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Cave Creek's Community Restaurant Since 1976. Located in historic Cave Creek serving award winning Fried Chicken, BBQ, Steaks and Strawberry Shortcake. Family friendly restaurant and pet friendly patio seating. Home of the Cave Creek's Christmas Company - only year round Christmas store in Maricopa County! Host your next event or just come to watch your favorite team on our 11 TVs. NFL Viking's fan? We are your place! Come watch all Vikings games!
PRICE RANGE
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Southwestern, Bar
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a gem! It's super cute, roomy, clean, huge selection of menu & drink options and the service was amazing.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 27, 2021 via mobile

Yes, it’s a popular destination for those visiting Cave Creek. As a local, all I care about is good food, service and atmosphere. This checked all the boxes for us. It’s the peak of summer in the middle of the week so it was quite...slow. It’ll be interesting to see what it’s like during peak tourist season.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 7, 2021 via mobile

Food is American and is good for lunch. Outdoor seating is good. Good for families. Has a small bar. Gets crowded, so get there early. Burgers etc.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed May 28, 2021

We stopped in here first because the variety on the menu and came back a second time to make sure to save room for the strawberry shortcake. All did not disappoint. They are known for the fried chicken which is a must try. Street tacos...were great as well. Outside seating is shaded, and the only drawback for that is securing napkins for the occasional gust of wind. All the food was very good and the service was fast and friendly.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 18, 2021 via mobile

While waiting to meet our tour guide, we enjoyed a delicious meal and refreshing brew. I had the Ruben and my husband enjoyed a burger. Delicious!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 9, 2021 via mobile

Great. Just what we wanted. Shady outside seating, prompt service and tasty dinner. Parking was easy.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 21, 2021

This was one of our favorite restaurants while visiting AZ. The food was VERY good and came out fast. Also had great service. Would definitely recommend this place!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 9, 2021

on 3-9-2-21 at 6:30 pm , we went to the Horny Toad and it was NOT open even though the web site and Tripadvisor says it s open. No one answers the phone and the voice mail is full.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 25, 2021

A friend told us that we couldn't visit Cave Creek without trying the strawberry shortcake at The Horny Toad. The strawberry shortcake did not disappoint!! Delicious!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 27, 2021

As a lifelong fan of friend chicken, I am very critical of how it is prepared. Horny Toad consistently does it right. My friend and I order the whole chicken. We always have leftovers that we bring home and convert into chicken salad. Usually the...margaritas are to die for. At our most recent visit, there was a different person behind the bar. She seemed to think that the margarita glass should be filled to the brim. Since she was not overpouring the tequila we got an excess of margarita mix. It was so tart our lips puckered. We asked for a replace with our explanation. She suggested less mix and adding club soda. We told her that the glass did not need to be filled to the top; it was the proportions that mattered. She got it right the next time.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Horny Toad

Yes, The Horny Toad offers takeout services.

The Horny Toad is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4