About Us

Our Story

Great Food, Better People

Where It All Began

The story of The Cotton Gin Café began in 2001 in Prosper, TX. At the time, the restaurant was founded as a much-needed oasis for the town’s 3,000 residents to find community over delicious homestyle meals. But as Prosper began growing rapidly, The Cotton Gin was purchased in 2015 by the Pettis family, who dreamed of expanding the establishment alongside the town, while still maintaining the charm and nostalgia that had made it a local staple.

As a result, in 2017, The Gin was opened right next door. This new addition would serve as the perfect place for friends and family to get together and enjoy cold beer, craft cocktails, and live outdoor music. The once-small town of Prosper has continued to grow, and our separate facilities have since become one, but we at The Gin look forward to continuing to grow along with you. A lot has changed, but we have continued to preserve the same community values that we were built on twenty years ago!

Our Team Today

The tradition continues today with our commitment to excellence. Here are the leaders at The Gin that are dedicated to serving our customers with the southern hospitality we are know for:  


Owners: The Pettis Family

General Manager: Logan Jostes

Manager: Joey Moi

Bar Manager: Eddie Betances

Events & Social Media Mgr: Cassie Roche


In the Spotlight

Reviews & Recognition


A unique experience

Our family loves the Cotton Gin. Every time we come here we receive friendly service, good food and a chance to catch up with other people in Prosper. Sure, the line at the cash register can be long at times. But when you’re at a popular place, expect patrons to be there.

The Cotton Gin really is a unique experience that everyone should try, and then come back again and again.

John M.

McKinney, TX


Great food, drinks and atmosphere

Great food, drinks and atmosphere all under 1 roof. It sits in downtown Prosper so look real good for it. My favorite is probably the Wagyu cheeseburger and fries and if you like Ketchup, they have the best tasting ketchup I’ve EVER tasted.

Very deserving of a 5+ stars!! Love the food, bar and patio. Pricing is middle of the road so it makes for a good selection

David P.

Plano, TX


Would highly recommend

We love the Gin as our go to date night spot. Friendly staff, good food, and relaxed atmosphere. It doesn’t get too loud in the dining room and always seems to be packed in the bar. We have been here a few nights where the staff and/or kitchen has been overwhelmed and both times received excellent communication. One night the host and manager on duty made sure to stop by to check on us. Would highly recommend.

Katie B.

Frisco, TX


What We Offer

Daily Fresh Menus

Check out our daily specials 

Fresh Ingredients

Nothing but the freshest ingredients for our valued customers

Tasty Meals

Good ‘ol down home cookin’

Friendly Staff

We’ll take good care of you while you enjoy a wonderful meal with family & friends

Authentic Cuisine

No packaged or “out of the box” food here at The GIN. We keep it real 🙂

Fully Stocked Bar

Ice cold beer on draft or bottle, good wines, and spirits of your choice

Hours of Operation

11 AM - 10 PM
11 AM - 10 PM
11 AM - 10 PM
11 AM - Midnight
7 AM - Midnight
7 AM - Midnight
HAPPY HOUR: Monday thru Thursday
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!