What is Dirtwater Springs?

Established in 1983 by Dick and Elaine Parks, Dirtwater Springs has been a place for locals and visitors to make enjoy delicious food, make friends and feel nostalgic. The restaurant is rustic with it’s plank floors and brass bar fixtures. Patrons can see the history of the South West in the decor and antiques that are scattered around the building.

Can you survive the 72 oz steak?

It’s only 72 oz of prime, juicy, mouth watering meat! We serve it with your choice of soup or side salad, choice of potato, vegetable and dinner roll. Eat it all in a hour and we bought it! Can you survive the 72 oz steak challenge?

Now Serving Absinthe!



To view our menu, please selection a section in the dropdown box below:

Dirtwater Appetizers

Beer Battered Zucchini - 9.95

Beer Battered Mushrooms - 9.95

Combo Platter - 16.50
Boneless Wings, Mushrooms, Cheese Sticks, Onion Rings

Onion Rings - 9.95

Fried Cheese Sticks - 9.95

Nachos - 12.95
Layers of crispy chips, beans, tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole, black olives
ADD Shredded Beef, Ground Beef, Green Chili Pork,
Or Chicken - 4.50
Jalapenos on request.

Beer Battered Shrimp - 12.50
Basket of shrimp with two extra jumbo shrimp

Stuffed Potato Skins - 11.50
ADD Shredded Beef, Ground Beef
Or Chicken - 3.25

Chicken Wings (12) - 12.95
Choice of sauce for dipping
(Hot, Mild, Honey Garlic, Honey BBQ, Spicy BBQ, Honey Hot)

Boneless Chicken Wings (12) - 11.95
Choice of sauce for dipping

Cheese Crisp Plain - 10.50
Extra Toppings 50¢ Each.
AND Shredded Beef, Ground Beef or Chicken 4.50

Jalapeno Poppers - 10.50

Unlimited Hand-Sliced Fries - 6.50

Chili Cheese Fries - 9.95
Hand sliced fries with chili, cheese and onions



Build Your Own Sandwich

We build your sandwiches to order, we are now offering soft pretzel buns.
Includes your choice of macaroni salad, coleslaw, fresh fruit, potato salad or unlimited hand sliced fries.
Substitute baked potato or salad - 1.50
ADD a Salad - 3.00 ADD Pepper Jack, Provolone, American, Swiss or Cheddar Jack cheese - .75
ADD Avocado, Bacon or green Chilies - 2.00

Dirtwater Burger (1/2 Lb) - 11.95
Add cheese 75¢

Cheeseburger Club* - 13.95

Chicken Strips - 11.95

Patty Melt* - 11.95
1/2 lb. patty on rye, with grilled onions and Swiss cheese, 1000 Island dressing on request

Grilled Chicken Breast Filet - 12.95

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich - 13.50
Add bacon - 2.00

Grilled Reuben
A classic combination of lean corned beef, homemade red sauerkraut or regular sauerkraut and Swiss cheese, served on grilled marble rye bread.
1000 Island dressing upon request - 12.50

French Dip - 12.95
Tender thin-sliced prime rib served on a French roll with au jus for dipping
ADD provolone and sauteed mushrooms for 2.00

Dirtwater Club - 13.50
A triple-decker loaded with ham, turkey, crispy bacon, American and Swiss cheese, lettuce, sliced tomatoes and mayo on your choice of toast.
(White, wheat, rye or sourdough)

Steak Sandwich* - 16.50
6 oz. charbroiled rib-eye served on a roll with choice of soup or salad and one side

Dirtwater Philly - 12.50
Tender thin-sliced rib-eye or chicken with melted Swiss, sauteed green peppers and purple onions served on a fresh roll

Classic "BLT" - 10.95

Croissanwich - 11.50
Choice of turkey or ham with melted cheese with garnish, served hot on a fresh croissant
Substitute Prime Rib 2.00

1/3 Lb. Burgers
- 10.95


USDA Choice Steaks

Served with soup or salad and choice of homemade mashed potatoes, baked potato, twice baked potato or hand sliced French fries

Roasted Prime Rib*
10 oz. - 25.95   16 oz. - 30.50

Filet Mignon & Shrimp* - 28.95
Two 4 oz. medallions with choice of shrimp

10 oz. - 25.95   16 oz. - 30.50

T-Bone Steak
16 oz. - 29.50

Add Shrimp - 5.50


Chuck Wagon Favorites

Served with soup or salad and choice of homemade mashed potatoes, baked potato, twice baked potato, hand sliced French fries or one of our specialty fries.

Chicken Fried Steak - 14.50
Tender cube steak battered and fried, served with chicken gravy

Fried or Baked Chicken - 17.95
Large tender portion

Boneless Chicken Breast - 15.50
Fried or grilled

Grilled Pork Chop - 17.95
One 12 oz. thick-cut chop

Ground Sirloin Steak* - 15.95
Sauteed mushrooms and onions with gravy

Barbecued Ribs - 18.95
Half slab of St. Louis style pork ribs
Add half slab - 11.95

Jumbo Fried Shrimp - 18.50
Five lightly battered and crispy fried

Fried Catfish - 17.95
Lightly battered and crisply fried or served cajun style

Alaskan Cod - 18.95
Broiled or deep-fried

Ham Steak Dinner (8 oz.) - 14.50

Liver & Onions (8 oz.) - 14.50


South of the Border

All entrees come with beans & rice.
Can be served Enchilada Style (Red Sauce ADD 2.00) (Green Chile with Pork ADD 2.95(
Small side of Sour Cream or Guacamole: 2 oz. - 1.50   4 oz. - 2.50

Served with beans and rice, guacamole and sour cream.
★ Choose any two items - 13.95   ★ Choose any three items - 15.95
Ground Beef taco ~ Bean Tostada ~ Cheese Enchilada

Bean - 8.95
Ground Beef, Chicken, Shredded beef or Green Chili Pork
- 11.95
Request guacamole & sour cream

Ground Beef, Chicken, Shredded Beef or Green Chili Pork
- 11.75
Request guacamole & sour cream

Ground Beef, Chicken, Shredded Beef
- 9.75

Taco Salad - 12.50
A crisp flour tortilla filled with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and black olives. Choice of chicken, ground beef or shredded beef with a side of guacamole and sour cream

- 8.50
Ground Beef, Chicken, Shredded Beef or Green Chili Pork - 9.75

- 8.95
Ground Beef, Chicken, Shredded Beef or Green Chili Pork - 9.75

Homemade Chili
Served with fresh tortilla
Green Chili Pork
Bowl - 9.50   Cup - 5.95
Chuckwagon Chili
Spicy and hot with cheese & onions
Bowl - 9.50   Cup - 4.95

Lighter Side

Chef's Salad - 14.50
Turkey breast, ham, cheese, boiled egg, mushrooms, cucumber and tomatoes in crisp salad greens. Served with garlic toast

Chicken Caesar Salad - 12.95
Grilled chicken breast on a bed of green leaf with parmesan cheese and croutons

Lemon Pepper Chicken - 14.95
Served with cottage cheese, sliced tomatoes and fruit

Grilled Sirloin Patty* - 13.95
Served with cottage cheese, sliced tomatoes and fruit

Cashew Chicken Salad - 14.50
Grilled chicken breast, cashews, avocado, tomatoes and ucumbers in salad greens. Served with garlic toast

Crispy Chicken Salad - 13.50
Breaded chicken breast on crisp salad greens, shredded cheese and tomatoes, served with garlic toast

Cobb Salad - 14.95
Grilled chicken breast, bacon, avocado, tomatoes, boiled egg and bleu cheese crumbles in crisp salad greens. Served with garlic toast

Garden Salad
Large - 7.00   Small - 5.50

A different soup made fresh daily!
Cup 4.50   Bowl 7.95


Home Style Pies - 6.00

Cheese, Carrot, Chocolate Sin Cake - 6.00

Cobbler with ice cream - 6.95

Ala Mode
Add - 1.00

Ice Cream Sundaes - 5.95

Shakes - 6.50

Floats - 5.95

Soft Drinks

Free Refills with exception of Sarsaparilla, Juices or Milk

Coffee - 3.00

Juices Large - 5.00   Small - 2.50

Cranberry, Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, Tomato, Clamato

Iced Tea - 3.00

Sarsaparilla - 3.25

Soft Drinks - 3.00

Coke, Diet Coke, Raspberry Tea, Gingerale, Sprite, Dr. Pepper, Lemonade, Powerade

Milk (16 oz.) - 3.50

House Wine

Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, White Zinfadel, White Merlot, Chanti, Cabernet Sauvignon
Glass - 6.00   Half-Carafe - 16.95   Full Carafe - 27.95

Cold Beer

Amber Bock, Alaskan Amber, Blue Moon
Small - 2.75   Medium - 4.50   Large - 6.50
1/2 Pitcher (30 oz.) - 8.50
Full Pitcher (60 oz.) - 13.95

Imported Bottles - 5.00

Domestic Longnecks - 4.00

Non-Alcoholic Beer - 3.75

Bud, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite
Small - 2.75   Medium - 4.25   Large - 6.00
1/2 Pitcher (30 oz.) - 8.50
Full Pitcher (60 oz.) - 13.00

Contact Us

We are located on 586 Apache Trail in Apache Junction. Please call for specials.

For directions and other inquiries:


John Jacques and Jerry Johnson
03/17/2018 - 03/18/2018

We have a special treat this coming Saturday! John Jacques will be playing on the patio from noon until 4! You may remember John as regular feature of Los Vaqueros back a few years ago. He plays country music, classic rock and oldies! Jerry Johnson will also be playing at his regular time of 5pm! Twice the fun! Come join us!