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The Horny Toad

$$ - $$$American, ,
6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8640
+1 480-488-9542
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried chicken” (134 reviews)
“fries” (44 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Bar
$$ - $$$
6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8640
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Our party of four was on a day trip from Mesa, AZ. Destination was the Cave Creek Museum. On our way to the museum, we stopped for lunch at Horny Toad. Excellant choice on our part. We were sitted at a outdoor table under a...More

Thank Herb O
Reviewed 6 April 2017

One of the oldest restaurants in Cave Creek - it's definitely original inside, and lovable for it. The signature fried chicken is always reliable and excellent, with good mashed potatoes and gravy alongside. A Creeker Lemonade (with Iced tea vodka) pairs alarmingly well with it...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The burgers were the highlight for our group. The southern chicken salad was very good as well. The beef dip was average.

Thank SueCoop2014
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Horny a Toad brews their own golden ale which is very tasty and refreshing especially on the patio on a hot day. The food was good esp the strawberry shortcake.

Thank yolanta j
Reviewed 29 March 2017

They have great service, good seating, good atmosphere, very good food, and the best apple cobbler you'll ever have. I kid you not, I am a connoisseur of apple deserts and this is the best one you'll ever have. Great chicken, pork, wings, great menu...More

Thank Guissepee
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped by for a late lunch w/friends. Found the food to be very tasty and a good variety of menu choices.

Thank kwiezy
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This place was good, but not great. Service was fast, food good. Ribs are meaty and BBQ sauce spicy! It was kinda pricey. I think you are paying for get atmosphere...the "horns toad" name. Don't think I would go back, but it was fun for...More

Thank thegardenlady
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Most of our party ordered the Friday Nite Special Deep Fried Icelandic Cod. My husband loved the fish so much he wants to eat here again (he is usually not a fish eater). We will definitely return!

Thank hornbucklecarolee
Reviewed 15 March 2017

They are noted for their fried chicken here but I'm a burger guy and theirs is one of the best. The fries are really good too. Nothin' like a hot burger and a cold beer. Yum!

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Very busy and apparently popular place; service friendly and pretty quick. Ordered a burger that looked good with fresh onion, tomato, greens and nice burger bun...but the burger itself was overcooked to the extreme. I will say it's the best hockey puck I ever ate....More

Thank r a
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Annette H
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Response from nomad5253 | Reviewed this property |
Do not recall
19 March 2016|
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Response from Shelley U | Reviewed this property |
Hi, It seems they might have music there, on the patio at nights not sure which nights or how often..a lot of bars up there do have music tho.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 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: +1 480-488-9542
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Family restaurant in historic Cave Creek, AZ. Est. 1976 serving Fried Chicken, BBQ, Steaks and more in a Western atmosphere
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