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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 41
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
better than it looks

We have passed by this place for years thinking it was more a biker bar with food than the other way around. Casual, rustic cowboy with dark but clean interior. Stopped in to try the fried chicken which we recently had heard about from other local reviewers. We split the half chicken to test the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
steve m
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phoenix, Arizona, USA
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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phoenix, Arizona, USA
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We have passed by this place for years thinking it was more a biker bar with food than the other way around. Casual, rustic cowboy with dark but clean interior. Stopped in to try the fried chicken which we recently had heard about from other local reviewers. We split the half chicken to test the waters. It was actually very... More 

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Sedona, AZ
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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were looking for a rustic place in Cave Creek for a mini family reunion lunch. My sister and I had decided on Indian Village (because we wanted native/Mexican) but they had problems getting our mother and her wheel chair into the dining room. So we went next door to Horny Toad. It certainly satisfied in rustic charm. Most places... More 

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Chicago, Il
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Plenty of food options. We had the fajita for one and my wife and I split it and it was plenty of food. The wait staff was fun and great service. The carrot cake was very moist and tasty. Certainly will return. How could you not like a place with a name "Horny Toad" lol

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Tyringham
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Extensive well priced menu, friendly staff and the food is GOOD !!! Everything from burgers to chicken to steaks and seafood and a goodly assortment of salads plus Bar-B-Que, of course and many "sides" ... desserts priced OK except for the apple cobbler and strawberry shortcake which back east would be considered sort of ordinary.

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I always have liked a great joint like Horny Toad grill and bar in Cave Creek. It has become a tradition to go to Horny Toad after a round of golf at Rancho Manana Golf Club (also in Cave Creek). It really feels good to enter this place after a hot game of golf in the summer. It's cool and... More 

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Sedona, Arizona
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67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We happened to read about the Horny Toad in the Highlands magazine published by AAA, and since we were earlier in Glendale, AZ, we decided to take a ride. If you've never been to Cave Creek, AZ, I suggest you visit. It's like an oasis in the far corner of the desert. Driving thr4ough the incredibly tall Saguaro cactus, I... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have always liked this place. The fried chicken is really good. It is always busy and the interior is rustic. The prices are reasonable. We were able to sit outside with our small dog but last time told we couldn't. We left...couldn't leave our dog in the car in the heat. We find it hard to find places that... More 

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los angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

6 kids, ordered off kid's menu, "chicken strips", described as white meat breaded, etc..., what we were served was the Dino - shaped frozen Dino- nuggets that you can buy at Costco! Total disappointment, as was my mom's taco salad. My bbq chicken sandwich was "okay". Haven't been here for 20 years, then for dinner which was good then.

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KC
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The fried chicken at Horny Toad is really good. Everyone at our table order it and thought it was great. Also, they have good strawberry shortcake. I will go there again next time I am in town.

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aurora
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

What a fun restaurant to go to. If you are looking for a fun night, where you sit at a picnic table and have the best chicken and ribs in Arizona, go to Horny Toad. The food was delicious and the service was great. Fun and affordable place to eat. I would go again.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?