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Horny Toad

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6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8640
480-488-9542
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 92
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    Very good
  • 49
    Average
  • 11
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lots of fun and good food

We finally paid a visit to this dining icon in Cave Creek and wished we had visited sooner! Great BBQ and burgers, live music on the patio, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The staff was attentive and the patio is dog-friendly. We will return!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
LENNYPAL
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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92 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We finally paid a visit to this dining icon in Cave Creek and wished we had visited sooner! Great BBQ and burgers, live music on the patio, and everyone seemed to be having a good time. The staff was attentive and the patio is dog-friendly. We will return!

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Thank LENNYPAL
Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at the Horny Toad on a visit to Cave Creek for a long golf weekend. We decided to have a before dinner drink at the under size bar. The atmosphere is a bit dated. The bartender was friend and poured a good drink. This being a Friday night the place was filling up quickly so we asked the... More 

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Thank Herbhaubrich
Cave Creek, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is consistently good...we usually get the fried chicken, BBQ ribs or the fish...all excellent. The atmosphere is intimate and cowboy inspired. Only complaint is the small glasses used for the margaritas. Otherwise, I would I would have given 5 stars.

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Thank Brenda C
Cleveland, Ohio
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The chicken in a bucket can't be beat. If fried chicken is your thing this is the place. Other items are a cut above and speaking of cut the fries are killer, too. It's filled with tourists, snow birds and, most importantly, locals. Lunch is busy, dinner is crowded so 'linner' is best. Stores abound in the area so before... More 

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Thank Ossenfogva
Daytona Beach, Florida
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62 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When we lived in Phoenix we always went to cave Creek and visited the Toad. Ice cold beer and excellent food.

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Thank Mac M M
Readington, New Jersey
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stopped in for dinner after strolling thru Frontier Town and the neighboring shops in Cave Creek. The best fried chicken I have ever had!!! The service is friendly, the atmosphere is casual and the price is very reasonable!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Horny Toad is a great place to go for something different and fun. AND... they have AWESOME fried chicken and very good BBQ. The drive north from Scottsdale is pretty and it is easy to get to. Very casual - I definitely recommend it! I will go back again the next time I am in Scottsdale.

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Thank kgrotenhuis23
Menomonie, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My brother has cancer went up for a shirt, went back to buy for friends got ripped off royally, called I guess the manager he gave me wrong sizes took 2 out of the bag then made me buy the two shirts should have evened out, called right away he said one up tomorrow I did, he was sick, went... More 

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Thank Shelley U
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good and reasonably priced. Enjoyed the fun atmosphere and the service was great. The bartender was super friendly and our server at the table was very good.

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Thank lberg
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very casual and fun. The Chicken was very good, the ribs were OK. Very reasonably priced. Save room for the strawberry shortcake....It's the best and serves 4 or more!!

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Thank Tim T

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8640
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: 480-488-9542

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?