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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Steakhouse
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“Awesome on Friday nights! Live country band and real bull riding out back to watch with your beer.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live music, western scene with horse corrals outside for locals to leave their horses while they stop at this watering hole. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Beautiful and authentic Mexican restaurant is a MUST if visiting the Cave Creek area.”
  • 29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The best for authentic, western cuisine in a breathtaking setting. Sit on the patio and watch the sun set. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Golf Course
“Hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience; has two 18-hole courses with immaculately groomed fairways that stretch through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Great happy hour. Creative and innovative dishes. Inside dining only however. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“The oldest and most famous restaurant in Cave Creek, it has great Fried Chicken”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Order at the counter coffee shop with good breakfast and lunch. Patio seating is quite nice. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Family friendly with indoor and outdoor seating. Large portions that are also very tasty- sometimes it's hard to find both :) Can be a long wait at 5pm on a Friday or Saturday. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Diner
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“Old gas station converted to a casual, yet good diner with counter ordering and outside patios. Cocktails available and adult milkshakes are fun. Out back are picnic tables and large lawn games. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The Spotted Donkey Cantina is a fun and casual spot, and the best way to wash down your Mexican meal is with the signature El Pedregal Margarita made with their private-label Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila, Cointreau, organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If heading up to Cave Creek and Carefree, check out this Food Network Best Ribs in Arizona Winner”
  • 9 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Casual coffee, breakfast and lunch spot. Good food you order at the counter. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“Burger fans will love this place. Some of the best in town and a lot of unique toppings.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fresh and exciting dishes all while being guest-focused and in a casual space. Menu highlights a bounty of artisanal and house made ingredients. Additional effort is placed on partnering with local farmers, ranchers and other suppliers who are also committed to quality as well as responsibility. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“This notorious biker bar is a must, great place to hang out for a beer and watch the incredible Harley's that abound in Arizona. People watching is over the top. I would not recommend the food....just saying”
  • 8 locals recommend