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Horny Toad

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American, Southwestern, Bar
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6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8640
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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La Canada, California
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379 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 421 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ordered the Barbecue pork sandwich which was delicious...the fries were great also. We also enjoyed their mini cheese crisps. Their menu is quite diverse...it includes seafood, burgers, salads, steaks, sides and desserts. The atmosphere is very comfy...it's old west style with lots of wood. They have a full bar. There is plenty of parking outside the place.

1 Thank Rogerdob
Ferndale, Washington
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97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

American ribs, fried chicken, burgers, sandwiches... Lots on the menu. All three of us had sandwiches and all were good. Service was good, the place was not crowded we got served quickly. Will return for their fried chicken and rack of ribs.

1 Thank healthyeater2013
Tecumseh, OK
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in after a day of driving. Hubby got a stuffed burger, and I chose the fried cod. Both were good choices. The fries there are very good.

Thank BandMomTecumseh_OK
Cave Creek, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of Cave Creek's best restaurants. It has been around a long time and they would not survive if the food and service were not exemplary. Best fried chicken in the neighborhood. Great ribs and steaks. Interior is an old west theme that many (including me) like. Employees are professional and cheerful and are first class.

Thank Jim H
Scottsdale, Arizona
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you come here just order the Fried Chicken. Beef ribs were all sinew, horrible, frajitas were ok. Just order the Fried Chicken and you will enjoy it!

Thank Avonlm
Scottsdale, Arizona
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97 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're looking for fried chicken in the Valley of the Sun, this is your place. Nothing else compares.

Thank Influencer
Phoenix, Arizona
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner here, the food was good, nice selection of wine and beer, good service and loved the western motif.

Thank Mimi7173
Phoenix, Arizona
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

I eat here about 4 times a year, mostly with company form out of town. Good food, cold drinks and awesome desert.

Thank BigdogAZ2014
Tucson, Arizona
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

It's a rustic atmosphere with country music playing over the speakers and we sat in a booth. I highly recommend the fried chicken lunch! My husband and I split it and there were 2 pieces of chicken for each of us and it was only the 1/2 chicken lunch which also came with delicious cole slaw and thick fries. Our... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Went last week with very old friends who had never visited here before. Very warmly greeted and seated. Each of us had something different. Service was excellent and each dish was great. I think after trying several restaurants in this small area, Horny Toad continually meets the criteria for a good restaurant. They actually serve tasty food, have pleasant wait... More 

Thank kathyhouston

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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