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Ocean Trail

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9800 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2700
+1 480-850-7777
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Richardson, Texas
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183 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Little restaurant with mostly counter space seems somewhat overwhelmed by customers at times. Seafood corn chowder was adequate, but topping of soggy oyster crackers detracted. Interesting to be able to see many of the signature creole dishes prepared wok-style behind the counter.

Thank Lee F
Casa Grande, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the food at Ocean Trail! I love it so much I made we went there for my 60th birthday! They have creole, etouffee, pan roast and gumbo with all the seafood you could want. They ask you what heat level you want, with 4 being a Tabasco level. And if you seat yourself at the bar you can... More 

Thank 568sharia
Kalispell, Montana
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150 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful as was the service. The only mistake was them forgetting my water. I would not hesitate coming here again or recommending it to another. The reasons it doesn't get a five is because of their lack of seating and smell of smoke drifting in from the casino. I know there is not much they can do... More 

Thank TravelBrainstorm
Scottsdale, Arizona
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136 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

If you're looking for some seafood and don't mind a little second hand smoke from the casino head over to Ocean Trail at Talking Stick Casino. We tried the shrimp and crab pan roasts which were very tasty and well prepared. The food has a cajun flair to it and you get plenty of bread and butter. It's very similar... More 

Thank MrMeat9
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went with family yesterday fro cajun food at Ocean Trail. It is a small circular bar with seating as well as a few tables on the 2 sides. Menus is some basic Louisiana favorites cooked individually in steam heated "wok type" covered pans.I had the seafood creole with a spice rating of 6(they ask hot hot you like from 1-10).... More 

Thank edward c
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Ocean Trail is a great concept limited only by the frequent lines. The restaurant is small and getting in is most frequently difficult. Bu it is worth the wait - fresh and tasty. You will not be disappointed

Thank MervynBraude
el cerrito, United States
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Very tasty and fresh Cajun food, everything is cooked right in front of customers. One of our favorite Scottsdale restaurants! However, food prices are increasing! Special occasions are a real treat.

Thank Roderick T
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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516 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Not really a restaurant... more of a "sit at the bar"... our waiter told us they had 31 seats.... it seemed smaller than that. Our party of 4 got one of the only 3 "tables" for 4. Most everything else is seats ringing a large bar/prep station where they prepare the entrees. Very limited menu.... primarily 4 entrees.... Creole, Gumbo,... More 

Thank Bob L
Central Florida, Florida
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The food in excellent. We had the shrimp cocktail, which were huge. The shrimp corn chowder was also fantastic. The people next to us couldn't stop raving about their shrimp gumbo. And the mussels were excellent

Thank Ericb88
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Ocean trial has been one of my favorite places to eat. It is a small open restaurant in the casino. Mostly seafood. They cook it right in front of you. Most of the dishes are cooked in a tomato sauce, tomato cream sauce. You are asked what spice level you would like based 1-10. Definitely one of my top 5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9800 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85256-2700
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-850-7777
Experience a taste of New Orleans in Scottsdale, just off the casino floor at Ocean Trail. The height of sophistication with its sleek, modern decor, Ocean Trail delights not only your taste buds with exceptional seafood, but your sense of style as well. This exclusive 19-seat Scottsdale seafood food bar is consistently given top reviews, and is the ultimate destination for New Orleans style dining in Scottsdale. Guests marvel at its fresh Creole offerings, a rarity among restaurants in the Phoenix area.Items on the delicious Ocean Trail menu include raw oysters, steamers, Cajun style boils, and of course delicious clam chowder. Each made to your taste on a spiciness level between 1 and 10, and freshly prepared in front of you at the restaurant's open cooking station. In addition to an amazing seafood menu, Ocean Trails offers specialty cocktails and great specials. Delicious lunch specials are available Monday through Friday as are happy hour specials Monday through Friday 4pm - 7pm.

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