Like the Squirrels Coffee Shop in Lafayette and the Alamo Café in Alamo, the Ranch House serves no-frills, short-order dishes for hungry regulars. It’s nice to see that places like these—where the booths are upholstered in silver plastic, the colas come with giant cups and straws, and the waitresses call you “sweetie”—still have a place in our ever-yuppifying restaurant scene. The Ranch House is as rural as it gets, located in a 100-year-old building on the site of a converted pear and walnut farm. A mural of a rodeo rider adorns the entire western wall, while portraits of old Hollywood stars wink at you while you chow down on the biscuits-and-gravy special or the half-pound patty melt. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tues.–Sat.