It all started when our founders opened their first Cotton Patch Cafe in Nacogdoches, Texas, in 1989. They wanted to create a home-style family restaurant and serve up classic Southern recipes made fresh from scratch in a warm, inviting atmosphere where guests would feel welcome, like they were coming home.
Cotton Patch’s recipe for success goes far beyond our menu, chock-full of favorites like hand-battered Chicken Fried Steak, premium salads such as the Strawberry Pecan Salad, hand-rolled Chicken & Dumplings and the decadent Chocolate Dr. Pepper Cake. Each visit is served with a side of authentic Southern hospitality where team members are quick to say howdy and hold open the door for you.
Today, more than 25 years since the first Cotton Patch opened we’ve continued to grow with restaurants located across Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas, becoming a hometown member of each of our communities and finding ways to give back to our neighbors.