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Come to the “World Famous” Horny Toad in Cave Creek, Arizona

Bring the Family — there’s something for everyone!  Dine in one of our cozy dining rooms, chow down on our dog-friendly patio or enjoy the ambiance in our newly-expanded Saloon.  Live entertainment and music is offered seasonally for those who want to kick their heels up.

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The Horny Toad restaurant has earned numerous awards for our made from scratch famous Fried Chicken and homemade secret BBQ sauce.  Other award winning specialties include the BBQ Chicken, Pork and Beef Ribs and mesquite grilled steaks including Porterhouse, Top Sirloin, Rib Eye, and Prime Rib.  And save room for dessert as our Strawberry Shortcake was awarded Best Dessert by New Times Magazine.

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Monday – Thursday  11am – 9pm
Friday &  Saturday 11am – 10pm
Sunday 11am – 9pm

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With over 50 years restaurant experience, the Horny Toad welcomes you with large portions of down-home comfort food at affordable prices.  We are a family friendly restaurant, dedicated to making your visit one you will not forget!

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Read some of our rave reviews


Jeff Ringer
Jeff Ringer
04:33 16 Jul 19
The order came out wrong, we ordered 3 plates and only one was correct. The food was good but not for the price, over priced for the portion and quality. We seated outside in the heat because my daughter has a service dog, it was nice out so I did not push the issue. The waitress was pleasant but there was no discount given to make up for the order coming out wrong. The signage is the best part and the sign over the door that says, "Sorry, we're open" is sadly fitting.
Diane Winter
Diane Winter
20:00 14 Jul 19
Food has slipped in flavor and visual appear. Flavor was generic. French Dip is half the size of a year ago. Pulled Pork is shredded, no hunks found. Too bad this fun bar/grill has retired like Carefree. Both were once top of the heap...now just another heap.
Danielle Rose
Danielle Rose
20:40 27 Jun 19
This place was great! My husband and I had dinner here the other day and everyone was so nice including the owner! We had the fish sandwich and the pulled pork sandwich and they were both excellent. Loved the laid back vibe. Prickly pear margaritas are to die for! Definitely check this spot out!!!!!!
Kelster Belster
Kelster Belster
00:58 10 Jun 19
Love this place! Great outdoor seating and the food is great with generous portions. The servers are friendly and down to earth. Looking forward to visiting again.
Denise Trznadel
Denise Trznadel
05:10 29 May 19
Another long time Cave Creek restaurant. The decor is a trip back in time! Funny signs all over the restaurant. The food was delicious but the fried chicken was magic 😋 Reasonable prices too. There's a small gift shop to search for a little treasure. Fun spot
Dee Collins
Dee Collins
21:59 27 May 19
Got seated right away, was not busy. Did not take our order for at least 10-15 minutes, remember was not busy. My brother ordered a sandwich with FF, I ordered a grilled cheese with tomato soup. By this time customers were starting to come in and it was getting quite busy. I kid you not, after a half-hour our waitress said our food would be out shortly, my brother and I both said I would hope so. Another 20 minutes she brought out food. Was not hot. I had been bragging to my brother about what great restaurant it was. Will not go back.
Jennifer Taylor
Jennifer Taylor
13:46 13 May 19
Server had no personality and didn't keep drinks full. Also, I ordered my burger medium and it came out well done but i had waited so long for my food, i didnt want to send it back and wait longer. We wont be back.
Shelly Carter
Shelly Carter
00:02 30 Apr 19
The restaurant was a bit warm. The bathroom needs more space!!! At first, the server was not very friendly, but he came around. The apps were really good as was our meal. They do Military Discount 🙂
willard thiessen
willard thiessen
02:16 28 Apr 19
We were give a strong recommendation to go so we’re expecting great food. Order prime rib medium rare. When the meal arrived the prime rib was well done, the vegetables we barely warm. We asked for a new cut of beef. After 10 minutes the server came back with the same guy and said they couldn’t provide anything more rare. We err offered the option of ordering a different meal. We ordered back ribs. They came without vegetables...we’d already eaten the cool vegetables earlier. So we had cool veggies then ribs (which were only warm not hot). All in all an extremely dissatisfying meal. Can’t recommend the Horny Toad at Cave Creek.
17:27 19 Apr 19
"THE ABSOLUTE BEST FRIED CHICKEN AND STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ANYWHERE" ; HIGHLY RECOMMENDED !!!! We will always stop in for the "FRIENDLIEST SERVICE" and the "BEST FOOD" Around . I wish I could give it a 10 star review... WE STARTED EATING (and drinking) HERE SINCE THE EARLY 70's !!! THINGS CHANGE - BUT THIS 10 STAR MENU AND SERVICE HASN'T "THANK YOU" FOR YOUR CONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT THE YEARS... "KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK".... (Well since I posted this review -a year ago- somethings have gone wrong, might be the neighborhood also ????).
Greg H
Greg H
15:52 14 Feb 19
Fun place to eat lunch. The Mushroom Swiss burger and tater tots were great, the beverages were cold and the outdoor seating was good in the winter weather. Our server was new and still somewhat getting his act together but he was friendly and had a great attitude about it and everyone was new at least once, right? The rest of the staff was friendly also. We had a nice lunch.
Madonna Guffey
Madonna Guffey
23:07 27 Nov 17
Great service and food as yummy as ever at The Horny Toad! Enjoyed looking around the new gift shop also. Hats off to management!
Goat Miseriae
Goat Miseriae
17:38 27 Nov 17
Service was pretty good but the food was absolutely amazing. Their fried chicken is to die for, like stupid good. I'll definitely be back next time I'm in town!
Deborah Pagel
Deborah Pagel
05:11 19 Nov 17
Fits our mood for this evening. ..celebrating a Special Event.. We just returned on 1.21.17. Its been 5 months. Excellence once again! Thank you MELODY for your customer focus and great service. People like you add + vibes to the ambiance. AND,once again. SUPERB FOOD ENTREES! SEE YOU ALL SOON! Ask for MELODY! We returned on November 18, 2017 and had the BBQ BABY BACK ribs. Must have been a bad night. Ribs could have been cooked more. They were not falling of the bone. Hard to cut. Not tasty at all. The waitress was not on top of things either. Did not listen. Forgot our potato spud after we were clear about the order. She never asked me if I wanted another scotch. She poured my husband a glass of ice tea with a ton of cubes when he told her how he liked his tea. Horny Toad, we like you, but stick to CHICKEN. Skip the ribs!
nichole morris
nichole morris
01:29 12 Nov 17
Fun place to hang out; great patio. The prickly pear margarita was yummy. The fried chicken was amazing and the mashed potatoes tasted homemade. Both the broiled and fried cod were delicious. We also tried the flat iron steak; it was cooked perfectly. I highly recommend that you save room for the strawberry shortcake! Great food and gteat service!
03:57 01 Oct 17
First time eating at "The Horny Toad" and we loved it! Between the food and atmosphere it was the best place we've been to in awhile. Being in the Cave Creek area we were a little worried it might be a little too wild being near several other rowdier establishments but it was great. The outside patio was not too quiet nor too loud. We will be going back! +++
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