Ranchman's Cafe

5.0 stars 5.0 out of 5 19 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Fried Chicken, Dessert + 3 more
100% of 14 votes say it's Celiac friendly

110 W Bailey St, Ponder, TX 76259 Directions

(940) 479-2221
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    5 rating
    1 week ago

    The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They even held a Gluten Free Thanksgiving. MUST have reservations. Dave, the owner is the one who is gluten sensitive. Call 30 mins ahead for the fryer to be warmed. They also have GF buns for burgers.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 weeks ago

    This place definitely delivered. We called 30 minutes ahead of time so they were able to get the fryer going. The fried green tomatoes were amazing. The chicken fried steak was ok, but being able to eat safely out here is great in it of itself.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    3 weeks ago

    This place is such a hidden gem! As mentioned in other reviews, giving them at least a 30 minute heads will allow them to get the GF fryer going and reduce your wait time. The friendly owner is celiac and takes all the necessary precautions to provide tasty GF fare: well-trained staff, separate prep area, and separate fryer. My non-GF friend and I both got to enjoy some delicious, coma-inducing fried green tomatoes and chicken-fried steak with gravy.

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    5 rating
    3 months ago

    Very knowledgeable, staff was fantastic and the food was outstanding! Fried green tomatoes, chicken fried steak with gravy, hand cut fries. The food was so fresh( steak was hand cut in the back just before cooking). Just give them about 20 min notice you are on the way if you want fried food. Hubby had non gf chicken fried steak and decided mine was better than his!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    4 months ago

    My husband and I were excited to find this gem with gluten free options for me. I had the chicken fried steak with gravy and veggies, all gf. He had a cheeseburger and fries. All was fresh, hot, and delicious. If you are wanting the gf and know what time you are coming call so they can get the separate fryer going so there won't be a long wait. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 months ago

    So came here on Monday and back again on Friday. Owner can’t eat gluten, so everyone is well trained!! Everything you never get to eat - right here! Chicken fried steak and gravy, fried green tomatoes, you name it!

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    7 months ago

    What a diamond in the rough! The owner is gluten intolerant and has separate area for all gluten free food. The staff was incredible and the food was excellent! We ordered the chicken fry and chicken strips with gravy. By far one of the best chicken fried steaks we’ve ever had.... gluten free or not! If you order anything fried you need to call them 30 min ahead of time so they can heat the separate fryers. Please give this place a try, you won’t be sorry! The owner came and visited with us and shared his story. We were blessed to find this diamond! Thank you Dave and Lexi, You made our night!!! PS - we can’t wait to come back

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    9 months ago

    Another great gluten free meal!! Chicken fried steak with best gravy EVER! Owner Dave was sweet enough to make more gravy for me to take home with my leftovers. (Order the big one, you'll want to take some with you!) Topped it all off with Gluten free Apple pie. Yum!!!

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    Not celiac
    5 rating
    10 months ago

    I had a baked potato and GF chicken tenders. Both were really good. As the previous reviews stated, call ahead for reservation. They have a dedicated fryer.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    11 months ago

    Call ahead for the fryer and the baked potatoes. They are well versed in gf with personal experience. Charming steakhouse with variety and character.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    1 year ago

    Absolutely awesome! I haven't had chicken or steak strips in years. They have a dedicated gf fryer and can make most things gf. Call ahead so they can turn on the free fryer ahead of time.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    A great place, down home atmosphere. Good comfort food. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Separate fryer for gluten free, call ahead about 20 min so they have time to get it hot for you.

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    Not celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Very pleased here! The owner spoke with my friend and I BEFORE we ordered as well as after our food was served. Being a celiac himself he takes cross-contamination very seriously. Here you will get more that grilled meats or salad. You will be able to eat foods that you couldn't eat at any other restaurant. Fried green tomatoes.... Chicken fried steak, etc.

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    Celiac
    5 rating Celiac friendly
    2 years ago

    Amazing! We ordered the chicken fried steak and the owner came out to ask if we had any other allergies. We told them my husband didn't tolerate dairy well either and they made the gravy with coconut milk! Portions were huge! And pricing was VERY reasonable!! We did call and let them know we were on the way- they said they would start the separate fryer so that it would be ready for our GF meals.

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    Celiac
    5 rating
    5 years ago

    Dave (the owner) is a celiac and knows the frustration of eating out safely. He has trained his staff in the importance of no cross contamination, the preparation and serving of gluten free glory. The chicken fried steak and gravy is amazing. If you want it fried, the folks at ponder can do it for ya. Call ahead for reservations and just let them know you need a gluten free entree. They also have gluten free desserts.

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    5 rating
    6 years ago

    Amazing gluten free choices! Yummy gf pineapple upside down cake!!! Call in advance to let them know you will be needing gf free food so they can get everything ready!

Gluten-Free Features

  • Celiac Friendly
  • Dessert
  • Fried Chicken

Categories

  • BYOB
  • Restaurant
  • Steakhouse
Monday
11 am - 9 pm
Tuesday
11 am - 9 pm
Wednesday
11 am - 9 pm
Thursday
11 am - 9 pm
Friday
11 am - 10 pm
Saturday
11 am - 10 pm
Sunday
11 am - 9 pm

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