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Horny Toad

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Bar
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6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8640
+1 480-488-9542
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

We were referred by the Wrangler at Cave Creek Outfitters after we had a great 2 hr ride. Sat outside on the patio, tunes were playing, waitress was very nice and plenty of people so you know it had to be good. We each had burgers, fries & margaritas. Little too many pets on the patio for us, put they... More 

Thank Ann B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Parents were excited to take us to the horny toad. But it was a bit disappointing. Wait staff all seemed disinterested. Never did remove plates as we finished, didn't seem that busy. Chicken was good and lots of it.

Thank Lindsey A
Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Great place for family dining! Food is great and lots to choose from. When you are finished eating you have to try the homemade strawberry shortcake --YUM!! Servers always friendly and nice.

Thank Rose D
Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The Horny Toad provided average food to go along with average service. The menu offered ribs, chicken and burgers all of which were average. Our server was a little rude, but the service, as a whole, was good.

Thank MustangB
Sawyer, North Dakota
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Bar B que ribs are outstanding. chicken salad huge. Chicken excellent. cheese cake magnificent. Don't miss the horny toad for lunch or dinner.

Thank Steve O
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Service was slow, gossipy wait staff, inflexible to customer needs, and food is standard barfare. We sat at table with ashtray, that's OK, but be prepared for smokers. Hard to get drinks, and we had multiple members of the wait staff get lippy when we moved our table a few inches to get out of the sun. Was told the... More 

Thank Eric M
Cave Creek, Arizona
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

A wonderful place to take your out of town guests! This establishment has been an icon of Cave Creek for years and years! They have to best ribs and fried chicken you have ever eaten. Very casual and fun.

Thank kaylahszoo
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203 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

If you need plain, good-old food, you need to go to the Horny Toad. You feel like you're eating out on the ranch. We recently had their fried chicken and barbecued ribs. Delicious! Wait staff is nice too.

Thank Doymo
Tiffin, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

You can't go wrong with their ribs and chicken! Huge portions to share and the shortcake for dessert is a "must"! Staff is friendly and the manager, Jim is always accommodating! Casual, laid-back dining in or outside, fun place for margaritas!

Thank Nadine F
Loudonville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

Original visit was twenty years ago and time has made changes. I remember their claim to fame was the hot pepper in the bottle of beer. This time we just enjoyed drinks and tacos on the patio. Still a very colorful bar/restaurant with an old west flavor. Would recommend a visit as it still represents the old west.

Thank mary212

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Southwestern, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: +1 480-488-9542

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