99|
|Wednesday - Smothered Chopped Steak||$8.99|
|Thursday - Chicken Spaghetti||$8.49|
|Friday - Roasted Turkey & Dressing||$9.99|
Weekday Lunch Specials
|Chicken Fried Steak||$8.99|
|Chicken Fried Chicken||$8.99|
|Chicken Fried Tender Basket||$7.99|
|Made From Scratch Meatloaf||$8.49|
|One Fork Pot Roast||$8.99|
|Chicken And Dumplings||$7.99|
|Half Strawberry Pecan Salad||$8.99|
|Half Cobb Salad||$8.99|
Popular Menu Items
When it comes to full on flavor, it’s hard to beat traditional southern cuisine. Historically, southern cooking uses pan-fried or slow cooked proteins — BBQ! — and veggies such as beans, peas, and corn with bold flavoring from bacon and salt pork. Cotton Patch Cafe follows this tradition with delicious offerings that could have been made by a southern grandmother.
Any restaurant claiming to celebrate southern cuisine better have good fried chicken, and Cotton Patch Cafe doesn’t disappoint. They have two different ways of serving up their fried chicken, on the bone or in strips, and they even use their recipe for another classic southern meal: chicken fried steak.
But the Cotton Patch isn’t a one-note testament to southern comfort food. They have a wide variety of classics, such as grilled pork chops, blackened tilapia, and pot roast. They also have all of the fixings that any southern meal needs to be complete, like fried okra, black eyed peas, macaroni & cheese, and baked squash.
If your mouth isn’t watering yet, here are a few of the Cotton Patch Cafe’s favorites.
Chicken Fried Steak
This dish is southern to its core. The Cotton Patch takes fresh cut beef and breads it in their fried chicken recipe, which is then fried and smothered in gravy. Add a choice of two traditional sides and you’ll be in hog heaven.
Fried Green Tomatoes
Another southern classic, this appetizer is made from unripened tomatoes which are covered in cornmeal and pan fried for a crispy, delicious snack. You can choose from traditional or avocado ranch for dipping.
The Cotton Patch Cafe also recognizes that people are becoming more conscious of what they eat, and not offering lighter dishes would just ruin the southern hospitality. For a dish under 300 calories, the grilled salmon with steamed veggies is a perfect meal for anyone watching what they eat.
No southern meal is complete without a little sweetness. You can choose from peach or blackberry cobbler and you can add vanilla ice cream for a real treat.
Cotton Patch Cafe’s History
Larry Marshall and Mike Patranella opened the first Cotton Patch Cafe in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1989. They wanted to provide a restaurant that was warm and inviting and focused on southern comfort food that you could find on the back roads of the American south.
Since opening they have expanded with the majority of their restaurants located in Texas.