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The Horny Toad

$$ - $$$American, ,
6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
+1 480-488-9542
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fried chicken” (131 reviews)
“fries” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Southwestern, Bar
$$ - $$$
6738 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here because of all the good TA reviews. The fried chicken was outstanding . It is “plucked, fresh and never frozen”. Chicken is $12.99 for half and $18.99 for whole with cole slaw and fries. Every Friday, all day, they have all you...More

Thank Niti R
Reviewed yesterday

We have been to the Horny Toad many times and never disappoints. They recently expanded the place and have maintained the look and feel of the place. Always glad to see a place do well!!

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had the chicken and ribs combo and it was great. Our server was very attentive too. Never let my glass go dry... I really nice experience...

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lively atmosphere with typical American fare. Everyone recommenced their fried chicken which was good. Portion size good with excellent service.

Thank Saint
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with family. It wasn’t super busy, yet service was rather slow and the server seemed to keep forgetting things, and it would take several minutes to get the missing plate or food item. Server had a squeeze bottle of bbq sauce in her Apron...More

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like fried chicken, onion rings, french fries, this is your place. The wait can be over a half an hour and people actually will stand and wait this long or longer. The bar is very small so it is very hard to sit...More

Thank leeMorrisIllinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horny toad in Cave Creek is an ok place to eat although nothing out of the ordinary as far as quality and taste. The atmosphere is rustic and nicely done and service is average. I do feel the prices are quite high for what you...More

Thank gerry15102016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Horny Toad is a blue jean place with a comfort food menu. The fried chicken is as good as any you will eat and the ribs were excellent. The staff is engaging and fun and the atmosphere is totally relaxing. After a day outdoors...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here with a group of friends and had dinner and drinks. Some of us had fried chicken and the rest had their BBQ ribs. Both were good. The fries that came with the meal were crisp and good. The coleslaw was fresh and...More

1  Thank Lynn J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very crazy place. One of those places u can't resist stopping at. Inside and outside seating. Food ok.

Thank irisiris k
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Questions & Answers
Annette H
14 September 2016|
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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
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • 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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